Cadenza Musicians Directory
Instrumental Soloists

Name: Jozef Kapustka
Skills: Soloist, pianist (concert pianist)
Links: Website     


Name: Ben Kass
Skills: Composer, Soloist, Chamber Musician
Address: Belgium
Links: Website     
Award winner of "Huygens prize" and the "Rotary International award". Honorary graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, New York; Lemmensinstituut, Belgium and the Utrecht Conservatory, Holland. Member of the "Carlo Van Neste Foundation".

Ben Kass is a composer of unique sensibility and of rich musical style. Employing years of experience as a classical interpreter, he manages to write music with a language of his own - both romantic in nature and modern in practice. He brings together the beauty of classical sound and the stylistic freedom of the modern.


Name: Kuniko Kato
Skills: Accompanist, Player, Soloist, Producer (Percussion Instruments)
Phone: +1 (615) 360 3343
Address: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
KUNIKO KATO is the one of the most promising young percussionist in the world today. Specializing herself both in marimba and percussions, she studied under Keiko Abe for marimba, Yoshitaka Kobayashi and Kyoichi Sano for percussions at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Japan. While studying, she performed with Toho Gakuen Orchestra conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama as a soloist for "Concert for marimba and string orchestra" written by Akira Miyoshi.

After graduated from Toho She went to Europe by herself for further advancing music education and artist career. While she stayed in Europe she entered to Rotterdam Conservatorium in Netherlands and studied percussions further under Robert Van Sice where she was conferred "Cum Laude" for her graduation and at that time she was the only percussionist who have ever received this degree among all graduates.

Other than her solo works in Japan, Europe and U.S, she has been selected as an active member of Saito Kinen Orchestra by strong recommendation of Seiji Ozawa, Ensemble ICTUS (Belgium) and Ensemble NOMAD (Tokyo). Recently she has eagerly joined with the Yatsugatake Kogen Festival (directed by Toru Takemitsu), Saito Kinen Festival (directed & conducted by Seiji Ozawa) included U.S. Touring 2000, and Mito chamber orchestra(directed & conducted by Seiji Ozawa) included Europe touring 2001, ARS MUSICA Festival (Belgium), Oxford Festival (U.K.), etc.

Her Awards include 2nd prize in the 7th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition(1990) 2nd prize in International Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Competition(1995) "Kranichstein Musikpreis" in the Darmstadt '(1996) She is an international endorsement artist of Pearl Musical Instrument & ADAMS Musical Instrument in North America, European Union and Japan.


Name: Gillian Keith
Skills: singer, soloist (soprano)
Links: Website     E-mail


Name: John Kersey
Skills: Accompanist, Player, Soloist (Piano)
Fax: 4487 124 71778
Address: BM1867, London WC1N 3XX, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
John Kersey is the winner of many international awards for his work in music and is particularly known for his pioneering work in researching and bringing unknown nineteenth-century piano music to a wider public through concerts and recordings. He is author of a major series of première recordings called “Romantic Discoveries”, consisting of over sixty nineteenth-century works which are available on CD via his website. He has given the British concert and recorded premières of works by Alkan and S.S. Wesley, among others, and his work has been featured on American and Dutch radio.

In 2002, he was the first individual British winner of the Medal of Honour for Science and Art of the Austrian Albert Schweitzer Society, one of the most prestigious of European cultural prizes, which counts among its past recipients the distinguished American composer Richard Nanes. In the same year, John Kersey became the first non-German to win the Friedrich Silcher Medal in Bronze of the Friedrich Silcher Vocalists' Foundation, Hessen, Germany. He has received several international chivalric honours, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He has been awarded honorary fellowships from music colleges and societies of musicians in the UK, as well as several honorary doctorates from universities around the world.

His professional Purcell Room début at the age of seventeen led to invitations to give concerts in both the UK and continental Europe, and he has since performed not only as piano soloist and collaborative artist, but also as an organist and continuo harpsichordist. His current performing schedule includes both solo recitals in the UK and a series of concerts with the mezzo-soprano Sarah Tyler. In June 2005, the duo gave the public première of Jonathan Dove’s new song-cycle “All the Future Days” to poems by Ursula Vaughan Williams, and several more performances of the work are planned for the coming season.

John Kersey graduated with a dozen prizes as the top pianist of his year from the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Yu Chun-Yee and was later elected a Junior Fellow. As well as his work as a performer, he is also active as a music critic and educational consultant. For more information, please visit his website at


Name: Prema G. Kesselman
Skills: Player, Soloist, Teacher (Flute, Piano)
Phone: USA: +1 (856) 429 3935 UK: +44 (0)79 6264 2047
Address: United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Flutist Prema Kesselman is an active soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, performing throughout the USA, Canada and UK. She presented a highly successful New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2005, which included two pieces composed specifically for her. The New York Concert Review wrote “Ms. Kesselman handled it all with assurance and a cool and focused tone…rock solid and note perfect…limpid and beautiful…a fluid and tight-ensembled performance. The final chord brought a standing ovation and an encore.” Ms. Kesselman, born in New York, began her serious musical training in Los Angeles, California, where she attended the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Since her concerto debut at the age of 15, she soloed with the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Herbert Zipper Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera and the Temple University Symphony Orchestra. She has garnered prizes and awards from the Artists International Presentations, Inc., National Flute Association H.S. Soloist Competition, International Music & Dance Association of Canada-Annual Music Competition, Fé Bland Foundation, Myrna W. Brown Young Artist Competition, MTNA National Woodwind Competition, National Arts Association and the Young Musicians Foundation-Beverly Hills, CA. Her performances have been broadcast on Los Angeles’s KUSC 91.5 FM “Sundays at Four” and on WorldSpace digital satellite radio network throughout four continents. In addition, she performed in the Aspen Music Festival and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and in the following prestigious venues: Academy of Music, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Herbert Zipper Concert Hall, Kimmel Center, Sai Kulwant Hall-Prashanti Nilayam, Sydney Opera House, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Ms. Kesselman graduated from Temple University-Boyer College of Music in Philadelphia, PA, with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Summa Cum Laude, where she studied flute with David Cramer. Previously, she studied with Nadine Asin, Peter Lloyd, and Catherine Ransom, and has performed under the baton of Daniel Hege, Daniel Lewis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, and David Zinman, to name a few. Ms. Kesselman was previously Guest 2nd Flute with the Haddonfield Symphony and substitute flute with the New World Symphony. In the 2004-2005 season, she was presented as a guest artist in a solo recital sponsored by the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia and performed in South India with the Universal Symphony Orchestra, comprised of eminent musicians from all over the world. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Flute Performance Studies at the Trinity College of Music, where she is studying flute with Wissam Boustany. Ms. Kesselman is sponsored the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program, which is one of the largest, most competitive scholarships available in the performing arts in the USA.


Name: Dr.Bhaskar V. Khandekar
Skills: Accompanist, Composer, Player, Soloist, Teacher, Writer (same)
Phone: 0761-4002775
Fax: 0761-2490086
Address: Kalavardhan Academy, Near Jain Mandir, Agrawal Colony ,, jabalpur MP 482001, India
Links: Website     E-mail
India's First Music Therapist ,Dedicated to Music Therapy since 1993. First Ph.D. in Music Therapy.Hindustani Violinist , Musicologist .Dr.Bhaskar is not only a brilliant performing artist but also a eminent educationalist . Having more than 10 years Teaching Experience of classical music. Dr.Bhaskar has also given powerful play-back -music for many theatres and dramas entitling him as wonderful composer . He has given many successful Performances & Lec-Demos , and received wide appreciation all over India .

In his Second Phase - Dr.Bhaskar Khandekar is a very peculiar Astrologer and Gems Expert . His clinical approach and guaranteed Musical Remedies through horoscope , distinguish him as an authentic and extraordinary personality in this field . He had developed a 9 month Music Therapy Course for pregnancy period , so as to avoid psyco-somatic problems and to have a brilliant child. Activly , Dr. Bhaskar Khandekar is promoting and popularizing classical music through " KALAVARDHAN " Academy of Performing Arts Jabalpur .

He is also Director of RAASI "Research And Advance Studies Institute" ,where many research scholars are doing Ph.D. under his guidance . As a musicologist ,violinist and therapist Dr.Bhaskar is a eminent name of destinction and perfection making him pioneer of all his fields.

Dr.Bhaskar has obtained his Masters degree in Violin and had Ph.D. in very rare subject called " Music Therapy " from the reputed Indira Kala Sangeet VishvaVidyalaya Khairagarh .[C.G]. Apart from being a musician he is also master of Business Administration and hold the diploma for the same in 1984.


Name: Amit Khaneja
Skills: Singer, Soloist (Lyric Tenor)
Phone: +1 (718) 382 5896
Address: 2246 Ocean Av 4-F, Brooklyn, USA 11229, United States
Links: E-mail
Amit has thrilled his audience with the shear beauty and vibrancy of his voice. He has lent his voice to early music, lieder and opera and has been praised for an unending legato and a sense of urgency in his voice which blooms at the top and is complimented by a commanding stage presence.

Amit has appeared widely in New York, in operas and oratorios, having sung with Dicapo opera among others in roles such as Tamino (Die Zauberfloete), Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore), Alfredo (La Traviata), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), to name a few. Amit’s Lyric tenor has been lent to numerous performances of Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) with New York Opera Productions, Amato Opera, NYC and has been hailed by The Voice-NYC as “Silvery tenor with a fine legato that remains true to Mozart’s music even in the most demanding passages”. He has also appeared with various ensembles in the Tristate area such as New York Cantata Singers-NYC, BC Chorale, BC orchestra, First Presbyterian Chorale NJ, Douglaston Singers NY and Good Shepherd Choir, in important oratorio works such as Alexander's feast(Handel), Messiah (Handel), Weihnacht's oratorium (Bach), and countless Bach cantatas for the Tenor voice. Amit debuted at the Carnegie Hall in a program of songs and arias in 2003 to a very receptive audience. His success at Carnegie Hall led to other concert engagements in NYC.

Amit has been praised for lending his italianate bel canto style to Lieder and Italian art song singing. Liederabends, which have particularly been praised, include Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler), which was presented in Toronto, Die Schoene Mullerin (Schubert) presented in New York, and a compilation of Tosti songs presented in Italy. He has sung concerts in India, Germany, Israel, Canada, Italy and USA and has been awarded Zubin Mehta Scholarship and Indian Council of Cultural Relations Award for musical excellence. Amit has been invited to important festivals such as Jugendfestspieltreffen in Bayreuth,Germany; International Vocal Arts Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel ; Toronto Music festival, Toronto, Canada; IIVA, Chiary, Italy; Sangat Music Festival, Bombay, India.

Reviews include The Voice, New York, BC Magazine, Brooklyn-NYC, The Times of India- New Delhi, Indian Express, New Delhi, La Corriere della Sera, Italy. All reviews have praised his silvery tenor and musicianship unanimously.


Name: Angela Jia Kim
Skills: Soloist
Address: United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Described as 'a superb colorist' with 'playing that encompasses the full range of sound from the very delicate to the very powerful', pianist Angela Jia Kim has delighted audiences around the world in recital, orchestral, and chamber music performances. Maria Curcio, the eminent protégé of Artur Schnabel, described Angela as 'a real virtuoso of the instrument ... [with] astonishing artistry at the keyboard'. She went on to predict that Ms. Kim would 'represent her country on the world stage as one of the great musicians of our time.'

In addition to performances in cities such as New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Paris, Warsaw, Toronto, and Montreal, Angela has been featured on PBS Television, Japan's NHK telecast throughout Asia, CBC Radio broadcast throughout Canada, Chicago's WMFT-FM (Dame Myra Hess Concert Series), New York's WNYC, and Washington D.C.'s Voice of America.


Name: Michelle Kim
Skills: Soloist
Address: New York
Links: Website     E-mail
Pianist Michelle Kim is captivating the attention of audiences throughout the United States and abroad for her unique blend of pianistic power, poetry and striking stage presence. Described as "an artist of intense passion and profound sincerity," Ms. Kim has performed solo recitals and with orchestras in South Korea, Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Central America and throughout the United States, including soloist appearances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Music Festival Orchestra, the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Catania. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Newark Symphony Hall, the Brevard Music Center Festival, the John Harms Center, the Teatro Massimo di Catania in Sicily, the Conservatory of Monteverdi in Bolzano, the Great Hall of the University of Leeds and the Sejong Cultural Center.

Recent seasons included “Sunday’s Live” series at LACMA in Los Angeles which was broadcast live on K-Mozart, performances in the Dame Myra Hess Series at the Chicago Cultural Center which was broadcast live on WFMT, the Internationals in West Palm Beach, Festival des Claviers en Poitou, France, the Mozart Festival in Ohio, the Roundtop Center for the Arts, Maine and orchestral appearances with the Staten Island Symphony, the Flagler Symphony, the NJCU Symphony and the Hamilton-Fairfield Orchestra, the Reading Symphony, the Paducah Symphony and the Lima Symphony.

Upcoming performances include Caramoor, the Ridgefield Symphony, the Brooklyn Symphony the Bergen Philharmonic, the Bangor Symphony and other recital performances in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago and West Palm Beach.


Name: Edmund Kimbell
Skills: Accompanist, Singer, Soloist, Teacher, translator (Provide programme or singing translations of German texts.)
Phone: +1 773 935 1803
Fax: +1 773 935 9180
Address: 450 West Melrose Avenue, #222, Chicago, Illinois 60657-3818, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Countertenor and pianist Edmund Kimbell is a versatile and multi-faceted artist who switches easily between voice and keyboard. As singer, his opera roles include the Czarevitch Feodor in "Boris Godunov" with the San Francisco Opera, Miles in Britten's "The Turn of the Screw" with the Sarasota Opera, and concert performances of the Page and Fourth Jew in "Salome and Amor" in Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice," as well as numerous Amahls. Concert and recital appearances include Bernstein's "Missa Brevis" at the Grant Park Music Festival, Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" with the San Francisc Symphony Chorus, and Lieder recitals in California, Illinois and Canada.

As pianist, he performs both as soloist and as accompanist. Focusing on 19th and 20th century music, his repertoire ranges from Romantic Lieder through the lyric asceticism of Federico Mompou to the tumultuous "Fantasy Sonata" by contemporary prize-winning composer Michael A. Kimbell, which he has premiered. Mr. Kimbell frequently accompanies himself. He has also directed his own chamber arrangement of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" from the keyboard.

He can be heard (as boy soprano) in the world premiere recording of Daniel Kobialka's "Antiphony Across . . ." and as the voice of Young Bobbin in "Loom," an audio play produced by LucasFilm Games. His translations of two of the plays of the Austrian comic dramatist Ferdinand Raimund are published by Peter Lang. Side pursuits include theatrical lighting and sound design and intellectual property issues relating to the Internet.


Name: Michael Geoffrey Kirby
Skills: soloist, teacher
Phone: +34 670837316
Fax: +34 922682437
Address: Prol. C/ Cortes 41, Res. V.J. Radazul Alto, , El Rosario, Tenerife. 38109, Spain
Links: Website     E-mail
I am the Principal Clarinettist of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Clarinet in the Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. If you go to my web page you can find out more about me and my activities as a clarinettist.


Name: Steven J Knight
Skills: Player, Soloist
Address: Greater London, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
Hello, I am a young clarinet player who is about to pass Grade 8. I have a wide range of repertoire that fits nearly all styles. I play for a small but talented Youth Orchestra.


Name: Nikola Kodjabashia
Skills: Arranger, Composer, Player, Soloist, Teacher, Writer
Phone: +389 91 221 824
Fax: +389 91 114 154
Address: Leninova 14a, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia 91000
Links: E-mail
Born: 06.06.1970 in Skopje, Macedonia into a family of musicians. Father, Yane Kodjabashia composer and PhD. in Byzantin music. Mother Rujica Kodjabashia, primary music school teacher. Work Experience: 1999-2000 personal music & software assistant of Rolf Gehlhaar [sound=space] multimedia, 1995–1998 Macedonian National Radio and Television as a music producer and TV presenter, 1996-1998 Professor of piano at the "National Music and Ballet Educational Center" in Skopje, Macedonia. Education: 1999/2000 Master Degree in composition with Sir Harrison Birtwistle at King's College London. 1998 Post-graduate (Magisterium) diploma in composition from Academia de Musica in Bucharest, Romania with Anatol Vieru (student of Khachaturian and Shostakovich). Graduated from the Faculty of Musical Arts at the St. Cyril and Methody University in Skopje, 1993 in piano and 1997 in composition. Composition master classes: with Marco Stroppa (IRCAM), György Kurtag and György Ligeti. Piano master classes: with Boris Romanov, Imre Rohmann, Zoltan Kocsis, etc.

Works: Musical Drama "Explosion of a Memory" for 3 singers, actor, dancer, orchestra a due and live electronics, "Homework" for 5 instruments, "Assumptions" for piano 1999/2000, "Yellow Sostenuto" for ensemble & electronics 1999, "Kraftwerk Scherzo & Blues", "Hymn" 1998, "Symphony 1997" for large orchestra, "Die Hamletmaschine suite" upon the play by Heiner Müller for synth & samplers 1997. "Passacaglia" for Orchestra a tre "Canon with a blue end" for strings, "Crossfader" for 14 soloists, 1996, "Sonata 1992" and "Catharsis Variations" 1991 for piano, several Theatre and Film soundtrack commissions, "Alshar live plus" the jazz album 1997/98, etc… Discography: "Die Hamletmaschine and Songs Without Words" – Theatre and Film Music Compilation, Fyrma Records, 1998; "Alshar live @ Ohrid Summer Festival" – Live Recording, Fyrma Records 1998. "Guan" – piano music from Macedonian Contemporary Composers, Skopje Jazz Festival Records, 1995; "Macedonian Document" – Various Underground Artists, Trotoar Records, 1997. Commissions: piano concerto for Julian Joseph's 2000/01 concert series, Violin and electronics piece for Oleg Kondratenko's contemporary music recital tour-Germany 2000/01, Piano piece "Assumptions" for Julian Jacobson's "Beethoven Plus" recital series (premiered on 8th of March at Regent hall, London), piano piece for Marcelo Bratke, Musical Drama "Explosion of a Memory" for the Macedonian National Opera (to be premiered on 21st of June in Skopje), "Crossfader" for the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Public's award for best new piece at "the Moscow Autumn Festival" 1996), "Die Hamletmaschine"1996, "Mission"1998, and "The Dark Knight Returns"1999 theatre soundtracks commissioned by Macedonian National Theatre, "Amaro ma non troppo" a film soundtrack for MRTV and Vardar Films, etc…

Recitals: 1994 touring Great Britain, performing recitals of his own works at festivals in Manchester (for EPTA), St Giles Cripplegate, London, Bradford, Litchfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Southend-on-Sea, and also in Ljubljana (Slovenia) 1993, Bucharest (Romania) in 1997 Szombathely (Hungary) 1993, Sofia, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Krayova (Romania) 1992, Sarajevo (Bosnia) 1990 and many more in Macedonia. Awards: Public's award for best new piece at "the Moscow Autumn Festival" 1996 for the piece "Crossfader", Best Festival Premiere for "Katharsis Variations" on DMM 1992, Theoretical articles, texts and publications: "Stravinsky's Serenade en La" - the modal approach, King's College London 1999, "Igor Stravinsky and Charlie Parker" – a comparative thesis, Union of the Romanian composers magazine 1997, "Sonology, spectral analyses and psycho-acoustics" – three essays, NAUKA, Macedonian popular science magazine 1998, "MIDI and AUDIO in orchestration", "Re-Composing the past" ZVUK Macedonian contemporary music magazine 1997, 24 TV scenarios for the "Musical Magazine" series on Macedonian National TV 1996/98, numerous audio and text reviews for the Macedonian National Radio and TV 1995/98, etc…Other: -Steinway & Sons piano artist (please visit, -ECAM ltd. Artist -Artistic director and composer of the ALSHAR ensemble -Member of the Macedonian union of composers [Information about Nikola Kodjabashia also available on most large Internet providers search engines, please type: Kodjabashia, or: Alshar, and click search] Nationality: Macedonian


Name: Tzvetan Konstantinov
Skills: Player, Soloist, Teacher
Phone: +1 (202) 994 3991
Fax: +1 (202) 994 9038
Address: P. O. Box 554, McLean, VA 22101, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
The musical gifts of internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Tzvetan Konstantinov showed themselves early. He began his piano studies at the age of five, when he was found to be endowed with absolute pitch and gave his first recital at the age of nine. At the age of eighteen he performed publicly the complete Bach's Well Tempered Clavier from memory. After winning two of the most prestigious competitions in Bulgaria he toured extensively throughout his native country.

Mr. Konstantinov mastered his piano playing under one of the most beloved and valued concert pianists and pedagogues in Bulgaria, VELICHKA (WELLA) SAVOVA. SAVOVA as with the case of HEINRICH NEUHAUS (the teacher of SVIATOSLAV RICHTER) was taught by the legendary LEOPOLD GODOWSKY the principle of weight release (frei Gewichtkeit, Gewichtsspiel und vollstandige Freiheit), rather than muscular impetus, as the most efficient method of playing. (Ms. SAVOVA was also a student and assistant of LEONID KREUTZER and GOTTFRIED GALSTON at The Academy of Music in Berlin, Germany).

Following his graduation Summa Cum Laude (Master Degree) from the famed National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia, Bulgaria Mr. Konstantinov was selected for an exclusive two-year post-graduate program "Meister Klass" at The National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov", followed by his specialization in "Viennese Classics, Romantics and Moderns" at the legendary University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. Among his many mentors and teachers he had and studied with were some of the greatest pianists of all times: SVIATOSLAV RICHTER, ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI, RUDOLF KEHRER, SHURA CHERKASSKY, ALEXIS WEISSENBERG, BELLA DAVIDOVICH, TATIANA NIKOLAEVA, GRIGORY KOGAN, EUGENE MALININ and GRANT JOHANNESEN.

Named as "one of the most persuasive pianists", he has played solo and chamber music concerts (including the legendary GEWANDHAUS-QUARTET) as well as with orchestras in numerous concerts halls including MUSIKVEREIN in Vienna Austria, DE DOELEN HALL in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, THE GRAND HALL "BULGARIA" in Sofia as well as the THE KENNEDY CENTER, CARNEGIE HALL, STRATHMORE HALL, THE MEANY HALL, THE BARNS AT WOLF TRAP, THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM IN BALTIMORE and THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART in the United States to name a few. Mr. Konstantinov has worked with such conductors as WIELAND LAFFERENTZ - son of WAGNER'S grand-daughter VERENA, MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH, VLADI SIMEONOV, VLADIGEROV, HELMUT HOSNER, VASSIL STEFANOV, R.JOSEPH SCOTT among others. He has also performed repeatedly in many parts of the world including AUSTRIA, BULGARIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ITALY, MONTENEGRO, THE NETHERLANDS, THE PHILIPPINES, ROMANIA, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA and had collaborated with some of the most notable opera stars such as soprano RUTHILDE BOESCH and bass-bariton LJUBOMIR PANTSCHEFF. Mr. Konstantinov appears frequently on Radio and Television including WGMS' "Spotlight", WETA's "Capital Concerts" and "Voice of America". Bulgarian Television also did on several occasions features on him while the Bulgarian daily "Democracy" did an exclusive interview with the artist. A nephew of one of the greatest Bulgarian painters CHAVDAR PASHEV, Mr. Konstantinov's interests in the Fine Arts parallel those of SVIATOSLAV RICHTER, himself an author of astonishing artworks. Tzvetan Konstantinov can be found listed in the "Who's Who of the American Keyboard Artists" , "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World". Versed in seven languages and highly valued as a teacher his students come from all over the world and have won numerous international competitions. Mr. Konstantinov is currently a professor at The George Washington University (an All-Steinway School) in Washington, D.C. He is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of The International Master Institute of Music "Leopold Godowsky".


Name: David Korevaar
Skills: accompanist, composer, player, soloist, teacher
Phone: +1 203 866 4034
Fax: +1 203 866 4675
Address: 3 Sasqua Pond Road, Norwalk,CT 06855, United States
Links: E-mail
David Korevaar's recent ventures have included his complete traversals of the two books of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, along with traditional recital programs and chamber music and concerto appearances. His recently issued recording of the first book of the WTC can be ordered online at .

Born in 1962, Korevaar has studied with the eminent American virtuosos Earl Wild and Abbey Simon, as well as with the remarkable Paul Doguereau. Along with a strong interest in new music, he performs from a wide repertoire of standard works of the last 300 years, and loves to explore some less-known nooks of the literature as well. Frequent forays into turn of the century music by Faure and Reger, as well as exploration of the solo piano works of Hindemith, Dohnanyi and others has been a hallmark of his programming since his New York debut at Town Hall in 1985 -- which was greeted by an enthusiastic review in the late-lamented Musical America by Faubion Bowers.

Honors and awards have included top prizes from the Peabody-Mason Foundation, and the William Kapell Competition, as well as a special prize for his performances of French Music from the Casadesus Competition. He is a member of the Prometheus Piano Quartet, and for many years performed as a member of Hexagon, winners of the Young Concert Artists Award.

Korevaar teaches at the University of Bridgeport, the Westport School of Music, and is currently completing studies for his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at Juilliard.


Name: Denitza Kostova
Skills: player, soloist, teacher (Violinist)
Phone: +1 216 791 5000
Address: 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland OH 44106, United States
Links: E-mail
First Prize - Rio Hondo Concerto Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 1992. Special Bach Prize- Kingsville International Violin Competition, Kingsville, TX, 1995. Third Prize- Kingsville International Violin Competition, 1995. Semi-Finalist- Paganini International Violin Competition, Genoa, Italy, 1996, 1998. Runner-Up- Spotlight Music Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 1991. Winner- Montgomery International Fellowship Competition, Montgomery AL, 1997.

Solo Performances and Master Classes: Concertos- Auburn Symphony (AL)- Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1998. Montgomery Symphony (AL)- Brahms Violin Concerto, 1997 (CD). International Chamber Orchestra- Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1993; Vivaldi- "Four Seasons", 1993 (CD). Rio Hondo Symphony (CA)- Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1992. Plovdiv Philharmonic (Bulgaria) - Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1991; Paganini Violin Conerto #1, 1989; Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1986. Pazardgik Symphony (Bulgaria) - Mozart Violin Concerto #5, 1987; Bruch Violin Concerto #1, 1985. Master Classes with Arnold Steinhardt, Norman Brainin, Zachar Bron, Felix Galimir, Elmar Oliveira. Recitals in Bulgaria, Russia, United States, Canada, Italy.

Studied with: Donald Weilerstein (Cleveland, OH) 1997-Present Lewis Kaplan (New York) 1995-97 Taras Gabora (Oberlin, OH) 1993-97 Robert Lipsett (Los Angeles, CA) 1992-93 Todor Pelev (Idyllwild, CA) 1991-93 Eduard Schmieder (Idyllwild, CA) 1991-92 Tatyana Krasteva (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)1981-90

MM (in progress) - Cleveland Institute of Music. BM - Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin OH, 1997. Graduate of the Plovdiv School of Music (Bulgaria) and Idyllwild Arts Academy (CA., USA).


Name: Olga Kryvtsova
Skills: Soloist, Teacher (Cello)
Links: Website     E-mail


Name: Deepak Dattatreya Kshirsagar
Skills: Soloist, artiste of mohan veena (indian classical guitar
Phone: +91 291 2631560
Address: a2/1 vardhaman colony, golf course, jodhpur-india 342011, India
Links: E-mail
Born and brough up in a family of reputed musicians, Deepak being inspired by ptd vishwa mohan bhatt, a great maestro of Indian classical guitar, chose to be a instrumentalist, following in the footsteps of his guru Pdt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Ptd B N Kshirsagar, his grandfather.

He has to his credit a number of honours and awards that put him amongst in the first line of young musicians of India, who regularly performs on the dais as well all India radio.


Name: Elina Kuperman
Skills: Player, Soloist, Teacher
Phone: + 33 6 15 93 40 03
Address: 37, rue Corneille, , Limoges 87100, France
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Elina was born in 1975 to a family of musicians in the Ukraine, and studied in Kharkov’s renowned musical school. After finishing her studies, she attended the Moscow Conservatory to work with Edward Grach (violin) and Alexandre Roudin (chamber music) where she graduated with highest honors.

Her talent was immediately recognized with the Second Prize and Special Prize at the International Violin Competition in Ekaterinbourg (1993) and in Rome, where she received the First Prize of the” Premio Valentino Bucchi” Competition (1995). In 1999 she obtains a Special Prize of Long-Thibaud competition and also a Third Prize of “Pierre Lantier” chamber music competition. In 2001 she becomes Cziffra Foundations’ laureate.

These awards launched her international career, which lead her to different countries of Europe, Japan, Korea, Israel and United States. Elina has been featured soloist with numerous orchestras of Russia, Ukraine, United States and France, and was invited to participate in various festivals.

Since 1998 Elina resides in France, where she has completed her post-graduated studies with Alexandre Brussilovsky and Philippe Aïche. She is now a super-soloist of Limoges Orchestra, while continuing her career of soloist and chamber music player.



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