Barry Alexander is Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Alexander & Buono International, a consulting firm he co-founded to provide guidance and counsel for classical musicians. Combining his work as a performer, teacher, and public relations specialist, he continues to help launch and sustain the careers of classical musicians worldwide. He is also Artistic Director of the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition.
Steinway Artist Cosmo Buono first came to international prominence with the Bradshaw & Buono piano team, specialists in four hand literature. He and the late David Bradshaw did much to restore awareness of rare works written by Chopin, Liszt, Rossini, and Schubert. Continuing a tradition of distinguished piano duos begun with Liszt-Chopin and Debussy-Casella, they played in major capitals and festivals throughout the world.
Known for rich and expressive playing, Ms. Aoyama has mastered a large body of piano repertoire, including solo, chamber, and orchestral works. She has performed extensively in Europe and her native Japan, and last year played in New York as part of a joint recital between American and Japanese artists.
Described as “a violinist for whom nothing seems too difficult” Polish-born Kinga Augustyn made her New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie hall in March of 2008. Having distinguished herself as both a virtuoso and scholar of the instrument during the early part of her career, she earned her Bachelor and Master degrees at The Juilliard School.
Founder of Maine’s Winter Harbor Music Festival, Deirdre McArdle Manning is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Her teachers have included noted flutists Catherine Curran, Francis Blaisdell, Andrew Lolya, and Julius Baker.
An internationally acclaimed solo and chamber artist, pianist Thomas Osuga continues to garner accolades for everything from his “legendary sight-reading abilities” to his “prodigious talent.”
Hailed by The New York Times as a pianist of “a fiery sensibility and warm touch,” Anna Shelest has performed throughout the world as both a soloist and chamber musician, boasting appearances with the Montreal and Netherlands Symphony Orchestras, Cincinnati ARC Ensemble, and Saint Petersburg Philharmonic.
Arlene Shrut is a Senior Coach at the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts of The Juilliard School, as well as a Vocal-Piano Recital Faculty Coach at the Manhattan School of Music. An admired keyboard performer hailed as a "strong and sensitive pianist" by The New York Times, Dr. Shrut has performed in major venues in America, Canada and Europe, and recorded for Dorian, Albany, Summit, Centaur and Orion labels.
A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale University, Mr. Urbach is a Goodwill Ambassador and Artist-in-Residence for the United Nations. He will be responsible for spearheading development efforts for the Foundation’s scholarship and study grant program, which helps winners of the Alexander & Buono Competitions.
With an extensive background in international marketing, trade, and business communication that includes a specialty in Music, Quentin Cholot serves as ABI's Global Director of Media Relations. He is responsible for the public face of the company, as well as international corporate branding as it relates to each ABI division.
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