AyseDeniz Gokcin is a classical/rock crossover pianist and a neo-romantic composer currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, London, and Istanbul She started playing the piano at age five and was considered a child prodigy. She has performed in over 24 countries as a soloist around the world ranging from classical to rock festivals and concert halls.
AyseDeniz is recognized internationally for her ability to unite the classical genre with classic rock and creating original rock arrangements and compositions, which she now performs for fans worldwide to sold-out shows. She has appeared on BBC&CNN News, Vogue Fashion Magazine, Classic FM, Prog Rock Magazine, and more.
With a Bachelors from Eastman School and a Masters from Royal Academy of Music, she uses her classical education to unite her 500K+ global fans online and in live concerts with a mission to connect people from different backgrounds who share the love of piano.
As of April 2019, AyseDeniz is a Kawai Artist. She joins the ranks of notable artists such as
Yoshiki (X-Japan), Muse, and OneRepublic as part of the Exclusive Kawai Artist Family.
2021 - Interview on BBC Radio 3 with Jess Gillam. Click to listen: BBC Radio 3
2021 - Lufthansa Group and British Airways Flights feature AyseDeniz's "A Chopin Affair" Album on all flights.
2022- 22, Britannica named AyseDeniz one of the top 20 most influential young musicians / artists. The Britannica Encyclopedia is the oldest English encyclopedia in the world.
2022 - A Kawai Artist Piano Academy , Borderless Piano - sLs Japan ( in collaboration with sLs Group )
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Marco Fatichenti is an internationally acclaimed performer and recording artist who has appeared in some of the most prestigious venues across Europe, Asia and the United States. Active both as recitalist and chamber musician, Marco is also an educator who is committed to promoting music and its societal value among diverse audiences, much sought-after for his kind, considerate and dynamic approach to teaching.
He performed extensively and taught at renowned institutions. Throughout this time, He gained considerable experience in successfully preparing students for ABRSM and Trinity College exams, specializing in higher grades and Diplomas. ( such as ARSM, LRSM, FRSM - Royal Schools of Music ABRSM ) or ATCL , LTCL or FTCL from Trinity College London.
He has received a Doctorate from King’s College London for his research on early-twentieth-century performance practices, with a particular interest in the aesthetic shifts taking place in Spain during the Civil War. Described by Hilary Finch in The Times as ‘none other than Chopin incarnate’, he was hailed by the International Record Review for offering ‘a different and refreshing slant on Brahms from a vantage point south of the Alps’, and praised by International Piano for ‘marrying Romantic turbulence with Classical order’. His performances include broadcasts by the Spanish RTVE, Irish RTE, Polskie Radio, and several BBC appearances.
Among his recent highlights are performances at London’s Wigmore Hall , Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Dublin’s Concert Hall, Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional, Barcelona’s Auditori, and Valencia’s iconic Palau de la Musica. He was also invited by the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs to perform at the International EXPO in Zaragoza, Spain.
Marco’s critically acclaimed solo albums include music by Brahms, Stravinsky, Debussy, and Chopin.
He speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, French and Japanese.
Marco is only available to teach from Grade 6 to Diploma piano students.
Reiko is from Tokyo, Japan. She started studying piano at the age of 5. She completed her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree at ICU University in Tokyo, Japan. She then spent 3 years in Singapore, 7 years in Hong Kong and 3 years in Chicago, U.S.A. In 2018, she passed the Trinity Piano Performance LTCL level with Distinction. She also performed duo recitals, which were well received. Alongside this, she was a private piano teacher for ages 4 to adult. In addition to solo performances, she was also actively involved in accompanying cello and violin concerts and competitions. In Chicago, she regularly took part in concerts in a nursing home.
For lessons with young children, she uses a variety of toys and tools to help them experience how to play. She is fluent in English and Japanese.
Alejandra Jurado is a professional piano teacher graduated from the University of Cauca, Colombia. She has been awarded the First Prize at the "National Competition for Young Talents 2000" by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Valle, as well as the First Prize at the competition "Sala Beethoven 7.30" in Cali in 2008 and 2009.
With ten years of experience as a piano teacher under her belt, she worked at Cauca University and Nariño University, forming and educating new generations of young pianists. She has been an active performer as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist for other instruments and various musicians. She worked in the Philippines and Japan, and it is because of her deep interest in more disciplines of the human spirit beyond the arts, that she trained and grew in other fields of education, enriching her expertise and making her teaching system more holistic and integrated to the life of her apprentices. "I strongly believe that teaching is like opening a door to a world of discovery where we both learn, hand to hand with the student".
Carrissa started learning the piano at the age of 10. She passed her ABRSM Grade 8 Piano with Distinction at the age of 17.
Carrissa is a Music graduate from King’s College London, United Kingdom. Her study in King’s leads to advanced work in History of Western Music, Musicology, Music Performance (Piano), Music Composition and Music Analysis.
Carrissa received her piano training at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She passed her Piano Performance Examination with a First-class result.
Carrissa was selected to participate in various music festivals in the Europe, including the FEST- YN (2017), Spain; the VI & VII International Piano Festival Torre de Canyamel, Spain (2017,2018), which was organized in collaboration with the Royal College of Music (RCM) and the Moscow Conservatory, She has performed alongside with pianists from the UK, Spain, Russia, China, Japan and Korea during the international piano festival. In 2018,
Carrissa has 8 years of teaching experience in Music, specializing in Piano Performance teaching. In her teaching, she focuses on delivering specific performing techniques required for different musical works from each musical period, and helps to solve technical issues in piano playing.
Kate Henry is a classically trained pianist, a licensed professional teacher for K-12 music, a music education researcher and advocate, and an author of an original piano book series. She is currently based in Tokyo, Japan, working as a kindergarten music teacher in an IB international school in the city.
Kate was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. She had early exposure to music and started taking piano lessons at age 6. She obtained her degree in Bachelor of Music, Major in Music Education with Piano Principal, at St. Scholastica's College, Manila (with distinction: Cum Laude) in 2015. During her entire college, she was a recipient of the Sr. Baptista Battig Music Foundation Scholarship, granted a full-tuition scholarship for academic and artistic excellence. She moved to Hiroshima, Japan in 2017 to pursue her Master of Music in Music Education degree at Elisabeth University of Music. She was given the Cecilia Award, the highest honor for the top graduate in music education research. She was also a recipient of the Loyola International Exchange fund, offering her a full scholarship for her entire post-graduate studies in recognition of her previous academic and professional achievements.
Kate's advocacy is about spreading the importance of music education by giving free music lessons and concerts to poverty-stricken and less fortunate communities in her country, the Philippines.
Kate is also a music education researcher.
Kate has performed solo piano and as an accompanist for many local artists, chamber groups, and choral groups both in the Philippines and Japan. She has 15 years of experience in teaching piano from kids to adults (beginner to advanced levels), preparing them for exams including applied music and theory for conservatory auditions. She has taught in many prominent music studios in the Philippines. She eventually opened her own music school in Makati City in 2015, and it is still thriving since then.
Kathrine is from Malaysia. She started learning piano at the age of 6. She completed both the ABRSM Grade 8 practical and theory exam in the year of 2012. With the great passion of pursuing music knowledge, she went to UCSI University and completed a bachelor's degree in Contemporary Music. Hence, this helps Kathrine equipped with knowledge in both classical and jazz/popular music.
During her university life, she was actively participating in the choir ensemble. She went for competitions in various countries like Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, and has achieved excellent results of Gold and Silver medal.
Kathrine has almost 6 years of teaching experiences, both in Malaysia and Singapore. She has experience in teaching special needs students, junior music courses and private piano lessons. She also incorporates the Kodaly and Orff method in her teaching, hence making her lesson fun and interesting. With her cultural background in Malaysia, she can speak fluently in Chinese, English, Malay, Cantonese, and conversational level in Japanese
CuiLin is from China. She started to learn piano at the age of 6 and later on she learned how to play the electronic organ. Exceptional skills in both Piano and Organ. She graduated from the Music Education Department of Xi'an Conservatory of Music. She used to be an intern music instructor. She has taught general music and piano at primary schools.
Besides, she also taught piano (private lessons) in China
(from Grade 1 to higher diploma level in English, Japanese or Chinese)
Therefore, she has gained professional experience in music education especially in piano teaching for young learners.
She speaks 3 languages: Chinese, English and Japanese.
( Jennifer ) My family is from Taiwan and Indonesia. I started to learn piano at the age of 5 and violin at age of 12 and qualified for the Taiwanese Music school for the Gifted and Talented. I studied in Singapore for high school and completed my bachelor’s degree of comparative cultures in Sophia University in Tokyo. I passed grade 8 with distinction of ABRSM piano performance in age of 16 and the ABRSM Diploma in piano teaching. I have taught in international school in Tokyo for Secondary music curriculum and was a piano instructor for young learners.
In recent years, I am dedicated in volunteering music performance in senior’s homes or charity events. Learning instruments is not just about learning techniques, but expressing oneself and hopefully sharing joy to others.
Fluent in Taiwanese, Chinese mandarin, English and Japanese.