SCHOOL FACULTY

Alexandra Suhoy

Piano, Ensemble, Music Theory, Computer Music. School Director. M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. B.M., Gnesin’s College in Moscow: Gnesin College-Alexandra. Further professional studies at Tchaikovsky National Music Conservatory in Kiev, Glier’s Music College, and Towson University. Winner of All-Union Chamber Ensemble Competition (1st prize, USSR,1988); All-Union Soviet Composers Competition (Moscow,1987); Music Theory Competition (Moscow, 1987); Finalist of Haddonfield Symphony International Competition (NJ, 1994); Radio Premier of "San Antonio" on National Public Radio (1995). Numerous solo and chamber performances in Russia, Ukraine, Europe, and USA. Faculty member of Baltimore Music School (currently Janna Friedman Music School) since 1995, Baltimore Hebrew University (1993-2000), and New Shiloh School of Music under Morgan State U-ty (1995-1998). Studied with professors A.Nasedkin, J.Martin, R.Reyes, L.Ogrinchuk, M.Telenchak, A. Snegirev, A. Muravsky. Alexandra’s students won top awards in Music-Fest Rising Talents and American Fine Arts Festival competitions in Piano Solo & Piano Ensemble categories and were selected to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022), Merkin Concert Hall in NY (2013), Academy of Music at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA (2017), and Italian Academy Teatro at Columbia U-ty (2019).

Publications: Numerous instrumental compositions, vocal, piano, ensemble, and orchestra arrangements. Published Music Book: "23 POPULAR PIANO DUETS and TRIOS" (2013). In collaboration with songwriter Yelena Feldman, released two Record Albums: "Some Day" and "Cup of Tea" (2003, 2011).

Janna Friedman

Piano.School Founder.M.M.,Kiev Conservatory of Music. Taught in Ukraine and USA, performed with the Rakhlin’s and Turchak’s orchestras. Winner of the Ukrainian piano competition, 2nd prize. Numerous performances in USSR and USA. Was a faculty member at the Peabody Preparatory School. Founded Baltimore Music School in 1995. Mrs. Friedman’s students performed at the Carnegie Hall, won multiple piano competitions, and became professional musicians. 2010 JFMS Award Recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Piano Teaching.

Olga Chala

Piano. M.M., Lvov Conservatory of Music. Winner of the Ukrainian Chamber Ensemble Competition (Donetsk, 1980). Faculty member of the Lvov Conservatory of Music for 20 years (piano and piano methodology). Numerous solo and ensemble appearances in Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, and USA. Accompanist for “Dibrova” Choir and clarinet players. Ms.Chala has taught more than 60 students at JFMS. Her students won American Fine Arts Festrival and Music-Fest Rising Talents competitions and performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York and Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall in NJ. 2010 and 2016 JFMS Award Recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Piano Teaching.

Valentina Morozov

Violin, Viola, Piano, Music Theory, Russian Language. M.M. Music Conservatory and University of Tumen’, B.A.University of Astrachan’. Violin and Piano teacher and performer since 1976 in Russia, Israel, Canada, and United States. Instructor of Russian language & literature as well as psychology and ethics since 1989. Has more than 30 years of combined experience teaching in Russia and USA. Possesses up-to-date Russian language modifications from Russian experts and colleagues.

Yelena Feldman

Piano, Piano Ensemble. B.S.,Kiev Civil Engineering Institute, Kiev Music School. Recorded more than 40 songs and instrumental compositions. In collaboration with Alexandra Suhoy, released two Record Albums:"Some Day" and "Cup of Tea" (2003, 2011). Provides private piano lessons to children and adults. Worked at Gan Yeladim Preschool, Baltimore Hebrew University, and Towson University. Yelena’s students won Music-Fest Rising Talents competitions in Piano Solo and Piano Ensemble categories and were selected to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Manhattan School of Music, National Opera America Center, and DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York (2016, 2020, 2022). JFMS Award Recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Piano Teaching (2016, 2022).

Vera Yakirevich

Piano, Ensemble, Music Theory. B.A. Moscow Pedagogical Institute. Have more than 30 years of combine experience teaching piano in Russia and USA. Love teaching students of all ages and abilities. Every lesson is carefully planned for each student short- and long-term goals. Students participated in MD state music teachers associations’ competitions and recitals (2010, 2012, 2015, 2017) and have received various awards and honors.  

Roman Gordon

Guitar, Accordion, Composition. M.A. Artistic Director of the Children Choir and chamber ensemble in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Faculty member of the Dnepropetrovsk Music College. Chair of the Composer’s Union and Director of the Ukrainian Musical Union. Author of more than 200 songs, instrumental compositions, and arrangements of folk songs. Laureate of numerous All-Union and State Youth Song Competitions.

Elvira Ostrovska

Piano, Piano Ensemble. M.S. Kiev Institute of Microbiology, Kiev Music School, graduated with Honors in 1977. Piano Ensemble performer at the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (1981- 1984). Won the Best Music Performance titles at the Music competitions among Kiev Universities as part of the piano ensemble (1983, 1984). Provided private piano lessons to children and adults. Piano teacher at Harmony Music School and J. Friedman Music School. Elvira’s students won Music-Fest Rising Talents International competition in Piano Solo category and were selected to perform at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York (2022). HMS Award Recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Piano Teaching (2022).

Margaret Yefimenko

Piano, Voice. B.A. (2013) and M.M. (2014) in Voice from National Music Academy named after P. I. Tchaikovsky (Kiev’s Conservatory). M.M. in Voice Performance (2015) from Temple University. B.M.E. from Messiah College (2018). 12 years of teaching piano, voice and general music privately and in classroom settings to students of various ages in Ukraine and United States. 16 years of stage performance with leading parts in multiple operas in Ukraine and United States. Winner of multiple Ukrainian and International Operatic competitions.

Nikita Borisevich

Violin, Viola. M.M.Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, GPD, Peabody Conservatory. Prizewinner of international competitions in Los-Angeles, Easton(MD),St.Petersburg. Winner of the All-Russian competition in Perm. Mr. Borisevich has performed with academic orchestras of Volgograd,Yekaterinburg, Perm Opera Theatre Orchestra. He toured and performed in Germany, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, through Russia and USA. Mr. Borisevich was a private violin instructor in Moscow(Russia). Nikita on Youtube

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