Faculty

Saman Samadi

Saman Samadi is a Persian avant-garde composer, performer, and improviser residing in New York City. Samadi has written an extensive amount of repertoire including large scale orchestral works, chamber music for various combinations, solo instruments, and electro-acoustic music. His music has been performed and recorded by Miranda Cuckson, Austin Wulliman, Linda Wetherill, Anthony Izzo, Kristin Samadi, [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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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 [...]

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Georgi Lekov

Bulgarian pianist, Georgi Nedelinov Lekov, was born in Montana, Bulgaria, on November 2, 1995. He started his musical education at the age of 4. He graduated at Music High School in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the piano classes of Åmiliya Kaneva. He has also collaborated with prof. Ludmil Angelov at New Bulgarian University. Currently, he is pursuing [...]

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Stella Papatheodorou

Stella Papatheodorou is a talented young opera singer and educator. As a voice student of great opera singers such as Diana Soviero and Rita Shane, Stella has performed under the direction of great conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, and Alan Gilbert of the New York Philharmonic. A veteran chorister, she has performed at Carnegie Hall [...]

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