Anna Bogolubova is celebrated as one of the leading Ukrainian performers/composers of the young generation. As a tribute to her talent, National TV Ukraine aired a documentary film “Anna Bogolubova – composer and pianist.”
In addition to her international solo recitals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Germany, Andorra, Italy, Poland, Russia and the Ukraine, Ms. Bogolubova has been featured on Radio and TV Odessa, Ukraine; Warsaw TV, Poland; Senegalia Television, Italy; Radio and TV Monterrey Mexico and Radio Binghamton in the United States.
Anna Bogolubova is a top prize winner of several competitions, including: XX Incontro Internazionale Giovani Pianisti Citta Di Senegalia, Italy; Concurso Internacional de Piano, Andorra; The Music and Art Foundation Young Musicians Piano Competition, New York – 1st prize; New York Chopin Competition – 1st prize; BC Pops Martha & Richard Youth Concerto Competition in Binghamton, New York – 1st prize; and Concurso Internacional de Piano Parnassos in Mexico – 1st prize.
Anna Bogolubova holds both Bachelor and Master Degrees from The Juilliard School for the Performing Arts where she had studied with Prof. Oxana Yablonskaya.
In 2007 Naxos released a CD of Anna Bogolubova’s performing two piano concertos by H. K. Hedley with Russia Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Dmitry Yablonsky.
Anna Bogolubova has twenty years of pedagogic experience and has been invited to give Master Classes in several countries and has been a judge of international piano competitions. In 2010 Anna Bogolyubova co-founded BOMAA (Beauty of Music and Art) – a teaching studio in New York City.
Melody Qi He
Born in China and based in New York, Melody Qi He is a brilliant concert pianist and acclaimed educator. Top prizewinner of several National Piano Competitions in China including the “Pearl River” National Piano Competition,and National Chopin Competition in China. Ms. He has represented China in international piano competitions in Warsaw (Poland), Sydney (Australia), and Viña del Mar (Chile). Following the Chopin International Piano Competition, Ms. He was invited to record with the Rogot Company in Warsaw. Ms. He has performed numerous concertos with orchestras, most notably twice the Chopin Second Piano Concerto with the China Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra in Beijing Concert Hall. She has also given solo and chamber music recitals throughout Asia, Australia, and the United States, and in May 2004, made her New York debut in a sold-out recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Melody Qi He is recognized as an excellent teacher, winning many educational citations which garnered her a “Music Prize”. Since moving to New York in 2002, her students have won competitions, performed with orchestras, and performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in Young Artists Showcases. She has served on the jury for the Guangdong Children’s Piano Competition, Music Examination Board in Guangdong China, Cecilian Young Artists Competition in New Jersey, and Incentive Recitals of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York.
Ms. He is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association, Arts Performance Committee of the Guangdong Branch in China, and she had served as a board member and co-chair of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York. She was Associate Professor at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music (China), and served as faculty at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music (New York), Long Island Conservatory of Music (New York), and at the Cristofori Music School (Singapore) where she taught both children and advanced training courses for teachers.
Ms. He began her piano studies at the age of 6 and gave her performance debut when she was 10. Her teachers include Zuojia Hou, Bixia Mai, Weiqi Zhang, Hanxin He, Leyi Wu, Guangren Zhou, Shou-Ping Chiu, Miyoko Lotto, and Albert Lotto. She is a graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.