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Piano Faculty

Hugh Gonglewski, Classical and Jazz Piano

Inesa Gegprifti, Classical Piano

Alexander Sancho, Classical Piano

Jackson Bunn, Piano / Keyboard

BIOGRAPHY

photoHUGH GONGLEWSKI

Hugh Gonglewski is a pianist and instructor in the Miami area. He received his Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from the Philadelphia college of the Performing Arts where he studied with Susan Starr and his Masters in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University. He taught piano and jazz history at Lake Forest College where he also directed the jazz and blues ensembles. He played for ten years in the Chicago area with his own trio and septet before coming to the University of Miami for his Doctoral work. He has played with such diverse artists as Sugar Blue, Sandra Bernhardt, Tom McCormick, Nicole Yarling and Mark Colby. He frequently performs in the Miami area as a solo pianist and with the eclectic group LEGM. His private piano students have received numerous prizes and awards from such groups as Ars Flores, Music Teachers National Association, and Florida Federation of Music Teachers.

Inesa GegpriftiINESA GEGPRIFTI

Albanian pianist Inesa Gegprifti has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, U.S.A, and South America. Noted performances include appearances with the National Radio Television Orchestra of Albania and the Indian Hill Orchestra, and chamber concerts in Italy, Slovenia, and Puerto Rico. Dr. Gegprifti has also appeared as a lecturer at the University of North Texas, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico - San Juan, and Heidelberg University - Ohio. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (B.M.) and Indiana University (M.M.), she completed her D.M.A. at the Frost School of Music, UM. She is one of the founding members of Kaleidoscope MusArt, a non-profit organization based in Miami. Dr. Gegprifti currently teaches as Adjunct Faculty at the Keyboard Department of the Frost School of Music - University of Miami.

JACKSON BUNN

Jackson Bunn is from Winston-Salem, NC. He began learning songs from movies, tv, and radio on the piano at age six. He studied piano and viola through high school in the Chicago area and graduated from Illinois State University. He has played professionally thirty plus years in Chicago, Los Angeles, and South Florida. He has performed with jazz clarinet legend Buddy DeFranco, comedian Dan Aykroyd, and rising smooth jazz artist Wayne Gutshall. (UM grad 1997) to list a few. His original cd 'Chosen Path' has seen airplay on radio stations nationwide. He has played with the Brass Evolution Brass Band since 2005 which performs rocking arrangements of Chicago, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Steely Dan that recently opened up for Lee Greenwood on Fort Lauderdale Beach 2019. His current project H2O features the music of Hall & Oates which recently performed at the Dania Beach Casino and Key West Theater. He has been thrilled to be a part tremendous faculty at the Frost School of Music Young Musician's Camp since 2008 and plans to release new original music in the fall of 2021!

ALEXANDER SanchoALEXANDER SANCHO

Born and raised in Miami, Fl, Alex began studying piano at the age of 11. Through the guidance of an encyclopedia, he was self-taught in reading music.

During the years that followed, Alex garnered achievements such as 1st & 2nd Prize in the FFMC (Composition), the FIU Concerto Competition and the FIU Undergraduate Performance Award (2011). In 2012, he was given the Philippine Consulate of South Florida Leadership Dis-tinction Award for Outstanding Achievement and Performance in Music.

He graduated from FIU with a B.M. & M.M. in Piano Performance (2011/2013) studying under the mentorship of Prof. Kemal Gekic.

Over a decade, Alex has been an active piano instructor for all levels. He encourages an eclec-tic approach, believing a diverse-music education can benefit all learners.

In 2019, he co-founded the music group Sancho & Morin, composing works for Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz, Adorama, and many others.