Recently, my student Calvin Brey won the 3rd place at the International Piano and Composition Competition "Grand Piano" in Novorossiysk, Russia. We send two compositions which Calvin had recently finished writing. It was an online competition where people from different countries had a chance to participate and show their talented works. It was an interesting experience for Calvin and myself and we were happy to receive feedback that will help us to develop composition skills
Hi everyone, I am happy to announce that now you can have professional recording and mastering in our Piano Studio. We have professional microphones and recording software. Moreover, the brand of our piano is "Steinway & Sons" that is the most prestigious in the world! The acoustic of our studio is unbelievably great and makes any performance sound bright and colorful. We will be happy to capture your special moment and record your piano pieces during the weekends. Contact us
My students Lara and Leila Thomas surprised me this week. Leila arranged several famous music themes from the video games, making her own potpourri. I posted the video online and they received many great comments from professional musicians as well as piano lovers. I am happy that I can pass my passion for composition to the new generation of musicians who understand the value of original composition and willing to learn the rules to create contemporary music. I feel very luc
Last week was pretty successful. I played an in-person audition with my student Shianne Bonham at the Kentucky Art Center that was sponsored by "Funds for the Arts". Also, I had a chance to listen to a Senior Recital of another of my students, Maddie Bowers at YPAS. Both students have been accepted to very prestigious universities (Shianne - Vanderbilt University, Maddie - Loyola University) and are going to graduate from my studio this summer. I am very proud of them. They h
Today we received a great news! My student Calvin Brey and I won the first places at the International Composition Competition named after Sergei Prokofiev in Russia, Chelyabinsk! The competition took place at the University of Art named after Peter Tchaikovsky. Also, I received a Letter of Gratitude as a teacher for preparing a winner. We appreciate the wonderful opportunity to be a part of this project! We couldn’t be happier with the results!
Last Saturday we performed at the Opening Night at Churchill Downs. Our performance was sponsored by "Funds for the Arts" in collaboration with Churchill Downs. My friends Oleg and Natalia Bezuglov performed my "Hymnal Fantasia" and "Concertino" for violin and piano. Samir and I played "Marine Pictures" and "Christmas Suite" for saxophone and piano. You can find all these compositions on my newest CD "Unchained". We were thrilled and honored to entertain people on the third f