Piano, Osip Nikiforov
M.M. Candidate Manhattan School of Music B.M. University of Minnesota 1st Prize MTNA Competition, 1st Prize Schubert Club National Competition 3rd Prize San Antonio International Piano Competition
"I believe that it is essential for a mentor to bring out a student’s potential for artistic expression by teaching music with relation to other arts that are all interconnected and have a direct link to music.
By practicing an instrument, a student develops his or her necessary sense of discipline, which is very important for future success in any field. The knowledge and ability to play an instrument as well as familiarity with the arts give a student confidence that extends beyond the lesson and academic environment. They truly shape the person as an individual with curiosity for life."