Olga and Evgeny Taimanov are graduates of the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatoire in St. Petersburg, Russia, where Olga received her degree in viola and Evgeny his degree in clarinet. Olga has performed with small chamber ensembles in International festivals in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, and Israel. She was principal violist of the "Mozarteum" Chamber Orchestra and the St. Petersburg's "Klassica" State Symphony Orchestra, where Evgeny held the position of principal clarinet. Evgeny was also principal of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. In 1991 Evgeny won the International Woodwind Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Olga and Evgeny moved to Israel in 1996, where they worked with various orchestras and chamber ensembles. In 2000 they moved to Pittsburgh to study at Duquesne University.
Armenian pianist Vahan Sargsyan completed his graduate studies in piano at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatoire, Armenia. Mr. Sargsyan also studied at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. While at Conservatoire he won national competitions. In 1991 he was a winner at the International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in 1995, he was a winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society's major audition. Mr. Sargsyan has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist in Armenia, Russia, Italy, Austria, Argentina, and Brazil. Currently he is an Adjunct Faculty and Staff Pianist at Duquesne University.