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MARTIN CHALIFOUR, violinist, has been principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1995. He had received many grants and awards from an early age and is now a much sought after orchestral violinist, soloist, and chamber musician."
BERNADENE BLAHA, pianist, is known for her "brilliant command of the piano" whether as a recitalist, concert soloist, and chamber musician. She has performed throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Mexico.
BLAKE POULIOT, violinist , was the Grand Prize winner of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra's 2016 Manulife Competition. "One of those special talents that come along once in a lifetime" (Toronto Stir). "Undoubtedly a virtuoso."(La Presse).
ORY SHIHOR, pianist, is an award-winning pianist,and respected educator. He has served on the piano faculty of the Colburn School since 2000 and in 2010, he founded the Colburn Music Adademy. As a concert pianist, Mr. Shihor is noted for his "strong, flexible technique."(New York Times)
STEVEN VANHAUWAERT, pianist, has been hailed by The Los Angeles Times for his "impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique." He has appeared in the world's leading venues throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Israel and has won a wide array of competitions.
EMILIO COLON, cellist, is a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, composer, and pedagogue. He is an international artist concertizing in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia and is acclaimed as a passionate and virtuosic performer.
KIRILL AND ANNA GLIADKOVSKY (PIANO SOLO AND DUO) studied at the most prestigious musical institutions in Russia and pursued very successful careers as soloists. They now perform as a duo piano team in addition to performing with their daughters ANASTASIA (19 years of age) and SOPHIA (9 years of age).
VIJAY VENKATESH, pianist, has been hailed in concert reviews for his "sublime phrasing, tremendous and powerful virtuosity, and beautiful lyricism in performances". He has performed with many orchestras throughout the United States.
EVA SCHAUMKELL, pianist, has performed in the United States and throughout Europe with "interpretational skills that combine intuition with analytical sense and remarkable musical maturity".
JOANNA LEE, violinist, received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has performed throughout Korea, Japan, China, Europe, and the United States.
SUNG CHANG began playing the piano at the age of three. He became the youngest winner in the Nagoya International Piano Competition in Japan in addition to receiving first prize in a number of other competitions. He performs as a soloist and recitalist across the globe.
DAN M. FELLOWS, violist, received his Masters in Music at the University of Southern California and is the winner of many competitions.
LU BINGXIA, cellist, was awarded first prize at the 5th "Golden Bell Award" Cello Competition, becoming the youngest winner in the history of this competition in China in addition to winning many other prizes.
RUSLAN BIRYUKOV, founder of THE LOS ANGELES CELLO QUARTET, is known for his "superb artistry, passion, and individuality." Ruslan represents a new generation of creative professional musicians whose artistic level is recognized not only by awards, but also a worldwide audience.
ANNE SUDA, is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician. She enjoys performing nationally and internationally. Anne is dedicated to teaching and has given master classes and recitals as guest artist at several universities.
EFRAIN DEL PILAR began his musical journey as a flutist winning several competitions. Six months after beginning cello lessons, he performed his first cello recital.
BRYANT GOZALI began his formal cello training at age nine in China. He relocated to Singapore and was appointed Principal Cellist in two Singapore Orchestras. In addition to performing with the Los Angeles Cello Quartet, he performs with the Tokyo Quartet and pianist Christopher O'Riley.
LINDSAY DEUTSCH, violinist, has thrilled audiences worldwide with her passion for music. She is a charismatic and captivating presence on today's music scene. Lindsay has just completed a tour as a solo violinist with Yanni performing in Saudi Arabia and the United States and will be touring with Yanni again in October 2018. She will be touring with Take 3 next season in the Midwest United States, California, Georgia, New York, Nebraska, and Colorado.
VAN-ANH NGUYEN, pianist and composer, has become a worldwide sensation and in demand artist, leading an intense touring career across the globe. Born to Vietnamese refugee musicians and having started piano studies at the tender age of thirteen months, the Australian born concert pianist gave her Sydney Opera House debut at age eight. She has won several prizes nationally and her playing has graced the stages of Australia, California, and Houston.
LILA YANG, began her cello studies at the age of six. She has received numerous awards in chamber, orchestral, and solo repertoire. Her chamber and orchestral performances have taken her to venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln's Avery Fisher Hall, and Walt Disney Hall among others. Lila is recognized most for her "eloquent phrasing and unique singing tone."