Jacopo Muratori

Jacopo Muratori, born on 20/03/1998, started learning music at the age of 5, thanks to his father Rinaldo, conductor and teacher at “Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia” in Rome, and his mother Angela. He was admitted at the Conservatory when he was 7, studying cello and graduating in 2013 at “Conservatorio di Musica A.Casella”, in L’Aquila. …

Mengoni Luca

Luca Mengoni finished his violin studies with full marks in 1997 at the Conservatory of Music      “ Rossini” in Pesaro, under the guidance of master R. Segreto. He has subsequently attended masterclasses on orchestral practice studying with masters M. Fornaciari, P. Toso, D. Rossi, S. Pagliani, P. Prencipe, G. Franzetti, M. Marin and L. Spirer, …

Enrico Elisi

  Enrico Elisi regularly performs to acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Hailed for his “mastery of elegance, refinement, and fantasy” (La Nueva España), his interpretations reveal “remarkable sensitivity, imagination, and polish” (Baltimore Sun).   A laureate of the Porto International Competition (Portugal) and the Venice Competition (Italy), he went on to garner a …

Dr. Yiming Zhou

As a teaching assistant at the University of Kansas, Yiming Zhou earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance in 2021. As the Principal 2nd Violin of the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Carolyn Watson, Dr. Zhou won two national-level prizes in the year 2020: the American Prize for …

Vladimir Valjarević (Online)

The critics have praised pianist Vladimir Valjarevic for his “caressing legato,” “silk-on-velvet seductiveness” (Fanfare Magazine), “beautiful lyricism and … wide variety of tones and colorings, perceptively applied with care” (All Music Guide). He has also been called “an outstandingly responsive partner and superb tonalist” (The Strad). His performances have taken him to the National Center …

Dr. Andrew Park

Dr. Park is a renowned Korean-American solo pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. He is First Prize winner of Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition (currently known as Virginia Waring International Piano Competition). Dr. Park is a devoted performer of chamber music. He travels around to play chamber music with his own group, the Park Trio. He …

Mengyang Pan

Chinese born British pianist Mengyang Pan began her piano studies in China, eventually becoming a junior student at the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing. Having been offered a full scholarship, she accepted an invitation to study at the Purcell School in the UK before completing her musical education at the Royal College of Music, London. …

Dr. Thomas Lanners

Thomas Lanners has appeared as a solo and collaborative pianist and clinician throughout the U.S. and abroad, presenting his New York solo debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2004. His performances have been broadcast nationally and internationally on programs such as American Public Media’s Performance Today, BBC3 in London and RTÉ Radio 1’s …

Dr. Jack Winerock

Dr. Jack Winerock, Professor of Piano (Emeritus) at the University of Kansas, received undergraduate and master’s degrees at the Juilliard School of Music and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. He was awarded the prestigious Kemper Teaching Award in 2003, and in 2009 he was chosen Teacher of the Year by the National Federation …

Dr. Scott McBride Smith

Scott McBride Smith is a recognized leader in worldwide music education. As the Cordelia Brown Murphy Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Kansas since 2010, he focuses on national issues of teacher training and piano pedagogy. As President and CEO of the International Institute for Young Musicians, he leads a summer program offering …