Li Xie (piano)
Born in Shanghai in 1987, Li Xie began studying piano at the age of four. In 2005, she pursued her studies abroad being accepted to Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. She graduated with Highest Distinction (cum laude) receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Solo Pianist under Professor Peter Lang. She then continued under Professor Jacques Rouvier, receiving a Master of Arts once again with Highest Distinction. Given her cum laude achievements, she was selected for the highest degree program of Postgraduate in Solo Pianist, completing this degree and her studies at Mozarteum in 2013. During her postgraduate studies, she began participating as a piano accompanist and playing chamber music. In 2014, she moved to Paris to begin her studies in Piano Accompaniment at the Conservatory of Paris (CRR de Paris) under Professor Arian Jacob and Professor Jean-Marie Cottet. She received in 2016 the highest degree in piano accompaniment: Concertiste – Accompagnement au Piano. In 2016, Li Xie began her professional career in piano teaching and accompaniment at the Conservatory of Paris (17ème Arrondissement). And in 2021, Li Xie joined the Musica Mundi School as an accompanist. Li Xie has demonstrated her excellence as both a concert pianist and in playing chamber music. She won the second prize at the Mozart Prize Competition (Salzburg), and attained the semi-final in the Richard Vines International Piano Competition (Lleida).
Alina Zinnurova (piano)
Russian pianist who studied with Vladimir Tropp and Boris Berezovsky at the Gnesin Academy of Music. After receiving her postgraduate degree, she was invited to be part of the Alliance Piano Duo. Prize winner of several competitions including the IInd Danubia Talents Liszt International Piano Competition (I prize), XXIXth Roma International Piano Competition (II prize), XIIth International Competition “Franz Schubert” (I prize), XIXth Alexander Bakhchiev Open All-Russian piano duo competition (I prize). Participated in master classes in Germany and Bulgaria with Genova and Dimitrov Piano Duo (2018, 2019). Currently performs at the concert halls of Moscow as an artist of the chamber ensemble of the Sudakov Capella of Moscow.