Michael Mizrahi

Masterclass: Saturday, May 13, 2023 · 4:00PM


  1. Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in Db Major Op 28 #15

Atticus Coen is 16, and a homeschooled sophomore in Sun Prairie. In addition to lessons since
kindergarten and having studied with Lana Robotewskyj since 2017, Atticus enjoys reading,
watching movies, and playing in the pit orchestra with local productions. Atticus aspires to
professionally play in pit orchestras, and hopes to pursue music after high school, in the form of
writing orchestral arrangements or piano.

  1. Isaak Berkovich: Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Annika Zhou is 14 and in grade 8 at Hamilton Middle School. Annika has been playing the piano
for ten years, and has studied with Shu-Ching Chang since 2015. Additionally, Annika plays the
violin and cello, and currently is a member of WYSO’s Youth Orchestra. In her free time, she
enjoys reading and sketching, along with solving Rubik’s cubes and puzzles.

  1. Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise in C Minor Op 40 #2

Alex Tierney will be turning 16 in a week and is a sophomore at Verona Area High School. Alex
started piano at a young age, and after a hiatus, resumed piano study just 2 years ago with his
current teacher, Judy Ferreri. His main hobbies include playing piano, composing music, and
playing video games with his friends. In his collegiate future, he wants to pursue math and piano.

Masterclass Review
The masterclass with Michael Mizrahi was very well attended. We had 2 kids perform Chopin: a Prelude and Polonaise, and a set of variations to a theme by Paganini by Berkovitz.
Michael presented great tips for ease of technical playing, voicing issues, and ending pieces with more of a physical flair so as to get more sound out of the students. He was very easy to work with, and the kids enjoyed the masterclass.