ISABELLA LI

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As our Founder, Isabella Li has devoted her time during the Covid-19 pandemic to reflect on her passion to create an educational music performing community for young musicians and educators everywhere. She hopes Musicale will cultivate connection and growth among students and teachers.

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VICTOR ROSENBAUM

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“The appeal of Rosenbaum’s playing is in his musical temperament, in which fervor and gentleness are happily combined and in the velvet of his tone.....he makes up for all the drudgery the habitual concert-goer has to endure in the hope of finding the real, right thing”. That’s how the Boston Globe described American pianist Victor Rosenbaum, an artist whose playing has been called “magisterial” with a “piano touch [that] encompasses bravura, delicacy, and many variations between”. 

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INNA FALIKS

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Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative and poetic artists of her generation.  Faliks has made a name for herself through her commanding performances of standard piano repertoire,  as well genre-bending interdisciplinary projects, and inquisitive work with contemporary composers.

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DMITRY RACHMANOV

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Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov has garnered much acclaim for his passionate performances, refined musicianship and brilliant pianism. Hailed as an "indisputable musician" by the Brussels' Le Soir and "suave and gifted pianist' by the New York Times, Rachmanov has been heard at venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington DC's Kennedy Center, London's Barbican and South Bank Centres, and Beijing Concert Hall, and his tours brought him to Canada, Mexico, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Far East.

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PETER TAKÁCS

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Hailed by the New York Times as “a marvelous pianist,” Peter Takács has performed widely, receiving critical and audience acclaim for his penetrating and communicative musical interpretations.

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ROBERTO POLI

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Born in Venice, Italy, Roberto Poli is an eloquent communicator and a rising exponent of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, which he has comprehensively studied through manuscripts and original editions and widely performed throughout the world.

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PAVLINA DOKOVSKA

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Ms. Dokovska is the Chair of the Piano Department at Mannes School of Music in New York City and the Founder and Artistic Director of Mannes Sounds Festival and Southwest Virginia Festival for the Arts.

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INGRID CLARFIELD

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Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, Professor and Head of the Piano Division at Westminster Choir College is a nationally recognized performer, clinician and author. She has presented workshops, lecture-recitals and master classes in over 150 cities in 40 states across North America, including State and National MTNA Conferences, National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, and other prestigious conferences and festivals.

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ANDREW FOCKS

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An award-winning pianist, Andrew Focks has performed as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician in venues throughout the United States, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Germany, England, and China. 

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JOSE RAMOS SANTANA

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Jose Ramos Santana is one of the most acclaimed pianist of his generation and an acknowledged master of Spanish Piano Music.

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MICHAEL LEWIN

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Michael Lewin is internationally applauded as one of America’s most gifted concert pianists, performing to acclaim in over 30 countries. 

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YUAN SHENG

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Yuan Sheng has gained international recognition through his extensive performances in more than twenty countries.

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JONATHAN BASS

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American pianist Jonathan Bass appears frequently throughout the United States and
around the world as soloist and chamber musician. Of his 1994 Weill Hall at Carnegie
Hall debut, New York Concert Review wrote, “A technical presence to be reckoned
with…soaring with a feeling of lyrical discovery.”

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YA-FEI CHUANG

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Acclaimed by critics in the United States and abroad for performances of stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, Ya-Fei Chuang’s playing has been named the equal of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Garrick Ohlsson, and Idil Biret (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), and Alfred Brendel has praised her as “a pianist of extraordinary ability, intelligence, sensitivity and command . . . approaching the height of her powers.” 

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ROBERT LEVIN

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Pianist and conductor Robert Levin has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia, appearing with the orchestras of Atlanta, Berlin, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Montreal, Philadelphia, Toronto, Utah and Vienna on the Steinway and with the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Baroque Soloists, the Handel & Haydn Society, the London Classical Players, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique on period pianos.

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BORIS BERMAN

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The artistry of Boris Berman is well known to the audiences of more than fifty countries on six continents. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, The Philharmonia (London), the Toronto Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish Orchestra.

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ALEXANDER KOBRIN

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Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, pianist Alexander Kobrin has placed himself at the forefront of today's performing musicians. His prize winning performances have been praised for their brilliant technique, musicality, and emotional engagement with the audience.

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SIMONE DINNERSTEIN

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Simone Dinnerstein is an American pianist. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, son and dog, less than a mile from the hospital in which she was born. 

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HAESUN PAIK

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Pianist HaeSun Paik has been hailed as a “sensitive and thinking musician with stunning  virtuosity” (Los Angeles Times), and a “big and individual personality” (New York Times),  whose performances are “a rare example of technique actually serving both idea and feeling,  head and heart” (Musical America).

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SCOTT SMITH

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Scott McBride Smith is a recognized leader in worldwide music education. As the Cordelia Brown Murphy Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Kansas and as Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Piano Department at China Conservatory in Beijing, he focuses on international issues of piano teaching, teacher training and piano pedagogy.

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CATHERINE ROLLIN

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Catherine Rollin is an active pianist, composer, author and teacher of prize winning students.  

As a composer, Catherine has over 400 pieces published with Alfred Publishing Co.. Her music  has been lauded for its lyric melodies and “teachability.” She has received numerous  prestigious commissions including a trio for piano, flute and alto saxophone commissioned by  the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and premiered in 2018 at the MTNA  Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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JEFFREY SWANN

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JEFFREY SWANN enjoys an international performing career which has taken him  throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He won first prize in the  Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan, a gold medal at the Queen  Elisabeth Competition, a bronze medal at the Van Cliburn Competition, and top honors  at the Warsaw Chopin, Vianna da Motta and Montreal Competitions, as well as the  Young Concert Artists auditions in New York City. His large and varied repertoire  includes more than 60 concertos as well as solo works ranging from Bach to Boulez.

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STEPHEN DRURY

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Pianist and conductor STEPHEN DRURY has performed throughout the world with a repertoire that stretches from Bach to Liszt to the music of today. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and from Arkansas to Seoul. A champion of contemporary music, he has taken the sound of dissonance into remote corners of Pakistan, Greenland and Montana.

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LISA MOORE

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The New York Times writes ‘Lisa Moore, an Australian pianist long based in and around New York, has always been a natural, compelling storyteller’. TimeOut New York describes her as ‘the wonderfully lyrical pianist’ whereas The New Yorker refers to her as ‘New York’s queen of avant-garde piano’. Lisa Moore’s performances combine music and theatre with expressive and emotional power – whether in the delivery of the simplest song (using her voice), a solo recital, or a fiendish chamber score. Pitchfork writes “She’s the best kind of contemporary classical musician, one so fearsomely game that she inspires composers to offer her their most wildly unplayable ideas”.

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URSULA OPPENS

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Ursula Oppens, a legend among American pianists, is widely admired particularly for her original and perceptive readings of new music, but also for her knowing interpretations of the standard repertoire. No other artist alive today has commissioned and premiered more new works for the piano.

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TOM GEROU

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Tom Gerou is the author of over 160 active publications including those at his own publishing company, TomGerouMusic.com. His pieces are currently included in the Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus, Trinity College London Syllabus, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Bulletin.

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DENNIS ALEXANDER

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Since his affiliation with Alfred Publishing Company in 1986 as a composer and clinician, Dennis Alexander has earned an international reputation as one of North America's most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students at all levels.

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JEROME LOWENTHAL

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Jerome LowenthalL, born in 1932, continues to fascinate audiences, who find in his playing a youthful intensity and an eloquence born of life-experience. He is a virtuoso of the fingers and the emotions.

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BORIS SLUTSKY

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Consistently acclaimed for his exquisite tonal beauty and superb artistry, Boris Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as a soloist and recitalist, collaborating with eminent conductors and major orchestras in the United States, Europe, Canada, Israel, Latin America, and Asia.

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DANIEL SHAPIRO

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Daniel Shapiro continues to gain recognition as a leading interpreter of Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms, and as a teacher and coach at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM).

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ALEXANDER KORSANTIA

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Dubbed “a major artist” by the Miami Herald and a “quiet maverick” by the Daily Telegraph, pianist Alexander Korsantia has been praised for the “clarity of his technique, richly varied tone and dynamic phrasing” (Baltimore Sun), and a “piano technique where difficulties simply do not exist” (Calgary Sun).

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OLGA KERN

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Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great artists.  With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. 

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