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Alisa Yuko Bernhard

Alisa Yuko Bernhard obtained her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music (Research) in piano performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she held the Bessie Cook Award and John and Dorothy Vimpani Pianoforte Scholarship. She is a graduate of the Conservatorium High School in Sydney and was awarded her LMusA with distinction in 2009.

In 2010, Alisa was the recipient of a Big Brother Movement Scholarship, which enabled her to participate in the 2011 London Masterclasses, taught by Norma Fischer; in 2014 she attended the International Mendelssohn Academy in Leipzig, having won a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship, where she played in the classes of Jacques Rouvier and Arie Vardi.

In 2017 Alisa won the award for the best performance of a Prelude and Fugue in the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and first prize in the Semper Music International Festival Competition at Voels am Schlern, Italy. Last year she was accepted to participate in the Liszt Academy Seminar masterclasses (Sapporo, Japan) as well as the 2nd Nohant Festival Chopin in Japan Piano Competition (Tokyo), where she was a prize winner. This October she will give an all-Chopin recital in Nohant, France, on the anniversary of Frederic Chopin’s death. She has also performed at the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, and plays regularly in and around Sydney.

A student of Nikolay Evrov, Alisa has received piano and chamber music lessons and masterclasses from musicians such as Jerzy Romaniuk, Sandor Falvai, Yves Henri, Alexey Sokolov, Eduardo Delgado, Frank Levy, Boris Konovalov, Polina Osetinskaya and Alexandre Brussilovsky (violin).