photo of Elizabeth DeMioELIZABETH DEMIO is a well-known collaborative pianist, recitalist and soloist in the Cleveland area.  Besides appearing in over 100 concerts annually with local aspiring musicians, she has appeared frequently with soloists such as David Riquiro, Massimo La Rosa, Randolph Kelly, John Mack, John Clouser, Umberto Clerici, the Cavani Quartet and has appeared in tours and given master classes in several cities in the U.S., Korea and Mexico.

On 2008 she was the pianist for two finalists in the Naumberg International Cello Competition, resulting in her Carnegie Hall debut and subsequent U. S. tour with first place winner David Requiro.  She performs often as a soloist with the Trinty Cathedreal Chamber Orchestra, having performed twenty Mozart concerti and the five Beethoven concerti as well as Schumann, Mendelssohm, Ravel and others.  She has also appeared as soloist for the Orquesta Sinfonica de Veracruz and the Orquesta de la UNAM in Mexico.

As a recording artist she can be heard on the Crystal, Yaffe and Azica labels, most recently with the debut album with David Requiro, a CD with works by Bernard Garfield with John Clouser as soloist, and with trombonist Massimo La Rosa on the CD entitled Cantando. DeMio is on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music in the collaborative piano department, as well as the staff of the Encore School for Strings, the Stulberg International String Competition, and the John Mack Oboe Camp.  She holds degrees from CIM and the University of Michigan.  Her teachers have included Vitya Vronsky and Theodore Lettvin.

EVAN SOLOMON has appeared in chamber music and vocal recitals in France, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, and throughout the United States. His exceptionally wide repertoire has led to frequent engagements as official pianist at events such as the Hannover International Violin Competition, the International Viola Congress, the West Point Clarinet Summit, and the Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium.

Mr. Solomon’s performances as faculty artist of the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea have been heard on the Korean Broadcasting System and NPR’s “Performance Today.” Additional television credits include appearances on A&E Network’s “Breakfast with the Arts” with violinist Sarah Chang and cellist Han-Na Chang, and “Live from Lincoln Center: Perlman at the Penthouse” on PBS. His recordings with tenor Michael Sells and clarinetist Seunghee Lee have received wide critical acclaim. A recent highlight was his premiere of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by composer Gerald Busby with the Orchestra at Shelter Rock.

Evan Solomon began his piano studies with Olga Radosavljevich at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A graduate of Grinnell College with a major in mathematics, he received the Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California as a student of Brooks Smith.  Mr. Solomon was on the collaborative piano staff of the Juilliard School for over thirty years and currently occupies the same position at the Cleveland Institute of Music.