David Kaplan, Pianist

David Kaplan, Pianist

I am delighted to support GetClassical In School’s mission of inspiring school children through performance. As a member of Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, Decoda, I have performed music and taught in schools all over the world, and so I know firsthand...
Konstantin Soukhovetski, Pianist

Konstantin Soukhovetski, Pianist

“What Ilona’s GetClassical In School achieves with its initiative, goes beyond the one-time exposure of youth to classical music. Each encounter creates the sort of in-depth emotional engagement between students and guest musicians that can result in...
Maxim Vengerov, Violinist, Conductor, Educator

Maxim Vengerov, Violinist, Conductor, Educator

“To inspire and educate kids through music is so important! The greatest values of humanity are represented in our culture , music makes us better people and to know about music, will have an impact for the rest of their lives. Music is vibration that translated...
Mark Prihodko, Cellist

Mark Prihodko, Cellist

“This initiative is a unique opportunity for the artists to be connected with the next generations of concert goers. I am looking forward to this transformational experience that should be of an importance for all of the performers around the globe“
Benjamin Hochman, Pianist, Conductor

Benjamin Hochman, Pianist, Conductor

“Bravo Ilona for Get Classical In School: an essential initiative! Music is a universal language, and the earlier we are exposed to it, the richer our lives are. Now more than ever, we all need music in our lives.”
Vassily Primakov, Pianist

Vassily Primakov, Pianist

“I believe we are fortunate to have a person like Ilona Oltuski in the world of classical music. Constantly looking for new talents, Ilona , spearheading the organisation GetClassical helps them find their spotlight, making sure people learn about their unique...
Daumants Liepins, Pianist

Daumants Liepins, Pianist

“Childhood experiences form us in a powerful way, therefore I am happy that the project GetClassical In School has found its way to bring the new generation of Americans closer to classical music. Ilona, I wish you to never tire in running this project and...
Alexander Boldachev, Harpist

Alexander Boldachev, Harpist

“Get worthy, get prosper, get classical. Ilona Oltuski created a union, shining through the flurry of modern time noise. The Platform Get Classical is a guardian of the music. Choosing the best for every pair of ears, giving the opportunity to the artists, to...
Itamar Zorman, Violinist

Itamar Zorman, Violinist

„In my opinion, live performances are by far the best way to expose new audiences to classical music. The crucial element for the success of such a venture is the quality of the performance, so the fact that GetClassical in School manages to bring high caliber...
Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

“We in the Emerson String Quartet applaud the mission of GetClassical In School to bring great music to both public and private schools throughout the New York metropolitan area. Classical music has a well-proven beneficial effect on young people’s...
Vicky Chow, Pianist

Vicky Chow, Pianist

GetClassical In School is essential to music education for the next generation. Programs like these help foster the future of music lovers. I would love to partake when in town. Please support it!
Lera Auerbach, Pianist, Composer, Artist, Poet…

Lera Auerbach, Pianist, Composer, Artist, Poet…

“It is wonderful that Ilona Oltuski and GetClassical have created an initiative to enhance and further classical music education for children in New York. With diminishing funding from state sources, such endeavors are crucial for classical music to be part of...
Aaron Petit, Pianist

Aaron Petit, Pianist

“As a child, I was never exposed to classical music. The first piece I ever heard was Horowitz Playing Chopin’s Polonaise in A-Flat at Age 12. It was then that I started to play the piano. Ten years later, at age 22, I have managed to largely catch up with...
Stefan Jackiw, Violinist

Stefan Jackiw, Violinist

“GetClassical in School is a vital organisation that does the important work of bringing classical music into public schools. I applaud Getclassical and Ilona Oltuski for their initiative and dedication to this cause.”
Marilyn Nonken, Pianist, Educator

Marilyn Nonken, Pianist, Educator

“As a performer, teacher, and historian of music new and old, I see tremendous value in the initiative GetClassical In School. Ilona Oltuski has developed a powerful way to bridge diverse communities, and to help young listeners find their own meanings in new...
Chelsea Guo, Pianist

Chelsea Guo, Pianist

“Classical music is this incredible art that is all at once greater than all humanity and also innate to the human heart and soul. llona’s initiative to help children get in touch with it is so important to raising a future generation of inspired, connected, and...
Laura Metcalf Boyd, Cellist

Laura Metcalf Boyd, Cellist

“I got my start playing the cello in group classes at my local elementary school in Connecticut, and continued to participate in my public school system’s orchestral program right up until I graduated high school. I am so lucky that I happened to grow up in a...
Katya Grineva, Pianist

Katya Grineva, Pianist

“I’m passionate about bringing beauty and inspiration of classical music to children. It can change their lives. I completely support Ilona and her GetClassical In School initiative!”
Maxim Lando, Pianist

Maxim Lando, Pianist

“Music is a universal language for absolutely everyone – regardless of background, age, or nationality. It touches our hearts and shares our deepest emotions with each other. Ilona’s wonderful initiative GetClassical In School excites the younger...
Kelly-Hall Thomkins, Violinist

Kelly-Hall Thomkins, Violinist

“I know just how important bringing music into the schools can be for a child; it’s how I got started! I was so fortunate to start playing violin in elementary school and also to continue high-level and AP music studies at my arts magnet high school, the Greenville...
Ivan Gusev, Pianist, Educator

Ivan Gusev, Pianist, Educator

“I am thrilled to join Ilona’s wonderful initiative, GetClassical In School. From my earliest times at the Moscow Conservatory and onward, I always enjoyed partaking in many of the educational outreach programs that provided children not only with great music,...
Rachid Bernal, Pianist

Rachid Bernal, Pianist

“Congrats Ilona, this is a marvelous initiative. Since I have joined the musical world, I have seen firsthand the joy in answering to the public’s need and to share this gift. GetClassical In School is an incredible opportunity to have kids inspired by...
Kirill Troussov, Violinist and Educator

Kirill Troussov, Violinist and Educator

“Ilona’s GetClassical in School is a fantastic project and I am happy to be part of it! I have been supporting a similar project Rhapsody in School all over Germany – it is an exiting experience to bring children and young people closer to classical music!...
Orli Shaham, Pianist, Educator

Orli Shaham, Pianist, Educator

“There is no better way to help students succeed academically than through increasing their access to music education. Bravo to GetClassical In School for championing the right cause!”
Itay Goren, Pianist

Itay Goren, Pianist

“Bringing awareness and love of classical music to young people not only enriches their lives with meaning and beauty, but creates a future society made of alert, just and humane individuals. Therefore your project GetClassical In Schools deserves all the...
Alessio Bax, Pianist

Alessio Bax, Pianist

“Initiatives, like Ilona’s GetClassical In School are essential today, more than ever, not only to ensure the future of classical music, but also to initiate and encourage an open dialogue through the only real universal language, the arts. Classical music...
Albert Cano Smits, Pianist

Albert Cano Smits, Pianist

“I feel that GetClassical In School provides a way to make a very essential facet of what we do in our life as artists possible; which is to share this gift of music with everyone, no matter their background or life story. And it’s done with the most...
Yoni Draiblate, Cellist

Yoni Draiblate, Cellist

“I know first hand about the transformative power of music, and that’s why so many artists are supporting Ilona’s wonderful initiative. Absolutely! Count me in!”
Itamar Golan, Pianist

Itamar Golan, Pianist

“How wonderful Ilona, that you have initiated this endeavor. It is of utmost importance to bring musical values and beauty to our communities, to mankind in general. Without music, without art there might actually not be any life. Music is our hope and giving it...
Enrico Fagone, Double Bass Player, Conductor

Enrico Fagone, Double Bass Player, Conductor

“As a Double Bass player and Conductor, I think that to inspire the next generation through personal encounters in the classroom and in concert is a stunningly farsighted idea that could embrace the world in music. Bravo llona and thank you for your wonderful...
Alexandra Joan, Pianist

Alexandra Joan, Pianist

“I was lucky to grow up with parents who are professional musicians. The reason why I became a musician, and most importantly why I still feel the deepest love for music is because I was exposed to wonderful music performed at the highest level at a very young...
Eleonor Bindman, Pianist

Eleonor Bindman, Pianist

“Another fabulous project from Ilona Oltuski, a win-win for all! The children will love a special and memorable highlight of their school day, nurture their souls and have something to tell their parents about. We as artists will seize an opportunity to use our...
Michael Berkovsky, Pianist, Educator

Michael Berkovsky, Pianist, Educator

“Knowing Ilona and her passion and professionalism with all things GetClassical for many years now, I am sure GetClassical In School will fill a much needed gap. Bringing classical music by charismatic performers to the classroom can absolutely enhance the...
Matei Varga, Pianist, Educator

Matei Varga, Pianist, Educator

“More often than not, people who have decided to turn their passion for music into a profession regard the act of mentoring as a chase towards that elusive perfect performance. I, too, declare myself guilty of it. This is one of the reasons why I am so impressed...
Jonathan Östlund, Composer

Jonathan Östlund, Composer

“Ilona Oltuski’s “GetClassical In School” initiative is a timely and poetic project, acting as a bridge between those who have embarked upon a journey of music discoveries and those who might find an infinite source of joy and contentment on...
Ching-Yun Hu, Pianist, Educator, Artistic Director

Ching-Yun Hu, Pianist, Educator, Artistic Director

“Ilona’s GetClassical is a very special platform for music lovers and musicians. You can always find out the latest highlights on the NY music scenes through her excellent articles. Her new efforts with GetClassical In School are tremendous. I have worked...
Drew Petersen, Pianist

Drew Petersen, Pianist

“Classical music is one of the highest expressions of our humanity. Ilona’s mission to share music with young people is imperative, as it gets them in touch with treasures of our collective humanity. I was fortunate to have grown up with classical music...
Philip Edward Fisher, Pianist, Educator

Philip Edward Fisher, Pianist, Educator

“I am very happy to endorse Ilona’s fantastic “GetClassical In School” initiative. As exposure to classical music for young people is becoming increasingly rare within the school system, there has never been a more important time for a program...
Sean Chen, Pianist, Composer, Arranger

Sean Chen, Pianist, Composer, Arranger

“Bringing classical music and music education to schools has broad implications beyond just the immediate exposure to great music and great performers. It encourages thinking, empathy and creativity, and all of these great qualities are essential for...
Matt Herskowitz, Pianist, Composer

Matt Herskowitz, Pianist, Composer

I’ve had the pleasure of performing on Ilona’s series Get Classical at Zinc Bar in New York City. I found it refreshing and invigorating to perform a concert in a club venue for an audience that was interested in classical/jazz crossover music, but who...
Hyung-Ki Joo, Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Hyung-Ki Joo, Composer, Pianist, Conductor

It seems that in spite of all the scientific evidence we have providing that classical music greatly benefits a child’s development, the only way to ensure that young minds and spirits will have access to it, is through initiatives like Ilona Oltuski’s...
Robert Van De Vorst, Pianist

Robert Van De Vorst, Pianist

As both, a scientist and an artist, it’s a great honor for me to help promote bringing classical music to the new generation by supporting Ilona’s initiative, GetClassical In School. Besides specific advantages in the realm of linguistic, cognitive and...
Wei Luo, Pianist

Wei Luo, Pianist

Ilona, I absolutely admire this great idea and project. I still remember how surprised and moved I was by the sound of the piano, played by my teacher, when I was a four year old in Kindergarten. That was the beginning of my love for music! It will be truly meaningful...
Netanel Draiblate, Violinist, Educator

Netanel Draiblate, Violinist, Educator

Ilona’s GetClassical In School initiative is a wonderful idea, and much needed. As the director of the Annapolis Symphony Academy, a program that promotes diversity and access to music to students regardless of their ability to pay, it is wonderful to see more...
Nikita Mndoyants, Pianist

Nikita Mndoyants, Pianist

I am extremely happy to support Ilona Oltuski’s wonderful project “Get Classical In School!” It’s a very important mission that involves everybody and enriching the cultural life: professional musicians, listeners, and most important the young...
Marianna Prjevalskaya, Pianist, Educator

Marianna Prjevalskaya, Pianist, Educator

I was very happy to hear about Ilona’s beautiful initiative GetClassical in School. This project is crucially important for the future of classical music and I believe it will also change the life of many children. Nowadays, when we all struggle to sustain classical...
Mark S. Doss, Bass Baritone

Mark S. Doss, Bass Baritone

I feel every opportunity given to school age children to be exposed to music benefits our society as a whole. Ms. Oltuski’s GetClassical in School Initiative is an obvious encouragement that inspires the next generation. Having traveled the world I see the impact...
Ilinka Manova, Pianist

Ilinka Manova, Pianist

Ilona’s initiative GetClassical in School is vitally important to stimulate the future generation of young musicians. Kids have the most pure reaction to the beauty of music. I fully support this amazing initiative and I’m honored to be part of it. Thank...
Alissa Margulis, Violinist

Alissa Margulis, Violinist

YES, absolutely Ilona, I will be honored to be on board with this great project. I did partake at Rhapsody in School in Germany and will love to partake in New York at GetClassical In School, bringing classical music to the classroom.
Oxana Mikhailoff Pianist, Educator

Oxana Mikhailoff Pianist, Educator

Ilona Oltuski is a true music and art enthusiast, who spends her energy promoting, educating and inspiring others. Being an accomplished amateur pianist, her love and knowledge of music allows her an opportunity to invite top level performers and organize superb...
Elisaveta Blumina, Pianist

Elisaveta Blumina, Pianist

When I heard of Ilona’s wonderful project “GetClassical in schools” I was reminded of similar initatives in Germany and Spain which worked very well. It is my conviction that every child should learn how to sing and play an instrument. Musicians...
Lucille Chung, Pianist

Lucille Chung, Pianist

I applaud Ilona Oltuski’s wonderful initiative to bring classical music in the classrooms. This is a direct platform that bring musicians and children together through the power of music. Please join me in supporting Get Classical In School.
Orsolya Korcsonal, Violinist, Educator

Orsolya Korcsonal, Violinist, Educator

Get Classical In School by Ilona Oltuski is a wonderful and truly powerful project that is much needed to inspire our kids and enrich their life by those magical encounters with classical music. For many of us such encounters opened the door to entirely new...
Magdalena Filipczak, Violinist

Magdalena Filipczak, Violinist

I didn’t hesitate, when I was invited to join GetClassical In School. To this day I am grateful for being exposed early in my life to classical music at the highest level. Music encourages and gives a unique way to connect with other people despite any...
Giora Schmidt, Violinist, Educator

Giora Schmidt, Violinist, Educator

When arts and music education programs are continually being cut from schools across the US, we have no choice but to rely on private funding and outreach programs to ensure our children get exposure to this invaluable component of their development. Chapeau to Ilona...
Louis Schwizgebel, Pianist

Louis Schwizgebel, Pianist

I would love to be part of GetClassical In School! GetClassical is an admirable initiative with the noble goal of bringing classical music to new audiences, by making the experience more personal and engaging. The intimate setting of events, offers unique...
Elena Lisitsian, Pianist

Elena Lisitsian, Pianist

GetClassical, with its founder Ilona Oltuski creates musical events that combine historical and cultural context with highly relevant musical programming. The results are unique collaborations between artists, creating beautiful and meaningful moments. It takes...
Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Pianist

Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Pianist

I believe it is not only a fun experience for the kids NOW, but the project would have another outcome, which may be even more important for the future development of classical culture. The Project will educate and carefully grow our future audience and community....
Irene Abrigo, Violinist,, Educator

Irene Abrigo, Violinist,, Educator

As an artist and teacher, I am deeply convinced of the social responsibility of art. The impact that musical and artistic education has on the development of the personality and of the critical spirit is enormous and precious, even if still too undervalued. I am very...
Osip Nikiforov

Osip Nikiforov

GetClassical in School initiative is a unique project–the kind, only few can embark on. The initiative not only brings high class performers and music to the school, it also develops and focuses on the musical communication and conversation between the...
Israeli Chamber Project

Israeli Chamber Project

We believe that a quality music education is a vital part of any child’s upbringing and are delighted to hear of GetClassical’s initiative to bring classical music to school children across the New York metropolitan area.
Eliran Avni, Pianist, Educator

Eliran Avni, Pianist, Educator

It is our responsibility as performers and lovers of classical music to bring this beautiful music to the world and share it with everyone, especially the younger generations. Thank you Ilona and GetClassical for leading the charge!
Igor Pikayzen, Violinist, Educator

Igor Pikayzen, Violinist, Educator

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of ensuring that we pass on the understanding, love and respect of classical music to the next generation; our very art form depends on it. I am elated that Ilona Oltuski, someone that has always championed young...
Adam Jackson, Pianist

Adam Jackson, Pianist

Since my very first piano lesson, I have been fortunate to meet, work with, and be inspired by so many amazing people. They generously shared their passion for music with me. Now, thanks to Ms. Oltuski’s invitation to join her GetClassical in School initiative, I have...
Asi Matathias, Violinist

Asi Matathias, Violinist

It’s a great pleasure to join my friend, Ilona Oltuski in a tribute to GetClassical in School. A tribute not only to a wonderful initiative in music education, but its nobility of purpose means a great deal to me and it will always continue to remain so in the...
Lily Maisky, Pianist

Lily Maisky, Pianist

Initiating and providing access to classical music for the younger generation is absolutely essential and I am very pleased to hear that GetClassical In School is bringing this format to NYC! I personally had the occasion to work [with kids] in several schools, during...
Rachel Lee Priday, Violinist

Rachel Lee Priday, Violinist

I truly believe creativity is at the core of who we are, and children live in this world instinctively. GetClassical In School will inspire imaginations, bringing many young hearts and minds into direct discovery of the joy and language of music. I would be delighted...
Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht, Piano Duo

Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht, Piano Duo

We are happy and excited to be part of GetClassical In School, a wonderful initiative, which is such an important mission for our community. Music is extremely vital for every child’s education and with the seeming decline in the interest of public schools, we,...
Natalia Lavrova, Pianist

Natalia Lavrova, Pianist

Ilona, I love what you’re doing and looking forward to hearing incredible and inspiration stories because I know that these experiences will have lifetime effects on some of these children!”
Shai Wosner, Pianist

Shai Wosner, Pianist

At a time in which classical music is virtually disappearing from school curriculum, GetClassical In School’s aim to introduce it up close and personal to school kids and young adults is a great step toward restoring its place and enriching their lives.
Sandro Russo, Pianist

Sandro Russo, Pianist

I support with enthusiasm GetClassical In School’s initiative to bring live classical music to the NY schools. This will not only ignite a certain desire among the youngsters to learn an instrument, but will most importantly breed a new generation of...
Frank Mathis, Baritone, Choral Director

Frank Mathis, Baritone, Choral Director

As choral director of the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture’s, I am looking forward to collaborate with Ilona and GetClassical In School in our shared mission, to inspire the next generation through classical music and choral singing, bringing...
Nicolas Namoradze, Pianist, Composer

Nicolas Namoradze, Pianist, Composer

“There are few more important things classical musicians can do than reaching out to and inspiring future generations. Ilona Oltuski’s “GetClassical In School,” is a fantastic chance to do just that, creating opportunities to bring our art into...
Michael Brown, Pianist, Composer

Michael Brown, Pianist, Composer

Ilona Oltuski brings experience, knowledge, and genuine initiative to her new endeavor “GetClassical In School.” This is exactly what our society needs right now and I am honored to endorse it.
Katrin Bulke, Soprano

Katrin Bulke, Soprano

Ilona’s mission in bringing classical music to schools resonates in every aspect with my vision. The live medium “classical music” is understudied and sometimes misunderstood and GetClassical can reach out to the youngest in our society and bring the music to the...
Pawel Knapik, Bassist, Composer, Educator

Pawel Knapik, Bassist, Composer, Educator

Brava to Ilona Oltuski for her brand new inspirational initiative GetClassical In School! Time and again, it is always that first spark, that sudden inspiration, what wakes up the inner artist in all of us. I am excited to be a part of this project and looking forward...
Spencer Myer, Pianist

Spencer Myer, Pianist

“As classical musicians, there is nothing more important than educating young people about this art we hold so near and dear to our hearts; to open their minds and hearts, to inspire them, and to build classical music’s future audiences.  Ilona’s new...
Sivan Magen, Harpist

Sivan Magen, Harpist

I am happy to support Ilona’s initiative GetClassical In School and partake in a school encounter, bringing classical music to the next Generation and the next Generation into our concerts.
Philippe Quint, Violinist

Philippe Quint, Violinist

It gives me a great pleasure to support GetClassical in School. More than ever the world needs programs dedicated to development of arts and music in schools. Arts education process is universally recognized as one of the most valuable to children of all ages. I wish...
Pavel Nersessian, Pianist, Educator

Pavel Nersessian, Pianist, Educator

I am very happy to join Ilona’s ideas and efforts. We still have a chance not to become the last generation which cherishes classic art. First of all, art is a great, powerful resource of pleasure, which remains always with you. Even more important is that it...
Nadejda Vlaeva, Pianist

Nadejda Vlaeva, Pianist

We all remember that special moment in our childhood when something awakened us, empowered us, made us feel good and opened a door in our minds and hearts. It was a gift to us and now as adults we need to pass this gift onto the next generation. I salute Ilona’s...
Moran Katz, Clarinetist

Moran Katz, Clarinetist

I’ve always been convinced that everyone loves music and the earlier one is exposed to a particular genre the more chances of him/her being drawn to it later in life. Rather than forced information, GetClassical In School aims to connect people and hear about...
Matthew Graybil, Pianist

Matthew Graybil, Pianist

I am thrilled to partake in Ilona’s  GetClassical In School mission, bringing artists to the classroom. I am happy to partake in school visits for some passionate encounters with the children, and to share my personal story for some much needed inspiration, with the...
Matan Porat, Pianist, Composer

Matan Porat, Pianist, Composer

In a time where everyone is talking about shrinking audiences for classical music, it is refreshing to hear about such initiatives like GetClassical In School. Nothing better than inspiring the audience of tomorrow!
Marie-Claire Giraud, Singer

Marie-Claire Giraud, Singer

Music, especially classical music saved my life and I want to bring my joy and love of this music to the youth. That’s why I am happy to partake in Ilona’s mission of GetClassical In School, bringing passionate encounters with performing artists to the...
Lise de la Salle, Pianist

Lise de la Salle, Pianist

I’m very happy to hear about GetClassical In School, an initiative similar to Rhapsody in School, happening in NYC! That’s great news  and I would really much love being part of it, yes!