Thomas Adès was born in London in 1971. His compositions include two operas, Powder Her Face(Cheltenham Festival/Almeida Theatre, London, 1995), and The Tempest (Royal Opera, Covent Garden, 2004).
As a conductor he appears regularly with, among others, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw, Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies, BBC Symphony, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Recent piano engagements include solo recitals at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), New York and the Barbican in London, and concerto appearances with the New York Philharmonic. He coaches Piano and Chamber Music annually at the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove.
Nikolai Kapustin is a Russian composer and pianist. He was born on November 22, 1937 in Gorlovka Ukraine. Nikolai Kapustin turned out to be a classical composer who happens to work in a jazz idiom. He fuses these influences in his compositions, using jazz idioms in formal classical structures. An example of this is his Suite in the Old Style, Op. 28, written in 1977, which inhabits the sound world of jazz but is modelled on baroque suites such as by J. S. Bach. Here is a link to all his works written for piano:
His music is performed by leading pianists like Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Osborne, Ludmil Angelov, Masahiro Kawakami, Nikolai Petrov and Vadim Rudenko.
Oxana Krut was born on September 19, 1971 in Zaporozhye (Ukraine).
She graduated from the Zaporizhzhya Music College with honors, and then with a red diploma and the Odessa Conservatory. Since 2002 I live with my husband and sons in Germany, where I also teach piano at a music school. Since 2012, my works for piano are published by the German musical publishing house Pianodidact. They can often be heard at children's competitions Jugend musiziert in Germany.
Arnold Nevolovich was born on 17.12.1953 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg, Russia). In 1978 he graduated from the Rimskij-Korsakov State Conservatory as a composer and music educator. He has been a member of the Composers Union of Russia since 1986. For many years he was the organizer and chairman of the jury of the annual International Competition for Young Composers in St. Petersburg. At the same time he taught composition, music theory and piano and worked as a répétiteur in various St. Petersburg music schools.
Arvo Pärt is a composer of international stature whose music is characterized by strong compositional logic and sacral atmosphere. As the boldest innovator of 1960s Estonian music, he brought into play all the most important modernist techniques of composition in his earlier works. In 1980s, Pärt achieved worldwide renown by his meditative tintinnabuli style. Arvo Pärt's music has a remarkable influence on Estonian contemporary music. The works of Arvo Pärt have been recorded mainly by ECM, and also by Harmonia Mundi, BIS, EMI Records, Hyperion, Chandos, CCn'C Records, Nonesuch Records, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Classics, Naxos and other labels. Pärt’s publisher is Universal Edition.
EVC Music Publications Ltd (UK) founded by Elena Cobb is a relatively new publishing house with an objective to create a wide variety of inspirational performance piano repertoire for concerts, competitions and festivals for the new generation of virtuosi of all levels.
From August 2016, educational resources published by EVC Music Publications Ltd are being distributed by Alfred Music UK worldwide.
Elena is the founder of the Elena Cobb Star Prize sponsorship platform with a vision to promote piano performance opportunities for young pianists from around the world. I Elena Cobb Star Prize Event is an annual concert which features competition winners from around the world and includes piano works published by EVC Music. The event takes place at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room in the first week of April.
Mr. Heinrich Klassen was born on January 14, 1955 to a family of exiled Germans in a small mining town in Kazakstan. Before moving to Germany he worked at conservatories, universities, and musical schools in Russia. For over 30 years he is the publisher of the company ‘EDITION KLASSEN”. He has published books with his own compositions of “Piano Pieces” from beginner to advanced levels, two books of “Musical Sketches”, the Book “Scales? No problem!”, and in 2016 he published a new method book for piano beginners “Hello, piano” together with Ms. Irina Mints.
Born in Russia, he studied in Rostov on the Don. Gold Medal in Music Composition and Piano. He worked for seven years for the Theater in Rostov with the director Vladimir Tshigichev, where he composed and performed a dozen works, opera-rock, musicals, some of which were presented in France, Japan, Germany, Mexico ... He also collaborates with director Kirill Serebrennikov on documentaries and fiction. In 2015 the first volume of pieces for young pianists "Tales of the trees" is published by Alfred Music. The second volume is out in March 2018.
Boris Abramovich Pechersky - Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, famous composer, member of the Union of Composers of Russia, chairman of the creative section of composers of Moscow for music for children and youth, winner of international competitions, author of numerous compositions in various genres of chamber instrumental, pianistic, symphonic and vocal- Choral Music, Professor, Head of the Department of Instrumental Performance of the Moscow City Pedagogical University. gation of Contemporary Music".
During years of occupation or World War II, he studied violin playing and after the war piano and organ. In the years In 1952-1957, he studied composition in the conservatory of Vilnius. Later moves to Warsaw and continuous studies at Warsaw Academy of Music in years 1957-60 in Bolesław Woytowicz class. In year 1963 and 1966 he studied Gregorian chant and medieval polyphony in Nadia Boulanger class in Paris. Since 1971 Romuald Twardowski has been the Professor of Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.