Faculty

Adam Ali

Adam Ali was born in 1995 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He first studied the piano at the age of six with his grandmother, Lalan Parott. After five years, Adam entered the Prep Division of Mannes College, joining the studio of Irina Edelman. At the same time, he attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia School of the Arts, and [...]

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Hashem Assadullahi

Hashem Assadullahi is a saxophonist who loves to make music. He recieved a BM in music education from the University of Texas at Arlington and a MM in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Currently residing in Astoria, NY Hashem leads several projects and plays as a sideman in various ensembles based in both NYC [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Sharon Cha

Sharon Cha is a recent graduate from NYU Steinhardt, studying music composition under the guidance of artist faculty member, Justin Dello Joio and has previously studied with Ira Newborn. Her compositions have been featured in the feature film, “Happy Cleaners,” the film series, New Romantics, and the short film “Sometimes”, Additionally, she has had her first [...]

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Eunjeong Gim

Eunjeong Gim is an active musician who lives in Queens, New York. She received her bachelor degree in Music Education from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and she became a certified music teacher in New York State. She is an accompanist at Joyful church of New York, and she volunteer as a Korean [...]

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Vivi Hu

Vivi Hu is an award-winning vocalist, composer, and educator who is currently based in New York. She specializes in jazz, R&B, gospel, and creative contemporary music. She is a music teacher with 5 years’ experience in teaching music who has recently graduated from Queens College with a Master degree in Jazz Performance (Voice). Her studies have [...]

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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 [...]

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Alaleh Ketabi

Alaleh Ketabi received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Georgia State University, where she studied piano with Dr. Geoffrey Haydon and chamber music with Dr. Brandt Fredriksen. After being recognized as an outstanding performer at the GMEA competition, she participated in several piano competitions throughout the country and overseas. In fall of 2009, Ms. [...]

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Glafkos Kontemeniotis

Glafkos Kontemeniotis was born in Cyprus in 1969. He showed musical interest at an early age and began studying classical piano at the age of 9. He came to New York in 1988 and studied classical piano with Paul Sheftel and jazz piano privately with Lee Evans ,and later with Harold Danko at the Manhattan School [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Winnie Li

Starting piano at the age of seven, Winnie Li is a Classical Pianist that has performed an extensive repertoire, from the works of J.S. Bach to Bela Bartok. As a soloist, Ms. Li had competed in numerous competitions and was awarded with prizes including the honorable mention of the “International Young Artist Piano Competition” and the [...]

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Humberto Olivieri

Humberto Olivieri began his formal classical piano studies with professor Bruna Monestiroli, a former student of pianist and educator, Alfredo Casella. Montestiroli gave him the basic technique and understanding of tonal western harmony, as well as introducing him to the art of teaching by letting him borrow some of her younger students and monitor his teaching. [...]

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