Matthew Drinkwater was born in Oxford and began playing the piano when he was eight years old, studying with Kevin Suter. At the age of 15 he made his first solo recital appearances in his home town, and the following year playing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Burford Orchestra. Matthew’s diverse recital repertoire ranges from Bach to Bartók. He has given recitals across the UK most notably in his home town of Oxford.
Ivo Pogorelić (Serbian: Иво Погорелић) (born October 20, 1958 in Belgrade, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a Croatian pianist. He received his first piano lessons in Belgrade when he was seven. Five years later, he was invited to Moscow to continue his studies at the Central Music School with Evgeny Timakin. Later he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. In 1976 he began studying intensively with the pianist and teacher Aliza Kezeradze, who passed on to him the tradition of the Liszt-Siloti school. They were married from 1980 until her death in 1996.
Murray Perahia (born April 19, 1947) is a distinguished American concert pianist of Sephardic origin. He is also a respected conductor. His recordings are characterized by a consistent quality of sound, technique/interpretation and a careful attention to dynamic and stylistic details.
Richter are a contemporary electropop band from Toronto, Canada.
Richter is also the online alias of a member of OverClocked ReMix. Richter coordinated the "Hedgehog Heaven" project to ReMix the game "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." Finally, Christoph Richter is an austrian artist who released his full-length debut album Audioexile in 2006 on DZihan & Kamien's Couch Records. Just like back in the days, when you turned on your favourite record and nothing else really mattered, Richter takes you there again.
Lise de la Salle, born in 1988, gave her first concert at the age of nine, at Radio France. After winning many competitions in France, at the age of twelve she was awarded First Prize at the seventh Ettlingen International Competition in Germany. She was appointed to a bursary from the Fondation d'Entreprise Groupe Banque Populaire-Natexis, and won in rapid succession the first prizes of the Young Concert Artists European Auditions held in Paris in October 2003, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in January 2004.
Bob James (born December 25, 1939) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz keyboardist. Though he has recorded a couple of straight jazz albums, most of his recordings contain "pop-jazz" which is a type of instrumental pop music. Bob James was an important figure in turning 1970s fusion jazz more commercial. For their album One on One, Earl Klugh and Bob James received a Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance of 1981.
There are several artists with the name Brian Kelly: 1. Brian Kelly (www.briankelly.com) is an award-winning, composer, pianist, and recording artist who has released two critically acclaimed contemporary piano instrumental albums. Brian resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2. Brian Kelly - New York-based rock musician. 2 albums: Each Day Blues, Receding Choir. www.briankellymusic.com 3. Brian Kelly is a London-based tenor banjo player who took lessons from the influential Brendan Mulkere and went on to win All-Ireland titles on both the banjo and mandolin.
Emma K Spence Singer - Songwriter,Pianist - main genres Blues,Folk,Soul. Born and raised in England to Jamaican parents. Emma would use her classical piano training to spend countless hours at the piano writing songs and singing. This versatile Artist is also skilled at arranging music and songs on Logic audio creating another music product called 'Sounds of Substance' on Myspace which is a mix of, Electronica,Dance,Dub,Film sound track music and experimental rhythms.
Ann Vriend (born Vancouver) is a Canadian singer-songwriter/pianist based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She has sold thousands of albums and played festivals and venues around the world. Ann Vriend released a popular demo in 2000, which garnered immediate radio play on stations across western Canada and earned her a spot at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. A year later she won a songwriting contest which took her to Nashville, and helped fund her debut album, Soul Unravelling (2003), which was well received by critics and sold well for an independent release.