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 …

Dr. Michael Esch(Canada)

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(US)

  Piano and theory instructor – Language and Music House of Kansas City 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 his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree at São …

Alan Kwiek(South America)

He was born in 1981 in Buenos Aires. He began his musical studies at the age of 9. His teachers were Lidia E. Santos, María Fernanda Bruno, Adela Barroso, Pía Sebastiani and the distinguished pedagogue Elizabeth Westerkamp. He performed as soloist and chamber music player in Argentina and abroad (Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, Holland) in …

Dr. Wayne Weng (Canada)

Pianist Wayne Weng’s playing has been described as “vibrant and immensely musical,” and as having “delicacy amounting to almost reverence […] through gossamer touch” (Wiltshire Gazette & Herald).  His “ability to modulate the piano’s sound […] coupled with his great ear easily gave him an edge” (Sioux City Journal) to win the first prize at …

Huiqiao Bao(China)

Pianist Bao Hui-qiao is an international prize-winner and has won First Prize in the Chinese Works Competition in 1960, 5th Prize in the George Enescu International Piano Competition in 1961 (Romania), First Prize in the Selective Competition of China in 1964 and Selective Chopin Competition in China in 1965, the Best Performance Prize in the 4th National …

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 …

Fei Xu (China)

Fei Xu is considered one of the country’s leading pedagogues. His students have won top prizes in many national and international piano competitions. Born in Beijing, China, Fei received his music education at the Central Conservatory of Music, where he holds B.M and M.M degrees and served as faculty member. In China, he mainly studied …

Dr. Ross Salvosa (USA)

Ross Salvosa is a Filipino-Canadian pianist based in Seattle-WA. He is an active member of the South King County Music Teachers Association and is currently serving in the “Equity, Inclusion and Diversity” committee of the Washington State Music Teachers Association. He has served in the juries of the Seattle International Piano Competition, Oregon Music Teachers …