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Eric Akif

A native of Bulgaria, Eric Akif holds a B.A. degree from the Academy of Music and Dance, Plovdiv and a M.A. degree from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Flushing Town Hall, Queens Auditorium in New York; Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Jomie Jazz Center, Keith-Albey Theatre in Huntington, WV; [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Erick Eiser

Erick Eiser grew up in Palm Springs, California where he taught himself to play both piano and guitar. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he received his BMA in Jazz Performance. Erick has been Teaching piano, guitar, and drums in NYC for the past 8 years, and has performed both locally and [...]

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Julian Jimenez Ruiz

Julian Jimenez Ruiz is guitarist, composer, arranger and educator born in Cordoba, Spain. He studied in the British School of Cordoba, recently lauded as one of the best international high schools in Spain by various Rankings. It was there where he started to learn music in a local music school, and decided to pursue his passion [...]

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Francesca Khalifa

The Italian- Egyptian pianist Francesca Khalifa was the winner of the Ferrara International Piano Festival in 2014, awarded by renown pianist and musicologist Paul Badura-Skoda. She resulted also top prize winner in the Schio International Piano Competition Alink-Argerich Foundation (Finalist and third place), the Premio Loreto Lancia International Piano Competition (Winner), the N. van Westerhout International [...]

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Sofia Kriger

Sofia Kriger is a Brazilian vocalist and pianist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from the New England Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance, where she had the opportunity to study and collaborate with some of the best musicians and educators, including Dominique Eade, Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil, Ran [...]

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Christina Kulick

Christina Kulick Whether as teacher or student, artist or audience, behind the scenes or center stage, Christina Kulick is a devoted advocate for Music and the Arts. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Ms. Kulick engaged in her studies of Music and Dance at the age of three, and thus the seeds of a lifelong habit of [...]

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Utsav Lal

Creative pianist and composer, Utsav Lal has gained critical acclaim for his innovative handling of Indian Classical music. This 25-year classical and jazz pianist has  successfully taken the pure sounds of Indian ragas on the piano to global venues including Carnegie Hall-New York, The Kennedy Centre-Washington DC, Southbank Centre-London and holds the distinction of being the [...]

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Ana López-Reyes

Ana López-Reyes is a Mexican pianist/keyboardist and composer currently based in Brooklyn. Starting her classical piano education at 7 years old, she then became interested in popular music and the use of keyboards and synthesizers. She has been involved in diverse music projects; from playing keys in different projects, to writing music for chamber ensembles, to [...]

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Javier Robiou

Javier Robiou was born in the Dominican Republic on January 10, 1986. He started playing drums at the age of three. Drums found him because his dad was a drummer. He wasn't a professional, but he always had drums all around the house all the time. Mr. Robiou started studying seriously at age 14 with the [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Javier Robiou

Levan Shengelia

Levan Shengelia was born in Samtredia, Republic of Georgia, and began his musical career at the age of four. One year later, Levan gave his first public performance and has since never looked back. Mr. Shengelia’s formal education began when he was accepted into the highly selective Talent School of Music through the Tbilisi State Conservatory [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|0 Comments