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.
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 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.
Paskauskaite is a
graduate of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, holding three music
related degrees: Master in Piano and Music Pedagogy, Bachelor in Piano, and
Bachelor in Sound Design. In 2009 she was an Erasmus
Exchange Program student at Stuttgart High School of Music and Theatre with
prof. H.-P. Stenzl. Agne has attended several piano masterclasses with professors M. Rubackyte,
H. Holtmann, L. Vassiliadis, M. Levinas, M. Pressler, V. Berman, M. Moretti, W.
Bärtschi, R. Meister, and others. She has held concerts as a soloist, a
concertmaster, and a member of chamber ensemble (in England, Germany,
Switzerland, Italy, and Lithuania). Ms Paskauskaite has won prizes in several international piano competitions in Lithuania and Italy.
She has been working as a piano teacher privately and in music schools for
over 7 years before joining First Musical Academy.