He worked closely for several years with actor Robert Redford in the designing, facilitating and administrating of the Film Composer’s Lab as Director of Music Programs at Redford’s Sundance Institute. From 1997 through 1999 he traveled throughout the United States with “ The Phantom of the Opera” National Tour, and remained the production’s keyboard sub for many years thereafter.
For over two decades he acted as producer and host of a daily afternoon classical music program for National Public Radio affiliate, KUER-FM, broadcast throughout the state of Utah and parts of neighboring states.
He has collaborated at the keyboard in recital with such artists as clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, violinist Joseph Silverstein and guitarist Pepe Romero with whom he toured internationally, presenting music for guitar and harpsichord.
As a composer, his works are performed regularly, and he was recently named a Composer Fellow at Ucross Foundation, an artists’ retreat located on the high plains of NE Wyoming.
Luca Buratto was one of the thirty finalists of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Other competitions include: 3rd Prize and Audience Award at the XVI International Schumann Competition, and Special Prize at the Cherkassky International Piano Competition.
Dominic Cheli, 20 year-old pianist, is from St. Louis, Missouri, and is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Mr. Andre-Michel Schub.
Born in 1982, Alexey Chernov began studying at the Central Special Music School of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire at the age of four. He studied there with N. Rogal-Levitskaya, Kira Shashkina, and Natalia Troull.