Murray McLachlan
Chetham’s School of Music, UK

Murray MacLachlan, Chair of EPTA UK, Head of Keyboard at Chetham’s School of Music and a Senior Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England will be conducting a second masterclass during Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival on 6 April 2020, Tuesday.

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Tania Kozlova
Israel Conservatory of Music

Professor Tania Kozlova is an eminent piano pedagogue at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv. Her students have received many awards at national and international piano competitions and hold prestigious scholarships from the American Israeli Cultural Foundation and the Zfunot Tarbut Foundation. Ms Kozlova’s extensive knowledge of modern piano pedagogy makes her a frequent presenter at major educational music conferences and an adjudicator at festivals and competitions.

Student recitals

Miju Shindo, Japan
Student of Professor Valery Piassetski

In addition to recitals in her home country of Japan, Miyu Shindo has performed in the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory and at Carnegie Hall, and in Austria and Italy. She has collaborated with the Nagoya Philharmonic, Central Aichi Symphony, and Obu Philharmonic Orchestras, and placed in several international competitions.

Miyu is a quarterfinalist of the Cliburn Junior competition 2019.

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Student Class Recital
Professor Tania Kozlova, Israel

Israel Music Conservatory, Tel Aviv

Eithan Kemelmakher
Nadav Ein-Gal
Lia Ein-Gal
Eden Miroshnik, Conservatorium of Netanya, pedagogue Nadia Fridkvskaja

Notably, none of Tania’s students ever play scales and arpeggios but always perform with a flawless technique.

Vladimir Ivanov, Russia
Student of Profs Tatiana Shklovskaya

Vladimir Ivanov is a prize-winner of many national and international piano competitions. He joined the class of Profs Shklovskaya at the Gnessin Special Music School in 2016.
Vladimir performed solo and orchestra recitals with the finest orchestras in Russia and Europe.
This solo recital will be Vladimir’s debut performance in the UK.



Ass. Prof.Tatiana Shklovskaya
Gnessin College of Music, Moscow

Pre-reading period with beginners  

Tatiana Shklovskaya currently splits her teaching between the Gnessin Music College (МССМШ им.Гнесин), where she studied under Profs Rodzevich (she also graduated from the Gnessin Institute under Profs. Gutman), and the State Classical Academy in Moscow where she works as an Associate Professor. Her acclaimed pupil Alexey Melnikov received the Third Prize and Bronze Medal in the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition

Ms Shklovskaya’s pedagogical approach is based on the traditions of the Russian Piano School. She has enjoyed a successful concert pianist career with the Moscow State Philharmonia and became a laureate of national and international piano competitions, receiving several important government honours and awards. She is, she says, “very proud of her students who have become fine musicians and laureates of national and international competitions in Europe, Asia and US more than a thousand times!”

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Irina Woronow, Germany

Applying the Orff method with young beginners, using tunes on the black keys

Irina Woronow, the author of the popular piano method Klavierschule Verliebte Giraffe, studied the classic approach to piano pedagogy at the Kazakh National Academy of Music and the Orff method at the State Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim.

In her workshop, Irina will demonstrate how, during the pre-reading period, the Orff Method will help to engage even the most apprehensive beginner, using tunes, play-alongs and some clever technology from her new book Happy Piano Keys.

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Lunch break 13.30

Take a quick break at Costa Coffee shop across the road from
the Peregrine’s Pianos 111 Guilford St, London WC1N 1DP

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