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FMA Tutors:

Tony Albert (Piano)

Virgilijus Prieskienis 

(Guitar, Piano, Theory)

Joanna Michaelidou 


Kasia Dulinska 

(Violin, Piano)

Jade Brightwell

(Piano, Violin, Theory)

Theodora Stamoulaki 

(Singing, Piano) 

Nathalia Rakotoson (Piano)

Agne Paskauskaite (Piano)

Edoardo Allertsen (Guitar, Bass)

Christopher Pittas (Piano)

Stanislava Vajarova Pittas (Singing)  

Christopher Pittas has studied at Trinity College of Music and the Royal College of Music with scholarships from both colleges for the Masters Diploma in Piano Performance (MMus), the PG Dip and PG Advanced, under Yonty Solomon, Roger Vignoles, John Blakely and Eugene Asti. After his graduation in 2005, he became an official accompanist at Trinity College of Music. In those years, he also studied conducting with Patrick Bailey at Royal College of Music and Andrew Morley at Trinity College of Music.  

Christopher has performed in prestigious venues in the UK such as St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Blackheath Hall, Royal Old Naval Chapel, and the Pump Room. Christopher formed a duo with Soprano Stanislava Vajarova Pitta in 2004 with whom he made a recording for Bulgarian National Radio and gave highly acclaimed performances in the UK and abroad, presenting world premieres of contemporary composers. In 2007 Christopher and Stanislava founded the First Musical Academy.

Stanislava Vajarova Pittas graduated with Master's degree in classical singing from Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she was accepted with full scholarship. Stanislava focused her reasearch on the Visual artistic stimuli in composition and performance which she presented in symposium in Bohn. She has also trained in the prestigious Chigiana Academy in Siena, Italy where she received an Award for Special Achievements. 

In 2004 Stanislava wasa recepient of First Prize in Emmy Destinn International Award 2004, was a finalist of Susan Longfield Competition and Vilar Young artist in Covent Garden. In 2008 Stanislava was invited to lead a series of Opera workshops for Glove Theatre which ended with a final opera performance. Recently Stanislava was invited to lead a series of singing workshops in Casa Del Teatro in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

Stanislava has performed in St John Smith's Square, Osaka Grand Hall and Suntory Hall (Japan), National Palace of Culture, Plovdiv Symphony Hall and Hall Bulgaria. In 2003 Stanislava performed series of Italian recitals in The Italian Embassy, Beirut on occasion of the Euro-Arab summit. In 2012 she and pianist Christopher Pittas made a recording for Bulgarian National Radio. Apart from their international recitals, together they also gave charity concerts and workshops for Music in Hospitals.

Eugen Anton Albert-Tony graduated from Kronstadt Faculty of Music, Transilvania University in 2001. After his graduation, he worked as a pianist, soloist and accompanist at Neumarkt State Philharmonic and performed in many venues throughout Europe - in Romania, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, France,  Belgium and Spain. 

Furthermore, Tony 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 DBS checked piano teacher and accompanist at Bromley Youth Music Thrust and the First Musical Academy.

Maria Antoniadou is a graduate from University of Southampton with a degree in Music (Classical Piano) and a Masters Diploma in Music Business Management. In the recent years, she has given many recitals in the UK, attended various seminars and workshops on music teaching, and organised several events.

Monika Valkunaite is an experienced performing artist with a Teaching Qualification Status and a clean DBS/ CRB check. She graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Theatre and Music in 2006 (Bachelor of Music) and from Agostino Steffani Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, in 2010. Monika acquired a Teaching Qualification Status at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2007.

While collaborating with event organizing company AXES in Vilnius she performed in various events in many parts of Lithuania. She has been working as a music teacher for several years in London, teaching singing and music theory. She participated in several Lithuanian TV shows and various international artistic events. She has also acquired music teaching experience working with the UK National Curriculum while teaching to Key Stage 1-2 classes at primary schools in Essex and London as well as teaching music to GCSE and A-levels.




Tony - FMA Tutor

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