ANDRADA MARIA BRISC

PRINCIPAL, CO-FOUNDER
BB HONS, MA (RAM)
PIANO /CLASSICAL SINGING/ MODERN SINGING/MUSIC THEORY/CHOIR TUTOR

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Andrada Maria Brisc graduated  from the music faculty of Oradea University in both piano and classical singing

At the Royal Academy of Music London, Andrada obtained a Masters Degree in Performance, studying with Andrew West and Diana Ketler.

In 2012, together with Florin Pascu, she founded AB MUSIC Academy, a private music school in West London.

Andrada has performed in Romania, Hungary, Germany and the UK -  most recently at  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’ Piccadilly in London and with the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a singer, together with Florin and the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Andrada has released four acclaimed albums.

 


FLORIN CONSTANTIN PAŞCU

PRINCIPAL, CO-FOUNDER
CERT OF HE, DRUMTECH DRUMS
DRUMS / LATIN PERCUSSION / MODERN SINGING / PIANO TUTOR

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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.

 


KOSMAS MYLON

ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC / BASS GUITAR TUTOR

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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.


ADRIANA CRISTEA

 VIOLIN TUTOR

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.


OLIVER POPA

MODERN SINGING

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

Brass Teacher

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!
 

 


Nicolae Mihăilă

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. 


Dorian dimitrov

PIANO TEACHER | CENTRAL/SOUTH/SOUTH-EAST LONDON

 

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Dorian Dimitrov started playing the age of nine. In 2006, he won a scholarship to the Yehudi Menuhin School and studied under Ruth Nye.

In his many masterclasses, he has worked with such luminaries as Dmitri Ratser, Noriko Ogawa, Joan Havill and Caroline Palmer.

Dorian has graduated with Honours from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under professors Charles Owenand Katja Apekisheva.

Having made his conducting debut in 2014, he continued to study with Timothy Redmond and Toby Purser.

Following by his Collaboration with Kristjan Jarvi, since 2016, he has held the position of principal conductor of Notting Hill Orchestra for Film Music.

 
 

 
 

Angel Paz

GUITAR Teacher | NORTH London

 
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Angel is a guitar player and composer born in Pentevedra (Spain) in 1988. He graduated summa cum laude in “Professional Music” at Berklee College of Music (2013).

He was the lead guitar player for the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages”, as well as the dance show “Burn the Floor”. Angel is endorser for Paul Reed Smith (PRS), Mesa/Boogie and “Dunlop”.

 

 
 

andrea rondoni

DRUM Teacher | NORTH London

 
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Andrea was born in Italy and his passion for drums and music started since he was a child.

He bought his first drumset when he was 16 and, after a few years as a self-taught, Andrea joined the Drum Percussion Centre in his home town. His live experience started when he was 20 years old with various cover bands and original projects, playing all over Italy.  Andrea is a rock drummer, but he has been playing many musical styles, from rock to metal, pop, funky, progressive, indie, latin american. Having won several national and international like the “D.P.C. national drum contest”, Andrea has recorded a couple of albums (Anima e corpo, Annalisa Pompeo) and lots of demos for various artists (5Rand, Funky peppers, “Scavenger of human sorrow project” and lots more..) As a tutor, Andrea is looking for new talents to transmit his passion for drums!!

 

 
 

Soufi orsini

DRUM TEACHER | WEST/SOUTH-WEST LONDON

 
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Soufi started studying classical piano at the Conservatory Erik - Satie in Paris when he was a child.

At the age of 16 though, he started playing drums and few years later, he graduated One Year Diploma at the prestigious Tech Music School, London.

He is bilingual in French and English and has years of experience in both teaching and performing. He knows how pass on his passion and skills in music, making the lessons very attractive and interactive.