Education

2002-2004  San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SF, CA

M.M. in Piano Performance

Student Assistant to Professor Paul Hersh

Spring Honors Award for Piano 2004

 

1978-1982  San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SF, CA

B.M. in Piano Performance

 

1984  Manhattan School of Music, NY, NY

Post Baccalaureate Studies in Music Performance

Teachers

Paul Hersh – San Francisco Conservatory of Music 2002-2004

Nina Svetlanova – Manhattan School of Music 1984-2000

Milton Salkind – San Francisco Conservatory of Music 1981-1982

Mack McCray – San Francisco Conservatory of Music 1978-1981

Professional

Experience

2006-2008New Mozart SchoolPalo Alto, CA

Piano Instructor

  • Instruction from beginning level to competitive performers

  • Training technique, rhythm and interpretation

  • Performance preparation

  • Basic theory and ear training

 

2002-2004SFCM Summer Music West ProgramSF, CA

Piano Instructor

  • Private Piano Instruction

  • Four Hand Ensembles

  • Chamber Music Coaching

 

1994-Present  Private Piano Instruction  SF, CA and NY, NY

Piano Instructor

  • Instruction from beginning level to competitive performers

  • Training technique, rhythm and interpretation

  • Performance preparation

  • Basic theory and ear training

 

1994-1998Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey

Adjudicator

 

1994-1998  Shandelee Summer Festival Auditions

Adjudicator

Public

Performance

  • Faculty Artist Recital. Violin and Piano, SFCM 2007

  • Faculty Artist Recital, Viola and Piano, SFCM 2006

  • SFCM Staff Piano Recital, 2006

  • SFCM Staff Piano Recital, 2005

  • Nevada Museum of Art, Solo Recital, Reno, NV, 2005

  • Flagler Museum, Solo Recital, Palm Beach, FL, 2001

  • Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Solo Recital, 2000

  • Hirshhorn Museum, Solo Recital, Washington, DC, 2000

  • Anglican Church, Solo Recital, St. Barthélémy, FWI, 1997-1999

Awards

Received

The Second Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

for Outstanding Amateurs, 2000, Fort Worth, TX

  • First Prize

  • Press Jury Award

  • Audience Award

  • Best Performance of Baroque work

  • Best Performance of 20th Century Work

 

AMSA International Piano Competition, 1985, Cincinnati, OH

  • Fourth Prize

 

The Jewish Community Center Competition for

Young Musicians,  1983, Wilmington, DE

First Prize

References Available Upon Request

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