Faculty​​​​

piano

Dmitri Alexeev
29th of July - 3rd of August 2019
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
Sheila Arnold
coming soon...2019
Sheila Arnold’s worldwide concert career was launched with outstanding successes at international competitions: the Salzburg Mozart Competition and the Concours Clara Haskil. She has played in many of the great concert halls of Europe. She has also toured the Near and Far East and the United States.
In 2006 she received a professorship at the Musikhochschule Cologne
Stefan Arnold
22nd - 27th of July 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. 2004 Arnold was appointed professor for piano at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien. 2015 he additionelly got a professorship at Hochschule Hanns Eisler, Berlin.
Armen Babakhanian
29th of July - 3rd of August 2019
Prize-winner of the world’s most prestigious competitions including the Leeds, Van Cliburn, Guardian Dublin, William Kappell, Gina Bachauer, and World Piano Competition. He has given recitals all over the world. Piano Professor and dean of department at the Jerevan State Conservatory of Music.
1st - 6th of July,  5th - 10th of August,​​
2nd - 7th of September 2019
Lilian Barretto
22nd - 27th of July 2019
Markus Bellheim
16th - 21st of September 2019
Michel Beroff
15th - 20th of July 2019
Lucas Blondeel
2nd - 7th of September 2019
Olivier Cazal
22nd - 27th of July 2019
Milana Chernyavska
16th - 21st of September 2019
Hie Yon Choi
15th - 20th of July 2019
She first appeared on the international piano music scene when she won prizes at high-profile competitions such as Kapell, Epinal, Busoni and Viotti. Hie-Yon Choi has been since performing with prestigious orchestras of Europe, US and Korea. Founding member of the of the Seoul National University and has been on the comittee of the since 2010. In 1999 Hie-Yon joined the piano faculty at the Seoul National University as the youngest professor in its history
Andreas Frölich
1st - 6th of July 2019
Prizewinner of several international piano competitions, as in Senigallia, Milano, Vienna. Concertized in Europe, South America, Asia, South Africa and Australia, and with many famous orchestras. P Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz of Köln and Sommerakademie Universität Mozarteum of Salzburg
Susanne Grützmann
26th - 31st of August 2019
Prize winner at the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau, Concurso Vianna da Motta in Lisbon, Bach Competition in Leipzig and other international competitions. Winning first prize at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich in 1989 confirmed her reputation and she is today regarded as one of the best German pianists. The major orchestras with which Susanne Grützmann has performed include the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich, the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, and many others. Professor at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin
Grigory Gruzman
23rd - 28th of September 2019
Prizewinner of the international piano competitions in Monza and Vercelli, he performed as soloist and chamber musician (among many others, member of the Shostakovich-Trio 1986-1996) in almost all European countries, the Far East, Latin America and the USA.
Professor of Piano at the University of Music Franz Liszt of Weimar, he is Director of the Department of Keyboard Instruments and Chairman of the International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists and of the International Rachmaninow Competition for Young Pianists Darmstadt.
Thomas Günther
22nd - 27th of July 2019
In 1981 he won the 1981 Folkwang Competition. Thomas Günther founded the Internationalen Rotary-Klavierwettbewerb (International Rotary Piano Competition), which he is Artistic Director. Concerts and masterclasses in China, Russia and South America, since 2007 Thomas Günther is Professor of Piano at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. ECHO KLASSIK AWARD 2017
Michael Hauber
coming soon...2019
Successes in international competitions, notably at the International Beethoven Competition in Vienna in 1989, launched Michael Hauber on a career that has taken him all over Europe, as well as to North and South America and Asia. His piano trio "Trio Opus 8", founded in 1986 became internationally known after winning the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin and the International Chambermusic Competition in Trieste. Michael Hauber is Professor of Piano at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts
Pasquale Iannone
1st - 6th of July 2019
Top prize winner at the 'Gina Bachauer' International Piano Competition and Second Prize and the Special Fauré Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition. Many of his pupils have won national and international prizes.
Ayami Ikeba
8th - 13th of July 2019
Second prize (first not assigned) at the age of 18 in the "F. Busoni" International Piano Competition. Professor at the "Universität für Musik" in Graz, now she is head of the Piano Department. 
Juan Lago
coming soon...2019
He performed in Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Turkey, United States, China and Spain. Founder and Artistic Director of the Campillos International Piano Competition. Faculty member of the José Iturbi Conservatory in Valencia
Wolfram​ Schmitt-Leonardy
8th - 13th of July 2019
Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy who is currently 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.
Yuanxixi Li
22nd - 27th of July 2019
First prize winner of the Steinway Piano Competition, the International Robert Schumann Competition for Young Pianists and the third prize of the Mendelssohn International Piano Competition (Berlin). Her solo and chamber music concerts were held in several countries Europe. Her students have gained numerous awards in international piano competitions. Nowaways she remains active in a lot of European music festivals and competitions. Professor of the Piano Academy at Gulangyu, Central Conservatory of Music. 
Massimiliano Mainolfi
8th - 13th of July 2019
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 records for the label Ducale, Lyra Classica, Claves Records and for Deutschland Radio, DRS, Rai 3, Radio Espace 2. He is regularly invited to join the jury of national and international music competitions. He is  currently Professor at the "F. Bonporti" Conservatory in Trento and at the Hochschule für Musik di Norimberga
Anna Malikova
29th of July - 3rd of August 2019
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...
Rudolf Meister
22nd - 27th of July 2019
He has made appearances with more than 30 orchestras world-wide and played with noteworthy chamber music partners such as Ulf Hoelscher und Wanda Wilkomirska. Professor at Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. As the youngest rector in Germany he stands at the helm of the Mannheim Hochschule since 1997. His students won many prizes in important national and international competitions including the ARD-competition in Munich.
Wolfgang Manz
9th - 14th of September 2019
Prizewinner of prestigious piano competitions such as Leeds and Brussels, he performed with well-known orchestras and conductors and gives masterclasses all aroudn the world. Professor at the University of Music Nürnberg, he is recently sought after as jury member international piano competitions and many of his students have already won major prizes at international piano competitions such as Leeds, Hongkong, Rhodes, Tomassoni, Luis Sigall, Wiesbaden, Porto, Vienna Beethoven Competition and Cleveland 2011. Some of his former students became professors at music universities in Hanover, Vienna, Seoul/Corea and York/GB.
Serguei Milstein
22nd - 27th of July 2019
Second prize in the Prague Spring International Piano Competition and third prize at the Viotti International Piano Competition in Vercelli. First prize in the Rome International Music Tournament. Since 2008, Serguei Milstein is piano professor at the Geneva Conservatory of Music.
Christian Wilm Müller
15th - 20th of July 2019
Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of Music Franz Liszt of Weimar. Performed in many countries including Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Russia, Australia, Iran, Japan and Germany and with orchestras such as the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, the orchestras in Gotha / Suhl, Meiningen and Thessaloniki (GR), as well as with members of the Komische Oper Berlin, the Vienna Philharmonic and the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo. Recorded various CDs for radio and television
Pascal Nemirovski
coming soon...2019
He holds the position of International Chair in Piano at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Recognized as one of the most sought-after piano pedagogues in the world, many of his students winning top international prizes and now successful recording artists. He is invited to give lectures, Masterclasses, workshops. He is also very much in demand as a jury member at International Piano Competition throughout the world and has been appointed Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the “Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”.
Peter Ovtcharov
15th - 20th of July 2019
One of the most inspired and prominent musicians and piano pedagogues of his generation. Performed as a soloist, and as a soloist with orchestra, in the most prestigious concert halls of Europe and Asia.  Prize winner of the International Vladimir Krainev Competition, International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, National Austrian Competition, “Gradus ad Parnassum”, Silvio Bengalli Piano Competition and International Beethoven Competition in Vienna. Professor of Yonsei University.
Stanislav Pochekin
23th - 28th of September 2019
He performed with many major orchestras and worked with distinguished conductors such as M. Paverman, F. Glushenko, I. Lapinsh. R. S. Ferrers, as well as many others. His recitals in the most prestigious halls have been very highly acclaimed by the public and the international critic.
Professor at the “Concervatorio del Liceo” in Barcelona in 1993. His students are renown musicians, winners of over 50 top prizes, professors in different important institutions in the whole world.
Philippe Raskin
24th - 29th of June 2019
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
Pierre Reach
5th - 10th of August 2019
He gives concerts and masterclasses all over the world and is also the creator and director of several musical events such as the Festival Piano-Pic in Bagnères de Bigorre and the Castelnaudary Festival (France) and the Vila-seca Music Festival (Spain). He is part of the jury of many major international competitions and professor at the CRR of Paris, the Superior Music School of Catalonia in Barcelona and received the Professor Honoris Causa distinction of Superior Conservatory of Shanghai.
Elena Rozanova
Coming soon...2019
Winner of major prizes as  the Marguerite Long - Jacques Thibaud, the Eduard Flipse and the Takahiro Sonoda of Fukoaka. She performed with orchestras as the Orchestre National de France, the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, the Camerata of Saint Petersburg, etc. and with conductors as Jean-Claude Casadesus, Saulus Sondeckis and Arnold Katz. She performed with partners as Svetlin Roussev, François Salque, Josef Silverstein, Raphael Oleg, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Dora Schwarzberg, Barry Douglas, le Quatuor Ysaÿe. She is artistic director of the festival “Les Classiques au Val d’Isère”. Professeur at the CRR of Paris  and was also teaching in the Hochschule fur Musik in Frankfurt.
Tatiana Sarkissova
29th of July - 3rd of August 2019
Tatiana Sarkissova is among the most distinguished exponents of the Moscow school of piano playing. After graduating Gnessins Music School she was studying at the Moscow Conservatoire with one of the most eminent pianists and music pedagogues, Dmitri Bashkirov. She toured Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, as well as USA. Tatiana Sarkissova is in a constant demand as a teacher and has been Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London since 1993.
Tobias Schabenberger
19th - 24th of August 2019
Piano Professor at the Musik-Akademie in Basel. He won several prizes and is having a rich career as a chamber musician. He performed in concerts with singers such as Kurt Widmer, Hans-Jörg Rickenbacher or Céline Wasmer and with instrumentalists such as Hans Heinz Schneeberger, Thomas Demenga, Peter Hörr, Omar Zoboli, Christoph Ess, François Benda, the Gémeaux Quartet, the Cuarteto Gerhard and furthermore. With fortepiano he performs regularly with the famous baroque violinists Chiara Banchini and Daniel Sepec.
Johan Schmidt
26th - 31st of August 2019
Winner of numerous international music competitions as the Queen Elizabeth Competition, Maria Callas Contest, Tchaikovsky Competition, Japan Competition, Van Cliburn Piano Contest. Apart from being a frequent guest of the best Belgian orchestras, he also performs with the New Japan Philharmonic, the Athens Philharmonic, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, to name only few. Professor in the Royal Brussels Conservatory (Belgium), he regularly gives Master Classes in several European countries and in China.
Sandra Shapiro
coming soon...2019
Winner of the ARD Competition and World Piano Competition. Her students have garnered awards and top prizes in numerous competitions, as well as securing positions in highly-regarded schools and universities. She performed in the United States, Europe and Asia, and with orchestras such as Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra. Member of the Piano and Chamber Music faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Visiting Chamber Music Teaching Artist at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Piano Faculty at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Karl-Heinz Simon
19th - 24th of August 2019
Professorat the Hochschule für Musik ‘Carl-Maria-von-Weber’ in Dresden, Germany, and has been lecturing at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and Saarbrücken for many years beforehand. He studied in Cologne, Barcelona and Karlsruhe. His students are national and international prize winners and his professorship, as a result, also includes lecturing on pedagogy and teaching methods from grass-roots level to postgraduate students.
Eugene Skovorodnikov    
8th - 13th of July 2019
Performed in famous concert halls such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall,  Chan Centre for Performing Arts (Vancouver), Theatre Bibiena (Mantova), Grand Theatre (Shenzhen), Xinghai Concert Hall (Guangzhou), just to name few. Jury member in many piano international competitions, such as Rome, Rina Sala Gallo, F. Liszt in Weimar, Sigismund Thalberg. President and Artistic Director of "Music Encore Concert Society" (Canada) , Artistic Director of Vancouver International School of Music White Rock, and Artistic Director of "World of Music and Arts Academy".
Boris Slutsky
8th - 13th of July 2019
First Prize at the 1981 William Kapell International Piano Competition. His other accomplishments include first prizes at the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard Competition, and major prizes at the International Bach Competition in Memory of Glenn Gould, Busoni, Rina Sala Gallo, and Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competitions.
He has appeared on nearly every continent as soloist and recitalist, collaborating with such eminent conductors as Dimitri Kitaenko and Valery Gergiev. Slutsky joined the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in 1993
Jeffrey Swann
2nd - 6th of September 2019
He enjoys an international performing career which has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He won first prize in the Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan, a gold medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and top honors at the Warsaw Chopin, Van Cliburn, Vianna da Motta and Montreal Competitions. Professor of Piano at New York University.
Alberto Urroz
8th - 13th of July 2019
Founder and Artistic Director of the Mendigorría International Music Festival in Spain. Piano Professor at the Alfonso X University and at the Arturo Soria Conservatory, both in Madrid
Stefan Vladar
5th - 10th of August 2019
He is one of Austria’s most remarkable musical personalities. He performs regularly as a conductor and pianist in music centres throughout Europe, America and Asia. 1st prize of the prestigious International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna. Since then, he has performed under the baton of conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann, to name just few.
Gottlieb Wallisch
23rd - 28th of September 2019
The first prize at the Stravinsky Awards (Illinois/USA) and a concert under the baton of Yehudi Menuhin started off Wallisch’s international career. Next to his concerts in the greatest halls worldwide and numerous CD recordings, he passes on his artistic knowledge and experience as professor at the Berlin University of Music (UdK Berlin). In 2012 Steinway & Sons added his name to their list of „Steinway Artists“.
Roman Zaslavsky
26th - 31st of August 2019
Winner of the "Jose Iturbi" International Piano Competition in Valencia and top prizewinner of some other renowned international piano competitions such as the “Vendome Prize” International Piano Competition in Cologne (the only winner) and the “3rd Hamamatsu Academy International Piano Competition” in Japan (second Prize). He  performs regularly at the major concert stages around the globe. His tours took him to almost all European countries as well as to Israel, Japan, Columbia, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. 
In 2017 Roman Zaslavsky was appointed Professor for Piano at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna.
Arkadi Zenziper
1st - 6th of July 2019
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