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IGOR PRIHODKO

Student of L.Margarius from 1982 to 1988.DMus, Laureate of the National Competition of Ukraine (Lvov, 1984).At present he is a Professor at the Statal University of Arts in Kharkov, Ukraine




VITALY SAMOSHKO
Student of L.Margarius from 1984 to 2002.2nd prize at the National Competition of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine 1988) | Finalist and Special prize at the Viotti International Competition (Vercelli, Italy 1990) | Finalist at the Sidney International Piano Competition (Sidney, Australia 1992) | 2nd prize at the Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano, Italy 1993) | 6th prize at the International Piano Competition (Pretoria, South Africa 1994) | 2nd prize at the International Piano Competition (Senigallia, Italy 1995) | 2nd prize at the International Piano Competition (Montreal, Canada 1996) | 2nd prize at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition (Tel-Aviv, Israel 1998) | 1st prize at the International Piano Competition (Pinerolo, Italy 1998) | 1st prize at the International Piano Competition (Cantu’, Italy 1998) | 1st prize at the International Piano Competition (Caltanissetta, Italy 1999) | 1st prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition (Bruxelles, Belgium 1999).Professor at the Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium. 5 CDs and a DVD were released. Concerts in Europe, Americas, Canada, Australia, Africa, Japan. 
www.vitalysamoshko.com







ANDREI GELTONOG
Student of L.Margarius from 1985 to 1990.3rd prize at the International Piano Competition Riga (Latvia 1989) | 6th prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition (Leeds, UK 1990)At present is a Docent of the Moscow Statal Conservatoire. 
www.senseipiano.narod.ru


ANNA KRAVTCHENKO
Student of L.Margarius from 1990 to 2001.
1st prize at the International Piano Competition „Concertino Praga“ (Praga, Czech Republic 1992) |
1st prize at the Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano, Italy 1992). Contract with the label “Decca”. Concerts in Europe, United States, Canada, South Africa, Japan.
www.annakravtchenko.it









ALEXANDER ROMANOVSKY
Student of L.Margarius from 1997 to 2010.Grand Prix at the International Piano Competition (Kharkov, Ukraine 1996) | 1st prize at the International Piano Competition in Cantu’ (Italy 2001) | 1st prize at the Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano, Italy 2001).Academy Member Honoris Causa of the Royal Philarmonic Academy in Bologna (Italy, 1999). Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London (UK, 2008). 3 CDs were released. Contract with the label “Decca”. Concerts in Europe, Russia, United States and Japan. 
www.romanovsky.it




CHRISTOPHER HINTERHUBER
Student of L.Margarius from 1997 to 1999.One of the best known Austrian pianists. Laureate of the Bach Interational Piano Competition in Leipzig and Saarbrueken.
Numerous recordings. 
www.christopherhinterhuber.com



ALBERTO NOSE
Student of L.Margarius from 1999 to 2005.5th prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition (Warsaw, Poland 2000) | 2nd prize at the International “World Piano Competition” (London, 2002) | 1st prize at the “Maj Lind International Piano Competition” (Helsinki, Finland 2002) | 2nd prize at the ”Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud” Internation Competition (Paris, France 2004) | 1st prize at the “Paloma O’Shea” International Piano Competition (Santander, Spain 2005). Numerous recordings including CDs with Naxor and Naxos. Concerts in Europe, North and South America, Japan. 
www.albertonose.com





ROBERTO GIORDANO
Student of L.Margarius from 2002 to 2007.4th prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition (Bruxelles, Belgium 2003).He is constantly invited to perform in prestigious venues in Europe, Japan and USA.
 www.robertogiordano.org





ALEXIA MOUZA
Student of L. Margarius since 1998.One of the most talented pianists of the Greece. She is 22 years old. Prizewinner of many international competitions.



HIRONAO SUZUKI
Student of L.Margarius from 2002 to 2006.Finalist of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition (Moscow, Russia 2002) | 4th Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Hamamatsu, Japan 2003) | 6th prize at the Schumann International Piano Competition (Zwickau, Germany 2004).At present he is a Professor at the Tokyo Conservatoire. Numerous recordings. 
www.hironao-suzuki.com


YUKI KARASHIMA
Student of L. Margarius from 2003 to 2007.5th Prize PTNA-Competition (1995) | 3rd Prize W.A.Mozart Competition (Japan, 1996) | Finalist at the Maria Canals International Music Competition (Barcelona, Spain 2003).Diploma at the Tokyo College of Music (Japan, 1998). She studied at the Hamamatu International Piano Academy from 1999 to 2000. In March 2002 she graduated from the National University of Fine Arts and Music of Tokyo.




PIETRO GATTO
Pietro Gatto è nato ad Agropoli il 27/05/1986 e risiede dalla nascita a Cetara (SA). Dopo essersi avvicinato al pianoforte all'età di 12 anni (con il M° D.Spetrini), a quindici viene ammesso all'Accademia pianistica di Imola " Incontri con il Maestro", dove inizia a studiare professionalmente con i Maestri Leonid Margarius (erede della scuola pianistica russa di Regina Horowitz) e Anna Kravtchenko (1° premio Busoni 1992), con i quali tuttora studia. Dopo la maturità classica,nel 2007 si è laureato in pianoforte al TSS1 presso il conservatorio " G.Martucci" di Salerno con 110 e lode.Nel dicembre 2009 consegue anche la laurea specialistica in pianoforte solistico concertistico presso il Conservatorio di Trento,con 110 e lode e menzione d'onore.Ha inoltre studiato, tramite progetto Erasmus, presso l'Hochschule fur Musik und Theater "F.B.Mendelssohn" di Lipsia. Nel 2006 ha vinto, con decisione unanime della giuria, il 1° premio del XVI Concorso Internazionale "Città di Cantù"per la sezione Classici, (ricevendo nella stessa serata anche il premio del pubblico), premio che da ben quindici anni non veniva assegnato ad un italiano._Tra i premi vinti si annoverano:_1°premio al Concorso pianistico internazionale Città di Cantù e Premio del pubblico(2006)_1° premio del Concorso Pianistico Internazionale A.Napolitano di Vietri sul Mare(2011);_1° premio al concorso Pianistico internazionale A.M.M.I (2011)._3° premio al concorso pianistico internazionale Mendellsohn Cup (2011)_1° assoluto al concorso "Rospigliosi"di Lamporecchio(2008)
www.ilraccontodellepietre.it/pietro_gatto.html


ALESSANDRO TAVERNA
Student of L. Margarius from 2007 to 2009.2nd Prize at the International “World Piano Competition” (London, UK 2009) | 1st Prize at the Minnesota piano e – Competition (Minneapolis, USA 2009) | 3rd Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition (Leeds, UK 2009). 
www.alessandrotaverna.com


HYO-SUN LIM
Student of L.Margarius from 2005 to 2010.1st prize at the Viotti International Competition (Vercelli, Italy 2005) | Mozart prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Hamamatsu, Japan 2006) | 4th prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition (Bruxelles, Belgium 2007) | 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition (Seoul, South Korea 2007). Numerous concerts and recordings. 
www.hyosunlim.com




ANA CARINA ALAMO
An artist of exceptional sensitivity, the Venezuelan-born pianist Ana Karina Alamo has been acknowledged by critics and audiences for her ability to project a rare vulnerability and honesty on stage, while drawing upon her virtuosic abilities. Performing her first recital at the age of six for an audience of five hundred, Ms. Alamo gave her concerto debut at nine years old with the Jovenes Arcos Orchestra performing “Pequena Fantasía” (Little Fantasy), a work written for her by Alejandro Slobodianik. Shortly after, at the age of eleven, Ms. Alamo was invited to record the same work with the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Eduardo Marturet, and in 1997, in recognition of her contribution to the enhancement of her country, was awarded the “Jose Felix Ribas Prize” – highest honor given by the Family Minister of Venezuela to a young artist.Ms. Alamo received her Piano Performance degree in 2000 from the “Escuela de Música Manuel López” in Venezuela under the guidance of Olga Lopez, with whom she continues to study when in Venezuela , and her Bachelor of Music Degree in 2005 from the Manhattan School of Music where she was a scholarship student of Solomon Mikowsky. Ms. Alamo has also studied with Brigitte Engerer, and is currently studying at the “Accademia Pianistica Incontri Col Maestro” in Imola, Italy as a pupil of Leonid Margarius. 
www.anakarinaalamo.com


DENIS ZHDANOV
Student of L. Margarius since 2008.Denis Zhdanov, winner of the 56 International Music Competition Maria Canals de Barcelona, was born in 1988 in Chernigov, Ukraine. He is currently a student at the Imola International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” under the tutorship of Professor L. Margarius.
www.deniszhdanov.com



ANNA FEDOROVA
Anna Fedorova is the winner of 14 international piano competitions including her recent First Prize at the International Rubinstein In Memoriam piano competition (Poland 2009). Other awards were a.o. prizes at the Frederick Chopin competition in Narva (Estonia), 1st prize at the Tbilisi International Young Pianists competition in Georgia, where she also received the Special Prize “Best Pianist of the Competition,” the Dorothy McKenzie awards at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (NY, USA 2006, 2007, 2008), the Second Prize and Special Prize of the Institute of Frederick Chopin at the Fourth Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for young pianists.In 2008 Anna Fedorova graduated from the Lysenko Musical College for Gifted Children (Kiev, Ukraine, class of prof. Boris Fedorov). She was the recipient of “The President of the Ukraine Scholarship” during 2003-2008. Now she is a student of Prof. Leonid Margarius at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale di Imola “Incontri col Maestro”. Future engagements for the 2010/2011 season: again 3 times in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw(with a.o. a Chopin recital); re-invitations to Mexico and Argentina, tour to Japan with 3 concerts in Tokyo, Switzerland, Poland, Ukraine, Italy and France. 
www.annafedorova.com



 
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