After completing his BMus at the Melbourne Conservatorium, Paul Rickard-Ford was awarded the Clarke Scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, London where he gained the ARCM and the Dannreuther Prize for the most outstanding concerto performance.
Since the beginning of his career, Spanish-born pianist Juan Lago has attained numerous prizes in the foremost piano competitions in Spain. Most recently, he has been awarded at the XXIII Concorso Internazionale “Valsesia-Musica” in Varallo, Italy; the XX “Cidade de Ferrol” Piano Competition; the IX Premio Internazionale Pianistico “A. Scriabin” in Grosseto, Italy; and the VI “Compositores de España” International Competition of Las Rozas de Madrid.
A Coruña (1969). Julio Mourenza studied music at the Conservatory of Music of A Coruña, being granted the honors and the Extraordinary Prize. Between 1991 and 1995 he extended his training at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel, Basel (Switzerland), where he obtained the Diploma Concert (KonzertreifeDiplom), after studying with teachers Laszlo Gyimesi (Piano), Gerard Wyss (chamber music), Albert Guttmann (accompaniment) and Rolf Moser (Harpsichord and Fortepiano).
Elmar Gasanov was born in Sevastopol. In 1990 he began playing the piano with Tatyana Kim at the Music School No.1. After studying for eleven years there he continued his education in the Musical College under the Moscow State Conservatory and the Moscow State Conservatory, where he studied under renowned Russian musician and teacher Professor Ludmila Roshina.
Anna Saradjian, the winner of many international awards and competitions, including a Gold Medal at the 1992 "Amadeus" National Competition and the Bach Prize from the Ettlingen International Competition, was born into a family of musicians.
He is the winner of more than 15 awards in Cuba, Costa Rica, Spain, and Korea. His discography includes more than 20 titles with labels from Cuba, Costa Rica, and the United States, where he has mostly recorded works in world premier. Some of his records have won the Grand Prize and the Soloist Concertante, Chamber Music and Soundtrack awards at the Cubadisco International Fair.