Nelson Padgett enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist and collaborator. He has appeared with the Houston, National, and North Carolina Symphonies, and his many awards include a silver medal at the William Kapell International Competition and a Beethoven Fellowship from the American Pianists Association. A former student of Leon Fleisher, he has toured the world with the Philip Glass ensemble for over 30 years, and has given recitals with such renowned violinists as Pamela Frank and Elmar Oliveira. A native of North Carolina, Mr. Padgett has lived in New York City since 1987.
Pianist Hiromi Fukuda performs extensively across the US and her native Japan. Her recent appearances include performances at the Highland Center and Dibden Center in Vermont, Hyde Hall at Glimmerglass, Music Academy of The West, Five College New Music Festival, Ongaku-no-tomo Hall in Tokyo, and Lincoln Center in New York City.
An eclectic musician, pianist Brian Suits appears on the concert stage primarily as collaborative artist and chamber musician. He is a skilled improviser as well, and feels at home in a variety of styles. Suits is also an occasional composer and arranger.
Following her London debut at Wigmore Hall, Israeli-born pianist Sally Pinkas has garnered acclaim for her performances as soloist and chamber musician.
A prizewinner in twenty competitions worldwide, Dmitri Shteinberg has appeared in concert across North America and Europe and Israel, soloing with the Jerusalem Symphony, and the Richmond, Baton Rouge and Charlottesville Symphonies. Shteinberg recorded for Summit Records and Sono Luminus labels and the Yamaha Disklavier. In 2011 he joined the artist faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Pianist Svetozar Ivanov has made numerous appearances as recitalist and orchestra soloist in Europe and North America. Recent performance venues include Carnegie, Merkin, and Steinway Halls in New York, Salle Gaveau and Association Philomuses in Paris, Teatro del Sale in Florence, Italy, DDR Radio in Berlin, and the Bethaniënklooster in Amsterdam. Svetozar Ivanov is Associate Professor of Piano at University of South Florida and serves as the Artistic Director of the Steinway Piano Series in Tampa.