Kozhevnikova graduated from Moscow State Conservatory, and earned her Masters Degree in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. With over 20 years of experience, she teaches for the Carnegie Mellon Preparatory School and the Ellis School.
From 2013-2015 Kozhevnikova founded and directed the Russian Education Center to teach children the Russian language and culture.
She is currently a member of the Russian Nationality Room Committee at the University of Pittsburgh, and serves on the board of Resonance Works. In her free time she enjoys martial arts (Krav Maga) and works as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Jimmy attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in piano performance. He maintains a piano studio of over 40 students ages 5-75, and does piano tuning for over 150 private clients. In addition to teaching for Carnegie Mellon University, he also teaches at the Ellis School, and is the pianist for Epworth United Methodist Church. Jimmy has recently created a Youtube channel called Pianoview, dedicated to classical piano with the sheet-music and fingerings in the video, along with the pianist’s view of the hands.
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Mr. Kurutz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, and earned his Master of Music from New England Conservatory. In 2005, Kurutz completed an Artist Diploma from Carnegie Mellon University.
He is a founding member of the Bell'Art Ensemble, which aims to make live music more accessible by bringing performances from the concert stage into the home. He also performs with IonSound Project, and has recorded a CD with them which is slated for release in late 2020. In addition to maintaining a private piano studio, he currently holds a teaching position at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12.
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Hernandez has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in the Dominican Republic, Peru and throughout the United States. In 2006, Luis was awarded a full scholarship from the Boston Conservatory. He studied Collaborative Piano at Carnegie Mellon University, and earned his Artist Diploma from Duquesne University in 2017.
He enjoys reading, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and performing duos with his wife Melissa, violinist.
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