Eugene is a highly regarded and inspiring teacher at two of London’s most prestigious music colleges: the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
He studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien (whose other pupils have included Murray Perahia) and then with Graham Johnson at GSMD. Since then, he has been on the faculty of the Guildhall School for over 30 years where he teaches piano accompaniment and gives vocal coaching and Lieder classes. He regularly directs a variety of song projects that culminate in performances at the Milton Court Concert Hall in the Barbican.
As vocal accompaniment coordinator, Eugene leads performance projects at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and also teaches within the keyboard department.
He has given masterclasses both in the UK and abroad including at the Oxford Lieder Mastercourse and the Schubert-Institut in Baden-bei-Wien.
He is often asked to adjudicate competitions and has been on the panel for the Kathleen Ferrier Award, the Gerald Moore Award, the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and the Lieder prizes at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.