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Originally from Boulder Colorado, Gigi Boratgis was born into a family of musicians. Ms. Boratgis' early piano training began with her mother, then by age fifteen at the Chigiana Academy in Siena, Italy with Giulini Agosti. A few years later, renowned concert pianist, Maria Teresa Rodriguez mentored Ms. Boratgis in Mexico City, introducing her to the professional world of piano performance.

At the University of Colorado, Ms. Boratgis did her undergraduate and graduate studies in Piano Performance with Dr. Peter Amstutz, Doris Pridinoff Lehnert and Dr. Guy Duckworth. She taught piano classes on an assistantship while pursuing a M. M. degree in Piano Performance, Pedagogy and Literature: Process of Group Environments under the direction of Dr. Guy Duckworth. Ms. Boratgis is an active performer and has appeared as soloist with the Polytechnic Orchestra in Mexico City, Brico Symphony in Denver, CO, Rocky Mountain Symphony in Denver CO, Centennial Symphony in Denver CO, and the Korean Philharmonic in Los Angeles, CA.

Currently, Ms. Boratgis and her husband, Sculptor, Yoshikawa, reside in Los Angeles where she teaches privately, performs recitals and collaborates with selected soloists and groups.

Items of Interest:

  • Collaborative pianist and coach, voice studio, Dr. Kathleen Roland-Silverstein
  • Equally active as performer, collaborative pianist/coach and teacher.
  • Premiered compositions by Spanish composer, Juan J. Colomer including a piece dedicated to Ms. Boratgis.
  • Over 20 years teaching experience.

Studio Information:

  • My training encompasses creating a strong foundation of technique, theory, musicianship, improvisation, ear training and repertoire.
  • Very good with young starters including 4-6 year olds and adults beginning through advanced.
  • Studio recitals are held in November and June
  • Lessons are delivered on a Grotrian grand piano formerly owned by Dame Julie Andrews. There is also a second Grotrian upright piano for two piano and concerto work. Lessons can also be delivered in the students home for an extra fee.
  • My rate is $65/hour.
Studio Location
Beachwood Canyon in the Hollywood Hills
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 308-9001