Our 50th Year

Steven Banks and Xak Bjerken
Adelaide Boedecker
Lisa Chavez
Peter and Kara Dugan
Jonathan Gentry
Joshua Horne
Dick Hyman and Robert White
Olga Kern with Vladislav Kern
Tetiana Shafran
Kevin Short
Jennifer and Christopher Takeda
Maria Wirries

Tetiana Shafran

Tetiana Shafran

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1989, Tetiana Shafran started playing piano at the age of three. She graduated from the Lysenko Special Music School and the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. From 2015 to 2017 she studied in Spain and Israel.

Ms. Shafran is the 2019 winner of the Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition and prizewinner of approximately 18 other international piano competitions. Among them are the Concours International de Piano France-Amariques (Paris, France, 2019); the VII Parnassos International Piano Competition (Monterey, Mexico, 2018); the 18th Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition (Valencia, Spain, 2013); the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Citta di San Dona di Piave" (Italy, 2019); the International Piano Competition "Monopoli Prize" (Barletta, Italy, 2015); the Emil Gilels International Piano Competition (Odessa, Ukraine, 2015); the Carl Filtsch International Piano Competition (Sibiu, Romania, 2016); and the Antonio Napolitano International Piano Competition (Salerno, Italy, 2017).

She has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia, and has performed with many orchestras and conductors. She has also recorded for radio and TV productions for Italian, Israeli, Spanish, and Ukrainian broadcasts.