Nadezhda Papayani – piano; B.M., M.M. piano performance/ pedagogy - National Music Academy of Ukraine; B.M. organ performance - Manhattan School of Music; M.M. organ performance - the Juilliard School. Ms. Papayani has performed as a pianist and chamber musician in Ukraine, Latvia, Italy, Canada, and the United States. Her piano awards include prizes and special awards from the International Piano Competition in Ragusa, Italy, the International Young Musicians Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, Rachmaninoff Piano Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, and National Prokofief Piano Competition, Severodonetsk, Ukraine. Her organ awards include scholarships of Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School, and a diploma of Ottumwa National Organ Competition. Her piano teachers were: Vladimir Yudilevich, Valery Sagaidachny, Igor Ryabov; organ teachers: McNeil Robinson, Dr. Gerre Hancock.