• Dmitri Baškirov

    Dmitri Baškirov

    Dmitri Bashkirov was born in Tbilisi. He has been a prominent performer since his career was launched as winner of the 1956 Grand Prix at the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris. Prof. Bashkirov was a student of the legendary Alexander Goldenweiser. He holds a professorship at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. He gives masterclasses and serves as a juror at leading international piano competitions worldwide. Many of his former students are now well-known artists touring the world. He has received an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy.
  • Janina Fialkowska

    Janina Fialkowska

    The career of Janina Fialkowska was launched in 1974, when the legendary Arthur Rubinstein became her mentor after her prize-winning performance at the inaugural Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition. Fialkowska passes on her wide musical experience in master classes and at her annual “International Piano Academy” in Bavaria and makes frequent appearances as a juror at the world's most prestigious piano competitions.
  • Ralf Gothóni

    Ralf Gothóni

    Ralf Gothóni has a many-sided career as solo pianist, chamber musician and conductor all over the world. He became well-known for his unconventional way of music-making, not only as a pianist, but as a musician with unusual thinking about music and the wholeness of musicianship. He has held professorships at several important music universities in Europe. From 2006 to 2013 he was the head of the piano chamber music department at Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid.
  • Ewa Kupiec

    Ewa Kupiec

    Ewa Kupiec won the ARD Music Competition (category duo piano/cello) in 1992. She performs regularly at the world’s leading festivals and with major orchestras worldwide. Kupiec is a dedicated interpreter of contemporary music. Her Berlin Konzerthaus performance in 2005 of Schnittke’s First Piano Concerto with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra was the first performance of this work since 1964. In 2005 a CD ”Conception” with works of Randall Meyers and Antonio Bibalo was released. Since autumn 2011, Kupiec is a professor for piano at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.
  • Alberto Nosè

    Alberto Nosè

    The winner of the First International Maj Lind Piano Competition in 2002, Alberto Nosè, has won prizes at prestigious international piano competitions. These prizes have helped him to an intense concert career in major concert halls of the world. He is regularly invited as a jury member in important international piano competitions, like the 2010 Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. Nosè is piano professor at the Accademia Amadeus in Valeggio sul Mincio.
  • Roland Pöntinen

    Roland Pöntinen

    Since his debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in 1981, Roland Pöntinen has performed with major orchestras throughout the world. He is also active as a composer and his Blue Winter was performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1998. Pöntinen is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and in 2001 he received the Litteris et Artibus – a royal medal for recognition of eminent skills in the artistic field.
  • Dang Thai Son

    Dang Thai Son

    The Vietnamese-born Dang Thai Son is the first Asian pianist who won the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (in 1980). After that his international career has taken him to over forty countries and world-renowned halls. Dang Thai Son gives frequently master classes and sits on the juries of prestigious competitions around the world.
  • Dina Yoffe

    Dina Yoffe

    Dina Yoffe is a prize-winner of many competitions, including the Robert Schumann International competition in Zwickau 1974 and the prestigious Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw 1975. Today she is internationally active as a pedagogue and a concert pianist. She also serves as a juror at international competitions. Yoffe is a honorary member of Japan Piano Teachers Association, Artistic director of Festival and Master Classes "Musicalsummer in Malaga” in Spain.