Classical pianist Kobi Davidson, born in Maine, was largely self-taught until joining the studio of pianist Martin Perry in 2010. Shortly after, he had his first recital, at Bowdoin College, featuring the music of Bach, Mozart and Shostakovich. Kobi won first place at the 2013 Portland Rossini Club Competition in Portland, Maine, and has placed in other competitions. From 2013 to 2017 he attended the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, under scholarship. At Mount Allison University he studied piano with Dr. Stephen Runge, Dr. David Rogosin, and Lynn Johnson, and attended a masterclass with the Canadian pianist André Laplante. He currently resides in Philadelphia, where he studies with Susan Starr, a student of Rudolf Serkin and winner of the silver medal at the 1962 Tchaikovsky Competition. He also teaches piano at the Conservatory of Musical Arts in Audubun, NJ. Bach, Schubert, Beethoven and Chopin are among his most profound musical influences, although he also has a strong interest in the music of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Tara Rozanski is a professional flutist and piccolo player from Franklinville, NJ. She is a graduate of Montclair State University with a concentration in flute performance, where she studied with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s Susan Palma-Nidel. Upon her graduation from Montclair State University, Tara obtained her master’s degree in flute performance at University of Delaware under the direction of flutist Eileen Grycky. During her time in Delaware, she gained pedagogical and professional experience as the professor of flute methods. As a performer, she was an active member in the school’s graduate woodwind quintet, sat principal chair of the University of Delaware Symphony, and also won the school’s concerto competition. She has an extensive performance history and continues to thrive in the classical community. Some highlights include being a featured soloist with Colonial Symphony and University of Delaware’s orchestra, performing at Carnegie Hall as part of Montclair State University’s flute quartet, and playing at the Mann Center as part of the Video Game Orchestra. She actively plays with chamber ensembles and freelances as a soloist and orchestral musician throughout the tri-state area.