MASTERCLASSES

Patrick O'Byrne - piano
9th and 10th of December 2017
First prize winner of the José Iturbi International Piano Competition in 1983 and in 1985 was appointed Professor at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart where he was later Vice Chancellor. Since April 2002 has been a Professor at the University of the Arts Bremen.
Pascal Devoyon - piano
15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of January 2018
Prizewinner in many of the top international competitions such as the Viotti, Busoni, Leeds competitions and Silver medallist in the 1978 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Having established himself as a first-rate interpreter of French solo piano music, Pascal Devoyon has also become one of Europe's most esteemed chamber music players.
Professor at Berlin Hochshule für Musik
Maurizio Moretti - piano
26th, 27th and 28th of January 2018
Performed in the most famous European concert halls and with the most prestigious orchestras. Professor at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and guest professor at the Kusatsu Festival and Academy in Japan. Artistic director of the International Piano Festival in Cagliari
Martin Hughes - piano
14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of March 2018
Formerly professor in the Piano Department at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In October 2002 he was appointed Professor at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien where he was for eight years chairman of the Solo Keyboard Institute. He is Visiting Professor at the Elisabeth University in Hiroshima, Japan.
Hartmut Rohde - viola
21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th of March 2018
Professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, 1st prize in the Deutschen Musikwettbewerb, the "Konzerte junger Künstler" program in 1990 and prize-winner at the International Naumburg Competition in New York in 1991. Hartmut Rohde plays on instruments from Michael Ledfuss (2002) and a Giuseppe Fiorini (1899).
Ian Fountain - piano
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of April 2018
Youngest winner of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Masters Competition in Tel Aviv, he performied extensively throughout Europe, the USA, the UK and the Far East with the most prestigious orchestras. Ian Fountain is piano professor at the Royal Academy of Music of London and has served on the juries of international piano competitions.
Hartmut Rohde - viola
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of May 2018
Professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, 1st prize in the Deutschen Musikwettbewerb, the "Konzerte junger Künstler" program in 1990 and prize-winner at the International Naumburg Competition in New York in 1991. Hartmut Rohde plays on instruments from Michael Ledfuss (2002) and a Giuseppe Fiorini (1899).
Eldar Nebolsin - piano
27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of May 2018
Described by the Gramophone Magazine as "virtuoso of power and poetry”.
Winner of the XI Santander International Piano Competition, he is piano professor at the prestigious Hochschule Hanns Eisler Berlin. Since 2006 he is an exclusive artist of the Naxos label.
Elisso Virsaladze- piano
25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of June 2018
At the age of twenty she won the third prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition.
She is regularly invited as jury member in the most important piano competition, as Santander, Geza Anda in Zurich or Rubinstein in Tel Aviv as well as of course Tchaikovsky (and lately Richter) in Moscow. At the age of twenty-four, she won the first prize at the Schumann Competition in Zwickau, and she has been described by the international press as one of the great contemporary interpreters of Schumann. At the same time, the pianist is well known for her wide repertoire up to and including modern Russian composers.
Dina Yoffe - piano
Period...coming soon
Winner of the IX Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition and of the VI Robert Schumann International Piano Competition. Jury member in the most renowned international piano competitions, such as Cleveland, Hamamatsu and Fryderyk Chopin of Warsaw.