Leon Gurvitch, pianist & composer

I do not have any definite repertoire strategy. In my case I compose or arrange new pieces and as soon as I think they are mature for the stage, I add them to my program and try them out in live performances.

Nelly Akopian-Tamarina, pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano, and pursue a career in music? Both my parents were musical. My mother would take me to opera and ballet at the Bolshoi. My father would read me Pushkin and dabble in Bach. But it was my mother principally who single-handedly executed her vision and…

William Youn, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Since I first saw the piano at the kindergarten, I somehow immediately felt a strong connection to the instrument and wanted to take piano lessons. My parents didn’t have much knowledge about classical music nor understood what it means to live as a musician….

Mei-Ting, pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? I started piano when I was three, so the question wasn’t so much who inspired me to take it up but rather who started me on it, and the answer to that would be my parents. I always liked…

Jonathan Ferrucci, pianist

Every time I play a piece for the first time is special. You never know what’s going to happen. It’s the moment in which the potential of a piece is revealed.