Meet Our Teachers

Victoria Corbisiero - Piano

Victoria Corbisiero began her musical studies by listening to her family play French and Italian folk songs on the accordion. Shortly after such festivities, her parents helped her earn formal training in music. At the age of 5, she began taking piano lessons. At the age of 12, she received Honors in California’s Certificate of Merit Program, where she was invited to perform in C.M’s Honor’s Recital. At the age of 17, Victoria received a performance scholarship to earn her B.M. in Piano Performance with Kyomi Sugimura at Depaul University, which she completed in 2015. She has also attended the International Academy of Music (Italy), The Orford Academy, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival and Vladimir Feltsman's PIANOSUMMER at SUNY New Paltz. Her most recent performance was at Steinway Hall in Manhattan.

 

At twenty- one, Victoria was accepted with a performance scholarship to earn her M.M. at the State Univeristy of New York (Purchase) with Paul Ostrovsky. Apart from solo piano, Victoria is also an avid chamber musician and composer. She has performed and collaborated with musicians around Chicago and New York over the past six years. 

Passionate about teaching, Victoria hopes to share her musical knowledge with students in a healthy, creative and yet structured learning environment.

Ilya Vanichkin - Piano

Ilya Vanichkin, born in Moscow, earned his Bachelor's degree at the Moscow Conservatory, Master's degree at Eastman School of Music, Performer's diploma at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and Artist's diploma at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend where he was a member of the Toradze Piano Studio.  Currently, he is pursuing a Performace Certificate at DePaul University School of Music. Among many awards Mr. Vanichkin is a prize winner at Citta di Barletta," "Maoro Paolo Monopoli Prize" (Italy 2006), "Corpus Christi" (United States 2007) and "Chautauqua" International Piano Competitions, IU South Bend and Andrews Concerto Competitions in 2012. He has appeared in many concerts and recitals throughout the United States, Russia, Japan and Italy.  

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."

-Victor Hugo