Summer Concert 2019
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Kay Meek Theatre 2019
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Our students performing with Lions Gate Sinfonia
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Our Students Performing at Kay Meek Theatre
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Summer Concert 2019
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Winners of the International Crescendo
Piano Competition. Carnegie Hall, 2018
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Summer Recital 2017
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Amadeus Music Academy Piano & Violin Teachers

Meet Our Teachers
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Our Teachers

Amadeus Music Academy is unique in that that our teachers are outstanding concert musicians and performers with a vast portfolio of experience, all possessing Masters degrees from world-renowned universities.

 

They are all familiar and trained using the Russian piano and violin technique and teaching methodic.

 

Our teachers educate their students not only on the skills of playing a musical instrument, but also the ability to demonstrate their newly-acquired knowledge with confidence on stages in and around Vancouver through the great power of expression, and further, influencing both the mood and feelings of the audience. Participation in annual piano competitions, festivals and performances held in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond can be found on our events page.

Nick Sergienko

Owner of Amadeus Music Academy
Director & Head Teacher

Nick moved with his family from London, UK, to West Vancouver in 2005. Since then, he has been teaching and performing in both Canada and the US. Aside from 25 years of teaching experience, Nick’s main work over the last 20 years consists of concerts in England, Germany, Austria, France and other European countries, both as a soloist and alongside other musicians. He has graced the stages of well-known London theatres and concert halls, including George Bernard Show Theatre, London Astoria, Kensington Gallery Concert Hall, and Shepard’s Bush Empire.

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Nick emphasizes the Russian piano technique, taught to him by professor Jania Aubakirova, the student of world-famous pianist and teacher Mikhail Pletnev from Moscow State Conservatory, winner of prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, Moscow.

Nick’s students have won first places in numerous local, national and international competitions – including North Shore Piano Competition, Vancouver International Music Competition, Stars of Albion International Performing Arts Festival & Competition in London, UK, and the Crescendo International  Piano Competition. In 2018 six of Nick’s  students performed at the winners concert in prestigious CARNEGIE HALL, New York  and seven also had the privilege to play alongside Lions Gate Symphony Orchestra and their string ensemble on two separate occasions.

 

Education

  • Masters degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy – National Music Conservatoire, Russia 1992
  • Bachelors in Piano Studies- National College of Music, Russia 1986
  • Diploma in Musical Studies: qualified in piano tuition, concerto accompanist, concertmaster, and orchestra piano soloist, Russia

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Owner and Head teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver 2005-Present
  • Piano teacher/accompanist – Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music London, UK 1999-2005
  • Art Director & Stage Manager – Ministry of Culture and Art, Russia 1997-1999
  • Managing Director- Regional Centre of National Culture, Ukraine 1992-1996
  • Registered teacher and member of the British Columbia Music Teachers Association
  • Member of the Piano Teachers Federation

Elia Sergienko

Administrator of Amadeus Music Academy
Senior Piano Teacher

Elia was born into a family of professional musicians; her parents are highly educated music teachers. Elia began piano lessons when she was five years old. She has 24 years of piano teaching experience in Russia, Ukraine, England, and Canada. Elia received a Masters degree diploma in musical studies, qualifying her as a piano teacher, chamber orchestra soloist, and concertmaster. Her passion for music, love for children, and education and knowledge of the Russian piano technique makes for a creative, working and fast-learning atmosphere in the classroom environment.

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Education

  • Masters in Musical Studies – National Musical Conservatoire, Russia 1992
  • Bachelors in Piano Studies – National College of Music, Russia 1986
  • Certificate Early Years Development – ‘Birth to three matters’, UK 2004
  • MMI – ‘Understanding music through movement’, UK 2004
  • Certificate MMI – ‘Drama and Play’, UK 2003

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Piano and theory senior teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver 2005-Present
  • Senior assistant and music coordinator – Montessori Neighborhood Nursery School, UK 2003-2005
  • Music teacher – London School of Russian Language and Literature, UK 1999-2003
  • Lecturer/piano tutor – Children’s School of Art and Music, Russia 1998-1999
  • Lecturer/tutor – Children’s Music School, Russia 1993-1995

Delaram  Khayyam

Piano Teacher

Deli has over 15 years of teaching experience. She began taking piano lessons at the age of 6, and her move to Canada prompted her to follow her passion throughout secondary school, pursuing her studies further at the University of British Columbia. Here, she studied with admirable music maestros and pianists, including Russian piano professor Eugene Skovorodnikov. Deli has also performed in many concerts and festivals in Vancouver, Shanghai and Tehran. Her love and passion for music shows not only through her performances but also throughout her teaching career.

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Education

  • Bachelor of Music (Piano Major) – University of British Columbia, Vancouver 2008
  • ICMC Certificate – 1st International Chamber Master Classes & Festival , Shanghai 2007
  • University Transfer Courses Music School – Capilano University, Vancouver 2005

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Piano Teacher -Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Piano/Opera collaborative performance – French Embassy, Tehran 2016
  • Piano Recital – Rudaki Hall, Tehran 2016
  • Piano teacher and adjudicator – School of Music, Tehran 2013-2018
  • Chamber Music Performances – Tehran’s School of Music, Iran 2009 
  • ICMC Shanghai Music Festival Performances, China 2007 
  • Piano Performances – UBC School of Music, Vancouver 2005-2008
  • Piano Performances – Capilano University, Vancouver 2004
  • Private Piano teacher, Vancouver 2002-2001
  • North Shore Piano Competitions, Vancouver 1998 – 1999

Ali Asgari

Violin Teacher

Ali has over 20 years of experience working as a violin teacher in schools, colleges and privately. He has worked in Iran, Ukraine and Canada and speaks English, Farsi and Russian to accommodate his students.

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Education

  • Masters in Music Program- National Academy of Tchaikovsky, Ukraine 1999
  • Course in Teaching Violin to Children – Revutiskiy Music College, Ukraine 1999
  • Violin Teachers Special Training Program – Kiev State University, Ukraine 1998

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Violin teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Private music teacher – Iran, Ukraine, Vancouver 1991-2015
  • Violin teacher – Technical Music School for Boys, Iran 2001-2003
  • Violin teacher – Technical Music School for Girls, Iran 2002-2003
  • Violinist/Soloist – Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Iran 1998-2008
  • Violinist – Iranian National Orchestra, Iran 1999-2008
  • Assistant principal violinist – Orchestra of Farhagsarhae Bahman, Iran 2002- 2008
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Cristian Herki

Violin Teacher

Cristian is third generation violinist. Born in Romania, he started taking violin lessons at the age of six. He graduated High School and Music University in Cluj Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania. His teachers were: Dorina Mangra (violin soloist), Nicusor Silaghi (founder of “Transylvanian Quartet”) and Stefan Ruha (top international soloist, winner of Tchaikovski Competition). Cristian continued his education with a master degree in Chamber Music. He taught violin for 19 years at Art College in Baia Mare, Romania, participating with his students at various national and international festivals and contests:

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  • Bach Festival – Cluj Napoca, Romania, 2011-2013
    International Instrumental Contest, Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania, 2009, 2010
  • “Timotei Popovici ” National Contest, Sibiu, Romania, 2012

Education

  • Bachelor’s in Arts – “G.Dima” Music Academy, Cluj Napoca, Romania , graduated in 2006, (5 years of studies)
  • Master’s in Chamber Music – University of Oradea, Romania graduated in 2017, (2 years of studies)
  • Educational Staff Training – “G.Dima” Music Academy, Cluj Napoca, Romania, graduated 2006, (2 years of studies)

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Violin Teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Violin Teacher – Arts College, Baia Mare, Romania 1997-2016
  • C.M.O. – Arts Center, Chilliwack, Canada 2015
  • EuroArt Chamber Orchestra – Baia Mare, Rotary Hall, Romania 2007

Recitals

  • The Clutch Theatre – Vancouver 2015; 2016
  • Silk Purse Arts Center – Vancouver 2016
  • B.C. University – Vancouver 2016
  • Cultural Center – Chilliwack 2016
  • Phoenix Theatre Ft.Nelson 2016
  • Maryknoll Hall – Ossining, New York 2016
  • Art Center – Freising, Germany 2010
  • Classical violinist – Cruise Ship 2013-2019
  • “Art 4 Strings” Quartet – Baia Mare, Romania 2011-2016
  • “Crios” Piano Trio – Romania 2008- 2013
  • Orchestra Violinist – “Dinu Lippatti” Ph.Orchestra, Satu Mare, Romania 2006-2009
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Nikola Markovic

Piano Teacher

Nikola moved to Vancouver from the United States, where he completed his Master’s degree in piano performance at Georgia State University. Familiar with the Russian piano technique and teaching method, he participated in many international master classes, including those held by Kyoko Hashimoto, Sandor Falvai, Sergei Kurdjakov, Christoph Berner, Marina Lomazov, Rustem Hayroudinoff, Konstantin Bogino, and Thomas Hecht, to name a few. Nikola won first prize at the 2016 American Protégé International Piano Competition, giving him the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall.

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Education

  • Masters in Piano Performance – Georgia State Music School, Georgia State, US 2015
  • Bachelors in Piano Performance – Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Serbia 2007

Teaching Experience

  • Piano Teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Piano Teacher – School of Music, University of British Columbia, Canada 2016-Present
  • Accompanist – Goh Ballet, Canada 2016-Present
  • Piano Teacher – Community Music Centers of Atlanta, USA 2013-2016
  • Teaching Assistant – School of Music, Georgia State University, USA 2013-2015
  • Piano Teacher – Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Serbia 2006-2009