Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation
Nikita is a disciple of the Russian Piano School. In 2020 he was appointed as an “Emissary of the Muses of San Antonio”. His performances took place in Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Fazioli Hall.
Leandro Isaac Motta (24) is a Brazilian pianist currently living in Chicago (USA). An avid performer interested in a wide variety of repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary music), he truly believes in music’s transcendent nature as well as its social and humanitarian power, connecting people through expression and emotion. Besides his works as a concert pianist, he is often involved in Chamber music and collaboration projects.
L.V.Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.3 , Leandro Isaac and Campina’s Symphonic Orchestra – YouTube
“Described by critic Ricardo Marcos as “a pianist with a strong poetic sense and subtle control of rhythm,” Héctor Melicoff Rosso has emerged as one of the leading Mexican performers of his generation. After winning the First Prize of the Premio Esperanza Cruz, he has continued to refine his skills under the guidance of the masterful Mexican pianist Jorge Osorio. He seeks to infuse his performances with great vitality, while achieving a very intimate relationship with the musical texts he works with.”
Born in 1999, Mao Thon is from Cambodia, 4th year student, receiving scholarship to study bachelor’s degree in classical piano performance at College of Music, Mahidol university, Thailand. He has interested and started to study the piano performance since he was twelve. There are many performances he joined during study including student concert in the university, and other university events.
In July 2021 Ignas Maknickas received “The Queen’s Commendation for Excellence” as the highest scoring graduate (Bachelor of Music) of the Royal Academy of Music. He is a recipient of the Molyneaux Prize, the ABRSM Scholarship Award and the Imogen Cooper Music Trust Scholarship.
British-Sri Lankan pianist Avishka Edirisinghe is a first-year student on the Collaborative Piano Masters course at the Royal College of Music. His awards include the pianists’ prize at the 2021 RCM Lieder competition. He also works closely as repetiteur with Pegasus Opera, a company that promotes diversity within opera. Avishka’s studies are additionally supported by Help Musicians, where he is a Henry Richardson Award holder.
“His absolute stage presence and his crisp-lively sound of his interpretations set new quality standards.” …
…stated the WDR Broadcasting Cooperation (Germany) after winning the First Prize at the International Music Prize in Cologne. Whether in Vienna’s Musikverein, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie or Berlin’s Konzerthaus – Philipp Scheucher performs in the most prestigious concert halls.
Born in Graz in 1993, he studied in Austria and Germany. In September 2021 he started his Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music with Ian Jones and Dorian Leljak.
His repertoire includes a broad standard classical repertoire combined with his affinity for contemporary music. As a multiple international prize winner his musical flexibility, technical abilities, and his interaction with an audience all add to his promise as a leading artist of his generation.
Iveri Kekenadze is a Sweden-based pianist. Currently enrolled in a MA programme in piano performance at the Music Academy in Malmö under Francisca Skoogh and at the same time, pursuing his master’s degree in European Studies at Lund University. He holds a title ‘Young Ambassador of Georgia to Sweden’ from Georgian MFA and sees music as a source for public diplomacy to bring people together.https://youtu.be/UQO4i8R6NKY
Maria Belokopytova is a student at the Central Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Conservatory (Russia) where she studies piano under Professor Mira Marchenko. She has performed across Russia and Europe. Maria has already won prizes in several international piano competitions, including 1st Prize at the Jeune Chopin International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 2020 (chairman of the competition jury – Martha Argerich). She is a named scholar and active participant of concert programs of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation.