Tanya Schwartzman - Music Theory, Organ, Chamber Music
Tanya Schwartzman is the Music Director of the Sharon Music Academy, which she has founded in 1990. She is Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano, Master Teacher of World Piano Competition and is a faculty member of several international summer music programs. Tanya holds MA in Musical Education from the prestigious Novosibisrk Conservatory (Russia) and conducted postgraduate studies at the Moscow Pedagogical University, where she subsequently taught piano pedagogy to the future piano teachers. She is the author of several articles in the field of Music Theory and Pedagogy. Among her students are many winners of local, national and prestigious international piano competitions, including International Young Artists Competition in Washington, DC, Manchester Young Artist Competition in Connecticut, Young Promise International Music Competition. Tanya’s students have been selected to perform in Holland, Switzerland and France, as well as on the famous stages in US, such as Carnegie Hall in New York and John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
She is frequently invited to serve as a judge at various piano competitions.
Iryna holds MA in Musical Education from Lvov State Conservatory (Ukraine) and B.A. in Piano Performance from Dnepropetrovsk College of Music (Ukraine). She was a faculty member of the Ukraine National Music School for Gifted Children and prepared many winners of the national competitions. She has 20 years of experience teaching piano. Among her students are the winners of the American Fine Arts Festival in New York and Young Soloists Festival in New Hampshire.
Lilit Karapetian - Ear Training, Music Theory
Lilit is a graduate of the famous Moscow Conservatory (Doctorate Degree in Piano Performance) and was a student of the internationally acclaimed pianists Mikhail Pletnev and Lev Vlasenko. She has performed extensively in her native Armenia, Russia as well as internationally to high acclaim in the press and from the renowned authorities in the musical world, including praise from Paul Badura Skoda, Mikhail Pletnev and Daniel Pollock. Lilit has had an impressive number of solo recitals in Syria, Jordan, the United States, Great Britain and Argentina. In 1994 she was invited to perform in the prestigious Grande Finale concert together with Ann Shein, a world-famous pianist, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Her 1995 recital at the Washington Arts Club and a series of concerts in Buenos-Aires and Cordoba in 1996 were highly praised by international press and the local musical circles. She also performed with the Arlington Symphony and the Williamsburg Symphony orchestras. In 2006-2007 she had solo recitals in Venice, in the National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome and Teatro di Marcello of Rome (Italy). Lilit has authored several articles on musicology and theory of piano interpretation. She has been teaching piano for more than 15 years. She is on the faculty of New England Conservatory Preparatory School.
Lisa Leong - Music Theory
Lisa Leong has worked with composers such as John Cage, Mario Davidovsky, Steven Stucky, Gunther Schuller, Alvin Singleton and Chen Yi. Her interest in new music has led to performances with the Auros Group for New Music and Underground Composers in Boston, Ensemble X, Mother Mallard's Portable masterpiece, Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players, Milwaukee Symphony clarinetist William Helmers, Thamyris, and Soli. As a winner of the Schubert Club's Young Artist of the Year, she appeared as soloist in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. In June 2004, she appeared at the Institute and Festival of Contemporary Performance at Mannes College in New York, alongside members of Speculum Musicae. Her performances have been broadcast on Radio France, WGBH in Boston, Georgia Public Radio's "Atlanta Music Scene," and recorded by National Public Radio's "Performance Today" . Ms. Leong was Artist Affiliate at Emory University and adjunct faculty at Clayton State University. She graduated with an MM in Piano Performance at New England Conservatory, where she studied with Veronica Jochum and Stephen Drury. She is also the pianist for the Atlanta-based ensemble Bent Frequency and Sonic Generator at Gerogia institute of Technology. Lisa has been teaching in various music schools for more than 10 years.
Nicolai Lomov - Piano Master Classes
Nicolai's talent was recognized at an early age and by age five he was selected to be a student at the Mussorgsky State School for Gifted Children. His formative training took place at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, completing his PHD in 1971. While still a student he represented Russia in numerous international competitions, including the Beethoven, Montreal, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels. Over the next twenty years he performed numerous recitals throughout the former Soviet Union and was a soloist with many major Russian orchestras, including the famous Moscow and Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestras. His solo performances are recorded on CD, are often aired on the radio, and are reviewed in newspaper and magazine articles. Mr. Lomov has been teaching piano and chamber music for more than 35 years at the prestigious conservatoires in Russia and USA including the St. Petersburg Conservatoire (Russia), New England Conservatory and Adamant School of Music, Vermont. Mr. Lomov has judged multiple local, national and international competitions.
Tanya has more than 25 years of experience teaching music and piano performance. She is an assistant to professors of New England Conservatory and Longy School of Music, where she works with the students, who compete in international piano competitions. Tanya is a Certified "Music Together" instructor and holds BA in piano performance and early childhood education from highly acclaimed Gorky State Conservatory, Russia. She also graduated from the same conservatory with double MA degree in piano performance and music theory and composition.
Synthia holds MM in piano performance from Longy School of Music, where she studied piano with Wayman Chin and jazz piano with Peter Cassino, and BM from the Latvian Music Academy, Riga, Latvia. She has extensively performed in US and on many stages throughout the world, including Germany, Japan, France and South Korea. She is the 1st Prize winner of La Grange Symphony Orchestra Competition, La Grange, Georgia. She is an accomplished accompanist and frequently works at Longy School of Music, Tufts University and Leslie University as well as with various chamber ensembles throughout New England. She has been teaching piano since 1990. Synthia is a Doctorate Candidate in Piano Performance at Boston University.
Pei-yeh Tsai- Ear Training, Organ
Pei-yeh Tsai holds Doctorate Degree in Musical Arts from Boston University and MM Degree in Piano Performance from Julliard School. Her list of achievements include First Prize, New England International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition; Viardo Prize, Viardo International Piano Competition; First Prize, Richmond Piano Competition; Rose Milholland Award, Peabody Conservatory, Fourth Place, Iowa International Piano Competition. She has given many solo performances all over the world and has performed chamber music with many world renowned musicians. Pei-yeh is a church organist and a choir director and has been teaching piano in Boston area since 2000.