Adolovni Acosta

Adolovni A.

New York, NY
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I am a graduate of The Juilliard School (M.S. in Piano) and the University of the Philippines (M.M, B.M., TDM all in Piano). I am a very experienced teacher having taught at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, the 92nd St. Y School of Music, the Usdan Center for the Arts (a day camp on Long Island, New York) among others, and privately. I was a visiting expert in Piano at a university in Northeast Thailand for three years. I have performed widely.

About Adolovni A.

A graduate of The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center (M.Sci. in Piano) and the University of the Philippines (M.M, B.M., and Teacher's Diploma in Music, all in Piano), I have taught at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, the 92nd St. Y School of Music, the Usdan Center for the Arts (a summer day camp on Long Island, New York), and New York University, among others.

In addition to my teaching background in New York, my worldwide experience include teaching Piano in a university in Northeast Thailand as a Visiting Expert (2011-2014, 2015-2018); performing and giving workshops as a visiting artist at Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory in November 2014 and 2016; conducting master classes at universities and schools of music in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Brunei, and the Philippines; a pre-concert lecture before my recital in Chiang Mai, Thailand; a lecture-recital in Singapore; and performances in 31 countries and 51 cities in five continents including two performances for school children at the Singapore International School in Hong Kong.

At the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India, I launched the ‘Year of Chopin in India 2010’ with ‘Tribute from Asia’ in the city of Pune and gave the inaugural concerts in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore. The celebration committee included the Embassy and Consulates of the Republic of Poland, the Embassies of France and Belgium, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, societies, and music schools.

I am now in the USA permanently.

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Leah
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Adolovni has high standards and a firm but gentle manner. Her combination of superb technique and broad knowledge makes her a uniquely wise educator.

Posted Feb 22, 2020
Lisa
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I have studied with / known Adolovni for 20 years. She is an absolutely amazing teacher who is unbelievably patient and kind. Most importantly, she knows how to bring out the best in her students and how to motivate them to be better. She’s able to do this because she truly cares about her students. Lessons were not just transactions. She does this all in a way that makes the student really appreciate and enjoy the lessons and music. She had such a profound effect on me when I studied with her, as she helped me to play better than I believed I was able to. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Posted Feb 21, 2020
Wilhelmina
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Miss Acosta is a professionally trained concert pianist who graduated from The Juilliard School, founded the East and West Artists, a non-profit organization that has sponsored many talented performers from all over the world. She has won many piano competitions and has performed solo concerts around the world. Dynamic, professional concert pianist and teacher! She wants the best in all her students and knows how to develop their talents. Very encouraging kind, and patient to all her students-young and old alike. Very expressive and has expansive techniques in piano. I strongly recommend her

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Ding
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Meticulous, methodical and encouraging.

Posted Feb 19, 2020

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Experience

Visiting expert in Piano
Nov 2015 - Sep 2018

Mahasarakham University

Visiting expert in Piano
Nov 2011 - Sep 2014

Mahasarakham University Thailand

Taught college students and prepared them for mid-term and final performance examinations. Also prepared senior students for graduation.

Piano teacher
Jan 1999 - Jun 1999

The Juilliard School Pre College Division

Taught extremely talented students aged 10 to 17 years old.

Piano teacher
Oct 1976 - Jun 1986

92nd St. Y School of Music

Taught students of all ages and levels.

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Tagalog

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Philippine Presidential Award "Pamana ng Pilipino" (Filipino Heritage Award)
Dec 2006

Awarded by the sitting President of the Philippines

One of the "100 Young Women of Promise"
May 1985

Good Housekeeping Magazine

Named as one of "Ten Outstanding Young Women of America"
Sep 1982

by Outstanding Young Women of America

Affiliations

Pi Kappa Lambda
Sep 1986
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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