Founders

Leilah Dione Ezra

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Spinto Soprano, has appeared on stages throughout Northern Italy, France, Israel, Canada and the New York metropolitan area in both opera and concert. Her most recent credits include: Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, The Soprano Soloist in the Verdi Requiem, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Blanche de la Force Read More

Maoz Ezra

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Israeli Classical Guitarist Maoz Ezra began his journey with the guitar at the age of 10. From the very beginning of his studies he was inspired by the great Masters of the guitar and composers, such as Andreas Segovia, Jullian Bream, J.S. Bach & Robert Schuman as well as his teacher, Yehuda Shryer, Read More

Guitar Faculty

Satchel Henneman

Born into a musical family, guitarist Satchel Henneman began his studies at a very young age. His formal training began at Cornish College of the Arts with Michael Nicolella, and culminated with Ben Verdery at the Yale School of Music. Satchel has performed at many venues and series across America, including Carnegie Hall, the Wayward Read More

Octávio Deluchi 

Referred in the specialized press as “One of the most active and brilliant soloists from his generation (…)” (Acervo Digital do Violão Brasileiro) and by the composer João Luiz as “one of the best interpreters of my solo guitar music.”, Octávio Deluchi is a Brazilian classical guitarist that debuted at Carnegie Hall at the age Read More

Maryam Hajialigol

Maryam is an award-winning classical guitarist, using her passion for performance and her experience in education to promote guitar in the world of classical music and beyond. She has given performances at diverse venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the U.S. Department of Education. Read More

Anna Mnich

Anna Mnich, of Poland,began her guitar studies at the age of ten. Between 1999 and 2004 she studied at the State Academy of Music in Katowice in the guitar class of Ms. Wanda Palacz. She is a laureate of the competitions in Kielce, Sanok, Koszalin, and Rust (Ausria). Anna has played in the master classes Read More

Nancy Goudinaki

Nancy Goudinaki: Greek Classical Guitarist and Jazz Vocalist  At the age of 8 years old, Nancy knew she wanted to pursue music, and learned how to play the classical guitar.  Nine years later, she continued her studies with master classical guitarist, Costas Cotsiolis, and received her degree and diploma with honors in classical guitar. Her Read More

Stelios Michas

Inspired by the infinite sonic possibilities of the guitar, Stelios’ activities range from contemporary music to classical guitar with a strong focus on improvisation. Equally committed to the nylon as well as the electric guitar he combines elements of both worlds in his sound.  His guitar has gotten him from playing dive bars & sticky basements to accompanying Read More

Jordan Dodson

“One of the top young guitarists of his generation” (Performance Today), Jordan Dodson is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has received prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2013 Astral Artists National Auditions, 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and 2008 American String Read More

Damien Kelly

Background Damien began his guitar studies at the age of 10 with renowned Irish teacher Marion Hyland at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. During this time he won a number of national competitions and also scholarships to continue his studies at the RIAM. He completed a BA in Applied Music at Dundalk Institute of Read More

Adam Bilchik

Adam Bilchik: Classical Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter and Percussionist A Cleveland, Ohio native, Adam started his classical guitar training at the age of 8 with teacher Erik Wagner. He attended Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree, studying with composer and guitarist Dr. Loris Chobanian. His studies took him to New York Read More

Claudio Paciocco

Claudio Paciocco is an Italian classical guitarist based in New York City. He began the study of classical guitar at very young age with Rosario Caida Greco and he continued his studies with Sandro Torlontano graduating with honors from the Conservatory Umberto Giordano in Foggia (Italy). Admitted at the prestigious International Guitar Academy of Koblenz (Germany) Read More

Collaborative Arts Faculty

Joshua Breslauer

Joshua Breslauer is an NYC based Drummer and Percussionist. Originally from the Hudson Valley, Joshua began studying percussion with the jazz vibraphonist Victor Catanzaro, drum set with Joe Carozza, and timpani with Sgt. Dave Smith of the West Point Band. In 2012 he graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Read More

Jonelle Robinson

Jonelle Robinson is an artist, youth theatre facilitator, and entrepreneur from New York City with a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College. She has been working with youth for nearly a decade via teaching, directing, choreographing, devising, costuming and set building. Recent theatre credits: Lordes (New Ohio Theater), Totally Wholesome Foods (Episcopal Actors Guild), The Space Between The Letters Read More

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