John Ferguson is the Founder and Executive Director of the American Voices. In 1993, John created American Voices to fulfill the need for quality, constructive American cultural programming in the newly independent nations of Central and Eastern Europe. John is a classically-trained pianist, and his performing activities have included thousands of concerts, broadcasts and masterclasses throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. John completed his musical studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Master's degree. Additional musical studies took him to Paris, where he was a student of Nadia Boulanger, and to Geneva where he studied with Maroussia le Marc'hadour. His piano teachers have included Danielle Martin, Eugene List and Edith Lateiner-Grosz. In Europe, John has appeared in prestigious venues such as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Théatre de la Ville and Radio France in Paris, and Bonn's Kunst- und Austellungshalle. Meanwhile, his musical recordings include 'Rhapsody in Blue' with the Junge Philharmonie Thüringen and 'Saxofolies' for EPM.