Tony - Piano
Tony Albert graduated from Kronstadt Faculty of Music, Transilvania University in 2001.
He held a piano teacher position at Neumarkt School of Arts and Neumarkt Faculty of Music for several years. He also participated in many international festivals and competitions where he won many prices - in 2007 he won the first prize at the prestigious Carlino Udine International Competition in Italy.
Throughout the years, Tony established partnerships with Music Universities in Bilbao, in Dusseldorf and in Leipzig. Since 2010 he has been a licensed and accomplished Piano Tutor at Bromley Youth Music Thrust and the First Musical Academy as well as a Professor at several Colleges in London.
Virgilijus - Piano, Guitar
Virgilijus is a graduate music teacher and professional orchestra musician. He has over 15 years of experience in teaching children and adults to play the piano, classical and bass guitar, double bass and singing.
He is very dedicated and extremely passionate about music and is an inspiring teacher to students of all ages.
He has performed with the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre and Chamber Orchestra.
Nika Shirocorad - Piano, Singing
MMus(RAM), PGDip, LRAM
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nika started her piano studies at the age of 3 .
After graduating from a Conservatoire music education in the USSR, she was invited to the UK for debut solo recitals in 2003 and to become Scholar in Residence at the University of Huddersfield for 2004–5, during which time she studied piano with Jacques Rouvier at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM). In 2005 Nika gained the Myra Hess Trust Award, the Lord Snowdon Award, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Award and the RNCM Main Entrance Award to enter the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester where she completed her postgraduate diploma (under the guidance of Peter Lawson and Norma Fisher) in July 2006.
In February 2006 she won the Chevillion-Bonnaud Prize at the Orléans International Piano Competition for the performance of her own composition Shadows (2006), and in April 2006 gave a debut recital tour in Tokyo, Japan. She received a commission from the Académie de Villecroze, France, for a new work for piano and CD, premiered at the Salle Cortot, Paris, in March 2007 . In November 2008 she made her debut in Sweden, giving recitals in Stockholm’s Royal Music Academy Hall.
In 2015 Nika graduated from Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London with a MMus degree in piano performance and the LRAM Royal Academy of Music teaching qualification. Currently working on a PHD dissertation in a performance/composition/ teaching crossover aria, developing a new generation teaching- performing methodic.
Nika has performed as a soloist in numerous international festivals and has played concertos with professional orchestras in Eastern and Western Europe, piano solo recitals in Japan, including Tokyo Nikkei Concert Hall, Kyoto Concert Hall, prestigious Manchester Midday Concerts Series at the Bridgewater Hall, UK, Wigmore Hall classical series , London.
Fangfei Chen - Piano
PHD in Music, MMus, Artist's Diploma
Following her musical pursuit, Fangfei has traveled the world. Immediately after graduating
Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Fangfei moved to the United States for further studies
beginning in 2009. Her education in the U.S. began with a Master of Music in piano
performance with Fr. Sean Duggan at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she
gained not only solo performing experience, but also exposure to being an ensemble pianist.
Soon after, Fangfei earned an Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano at Cleveland Institute of
Music, with Ms. Anita Pontremoli as well as Joela Jones, the principal keyboardist of the
Cleveland Orchestra. Through the mentorship of both strong female artists, Fangfei gained
extensive skills from working with various instrumentalists and attending coaching sessions
including Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil and violinist Ivan Zenaty
Kasia - Violin, Piano
Kasia Dulinska is a highly qualified tutor and a versatile classical/electric violinist, pianist and composer. She holds a Masters degree from Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Kasia has over 10 years of experience in teaching music and has always been a passionate and enthusiastic educator. She belongs to professional associations such as PRS for music and Musician's Union. Kasia has recently released compositions for piano solo (which are available on Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby, her website www.kasiadulinska.com and other platforms).
Edoardo - Guitar
Edoardo Allertsen has studied extensively in various music schools in Modena, Italy before relocating to London and start his studies with a BTEC Diploma at Tech Music School (concluding with a Distinction) and a BMUS Degree at BIMM (graduating with honors). He is an accomplished guitarist who has had the opportunity to play with the likes of Mo Pleasure (Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Ray Charles) Zalon Thompson (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) and Gareth Brown (Drummer for– Westlife, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen). He is well known as a session guitarist for many recording sessions across the country and is a member of many song-writing teams for numerous labels across Europe. He has toured the continent multiple times and has more than 10 years of experience as a teacher in the UK.
Nathalia - Piano
Nathalia Rakotoson started her musical education when she was 5, having a wonderful teacher who awakened her passion for music. She graduated from Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music with a Performance Diploma in Piano and a Teaching Certificate. In 2015 she also recorded an album with Christian music. She has many years of teaching experience in all ages and levels.
Genevieve Arnold - Singing, Piano
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