TALENT MUSIC 
MASTER COURSES

PIANO PROFESSORS

Dmitri Alexeev
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings
Juror for International Piano Competitions, including Leeds, Chopin (Warsaw), Van Cliburn, Santander, Beethoven (Vienna), Tchaikovsky (Moscow). He has performed with the most important orchestras and conductors of the world
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Stefan Arnold
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Piano Performance
8th, 9th and 10th of May 2019
Winner of the Senigallia International Piano Competition, of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and of the International Bösendorfer Competition, Stefan Arnold has performed in many of the world’s major concert hall
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Paolo Baglieri​​​​​​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masrers Meetings

He has performed in Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Palestine, Israel and Chile for over 300 concerts in some of the most important concert halls. Jury member of international piano competitions, as Treviso, Paderewski, Clavicologne, Malta, Yerevan, Astana, Madrid, Verona, Brasov, Lyon, Moscow. He holds the position as President of the italian academy Talent Music Master Courses of Brescia. Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the “Brescia Classica International Piano Competition”.
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Michel Beroff​​​
professor for the programs:
​Masterclass in Piano Performance and Masters Meetings

27th , 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of May 2019
First prize at the first O. Messiaen International Competition, performed with the most prestigious orchestras under the direction of C. Abbado, D. Barenboim, L. Bernstein, etc. Jury member in many importants  competitions as Tchaikovsky, Van Cliburn, Leeds, Clara Haskil and Marguerite Long competitions. Professor at the Paris Conservatory
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Andrea Bonatta​​​​​​
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Piano Performance, Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings

Guest Professor at the Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg and Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory. Artistic Advisor of the International Piano Competition “F. Liszt” in Utrecht and jury member of the most important piano competitions, such as Van Cliburn Texas, Rubinstein Tel-Aviv, Beethoven Bonn, Géza Anda Zürich, Cleveland, etc.
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Milana Chernyavska​
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

Piano Professor at Art University in Graz. She appears regularly at international festivals as the Lucerne, the Rheingau and the Schwetzingen Festivals, Klavierfestival Ruhr and at halls like Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall New York, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, just to name few. As a soloist she performs with many renowned orchestras and her discography consists in more than twenty CDs with leading labels and international prizes. Sought after teacher at international master classes as well as a jury member at various prestigious piano competitions, her students are regularly winners of first prizes at important international competitions as Santander, Maria Canals and Malta Piano Competitions.
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Ruben Dalibaltayan​​​​​​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings

Prize winner of the China International Piano Competition in Beijing, the Svetislav Stančić International Piano Competition in Zagreb and at the Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition in Yerevan.
He performed in Europe, Asia and America. Serving since 2005 as a Professor of piano at the Zagreb University Music Academy. During last ten years he raised a new generation of young pianists as Ivan Krpan and Aljosa Jurinic.
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Pascal Devoyon & 
Rikako Murata
professors for the programs:
​Masterclass in Piano Performance

18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd of March 2019
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Andreas Frölich​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings

Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln Aachen and Guest Professor at the Summeracademy Mozarteum Salzburg.
In the last years his students won more than 70 prizes in major international piano competitions. Jury Member in many International Piano Competition. Artistic Director and Jury Chairman at the MozArte International Piano Competition. Artistic leader at the Orpheo Concert Series in Kerkrade/ Holland
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Bernd Goetzke​​
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

International pianist and professor, winner of the international piano competitions of Paris, Milan, Epinal, Athens, and Bruxelles. He was student of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and last pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Professor at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.
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Markus Groh​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

1st prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition Brussels in Belgium 1995. His worldwide concert activities include performances with the London Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Washington D.C., the San Francisco Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under such distinguished conductors as Ivan Fischer, Neeme Jaervi, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott or David Robertson. He performs solo recitals all over the world. Professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin succeeding Prof. Klaus Hellwig
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Juan Lago​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

Laureate of international competitions like Valsesia Musica, A. Scriabin, Ferrol and Las Rozas. He has performed extensively in Europe, Asia and America. Artistic Director of Campillos International Piano Competition, Piano Department of Valencia International Performance Academy and several piano and chamber music concert series in Spain. Jury member of competitions in Campillos, Las Rozas, Cantù, Aachen, Moscow, Hartford, Washington DC. Master classes in Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, China, Korea and USA. Professor and dean of piano department at Jose Iturbi Conservatory of Valencia.  His students has achieved more than 100 top prizes in piano competitions.
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M​assimiliano Mainolfi
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

As a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician Mr. Mainolfi has performed throughout Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, England, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, South Africa and the United States. He recorded for the labels Ducale and Claves Records. Currently he is a Decca Artist.
Mr. Mainolfi is regularly invited to join the jury of national and international music competitions. He is currently Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Nürnberg, Germany.
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Anna Malikova​
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

Prize- winner of the important international competitions in Oslo, Warsaw (Chopin Competition), Sydney and 1st prize at the ARD Competition Munich. Jury member of international piano competitions in China, Italy, Japan, Poland, etc...
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N​oriko Ogawa
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

After her success at the Leeds International Piano Competition, Noriko Ogawa she appears with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras. Artistic Director of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, she is a professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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Piotr Paleczny​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings

Top Prize Winner of five international competition and jury member in most of the renowned competitions. Artistic Director of International Duszniki Chopin Piano Festival and International Paderewski Piano Competition.
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Philippe Raskin​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

Winner of the Spanish Composers International Piano Competition, Philippe Raskin performs many recitals all over the world. Jury member in several international piano competitions and artistic director of the César Franck International Piano Competition, he teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels
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J​acques Rouvier
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

Prize winner at the Maria Canals and Viotti Piano Competitions. Jury member at major international competitions such as the  Tchaikovsky, Marguerite Long, Leeds, Paderewsky, Rubinstein, Chopin, Santander, Dublin, Geneva, Montreal, Hamamatsu, Sendai, etc., he regularly gives concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and Asia. Among his most eminent graduates are Arcadi Volodos, Hélène Grimaud, David Fray, David Kadouch, Philippe Giusiano, to name just a few. He is professor of piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
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Georg Friedrich Schenck​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

Professor at Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf and “Honorary Guest Professor”
at the China Conservatory in Beijing. His students have won several international competitions as Chopin Competition Warszawa, Concours Reine Elisabeth Bruxelles, Van Cliburn Competition Fort Worth, Sviatoslav Richter Competition Moscow, Concorso Alessandro Casagrande Terni, Maria Canals Competition Barcelona, Internationaler Musikwettbewerb Köln, Valsesia Musica International Competition and more.
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Ilja Scheps​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

Professor at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. Students of Prof. Scheps are winner of important international piano competitions so as exclusive artists of “Sony” and “Universal” Records. Jury member of international piano competitions and a chairman of “Mozarte” International Piano Competition in Germany
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Markus Schirmer​
professor for the programs:
​Masterclass in Piano Performance

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May 2019
Winner of numerous prizes and honours and performed in the major concert halls and festivals with renowned orchestras. Chamber music plays an important role in his work and his partners have included Vadim Repin, Renaud Capuçon, Julian Rachlin, Benjamin Schmid, Clemens Hagen and many others. Professor of Piano at the Music University of Graz, many of his students are acclaimed prizewinners.
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Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master and Masters Meetings

Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim, is one of the leading pianists of his generation. Since he was a child he has been winning an impressing amount of top-prizes in international piano competitions throughout the world. His students have won numerous first prizes in international and european piano competitions. Since 2007 Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy is also teaching at the prestigious “École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot” in Paris.
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Konstantin Semilakovs​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

Laureate of the First Prize of the International Piano Competition in Porto, Portugal, prizewinner of the Competition for Young Pianists Ettlingen, Germany and Città di Pinerolo, Italy. He performed at the International Beethoven Festival Bonn, the Frankfurt Musikmesse, the Braunschweig Classix Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festivals and at the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg.
After teaching positions at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and Nuremberg University of Music, he was 2018 appointed professor of piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
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Wojciech Switala
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

Prizewinner of international competitions, including Long-Thibaud and Montreal Piano Competitions. He received an award for the best interpretation of a polonaise, as well as several other prizes at the 12th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1990.​​​ Foreign tours have taken him to most European countries as well as Argentina, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Libya, the USA and Canada. Professor and Head of the Piano Department at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. Jury member at competitions as Long-Thibaud, National Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Paderewski, Chopin Piano Competition in Singapore and at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
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Jan Jiracek von Arnim
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

A top prize winner at the Busoni Competition (Italy) and Maria Canals Competition (Spain), Jan Jiracek von Arnim was of the winners of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, and Artistic Director and Chairman of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna
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Arkadi Zenziper​​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

Winner of international competitions, he is professor and dean of piano department at Dresden’s Hochschule Carl Maria von Weber. He is on the adjudicating panel of the Anton Rubinstein International Piano competition
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D​ina Yoffe
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings

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
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