Pianists and Keyboardists
A musical phenomenon, Hiromi gathered attention when performed Chick Corea invited her to perform with him when just 17. She already had a recording contract while still in college, and is now an award winning star known around the world.
Francesco Tristano is just as comfortable on the techno club scene as he is on the classical concert platform and audiences across the world are enthralled and amazed in equal measure when they hear him performing.
James Newton Howard
Check the credits of your favorite box-office smash from the past two decades, and there's a good chance you'll see James Newton Howard listed as composer. Howard has contributed music to more than 100 films, from romantic comedies to action thrillers to sci-fi blockbusters, earning Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe nominations or awards along the way. He's also contributed to the small screen with compositions like the Emmy-nominated main theme for the long-running series ER.
Khozyainov became known around the world by his outstanding performance as the youngest finalist in the 2010 Chopin Competition in Poland. Since then he has won top prizes at the Dublin and Sydney International Piano Competitions, and has toured around the world.
Thilo Wolf, geb. 1967, arbeitet als Pianist, Komponist und Arrangeur und leitet seine eigenen Formationen "Thilo Wolf Big Band" und "Thilo Wolf Jazz-Quartett". Seine Liebe gilt dem pulsierenden, swingenden Jazz, er öffnet sich aber auch Stil-übergreifenden Projekten. Klassik und Jazz vereinte er in den gemeinsamen Konzerten mit seinem Quartett und dem (klassischen) Berliner Saxophon Ensemble oder der Festival-Tournee "Klassik & Jazz" mit dem Windsbacher Knabenchor. In der Zusammenarbeit mit der Skibbe Band oder dem Sänger Max Mutzke vereint er Big Band Sound mit Rock, Pop und Soul Musik.
Recipient of top awards at numerous international competitions, Devoyon is on the faculty of the Berlin University of the Arts, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Toho School in Tokyo.
Katsaris established an impressive international reputation at a very early age after success in many top competitions. He is celebrated globally as a pianist possessing both unparalleled technique and rich and poetic expression.
Alberto Pizzo joins the Yamaha family and becomes an official Yamaha Artist. Born in Naples in 1980, Alberto Pizzo began studying the piano at a young age. In 2004 he graduated at Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Naples and took part in many national and international piano contests. In 2006 he obtained a second level degree in Concert Piano at the same Conservatory in Naples. In 2007, as solo pianist, he performed the music for a Rai International show about Vincenzo Bellini and for GEO & GEO, a RaiTre show. In 2009 Alberto held a concert at the Japan Stock Exchange as a solo artist and with soprano Yuki Sumani. In 2010 he entered Palco Reale of Gianni Sergio.
Ilya Rashkovskiy was the 1st prize winner at the 8th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2012), the Citta di Pinerolo Competition (2012), the International Jaen Competition (2005), and at the Hong Kong International Competition (2005). He is among the top prize winners of the Long-J.Thibaud Competition in Paris (2nd Place), Queen Elisabeth in Brussels (4th Place) and Artur Rubinstein Piano Masters in Tel Aviv (3rd Place).