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C. Yulia Mikhailovna

Master-Class Language: Russian, English

C. Yulia Mikhailovna is an Associate Professor of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and Academic Music School at the Moscow Conservatory, award winner.
Yulia Mikhailovna graduated with the highest honors from the Moscow Conservatory (class of the People's Artist of Russia, Professor Z.A. Ignatieva).
After completing postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory in 2008, Yulia Mikhailovna began working as an assistant at the piano faculty under the guidance of Professor S.L. Dorensky. From April 2017 she started to teach her class, and in October 2019 she became an associate professor of the piano faculty under the guidance of Professor S.L. Dorensky. In 2020 she became an associate professor of the piano faculty under the guidance of Professor A.A. Pisarev. Since 2018, she has been teaching piano at the Academic Music School at the Moscow Conservatory.

Yulia Mikhailovna is a Laureate of international competitions:
D.D. Shostakovich (Moscow, 1996, 1st prize), "Citta di Senigallia" (Italy, 1997, 2nd Prize), "Classical Heritage" (Moscow, 2005, 1st prize), "W.A.Mozart" (Kavala, Greece, 2006, 2nd Prize). She was awarded scholarships by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the International Wagner Society, the International EPTA Society (from the SERTA representative office in Warsaw). From 1995 to 2004 she was a soloist of the Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic in the projects "Abc of Inspiration" and "Musical Spring".

Yulia Mikhailovna performs in concerts of subscriptions of the Moscow Philharmonic and the Moscow Conservatory, in the Great Hall, Small Hall, Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and in other music halls in Moscow, in various cities of Russia. She has performed concerts in Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Georgia, the USA, and South Korea.
Yulia Mikhailovna collaborates with many symphonic and chamber orchestras, including the Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Zhukovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble of Soloists "Premiere", the Chamber Orchestra of the Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic. Svetlanova, Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra

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Li-Chun Su

Master-Class Language: Chinese, German, English

Li-Chun Su is a solo pianist and a fortepianist. Ms. Su has played numerous concerts in the Grand Hall and Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic, St Martin in the Fields in London, Philharmonic Hall in Jena, Gewandhaus Mendelssohn Hall in Leipzig, Casa de la Musica in Porto , Konzerthaus Berlin and in Gasteig in Munich. She has played with "Sinfonie Orchester Berlin", "Berliner Symphoniker", Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of University of Arts Berlin, Porto National Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg. Li-Chun Su has performed in Germany, U.K., Switzerland and Austria.

Ms. Su is also a highly accomplished fortepianist. She has given several recitals in the Musikinstrumenten Museum Berlin, at the Michael Haydn Musikfestival in Salzburg and Bebersee Festival in Brandenburg. She was honored to play Carl Czerny’s work on Czerny’s own 1834 Boesendorfer which was shipped from Vienna to the International Czerny Congress for her to play for the occasion. She has also been privileged to play the Brodmann’s 1810 piano once owned by Carl Maria von Weber and on an 1838 Conrad Graf. Li-Chun is invited by Musikinstrumenten Museum Berlin to record Mozart, Schubert and Carl Maria von Weber on those original instruments like Stein Fortepiano 1775 and Brodmann 1810. She has played and recorded on Silbermann's Harpsichord and Silbermnn-Fortepiano (reproduced by Neupert-Fortepiano).
Pianist Li-Chun Su studied with Lazlo Simon, Martin Hughes, Mitzi Meyerson, Gabor Paska Malcolm Bilson, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (German Lieder), Alicia de Larrocha and Paul Badura Skoda in Berlin, Weimar, Vienna and Villecroze.

Li-Chun Su won first prizes at Arthur-Schnabel Competition in Berlin, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition in Berlin and Porto International Competition. She took fourth prize at the International Johann-Sebastian-Bach Competition in Leipzig. During the Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition for Duo Piano and Cello, she won the Federal-President-Scholarship in Berlin. Li-Chun Su was also to be heard and seen on several occasions on Germany broadcasting networks like Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), Deutschlandradio, and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). Li-Chun Su teaches at the University of the Arts Berlin.

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Andrei Tcymbalistenko

Master-Class Language: Russian, English

Andrei Tсymbalistenko is a talented virtuoso pianist, the follower of  Goldenweiser – Feinberg famous school of solo piano performance. He graduated from Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 2013 in the class of Prof. Zinaida Ignatieva, a laureate of the very prestigious International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (1960) and a student of Samuil Feinberg, an outstanding Soviet pianist, and composer.

Andrei has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatory’s Faculty of Solo Piano Performance in the Department headed by Prof. Sergei Dorensky (2015–2020), currently headed by Prof. Andrei Pisarev. Andrei Tсymbalistenko was an assistant of Prof. Ignatieva (2015–2022), currently, he is an independent teacher at the named department.

He is a laureate at the following international piano contests: Classical Legacy in Moscow (1st prize); Frédéric Chopin Competition in Petrozavodsk (Russia, grand prix); Jeunes Talents in Montrond-les-Bains (France, 1st prize); Carl Filtsch Competition in Sibiu (Romania, 1st prize); the competitions in Königs Wusterhausen (Young Piano Stars) and in Troisdorf (Germany, 1st prizes at both), as well as the competitions in Milan (Piano Talents) and in Ischia (Italy, 3rd and 2nd prizes respectively). He is also a diploma winner at the competitions in Lagny-sur-Marne, Lyon, and Valence (France); a special prize at the competition in Valence (Teresa Llacuna) for the performance of Liszt’s transcription of Schubert’s Erlkönig.

Andrei performs his solo recitals at the Moscow Conservatory concert halls on a regular basis, as well as performs concerts and teaches master classes in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, and other countries. He has performed with the Kaluga Youth Symphony Orchestra (Russia) and the Obninsk Municipal Chamber Orchestra. He participates at various international music festivals and serves as a jury member at international piano competitions. He prefers to perform the repertoire of Western European Romanticism, especially pieces by Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt.

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Nanqiao Lyu

Master-Class Language: Chinese, English, Russian

Nanqiao Lyu is an American pianist, chamber musician, piano educator, a researcher in music teaching, and Deputy Chief of “Huaxing Art Troupe”, soloist and accompanist at New World Opera, Boston.
Born in China, Ms. Lyu graduated with the highest honors from Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and Moscow State Pedagogical University. Nanqiao Lyu performed solo concerts in the past, with her first solo in Harbin Youth Palace at nine. In August 2000, she played with the Symphony Orchestra of Harbin Pedagogical University at the “Harbin Summer” Festival. In 2004, she played another solo concert at Baisi Music Center in Shenyang. In 2008 she performed with the Voronezh Symphony Orchestra in the Voronezh Philharmonic Hall. In 2012 she performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic” in the Moscow House of Music. From 2014 to 2021, she also held solo concerts in Italy, Russia, and China. She also participated in all performances with the “Huaxing Art Troupe” from 2019.

Nanqiao Lyu is a distinguished competition winner; her excellent techniques and performance are further recognized by international competitions such as the 2015 Open International Competition of Pianists and Piano Ensembles (Moscow, 3rd Prize), 2018 Rachmaninov International Festival Competition (Russia, Grand Prize), 4th International Competition for Young Pianists (Russia, 1st Prize). In 2019, Ms. Lyu was also awarded 1st Prize at the New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Ms. Lyu is now a leading piano teacher in New York and Boston. Winning competitions paved her way to the international audience and solidified Ms. Lyu’s reputation as a piano instructor. She has inspired many student competitors to practice harder and reach further inside themselves to achieve more excellent results and successfully ushered many students to win piano competitions. Ms. Lyu is also a researcher in music teaching; She has published nine articles in eight prestigious professional journals regarding teaching methods.

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