Faculty

Santiago Belgrano

Santiago Belgrano is an Argentine-Italian pianist and composer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the Prins Claus Conservatorium (Netherlands) with a Master of Music and from Conservatorio Manuel de Falla (Argentina) with a Bachelor of Music. He has also studied Composition at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (Nacional University of the Arts, Argentina) [...]

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Jade Choi

Jade Choi (a.k.a Eun Young Choi) is a New York based Jazz musician. She is originally from South Korea. Her influences from her Christian gospel background led her into the music field. In 2008 she crossed the ocean and into the city of Toronto to attend Humber College. She received two music awards for outstanding achievement [...]

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Szymon Czerniak

American born Polish pianist, Szymon Czerniak, has been hailed for his “brilliant technique, extraordinary energy, and strength in interpretation (Kourier Szczecinski).” Most recently, Szymon was awarded a Cultural Arts Scholarship by the Koszczisko Foundation in New York to study in Poland under the direction of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where he [...]

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Jakob Dreyer

German born Jakob Dreyer started playing piano when he was 4 years old. He received classical training as a piano player until he switched to bass at age 13. Among his teachers were John Patitucci, Mike Richmond and Anders Jormin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Music an Drama Hamburg [...]

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Sebastian Forster

Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, Sebastián Forster made his international debut with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra on April 28, 1997, at the Concertgebouw's main hall, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto #23 and conducted by Jaap Van Zweden (currently principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic). This concert invitation was recorded live on BMG’s prestige Victor Red Seal label and launched [...]

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Dan Frank

Originally from Vermont and a transplant from Albany NY, Dan Frank earned his Bachelors in Music performance from the College of Saint Rose. He has been teaching piano for the last five years and has taught students from as young as four years old, to adults in their seventies.    Having performed at venues such as Steinway [...]

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Sorin Frisan

Born in 1992, Sorin Frisan started playing the piano at the age of six, in Targu-Mures, Romania, under the guidance of Professor Carmen Popescu. In 2006, he won second price at the Bach Competition in Cluj, Romania.   In 2011, Sorin enrolled at “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where he studied piano with Dr. [...]

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Mirta Gomez

Mirta Gomez received her early piano training from her mother in her native Cuba.She continued her musical education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School in New York City. Ms. Gomez's recent performances include recitals at the Leo S. Bing Auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum in Los Angeles,CA, and the [...]

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Stella Hwang

Stella Hwang is a classically trained Jazz and contemporary pianist, composer and arranger. She started to play the piano at the age of five and graduated from Music College in S. Korea majoring in Jazz performance and theory. She had many successful live performances working as a professional musician. While performing, she was accepted as the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Stella Hwang

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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