Prof.Brian Marks ( Baylor University - Texas USA )
Brian Marks is Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at Baylor University. His performances as a concerto soloist have covered repertoire from the Pre-Classic era on fortepiano to late 20th-century works. As a soloist and collaborative artist, he has premiered a number of new works, including Libby Larsen’s Barn Dances for flute, clarinet, and piano, and Normand Lockwood’s 8 Details and Summary for solo piano. His recording of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison's San Antonio for saxophone and piano with Baylor University saxophonist Michael Jacobson can be heard on the AUR label. Recent professional highlights include performances and masterclasses in Japan and Poland.
Dr. Marks is a frequent presenter at conferences and professional meetings. His appearances include the national meetings of the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, and the Society for American Music, as well as numerous workshops and presentations at regional meetings of professional organization and for local music teacher associations.
Dr. Marks holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver, and has additional studies in musicology at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. His teachers include Nancy Garrett, Danielle Martin, Edith Oppens, David Genova and Theodor Lichtmann.
Prof.Tatiana Shevchenko ( Music Academy in Odessa- Ukrain)
Shevchenko Tatyana, Ph.D., Honored Artist of Ukraine, Professor of the Odessa National Academy of Music named after A.N. Nezhdanova.
Shevchenko Tatyana - a bright representative of the Odessa piano school. The students of her class are winners of piano competitions in Austria, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, Finland, the Czech Republic (25 honorary titles of laureates of international and national competitions). The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine has repeatedly appointed her as the Chairman of the State Examination Commissions to higher educational institutions.
Tatyana Shevchenko conducts master classes at international forums in the cities of Ukraine, Austria (Vienna), Poland (Kielce, Krakow, Lublin, Stalowa Wola, and others), in the Central Conservatory of Beijing (China). She took part in the jury of national and international competitions and forums: in Austria, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, Finland and the Czech Republic.
In her creative career as a solo artist there are many successful concerts played in Russia (Moscow, Sochi), Great Britain (Norwich), Poland (Radom, Stalowa Wola, Szczecin), Ukraine (Kiev, Ternopol, Kharkov, Lviv), Moldova (Chisinau), China (Beijing, Chingdao), India (Delhi, Agra). She has toured with the orchestra to the USA, Austria, Greece, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. She has performed in the prestigious halls of Europe and America - "Musikverein" (Vienna) and "Carnegie Hall" (New York).
Prof.Artur Jaroń (Music Conservatory in Kielce- Poland )
He graduated from Cracow Music Academy in class of professor Irena Sijalova-Vogel. postgraduate studies did in Odessa Conservatory with professor Anatoly Kardashev.
His carrier is rich in artistic achivmentes both as a soloist and a chamber musician.
Artur Jaron has performed with the major Polish orchestras such as Sinfonia Varsovia, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in Cracow, and Philharmonic orchestras in Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Kielce, Katowice, Lublin, Jelenia Gora, Olsztyn, Opole, Szczecin, Slupsk, Torun, Walbrzych, Rzeszow, Zielona Gora and Gdansk.
His activities also included performances include concerts in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine. He has worked with eminent Polish condustors, such as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jerzy Salwarowski, Marek Pijarowski, Agnieszka Duczmal and Tadeusz Wojciechowski.
As a chamber musician Mr Jaron has cooperated with Teresa Żylis-Gara, Malgorzata Walewska, Wieslaw Ochman and Adam Zdunikowski. He has also accompanied Ludmila Worobec-Witek, Saskia Szreder, Bartlomiej Niziol, Henryk Wieniawski Quartett and The Multicamerata. Artur Jaron constantly cooperates withLviv Virtuosos orchestra. He made his artistic debut in Carnegie Hall, NY/USA, in 2005.
Artur Jaron has made several musical recordings for Kielce Radio and Russian State Television. He has released five CDs with solo and chamber music. Among recordings made by Mr Jaron, there is a unique one of The Concerto for Piano and Violin by F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, a piece rarely performed or recorded.
Currently, he is the director of Krystyna Jamroz International Music Festival in Busko Zdroj and runs a regular event of Chamber Music Salon in Kielce.
For his artistic achievements as well as organizational activities, Mr Jaron has been honored with a number of prestigious awards, including The Kielce Voivode’s Award,The Marshall of Holy Cross Voivodship Award, The City of Kielce Award, Regional Leader Award in the field of culture and the Golden Emeric. He has also been rewarded with the Polish Civil State Award, the Bronze Cross of Merit.
Prof.Mirosław Herbowski ( Music Academy in Kraków- Poland )
Born in 1958 in Bielsko-Biała -Poland , where he graduated from the
Music Lyceum . He was student of i Maria Skarbowska and Janina Rusnok-Naglik.
He studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow , as a student of prof. Irena Sijałowa-Vogel
(student of H. Neuhaus). He graduated in 1982, receiving a diploma with honors.
He took part in many master courses provided by F. Rauch, I. Klanski, P. Salzmann, J.Riberę, Ch.Rosena.
He is prize winner of several competitions in Warsaw, Rotterdam and Rome.
He gives many concerts in Polish Philharmonics in Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław , Rzeszów , Śląsk ,Baltic and in the national philharmonic as well.
His achievements include concerts at the Berlin Philharmonic, Yamaha Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, Grieg Academy in Bergen, Lyon Opera, Sasol Auditorium in South Africa, Abu Dhabi Congress Center in UAE. He also gave concerts in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Georgia, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Ukraine.
From 1981 he worked as a piano professor at the Music Academy in Krakow where he gets doctorate degree-1989, and habilitation -2004.
In 1989-97 he was the head of the piano department at the Conservatoire in Jakobstad in Sweden , then a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen.
In 2004 he started work at the University of Rzeszów. Currently, he is a professor at the Faculty of Music.
In 2014 he gets Professor title from the Polish President due his skills and achievements in music .
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