German-born American music journalist, pianist, and entrepreneur, Ilona Oltuski has been the founder and artistic director of GetClassical since 2008. A member of the Music Critics Association of North America, Oltuski has written articles for Classical Post, Naxos Deutschland, Sequenza21, Listen Magazine, Chamber Music Today, Moment Magazine and PianoNews Magazine, among others. Prior to becoming a passionate advocate for classical music in the United States, Mrs. Oltuski studied Piano Performance at the Hoch’sche Conservatory, and earned a Ph.D in Art History from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. As a concert producer, Oltuski has presented artists like Mischa Maisky, Michael Brown, Roman Rabinovitch, Paul Huang, Ching-Yun Hu, Daumants Liepins on the stages of some of the most iconic alternative concert venues of Manhattan: Le Poisson Rouge, St. John’s in the Village, Zinc Bar, India House and Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar, among others. Oltuski has served as a jury member for numerous international competitions, such as: Anselmo Academy Annual Competition, the Tsai Performance Center Concerto Competition at Boston University, the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy Competition and the George Gershwin International Music Competition.