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Alexandre Moutouzkine, Concert Pianist
“playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” Dallas Morning News
Alexandre Moutouzkine holds undergraduate degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Music Academy and a Master’s degree and postgraduate degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky. He received a 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award from MSM and joined its faculty in September 2013.
YI-FANG HUANG, VIOLA
“…performed at the New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Hall, Perlman Music Program, OK Mozart Festival”
A native of Taiwan, Yi-Fang received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Juilliard School and Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rutgers University.
She currently serves as viola faculty at Juilliard Pre-College and the artistic administrator and repertoire coach of the ACHT viola studio at the Juilliard college division. In addition, she serves as a viola faculty and chamber music coach at the Special Music School at the Kaufman Music Center.
JESSICA AURA TASKOV, FLUTE
“..Described as “exquisite” by the South Florida Classical Review and “meticulous” and “topnotch” by New York Music Daily…”
Flutist and Native New Yorker, Jessica Aura Taskov enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician, and teacher. Recent engagements including performing with the Metropolitan Opera, Nashville Symphony, Principal Flute for DCINY in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Jessica received her MM at LYNN University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, FL as a Full Scholarship recipient. An active educator, Ms. Taskov maintains a private studio, substitute teaches at Bard College, and Hofstra University, and formerly served as faculty at the Center for Preparatory Studies at Queens College.