ANDRADA MARIA BRISC
BB HONS, MA (RAM)
PIANO /CLASSICAL SINGING/ MODERN SINGING/MUSIC THEORY/CHOIR TUTOR
The Romanian pianist and singer Andrada Maria Brisc was born in Oradea, a town in the northwest of Romania. She graduated in 2007 from both Vocal and Piano Faculties at the Oradea University.
During the Undergraduate Course and after graduation, Andrada was a teacher at the Oradea Art High School, teaching both piano and piano accompaniment. After graduation, she also collaborated with the Vocal Faculty at the Oradea University, teaching piano accompaniment.
FLORIN CONSTANTIN PAŞCU
CERT OF HE, DRUMTECH DRUMS
DRUMS / LATIN PERCUSSION / MODERN SINGING / PIANO TUTOR
Florin Constantin Pascu was born and raised in Oradea, a small town in the North West of Romania, where he started his musical education at the Art High School.
He graduated both singing and drums from the same High School, meanwhile studying drums at the Popular Art School. After graduating with the Honours the 3 years course, he decided to continue studying abroad and he was accepted at Drumtech, London.
ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC / BASS GUITAR TUTOR
Kosmas first took on the Violin lessons at the age of six before starting Classical guitar lessons. As a member of the Modern Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece he had the chance of studying on various fields in music and working with people that helped him in his later career. Later he moved to South England to attend the Music Performance course at the University of Chichester, West Sussex.
Over recent years he has collaborated with artists and bands of different background as a session musician and permanent member and has taken part in numerous live appearances, studio recordings and video shootings. He is regarded as a positive, versatile and hard working person and he is always keen on exploring.
Born in Ploiesti, Romania, into a family of musicians, Adriana Cristea started playing the violin at the age of five. In 2015 under the wonderful Professor Yossi Zivoni she completed a Masters Degree with Distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
As a soloist Adriana has played concerts in Austria, France, Italy, Lebanon, Holland, Romania and the UK, in such illustrious venues as St.Martin-in-the-Fields, London and the Romanian Embassy in Paris. Working with some amazing orchestras - including the Paul Constantinescu Philharmonic, the Harrow Symphony, the Burnley Symphony, the RNCM Strings and the Beirut Chamber – she has been conducted by, among others, the legendary Ovidiu Balan and Matthieu Mantanus.
Adriana has won 25 national and international prizes, including the George Enescu medal at Remember Enescu International Violin Competition, and many of her inspiring recitals have been broadcast by the Romanian Broadcast Station.
With a 6 yearsof experience as a X Factor Vocal Coach, Oliver Popa brings the top quality tuition at AB MUSIC ACADEMY by teaching styles such as : musical theatre, pop, rock, pop-rock, R&B.
Specialised in Musical Theatre, he performed lead roles in shows like: "The Phantom of the Opera", "West Side Story", "Evita", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "My Fair Lady", "Broadway Bucharest", "Romeo and Juliet" and Operetta "Silvia".
His portofolio includes tours in countries such as Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Moldova.
Yosi Marshall is a professional jazz saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist and pianist who teaches at the International School of London and Gunnersbury Catholic School.
With his original jazz-fusion band, Momentum, he plays regularly at the Pheasantry Pizza Express and the legendary Bull's Head, Barnes, London.
Yosi is also sax frontman with the tantalising Jazz-Pop-Soul outfit the Viski Collective!
Piano Teacher & Music Theory | North/East London
Nicolae started playing piano at the age of 8 and after only two years under Fekete Elisabeta, performed Haydn’s D major Piano Concerto with the Oradea State Orchestra for 1000 people.
As a boy he performed across Romania, Switzerland and Austria, winning prizes at national and international level, eventually receiving the ‘Brilliant Child of Romania’ Trophy at the 2005 V.I.P Gala Awards where he shared the stage with the then president, Traian Basescu.
In 14 years Nicolae has won over 25 awards, appeared more than 20 times as a soloist, played with 7 outstanding Swiss and Romanian orchestras, performed 8 different piano concertos and collaborated with such celebrated international conductors as Timothy Redmond, Walter Hilgers, Rinaldo Muratori and Yukko Amanuma.
When they discovered a new composition by Carl Filtsch, - Chopin’s genius student, who died at the age of 15 – Nicolae was the natural choice to perform its national premier!
Following a BA at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, he is now studying for his Masters Diploma under the superb Professor Ronan O’Hora. Meanwhile in 2017 Nicolae is back on the road he loves, honouring invitations from Germany, Romania and Austria.
Piano Teacher | South/East London
Dorian started playing violin at the age of nine and in 2006 won a scholarship to the Yehudi Menuhin School, where he studied under Ruth Nye.
In masterclasses he has worked with luminaries such as Dmitri Ratser, Noriko Ogawa and Caroline Palmer.
It was no surprise to them when Dorian graduated with Honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and made his conducting debut as early as 2014.
Since 2016, Dorian has held the position of principal conductor of Notting Hill Orchestra for Film Music.