Marcos Madrigal was born in Havana, Cuba, where he graduated with honors from the The University of Arts of Cuba (ISA), under the guidance of the renowned professor Teresita Junco. He has performed in recitals and as a soloist with orchestra in many renowned concert halls of the world, working with notable conductors, such as Claudio Abbado, Leo Brower, Paul Mann, Enrique Diemecke and Lorenzo Ramos. He was awarded the International Award “Gold Medal Maison des Artistes” in 2012.
“He plays with taste, musicality, lyricism and sensual freedom. Here is a pianist who regales us with so many emotions.”
Alberto Cima – Corriere del Ticino (Switzerland)
Margherita Torretta is something of a phenomena! Having come rather late to the piano, she has now carved out a special place among today’s piano virtuosi.
This recording of the Scarlatti Sonatas is one of best ever. Her rhythmic flexibility and impeccable dynamic control make this a very special journey in piano playing.
This is indeed an irresistible recording with a kaleidoscope of colors and warmth
of temperament that is rare today. An amazing young lady!
William Grant Naboré
William Grant Nabore was born in Roanoke, Virginia and studied with Kathleen Kelly Coxe and afterwards with the eminent musicologist, Anne McClenney at Hollins College in his early years. He received a full scholarship from the Italian Government to study at the venerable Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma with Carlo Zecchi, a pupil of Busoni and Schnabel and studied as well with Renata Borgatti. He received his Masters Degree with honors from this institution and then in Geneva he won the First Prize of Virtuosity and the Paderewski Award from the Conservatoire.
Of a rare musical erudition and authority, he is one of the most respected and celebrated piano pedagogues of today and has formed some of the finest young pianists. His distinguished discography is broad and eclectic.
The Trio Elégiaque is one of the important chamber music ensembles of today.
Their members, Francois Dumont, Virginie Constant, Philippe Aiche, are distinguished
soloists as well. Their numerous recordings are now the references of a broad and eclectic repertoire.
This piano trio follows in the tradition of the great historical piano trios by seeking a vibrant and innovative approach to renew the genre and transmit their passion for a repertoire that is exceptional by its richness, diversity and beauty.
These splendid recordings of the piano trios of Schubert are not to be missed!
Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan has been astonishing audiences for more than two decades. Acknowledgements began at the age of nine when he won the prestigious Concours musical de France (1st Prize, Paris, 1996). He is embraced for his remarkable prowess and emotional intensity by audiences and colleagues alike. A prolific recording artist, Alessandro Deljavan has more than 30 albums from the solo and chamber music repertoire.
“He is one of the most major talents of his age that I have ever heard and one of the few pianists I would go out of my way to hear.”
—John Perry, eminent pianist and pedagogue
Erin Hales began her formal pianistic studies at the age of five with Zhu Hong, under whose tutelage she quickly gained local notoriety. Professional study of the instrument began for Hales at seventeen, when she received a full scholarship to join the studio of Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold medalist of the Van Cliburn competition and founder of the International Center for Music at Park University, U.S.A.
Through extensive research and adoption of antique performance techniques, Hales has earned particular esteem for her renditions of the music of J.S. Bach and the French Baroque keyboard masters. Her distinctive style and commanding presence have garnered her performances across the United States and Europe.
Park Piano Trio
The Park Piano Trio has established itself as an ensemble of distinction whose professional activities are fully integrated into its members' roles as colleagues and performer-teachers at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. Pianist Stanislav loudenitch, violinist Ben Sayevich and cellist Martin Storey are committed to achieving the highest level of excellence in performance on the world's concert stages. At the same time, their collegial ensemble-
work serves as a model of collaboration and excellence for their students and public alike.
The trio was formed in 2006 under the auspices of Park University's International Center for Music, and serves as the University's trio-in-residence.