Dan Dickinson, Bass
Dan Dickinson is a composer and bassist living in Miami, Florida.
Dickinson is active in many creative expressions, including interactive soundscape installations, experimental improvisation, and chamber music. He holds a DMA in composition from the University of Miami, and is a founding member of the improvisational ensemble Fridamusiq.
Liana Pailodze, piano and percussion
Liana Pailodze is a versatile pianist who performs both contemporary and classical styles of music.
She has performed as a solo artist since the age of 8, and has participated in chamber music settings from the age of 11. As a soloist, she has been featured with the Shilakadze Chamber Orchestra, the Georgian Television Orchestra, the Georgian Symphonic Orchestra, and in 2007 she performed Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with Frost Wind Ensemble. In addition to her solo activities she has performed in different chamber settings in venues that include Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Arsht Center, Lincoln Theatre, the New World Center.
Born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Liana first studied piano at the Paliashvili Special Music School for Gifted Children. She had a wide range of interests at a young age, resulting in a Diploma in Chemical Analysis at the Tbilisi Aviation Machine Building School in 1998. She grew up in a unique musical setting. Her father is a prominent jazz drummer, and her mother, a computer engineer, was her first piano teacher. The strong presence of music in Georgian culture continues to have a strong effect on her musical identity.
Currently acting vice president of the Miami Piano Circle, she is also adjunct faculty at Barry University as well as a doctoral candidate at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music.