Pioneers in the use of four-hands piano in jazz, Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi have earned widespread success with their arrangements of classics from the stride piano, ragtime, and boogie woogie repertoires, as well as from the swing era and the Great American Songbook.
American pianist Brian Woods has emerged as a compelling artist of widespread acclaim. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he has recently enjoyed his solo debut in Koerner Hall in Toronto, Ontario, as well as his debut with Chamber Music Society of St.
Peter Henderson is Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Music at Maryville University, as well as a regular keyboardist with the St.
Alla Voskoboynikova has held the position of Director of Keyboard Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 2004. Before moving to the United States in 1996, Alla Voskoboynikova was a pianist and vocal coach at the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theater in Ukraine.
Internationally renowned American conductor Leonard Slatkin begins his appointment as the 12th Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra commencing with the 2008-2009 season, and also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, another new association.
Since being selected at age nineteen as the youngest competitor in the prestigious 1985 Van Cliburn Competition, Patti Wolf has been in demand as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, playing with many of the world’s most distinguished artists.