JONATHAN ACKERMAN - Staff Accompanist
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.M., Piano Performance, Rutgers University. Piano studies: Theodore Lettvin, Bernard Rose, Edmund Niemann. Toured the US, Europe and Japan as pianist with the dance company Eurythmy Spring Valley. Solo and chamber music performances throughout the U.S. Private piano teacher: Irvington, NY.
NELY BURLA - Staff Accompanist
B.M, M.M., Kharkov Institute of Fine Arts, Donetsk State Conservatory (Ukraine); Ph.D. Saratov State Conservatory (Russia). Studied: S. Benditsky, M. Voskressensky, V. Hananaev. Solo and chamber performances: Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Canada, United States. Collaborative pianist: University of Toronto, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Canadian Music Competitions. Over 30 years of international experience as a piano teacher for children and professional students. Publications for teachers held in Russian State Library. Former faculty: Amadeus Conservatory of Music.
OXANA MIKHAILOFF - Staff Accompanist
B.M., Moscow Conservatory; M.M., Manhattan School of Music.
Studied: Anaida Sumbatian, Vera Gornostaeva, Vladimir Krainev, Vladimir Feltsman, Phillip Kawin, Ruth Laredo. 2nd prize 2003 Martha Argerich competition; 2nd prize 2000 Cincinnati International Piano Competition. 1999 Carnegie Hall Debut. Recitals: Europe, United States, South America.
JOANNE PROCELL - Coordinator of Accompanists
B.F.A., Univ. of Pennsylvania; M.A., Radcliffe. Piano studies with Robinor. Active as piano teacher and accompanist. Performs in solo and chamber music workshops throughout Westchester.
ELEONORA ROTSHTEYN - Musicianship, Staff Accompanist, Composition
B.M., M.M., Mannes College of Music, piano and composition. Master of Music Education (K-12 certification) Queens College. Piano studies: Mme. Nina Svetlanova. Composition studies: Dr. Robert Cuckson. Theory and Analysis: Dr. Carl Schachter. Performance: Weill Recital Hall; NY/ NJ Steinway Halls. Winner: Leschetizky Society; World Piano Competition, Cincinnati. Collaborative pianist: Lucy Moses School; Mannes College of Music Preparatory; Port Jefferson Music Academy; private studio in Brooklyn. Collaborative pianist: BMCC, CUNY. Faculty: Port Jefferson Music Academy; Shostakovich Music School; School for Strings, BMCC, CUNY adjunct.
SHI-LING SHIH - Staff Accompanist
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music. Studied with Feder, Svetlanova, Edelman, Anievas. Post Graduate studies at CUNY Center. Chamber Music with Balsam, Seiger. Recitals in New York area and Taiwan. Private teaching, accompanying in Westchester.
TOMOKO UCHINO THOMAS - Staff Accompanist
B.M., University of Michigan; M.M., Johns Hopkins, Peabody Conservatory; D.M.A. University of Arizona, Solo Piano; G.D., Collaborative Piano, The Juilliard School. Studied Solo Piano: Arthur Greene, Ann Schein, Elena Shiga, Rex Woods. Studied Collaborative Piano: Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, Brian Zeger. Numerous prizes: national and international competitions. Recital appearances: United States, Japan, Thailand, France, Germany. Staff Accompanist: Aspen Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Heifetz International Music Institute. Former instructor: Interlochen Center for the Arts. Freelance accompanist, vocal coach, teacher.
SCOTT WHEATLEY - Staff Accompanist
B.M., University of Missouri, Kansas City, vocal performance. M.M., University of South Florida, vocal performance. Professional singer, private coach, accompanist in New York area. Soloist and choral singer nationally and internationally; collaborative pianist in recital with singers and instrumentalists.
YANNIS XYLAS – Staff Accompanist
Piano Diploma, Honors: Macedonian Conservatory of Music, Thessaloniki, Greece. Performed: USA, China, Greece, Czech Republic, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Poland and Spain, Avery Fischer Hall, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall in collaboration with singers, instrumentalists, orchestras. Rehearsal Pianist, Chorus Master, Assistant Conductor: Mid-America Productions, Opera Orchestra of New York, Miller Theatre, New York Grand Opera, Lubo Opera. Rehearsal Pianist, Assistant Chorus Master: Lyrical Opera Chorus, Thessaloniki. Vice President: Hellenic Music Foundation, Conductor: HMF symphony orchestra. Freelance orchestrator.