LIPF 2019 Guest artists

Anthony cecere

Anthony Cecere, French horn, graduated from the University of Michigan. He has been principal horn and soloist with the New Orleans Philharmonic, a member of the American Chamber Players of Washington, DC, and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New Jersey and Boston Symphony Orchestras, and the New York Philharmonic. Tony is currently principal horn of the Bach Festival Orchestra of Bethlehem. His recording credits include concerti by Mozart and Haydn, Twilight Music for violin, horn and piano by John Harbison, and the Bach Mass in b minor and Christmas Oratorio with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. He has toured throughout Germany and France and conducted master classes at numerous schools of music including Yale, Juilliard, the University of Missouri, the University of Arkansas, Idaho State University and the University of Seoul, South Korea. Tony has played for many Broadway musicals including Beauty and the Beast and resides in Bernardsville, New Jersey with his wife, cellist Gerall Hieser. He loves railroads and a nice Sonoma Zinfandel. 

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Cara elise colón

Hailing from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Cara Elise Colón has performed in chamber music collaborations throughout the world with concerts in Europe, Asia, North and South America.  Most recently she was invited to perform with the Mammoth Lakes Music Festival, the Killington Music Festival, Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil Ensamble de Violoncello, PSPA International Chamber Ensemble on tour in Malaysia, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series, the Ware Center Concert Series in Pennsylvania, and the Fundación Musical Chamber Series in Puerto Rico. She has studied with many leading musicians including Janos Starker, Anne Martindale-Williams and Sidney Harth and played in master classes for Mstislav Rostropovich and the Diaz Trio. 

As a pedagogue, Cara has held positions on the faculty of the Indiana University String Academy and the Indianapolis Academy of Music.  She has been invited to guest lecture on the topic of cello pedagogy and technique and has been a guest clinician for the London Suzuki Group, Killington Music Festival, Cello|Fresno Festival, ‘Low Strings Attached Festival’ and for pedagogy courses at Indiana University.  As an arts administrator, she held the position of the Assistant Director of the Indianapolis Academy of Music and is currently the director of Cello|Bloomington and the Vice President of the American Cello Institute and the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico.

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Emilio Colon

Acclaimed as a passionate and virtuosic performer, Emilio is highly sought after as a solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor, composer and pedagogue. An extensive international career takes him throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, Emilio was named Artist of the Year by the New York Classical Music Society. Notable appearances include soloist with the National Symphony of the Ukraine, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony of Istanbul, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra.

As a student and later colleague of the distinguished cellist and pedagogue, Janos Starker, Colón earned a master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Music. Colón received a bachelor’s degree as a student of Joaquín Vidaechea, from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, where he won the Pablo Casals Medal upon graduation. Colón had additional studies with Antonio Janigro at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and at the Academia Chigiana in Siena with André Navarra.

An active chamber musician, Emilio performs in many chamber music festivals throughout the world including the Nevada Chamber Music FestivalMill Valley Chamber Music Society, Tons Voisins in Albi, France, Casals Festivalof Puerto Rico, La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, International Festival Institute at Round Top and Mammoth Lakes Music Festival.

Colón played with the Emile Beaux Jeux Piano Trio, which won a grant for two consecutive residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts and a sponsorship from Chamber Music America. Colón was a member of the faculty at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, where he performed throughout Florida as a member of the string ensemble, Trio Vizcaya. He was also a member of Trio Amadé, the resident ensemble at Florida Atlantic University, and was a Dorothy F. Chandler Schmidt Eminent Scholar in Music at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Emilio is on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where at the age of 26, he was appointed as one of the youngest in the history of music schools in the United States. He has since established himself as a leading pedagogue having offered courses at the Paris Conservatoire, the Geneva Conservatoire, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Toho Gakuen in Tokyo, the Hochschüle für Musik in Stuttgart, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has served as Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Ricoand is on the faculty as conductor and cellist of the International Festival-Institute in Round Top, Texas, and on the faculty of Mammoth Lakes Music Festival, the Indiana University Summer Music Festival, Miami Music Festival and is co-artistic director of the Cello|Fresno International Cello Festival.

As an international cultural advocate, he has been guest artist at many national and foreign embassies most recently receiving the US Ambassador’s Cultural Diplomacy Award for his work in improving the relations between the US and foreign countries.

Emilio also recently founded the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico who's mission it is to take music to under served areas of the island and to provide world-class training to a select group of Young Professionals.

Highlights of the current seasons include concerts on tour with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey; soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the National Symphony of Istanbul, the Izmir Symphony Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and guest recitalist at the the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, and the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico. January and February 2018 marked the third annual festival of the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico of which Emilio is the founder and artistic director.

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Agnès Maurer

Agnès Maurer, violist, is a native of France, where she studied the violin privately.  At the age of sixteen, she joined the Ensemble Instrumental Andrée Colson, a professional chamber orchestra. In the United States she studied with Karen Tuttle at Peabody Conservatory, Kim Kashkashian at New School of Music and Geoffrey Michaels.

She teaches violin and viola at her home studio and also directs a summer music camps for young string players (Bear Crossing Music Camps, New Ringgold, PA).

Mrs. Maurer is principal violist with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, the Lehigh University Choral Arts Orchestra and with the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra. She is a very active chamber musician, and a member of the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble (now in its 29th season) of which she is also co-founder and executive director.

Her solo appearances have included performances of Stamitz, Handel-Casadesus, and Telemann Viola Concerti, “Harold in Italy” by Berlioz, Hindemith “Trauermusik” and Mozart Symphonie Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra with Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra, Musica Sacra Atlanta, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra Bloomsburg Chamber Orchestra and others.

Mrs. Maurer enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, knitting, learning foreign languages.

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Pavel nersessian

“His performance brought a veritable roar of approval from the audience”

— The Irish Times, after Pavel Nersessian received the 1st Prize in the GPA Dublin International Piano Competition in 1991.

Being one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation in Russia, he is known for his ability to play equally convincingly in the whole palette of the piano repertoire. He won prizes in the Beethoven Competition in Vienna in 1985, the Paloma O’Shea Competition in Santander, and the Tokyo Competition.

 Nersessian was a pupil of the famous Central Music School of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, where his teacher was Yu. Levin. Later he was a student of the Conservatoire under Prof. S. Dorensky. Upon graduating from the Conservatoire in 1987 with maximum marks he was invited to join the faculty.

 Pavel Nersessian has been touring Russia and surrounding states from the age of eight, and has given performances in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Cannes, Leipzig, Vienna, Budapest, Madrid, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Dublin, Muenchen, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, Belgrade, Cairo, Kiev, Beijing and many other cities.

Mr. Nersessian, by special invitation from the Kirov and the Perm Ballet, performed solo part in Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial based on the music of Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Piano Concerto with performances in the Kirov, Bolshoi, Chatelet and Covent Garden. He also played a solo part in J. Robbins’ ballet “The concert, or The Perils of Everybody” on the music of F. Chopin.

He is known for his collaboration with chamber music groups and other musicians, such as Borodin and Glinka Quartets, National Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Thomas Sanderling, Tugan Sokhiev, Alexandre Chernushenko, Mikhail Agrest, Pascal Moragues, Julius Milkis, Evgeny Petrov, Pavel Kogan, Abel Perreira, Benjamin Schmid, Stepan Yakovich, Ani Kavafian, Andrei Gridchuk, Alena Baeva, Filippe Kopachevsky, Yana Ivanilova, Nina Kogan, Mikhail Bereznitsky , Maxim Emelyanychev, Diana Vishneva, Philippe Cassard, Alexandre Lazarev, Gaik Kazazyan, Lukas Geniushas, Richard Young, Valentin Uriupin and many others. He has recorded numerous disks with compositions of Chopin, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and he has given masterclasses in the USA, Russia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Korea, Brazil, and Japan.

 In 2005 he became a merited artist of the Russian Federation.

For more than 25 years P. Nersessian has been assisting his teacher, professor S. Dorensky. He has worked with such talented pupils as N. Lugansky, D. Matsuev, V. Rudenko, O. Kern, A. Shtarkman, Yu. Stadler, I. Tasovats, F. Amirov, M. Amara, A. Dossin, V. Igoshina, A. Mamriev, V. Korchinskaya-Kogan, S. Simonian, Z. Chochieva, G. Chaidze, N. Pisareva, A. Sychev, F. Kopachevsky, P. Kolesnikov, A. Tarasevich-Nikolaev, L. Bernsdorf, P. Elisha and many others.

In 2013 he started to work as a professor of piano in Boston university.

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Aysylu Salyakhova

Aysylu Salyakhova was born in Ufa, Russia in 1995. She started to play piano when she was 6 years old in local music school in Moscow. In 2011, she entered the Academic Music College (High School) attached to the Moscow State Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky under professor Yuri Slesarev. Currently she continues her studies in the fourth year at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under professor Yuri Slesarev.

Aysylu was a prize winner of International Piano Competition in Moscow “Allegretto Grazioso” in 2015, and “The Catholic University of America Piano Competition” in 2018, and a finalist of “International piano competition of Lyon” in 2016. She performed with the State Orchestra of Udmurtia in 2016. She performs in many concert halls in Moscow and Tambov. 

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christopher shih

Physician and pianist Christopher Shih has a remarkable dual career as both full-time practicing physician and actively concertizing pianist. Hailed by the New York Times as "an intelligent and thoughtful musician," with "effortless performances" and "consummate control," he has performed in major venues in over a dozen countries around the globe, including France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Taiwan, Canada, and multiple cities in the United States. Festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival and the Banff Chamber Music Festival. He has soloed with numerous orchestras, including repeated engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC. His performance with the National Symphony on the Capitol Lawn for an audience of 50,000 prompted the Washington Post to declare, "If Shih is as gifted in medicine as he is in music, he has some serious career decisions to make. His performance was fluent, gracious, miraculously light, and a joy to the ear." Other past orchestral engagements include the Georgetown, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, New England Conservatory, Harvard-Radcliffe, Newton, Lancaster, and Paris Garde Republicaine symphony orchestras.

In 2011 Christopher won the Sixth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateursin Fort Worth, Texas. Fourteen years prior to that, he was a press and audience favorite at the professional Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram raved, "He demonstrated a magical touch in voicing and a fine Chopinesque rubato...a total sense of style across three centuries. For Shih, technical control supports impeccable musicianship." Christopher is also the grand prize winner of the 2008 Paris Concours International de Grands Amateurs de Piano, the 2007 Boston International Piano Competition for Exceptional Amateurs, and the 2006 Washington International Piano Amateurs Competition. His playing and interviews have been featured in television and radio programs worldwide, including NPR's All Things Considered, APM's Performance Today, WGBH's Inner Voice, WQXR, WETA, WGMS, WBJC, Radio France, Radio Classique, Canadian CBC, Taiwan CTV, and Pianist Magazine.

Christopher is currently a board-certified gastroenterologist with Regional GI in Lancaster, PA. He received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard University and his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He did his internal medicine residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and his gastroenterology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. He is also active in community and charitable services, sits on the GI board exam committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. An avid chamber musician, he regularly performs with world-class artists, soloists, quartets, and concertmasters and principals of major orchestras across the nation. In recent seasons he has appeared with violinists Nurit Bar-Josef, Alexander Kerr, David Kim, Elizabeth Pitcairn, and Michael Shih, cellists Narek Hakhnazaryan and Amit Peled, clarinetist Anthony McGill, the American, Daedalus, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets, and the string quintet Sybarite5. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Chamber Music America.

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KinWai Shum

“Shum was impressive.  His performances were musically involving and showed sparkling precision.”  

  • Deseret News, Salt Lake City, USA

“With immense keyboard gifts...a beautifully designed and elegantly realized interpretation”

- The Herald-Times, USA

Pianist Kinwai Shum is a prizewinner in the Schubert International Piano Competition (Dortmund, 2007) and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (1999). He was awarded the Audience Favorite Prize in the New Orleans International Piano Competition (2008) and a Diploma d’Honor in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition (Barcelona, 2004).  

Kinwai has performed recitals in Europe, North America and the Far East Asia.  He has played with the Dortmund Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Symphonia, and the Hong Kong Pro Arte Orchestra, among others, and was invited to perform and teach in the Indiana University Summer Music Festival and the Yeoncheon DMZ International Music Festival in Korea.  He has recorded several programmes for the Radio 4 of the Radio Television Hong Kong. His all-Schubert album was released by Universal Music in 2014.

Kinwai is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.   He currently teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Baptist University, and is an Honorary Artist-in-residence of the Education University of Hong Kong.  In recognizing his musical achievements, he was presented the Certificate of Commendation by the Secretary for Home Affairs, the government of Hong Kong in 2008, and the Distinguished Young Pianist Award by the Hong Kong Piano Music Association in 2009.  He is the awardee of the 2013 Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong. He is a Steinway artist.

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oxana yablonskaya

Oxana Yablonskaya's charismatic piano playing and profound interpretations have brought her acclaim for over thirty years. Known for her powerhouse virtuosity, exquisite sensitivity, and deep emotional drive, Ms. Yablonskaya has enchanted audiences world-wide.

Oxana Yablonskaya was born in Moscow. As an adolescent she attended The Moscow Central School for the Gifted under the tutelage of Anaida Sumbatyan (who also taught Vladimir Ashkenazy) with whom she worked with until the age of 16. She later studied at the Conservatory of Moscow with the legendary Aleksandre Goldenweiser. At 22, she began a professional relationship with Tatiana Nikolayeva in the Doctorate Program, later acting as her assistant at the Moscow Conservatory. Following graduation with high honors, she was introduced to the Western World in Paris at the Jacques Long-Thibaud Competition in 1963, the Rio de Janeiro Competition in 1965, and the Vienna Beethoven Competition in 1969. She won top prizes in all three competitions, and received numerous invitations for return engagements, but because of the Cold War, was not allowed to do so.

While still in the USSR, Ms. Yablonskaya performed Shostakovich's Piano Concerto #1 with the Moscow Philharmonic under conductor Yury Simonov at the Composers Jubilee Concert in the Kremlin. She was the first performer to play Rodion Shchedrin's "Basso Ostinato," which became her signature piece. Her status as a consummate professional was heightened by many prominent Soviet and foreign composers dedicating their music to her.

Despite the reputation she had earned within the Soviet Union and being a prize winner of three international competitions, she was never permitted to play outside the Eastern Bloc. Yet, she recorded for the Melodya label and had earned the prestigious title of Soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic. The title put her in the company of elite artists such as Gilels, Richter, Rostropovich, Oistrakh and Kogan. Outstanding solo performances with the Bolshoi Orchestra, the Moscow Stars series, and the Shostokovich 65th Birthday Celebration Concert were confirmations of her remarkable talent.

In 1975, distressed over constant restraints on her personal and artistic freedom, she applied for a U.S. visa. Her actions resulted in a loss of her position as a professor at the Moscow Conservatory. She inherently was deprived of all concert engagements. She waited more than two years for a visa and finally, she was allowed to leave the country with her father and young son due to the diligence and petitioning by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Katherine Hepburn, Bar Ilan, and over 45 famous writers, musicians, senators, and actors.

Ms. Yablonskaya arrived in New York in 1977, unknown, unheralded, and not having touched a piano in more than two years. She made her first New York appearance in a recital at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center only four months later, and received laudatory acclaim from the press. Her Carnegie Hall debut recital the following October was attended by a capacity crowd, and she has since taken her place among the major pianists of the world.

Once considered 'The best kept secret of the Soviet Union,' Ms. Yablonskaya has now performed in more than 40 countries.

Following her triumph at her London recital debut in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1982, the Daily Telegraph wrote: "Yablonskaya is the sort of pianist who accomplishes with ease and naturalness what others struggle for a lifetime to achieve." In 1986, following her Canadian performance with the National Symphony under conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, a music critic of the Toronto Star wrote, "She played Rachmaninoff's 3rd as if it was written for her.

Ms. Yablonskaya has emerged as one of the most compelling talents of her generation. She has performed with many of the finest symphony orchestras in the world and with many of the leading conductors of our time. An extraordinary recitalist, she is equally renowned for solo performances with orchestras such as: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bolshoi Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra,
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra,Berlin Radio Symphony, Capetown Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff Festival Orchestra, Florida Gulf Coast Symphony, Gurzenich Orchester, Halle Orchestra, Hamilton (Ontario) Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Monterey County Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra USA, National symphony Orchestra Taiwan, National Symphony Orchestra S. Africa, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New West Symphony, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Norfolk Symphony Orchestra, Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Novicibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London (Canada), Orquesta Sinfonia de Castilla y Leon, Orquesta Sinfonia Brasileira, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Residence Orchestra of The Hague, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, State Orchestra of the USSR, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony, Warsaw Radio Symphony, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Taipei City Symphony, White Plains Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphonia, Worthing Symphony, Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra
In addition to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, she has performed in the Royal Albert Hall in London, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Royal Concergebouw, Amsterdam, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Great Hall of St. Petersburgh Philharmonic, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Sheldonyan Theatre and Holywell Music Room in Oxford, England and many more.

Ms. Yablonskaya has collaborated in performances with
celebrated conductors such as: Alexander Anissimov, Yury Aronovitch, Rudolf Barshai, Herbert Bloomstaadt, Boris Brott, Abraham Chavez, Sergiu Comissiona, Franz Paul Decker, Alexander Dmitriev, Lawrence Foster, Youosh Forst, Pierro Gamba, Fedor Gluschenko, Inbal, Arnold Katz, Anton Kersies, Dmitry Kitaenko, Eric Klaas, Kirill Kondrashin, Uri Maier, Fuat Mansurov, Nathan Rakhlin, Mstislev Rostropovitch, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yury Simonov, Stanislaw Skrowachevsky, Pavel Sorokin, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Yuly Turowsky, Victor Yampolsky

In 1990, after a 13 year absence, Ms. Yablonskaya returned to Russia for a sold-out concert, master classes and recitals at the Moscow Conservatory. Since then she has returned on a regular basis and is once more recognized as an elite piano virtuoso in Russia.

In recent years, Ms. Yablonskaya has collaborated with her son, renowned cellist/conductor, Dmitry Yablonsky. Their concerts have enjoyed vast public and critical acclaim. The New York Times called their Carnegie Hall debut, "A vibrant dialog." Their recordings together include duo performances for cello and piano as well as Khachaturian and Glasunov piano concertos recorded with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofieff, Brahms, Liszt 1st concertos and Chopin 1st and 2nd Concertos with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Mr. Yablonsky conducting.

In addition to her success as a concert pianist and recording artist, Ms. Yablonskaya has held the position of Professor of Piano at The Julliard School in New York City. She has lectured numerous master classes at many distinguished music schools, academies, conservatories and festivals throughout the world such as Newport and Bowdin in USA, Flaine and Tours in France, Lago Maggiore in Switzerland, Oxford Philomusica in England. Dr.Yablonskaya is a Co-Founder of Puigcerda Musica Clasica International Festival in Spain since 1998.

Ms. Yablonskaya also serves on the jury of many international piano competitions such as Leeds in England, Fraz Liszt in the Netherlands, Prokofiev in St. Petersburgh, Russia, Hamamatsu in Japan, competitions in Taiwan, Andorra, at the 2005 Seiler International Piano Competition and Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition.

Among her numerous recordings, Ms. Yablonskaya's Liszt/Schubert CD won the Grand Prix du Disque from the International Liszt Society in Budapest. In the December 1995 review of her Tchaikovsky CD, the American Record Guide wrote, "Oxana Yablonskaya is an artist who deserves to be heard and in any repertory she chooses."

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Jeremy Young

London born pianist Jeremy Young has had a distinguished performing and teaching career that has gained him a reputation as one of Europe’s most respected and versatile chamber pianists.

A founding member of the Manchester Piano Trio, Jeremy has also partnered many of the worlds most distinguished musicians including Olivier Charlier, Mark Padmore, Julian Bliss, Liwei Qin, Peter Cropper, Roderick Williams, Thomas Riebl and Karine Georgian in venues such as the Lincoln Center (New York), Herbst Theater (San Fransisco), National Concert Hall (Dublin), Esplanade Hall (Singapore), Almaty Concert Hall (Kazakhstan) and Wigmore Hall. Festival appearances include Mecklenburg –Vorpommern, Graz, Lake District, Harrogate, Endellion, Brighton, City of London and Dartington.

He has also appeared as solo recitalist at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, The Arts House (Singapore), Hsingchu Concert Hall (Taiwan), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) and the Southbank Centre and has performed concerti under the baton of Sir Richard Hickox and Marcus Stenz.

Jeremy has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, RTÉ Lyric FM, BBCTV, Channel 4 and radio in USA, China, Russia and much of Europe. His recordings are available on EMI Asia, Decca, Sony, Meridian, Signum, Champs Hill, Somm and Naxos.

An internationally recognised teacher, Jeremy has given classes worldwide including Universities of Texas, Connecticut and Chicago in the USA, Yong-Siew Toh Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory, Hsingchu University in Asia, and in Europe at the  Sibelius Academy in Finland, Conservatorio diVerona, Yehudi Menuhin School, Purcell School, Royal Academy of Music, Tunnell Trust and the European Chamber Music Academy.

He is currently the Head of Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music and senior tutor in piano and chamber music at Chethams School of Music in Manchester.  

In 2006 Jeremy founded the Alfriston Summer Music Festival in Sussex (now South Downs Summer Music) which he directed for 10 years and of which he remains the Chairman. Jeremy is currently the Artistic Director of the International Young Musicians Academy which runs music educational courses in the UK and China.

Jeremy Young studied at the Purcell School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

“Young matches her with a prodigious technique that demonstrates the full range of his artistry and his piano’s capabilities. -this latest entry by Sadie Fields and Jeremy Young is definitely one I shall be keeping and returning to often. Very strongly recommended “

FANFARE 2016 (CD recording of Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano- Champs Hill)

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