Honorary Board Directors

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Aviva Aranovich

The New York Times described Ms. Aranovich’s New York debut recital as “remarkable in passion and energy”. A native of Vilnius Lithuania, Ms. Aranovich started her musical education with her mother at the Curlions School of Music for gifted children in Vilnius. She performed on Lithuanian TV at the age of 7 and toured the country. [...]

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Sonya Bach

Sonya Bach has appeared at some of the most prestigious concert venues in Europe, North America and Asia. In recent years, Sonya made her London debut at the Wigmore Hall, followed by inaugural concert for the 42nd Cadaques International Music Festival in Spain, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, an invitation by the Catalunya Government to perform [...]

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Tanya Bannister

Lauded by The Washington Post for playing “…with intelligence, poetry and proportion,” pianist Tanya Bannister’s recent victories at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition confirm her status among the leading pianists of her generation. Receiving further distinction as an “Artist to Watch” on the cover of SYMPHONY Magazine, Ms. [...]

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Michael Berkovsky

CanadianIsraeli pianist, Dr. Michael Berkovsky , made his New York debut at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center and has toured as soloist in Ireland, Japan, Italy, Israel, Canada, the United States and Costa Rica; as well as performed under the baton of Vladimir Feltsman, Stefan Sanderling, Leon Fleisher and William Noll. Michael won numerous [...]

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Natasha Cherny

My 25 years at IBM and Reader’s Digest centered on data identification, gathering, integrity, and analysis; on process analysis, design, and troubleshooting; database design and implementation; and project management. As a freelance data analyst and paralegal, I spent 13 years managing a law practice and financial planning firm, and providing analysis to other attorneys for securities [...]

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Alecia Dalessio McClintock

Alecia Dalessio McClintock began playing piano at the age of four because of her parents' influence, both of whom were musicians themselves. Taking numerous courses as a child at the Mannes College of Music preparatory division led to Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Mannes.  She studied piano under Diane Walsh and Thomas Sauer, and also obtained [...]

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Korine Fujiwara

Korine Fujiwara is a founding member of Carpe Diem String Quartet. Critics have described her performances as “engaging” and “with finesse and perfection.” Festivals include: Olympic Music Festival, Marble Cliff Chamber Players, Snake River Chamber Players, MidAmerica Chamber Music Festival, Victoria International Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Focus! Festival of 20th Century Music at Lincoln Center, and [...]

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Virginie Gout Zschabitz

Virginie Gout-Zschäbitz started learning the harp at the age of ten in Bordeaux, France, and later in Conservatoire in Marseille, Versailles and Nantes where she met Isabelle Perrin who was an inspiration for her . In 1989, Virginie went to the Juilliard School with Nancy Allen. After graduating in 1993, she went back to Europe and [...]

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Ilya Itin

Audiences throughout the world revere Ilya Itin’s unique artistry. Playing to sold out houses in Japan and in the US, he is known for his extraordinary range, power, quality of sound and command of the piano. His Princeton recital was singled out by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “top ten musical moment of the year”, and [...]

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Lauren Jackson Coplan

Adjunct Artist Teacher of Piano Lauren Jackson Coplan was a member of the piano faculty at Mannes College of Music in New York City for 13 years before moving to Nashville in 2007. Since relocating to Nashville, Coplan has performed with members of the Nashville Symphony, was awarded a Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant, [...]

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