piano

Jeffrey Cohen

Den amerikanske pianisten Jeffrey Cohen har et svært godt rykte for hans briljant og artistiske interpretasjon, noe The New York Times også har omtalt han for. Både som solist og kammermusiker har han hatt konserter i tre forskjellige kontinent. Jeffrey har vært gjest på flere store musikkfestivaler, som Bowdoin, Waterloo, Shanghai International Piano Festival & Institute, og Beijing International Music Festival. Han har en duo sammen med fiolinisten Lucie Robert, og de ga ut en CD-samling av franske kammermusikk som fikk svært god kritikk av Fanfare-magasin. Studentene hans har vunnet store konkurranser og har suksessfulle karrierer – enten utøvende eller  pedagogisk. I over 25 år han han vært pianoprofessor ved Manhattan School of Music i New York. I tillegg har han blitt invitert til flere anerkjente universitet for å gi mesterklasser.

Jeffrey Cohen

American pianist Jeffrey Cohen has been praised by The New York Times for the “lucidity and poetry” of his playing. Both as soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Cohen’s performances have taken him to three different continents. In the summers, Mr. Cohen has been a faculty member or guest artist at major music festivals including Bowdoin, Waterloo, Shanghai International Piano Festival & Institute, and the Beijing International Music Festival. Mr. Cohen’s debut recording, a collection of French chamber music with his wife and duo partner violinist Lucie Robert, received critical acclaim in Fanfare magazine. In addition to his concert activities, Mr. Cohen’s teaching gifts have established him as a leading piano pedagogue of his generation. His students have won prizes in major competitions and enjoy successful careers as performers and teachers. For over twenty-five years, Mr. Cohen has been a piano professor and member of the artist faculty at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he currently serves as Coordinator of Piano Master Classes and Departmental Competitions. He has given master classes at prestigious institutions around the world.

Alison Rhind

Alison Rhind was educated at the Chetham´s School of Music Oxford University and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with Edith Vogel. Since 2006 Alison regularly has been invited to work at the Royal College of Music i London. This was formalized in 2009 when she was offered a position as coach/accompanist for the string Institute.

Ivar Anton Waagaard

Ivar Anton Waagaard is associate professor in piano accompaniment at the Norwegian Academy of Music with focus on vocal repertoire. He has been playing with many of the leading singers and instrumentalists in the country, on concerts, radio, TV-shows and CDs. Waagaard has been opera- and theater pianist and accompanist at the Queen Sonja competition.