Music Advisor(Violin/ Piano Masterclasses) – Dr Ayke (USA)
A violin and piano child prodigy at the age of 7, a well-known concert violinist, pianist and lecturer, known primarily through her long-time collaboration with the Russian violinist Jascha Heifetz. Upon winning several competitions, she performed as soloist on piano, and violin, with the different local symphony orchestras, followed by two full scholarship offers: Juilliard School of Music and the University of Southern California.
Her acceptance into the Jascha Heifetz Master Class at the USC began a lasting association with the great violinist up to the very end of his illustrious life. Ayke Agus is also one of the rare classical music performers who has performed as a soloist accompanied by an orchestra as a multi-instrumentalist. For the past 30 years, Ayke has focused on continuing the Heifetz legacy, passing on his musical beliefs, principles, musical ethics, teaching of the Art of Musical Collaboration and teaching of the Art of Writing Musical Transcription. Recently, she completed a documentary film of Jascha Heifetz’s Life: God’s Fiddler. She is also a healing music therapist.
Music Advisor/ Conductor/ Masterclasses – Georgi Nikolov (Vienna)
Georgi Nikolov has been appointed as music advisor for Music LifeStyle Academy for his extensive invaluable experience invaluable experience in performance and professional management, and has developed a self-expressing interpretation of a particular call as well, which greatly diversifies his work as a conductor through his frequent collaboration with a number of distinguished conductors and soloists, especially during his own music projects in Vienna.
His career as a conductor is a continuation of his training and work as a cellist and vocalist.
In 2017 he graduated in conducting at the Vienna Conservatory of Music, but his professional projects began while he was a student, and in 2015 Georgi Nikolov founded his “New VIS Orchestra” of which he is also the music director. Ever since its inception, the orchestra has gained an enviable reputation for the scale and quality of its projects.
Georgi Nikolov conducted as a guest conductor several famous symphonic and opera orchestras on concert-tours in Asia and Europe.
Music Literature/ Education Advisor – Dr Matthew (USA)
Matthew Mallen received his B.A. Degree and Teaching Certificate from Central Collage, Pella, Iowa in 1976. His M.A. from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg Kansas, 1977. He attended West Los Angeles Law School and received his Paralegal Trust and Wills Certificate in 1984. He has taught extensively. He student taught in Grinnell High School, Grinnell, Iowa. Freshman Composition at Pittsburgh State University, Liberal High School, Liberal, Missouri, (3 years).Arma High School, Arma, Kansas.(2 years). St. Bernard High School, playa Del Rey, California (28 years).
He has taught several courses: Composition,Creative Writing, Theater and Drama, Speech, Greek Mythology and Greek Drama, Short Stories and Poetry, World Literature, Dante, Survey courses in both American Literature, and British Literature, Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Film as Literature, Advanced Placement in both English Language and English Literature. He was the English Department Chairman at St. Bernard High School, Senior Class Moderator, Interact Club Moderator in conjunction with The Westchester Rotary Club. He was awarded the Teacher of the Year in both 1991 and 2008.