Arsen Gulua

Piano; Staff Accompanist

Arsen Gulua holds degrees from The Juilliard School (BM), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (MM) and the University of Oregon (DMA). His teachers have included Yoheved Kaplinsky, Edward Auer and Alexandre Dossin, as well as Shoshana Cohen, Edith Kraus and David Riley. He began studying piano at the Kharkiv Music School in his native Kharkiv, Ukraine. In 1991 he studied music composition at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. He has received the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation Award, Susan W. Rose piano fellowship, the William Petschek Scholarship and the Guitteau Scholarship. Gulua has performed throughout the United States, including at the Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, as well as throughout Israel and Ukraine. He has collaborated with cellist Kyril Zlotnikov and violinist Sergei Bresler, both members of the renowned Jerusalem Quartet. His wife, pianist Asya Gulua, has premiered his compositions in Lincoln Center. Gulua’s proficiency in composition and growing interest in improvisation leads him to recognize that both are an integral part of performing, and he incorporates these two elements in his teaching.