In 2010, I graduated from Mannes College the New School for Music where learned from many famous musicians such as composers David Tcimpidis and Robert Cuckson, conductors Michael Charry and Michael Adelson, and harpsichordist Arthur Haas. In the same year, I was awarded 2nd prize in the Jean Schneider Goberman Composition Competition and my symphony, Berezanian Castle won 1st prize in Mannes New Music Competition. Since then I’ve been a member of The National Association of Composers.
During my studies at Mannes College, I participated in a master class of the sole surviving student of Rachmaninoff, who taught me the principles of Rachmaninoff’s piano teaching method. I’m using this method with my students and find it extremely effective. My main goal as a teacher is to provide the most advanced method of studying the piano for my students. It allows them to read pieces and learn the material quickly and profoundly, understand the idea of the piece, and increase their technical skills.