Classical Piano

Donald Berman

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  Arminé Karapetian Donato

Arminé Karapetian Donato was born in Armenia where she studied piano at Yerevan State Conservatory and received her music degrees in performance under Professor Amalia Bayburtian. She has performed across Eastern Europe and Russia as a solo performer and in group and chamber collaborations and has been a guest artist in numerous music festivals. Highlights of Arminé's performing career include the first public performances of Chebotarian's Six Pieces on Folk Melodies, which was dedicated to her, and Chtchyan's Piano Concerto. She also was the recipient of the First Prize at the Khachaturian Competition in Yerevan. She performs regularly with the Lichtenburg Trio. Apart from her performing, Armine has taught piano with the Cambridge Community Schools, worked with the Boston Ballet School and also maintains an active private studio.

  Hisako Hiratsuka

Hisako Hiratsuka is a graduate of the Tokyo University of Arts and Music. She was a very active piano teacher in Japan prior to coming to the United States in 1989. She enjoys a fine reputation as a chamber music player and accompanist. Recently, she has been performing in recitals with her colleagues in the Baltimore, Washington, Maine, and Boston areas as well as in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kamakura, Japan. Her teachers include Victor Rosenbaum and Yasuko Tani, a former professor at the Tokyo University of Arts and Music. 

Michael McLaughlin

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Andrew Rangell

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  Thomas Stumpf

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  Alice Chenyang Xu

Pianist Alice Chenyang Xu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S., Germany, Canada, and China since her solo debut in 1996. Most recently she has performed in Boston's Jordan Hall, Leipzig HMT Concert Hall, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, The Myra Heiss Concert Series at Chicago Cultural Center, and Chicago Auditorium Theatre.

She recently collaborated with Borromeo String Quartet, worked with American composer George Crumb on his set of piano work "Makrocosmos," and performed for former U.S. General Colin Powell at the Eisenhower Fellowships in Philadelphia.  Ms.Xu has collaborated extensively with the Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM), and her concert performances have frequently been broadcasted on WFMT classical radio.

Ms.Xu is the recipient of Dorothy Hinton Congleton Memorial Presidential Scholarship for 2013 and 2014, and second prize winner of 10th Southern Missouri International Piano Competition, third prize winner in the 2nd SEILER International Piano Competition in Germany, and the recipient of YAMAHA scholarship for talented young musicians award.

Ms. Xu received her bachelor's from The Curtis Institute of Music and Roosevelt University, studying with Seymour Lipkin, Meng-Chieh Liu, and Winston Choi.  Ms. Xu received her master's degree from The New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Wha-Kyung Byun and Russell Sherman. She is currently pursing her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at NEC with Vivian Weilerstein.