Dr. Michael Esch

Michael Esch holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Rice University where his teachers included Robert Roux and Jon Kimura Parker. His other major influences include his first teachers Rosemary Collins and Dorothy Morton, and extensive coachings with Rebecca Penneys, Lazar Berman and Anton Kuerti. Dr. Esch has been featured in …

Dr. Alejandro Avila

Pianist Alejandro Avila was born in Asuncion, Paraguay, and began his piano studies at the age of 7. Concluding his conservatory studies in Asuncion, Alejandro was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree at São Paulo State University (UNESP), in Brazil, where he studied with renowned Brazilian professors …

Andrew Tyson(China)

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” American pianist Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. In summer 2015, he was awarded First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich, as well as the Mozart and Audience Prizes. These victories have resulted in numerous …

Dr. Chenggang Yang(China)

Dr. ChengGang Yang is a professor and vice-chair of piano department at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China. He began studying piano with his father, Yang HanGuo. He Later studied with Professor YangJun at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. In 1986, he was awarded the third prize in the annual Piano Competition of Central …

Reena Berger Natenberg

Pianist Reena Berger Natenberg made her Carnegie Hall recital debut as soloist and collaborator in January 2013. Additionally, she has performed as soloist and collaborator throughout North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. These appearances include performances at the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Midday Concert Series, the House of …

Orlando Riveros(South America)

Discovering and performing literature ranging from baroque to contemporary works is what keeps pianist Orlando Riveros traveling around the globe. With a sound defined as “sparkling” and “exciting” by critics and media, Orlando has performed across the United States, and South America, emerging as a sensitive and devoted artist. While piano remains his focus, he …

Dr. Emma Rui-Xuan Shi

Dr. Emma Shi is an active music educator, public speaker and adjudicator. She is the director of Doctor Music Academy, director of International Piano Professional Association (IPPA) Canada division, music director of Cloverdale United Church. During the pandemic period, Dr. Shi published numerous videos of piano pedagogy, hosted virtual concerts to global audience, organized fundraising …

Dr. Alvin Zhu (China)

Alvin Zhu has performed Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff concertos with orchestras around the world, appearing at Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, Sydney Opera House, Beijing Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Tianjin Grand Theater, Palais du Congress, Stadio Olimpico, David Lawrence Convention Center, Paul and Morse Halls at Juilliard, the Amphitheater in …

Ivy Lu Wang

Ivy Lu Wang is a versatile pianist and educator, specializing in healthy piano performance techniques. In collaboration with Chinese medical students, she created a grant-funded program named “How Pianists Coexist with Tenosynovitis” recognized as an honored program at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. She was invited to write a front-page article in “Music Weekly” one …