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Natalia Trull

12.-22.08.
Natalia Trull began studying piano in her native St. Petersburg. She later moved to Moscow where she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. Among her teachers were professors Y. Zak, M. Voskresensky and T. Kravchenko.

Her performance career was launched when she won first prize at the Belgrade International Piano Competition in 1983. However, the biggest success came in 1986 she won the silver medal at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. The public was swept off its feet by her interpretation of composers such as Schubert and Stravinsky. Her “Petrushka” suite left an everlasting impression on the public and critics alike.

In 1993, Natalia Trull was awarded the Grand Prix at the Piano Masters Competition in Monte-Carlo (where only winners of international competitions are accepted as participants).

Natalia Trull’s complete control and fantastic virtuosity place her in a class of her own, and she is in great demand as a performer all over the world. Among the distinguished orchestras with whom she has performed are the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Monte-Carlo, Tonhalle Symphony Orchestra and all of the major Russian Symphony Orchestras.

Natalia Trull has also played with such conductors as Raphael Frubeck de Burgos, Raymond Leppard, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Eri Klas, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vassily Sinaisky, Yuri Temirkanov and many others.

Her repertoire includes over 50 concertos, of which the Tchaikovsky concerto has proved to be the most popular, the pianist having performed the work on over one hundred occasions in the world’s leading concert halls. Her most brilliant performances of the Tchaikovsky concerto were in Hollywood Bowl under Eri Klas and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and in Suntory Hall with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Koizumi Kazuhiro (1998-99 season). Natalia’s performances today are remarkable for her total absorption in the music her unique stage presence and technical mastery in presenting a wide repertoire of works. From 2000 Natalia Trull is Professor at the Moscow Tchaikovky Concervatory. Also she is frequently invited to give masterclasses to the U.S.A., Japan, Italy, Germany, South America etc. Jury member of many international piano competitions such as International Telekom Beethoven Piano Competition, Valencia International Piano Competition, Monte-Carlo Piano Masters Competition, International Mozart Competition Salzburg etc.

Grigory Gruzman

12.-19.08.
Grigory Gruzman was born in 1956 in Leningrad, Russia (today St. Petersburg).He began his piano lessons at the age of five. Due to his exceptional talent, he was admitted to the Music School for the specially gifted children at the Leningrad Conservatory. During his school-time, performed more than 300 times in numerous cities in Russia. In 1974, Gruzman began his studies at the Jerusalem Academy of music under professor Yali Wagman (ex-pupil of Rosina Lhevinne at the Julliard School of Music). During his last two years at the Academy Gruzman studied with professor Gregory Haimovsky (ex-pupil of professor Yakov Zack in Moscow; Y. Zacк was a winner of the 3rd International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw). He also attendet piano chamber music lessons with professor Alexander Tamir. In 1977, Gruzman was accepted into University of Music (Hochschule für Musik) in Freiburg, Germany, where he studied with the world-renowned professor Vitalij Margulis. Two years later he completed his artistic exam. Directly after his successful exam, Gruzman was offered a piano-teaching post at the same University. 1979 he attended an intensive courseheld by Diego Diez (ex-pupil of Claudio Arrau) in New York. He also participated in master classes held by distinguished artists like Claude Franck, Leon Fleisher and Alfred Brendel.

In 1980, Gruzman was appointed as the lecturer for the main subject-piano at the Music Academy (Akademie für Tonkunst) in Darmstadt, Germany, thus becoming one of the youngest music teachers in the german institutes for music. At the same time, he resumed his studies in Freiburg under professor Margulis. He then completed his concert exam (Konzertexamen) as a soloist in 1982 (in Freiburg). In the same year, he achieved an award with distiction at the international piano competiton in Monza; and in 1984, he was a finalist in the international piano competition in Vercelli (both in Italy). "On such an interpretation of Rigoletto Paraphrase, I've been waiting all my life," once said Herbert von Karajan and has invited Gruzman to Salzburg.

In 1986, his international concert carrer, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, wich has been growing steadily and rapidly achieved a break-trough as he joined forces with two of his colleagues to form the „Shostakovich Trio“ (1986-1996). The ensmble performed on world-renowned podiums; such as Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmor Hall in London, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, to name bute of few. Critics from all over the world have been continuously proclaiming this trio to be one of the best ensembles of present day.

His numerous (more than 1000 times after his emigration from Russia) concert performances, appearances as a lecturer on international master courses and member of international jurys has brought him onto stages in almost every country in Еurope, the Far East, Latin-America, Australia and the USA. Everywhere his concerts are received with enthusiasm by the audience, the press, as well as the experts. About 100 of his best performances have already been broadcast by TV and radio stations all over the world. His numerous trio-arrangements and especially his arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's „Pictures at an Exhibition“ for piano-trio have been received with enthusiasm by the public and the press world-wide. The Shostakovich Trio has performed from 1986 until 1996. When Misha Katz, cellist of the Trio, began to perform as conductor, the ensemble broke his carrer up.

Since 1988 Gruzman has been giving numerous performances of the complete cycle of Chopin's 24 Etudes. His CD of the Etudes, Op. 10 and Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin (organo phon 90 112) was received in 1998 with a best estimation in music press. Gruzman is the only pianist who has recorded the complete Suite "Play Piano Play" by Friedrich Gulda (CD: organo phon 90126, Bach – Gershwin - Gulda). In 1998, Grigory Gruzman was named Professor for piano at the University of Music (Musikhochschule) in Hamburg. 2005-2014 Gruzman was president of the International Rachmaninov-Society (with headquarters in Darmstadt). In 2006 he was appointed as professor to the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar. Here his obligation is not only to teach as a professor at the university but also at the Music High School Schloss Belvedere (special school for gifted children). His students have won over 50 awards in national and international competitions. He is artistic director and jury chairman at international Rachmaninov (Frankfurt) and Liszt (Weimar) piano competitions for young pianists.

www.grigorygruzman.com

Pablo Galdo

12.-24.08.
“Pablo Galdo is an excellent musician and a brilliant pianist, with whom I shared the stage. In addition to his pianistic capacity, I highlight his great musical intuition (Martha Argerich, 2020)

“Pablo Galdo is an exceptional pianist of great technique, with the musicality of a real artist, that additionaly has the capacity to communicate to the audience with great facility, which makes him a complete pianist” (Tamás vásáry, 2018)

“I was lucky enough to listen to the remarkable pianist Pablo Galdo. His technical abilities are excellent and he is able to move any audience musically”. He is a first class musician (Cyprien katsaris, 2020)

Pablo Galdo was born in Ferrol (La Coruña). He studied at the "Conservatorio Superior de Vigo", where he graduated with honours and "Extraordinary Prize", at the "University of Alcalá de Henares", "Zoltán Kodály Institute of Kecskemét", "F. Liszt Academy of Budapest", "Mozarteum University of Salzburg", where he obtained his Postgraduate Diploma, and at the "Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow". His teachers have included Nicasio Gradaille, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, András Kemenes, Imre Rohmann and Elisso Wirssaladze.

He has also received classes and advice from masters such as Alicia de Larrocha, Zoltán Kocsis, Tamás Vasáry, Dimitri Bashkirov, Várjon Denes, Heinz Kämmerling, Marta Gulyás, Haewon Song, or Almudena Cano, among others.

He has received scholarships from the Hungarian Ministry, the Ministry of Asuntos Exteriores, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, the CaixaGalicia Foundation and the AIE Association.

He has given concerts in more than 40 countries: France, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Iceland, Australia, China, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Greece, Georgia, Russia, Slovenia, Croatia, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Sultanate of Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Republic of Iran, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. He has performed with orchestras in Hungary, Germany, Austria and Spain and has been a finalist and prize-winner in several piano competitions.

He has represented Spain abroad on various occasions, including the celebrations of the inauguration of the "Aula Cervantes of Reykjavik", performing for the President of Iceland, to celebrate the "Week of the Spanish language" in Slovenia, to celebrate the national holiday of Spain in Hungary, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between Spain and Kazakhstan, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Spain and Russia.

He performed with 4 hands and 2 pianos with pianists like Martha Argerich, Zoltán Kocsis, Stephen Kovacevich, Lilya Zilberstein, Cyprien Katsaris, Tamás Vásáry, Jorge Luís Prats, Imre Rohmann, Sergio Tempo, András Kemenes, with cellist Asier Polo or violist Rocío Gómez, or baritone Luís Alberto Llaneza, among others.

He is selected in cycles of young performers and participates in various cycles and festivals such as "Juventudes musicales" "Asociación Teresa Berganza" (99), "Jóvenes talentos de Budapest en el castillo de Buda" "Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza", "Fundación Juan March", Izmir International Music Week, Járkov International Festival, Costa Rica International Festival, among others.

He has recorded a DVD for the IRIS production company with works by Albéniz, Liszt and Rachmaninoff and, for the MANS production company, a CD with works by Bach, Chopin and Liszt, and another with works by Albéniz. He also recorded for Televisión Española, Televisión de Galicia and the Hungarian Radio. The Spanish composer Saúl Chapela has dedicated his piano work "22 variations on two cells" to him.

He gave master classes at the “Tchaikovsky Moscow” Conservatory, the “Frederick Chopin University” Warsaw, the Tbilisi State Conservatory, the “Icelandic Academy of Arts”, the “Istanbul State Conservatory”, the “Vilnius Academy of Music and Theatre”, the “National Academy of Music and Theatre” Estonian Music”, at the ESMAE University in Porto, at the “Baku National Academy”, Sydney Conservatory, at the Baremboim-Said Foundation” of Palestine, at the “Buchmann-Mehta School” of Israel, at the “National University of Kazakhstan”, “National University of the Arts in Kharkov”, at the “National Conservatory of Jordan”, the “Lebanon National Conservatory” He has performed at the "Escuela Superior de Neuquén" (Argentina), at the "Conservatory of Verona", at the "University of Kharkov", at the "University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki", at the "University of Yasar" in Izmir, and in several cities in Spain. He has been a guest professor for 7 years at the International Music Academy "Forum Musikae" and recently at the International Piano Festival of Costa Rica. He is also regularly invited to sit on the jury of international piano competitions (Costa Rica, Spain, China, Norway and Lithuania). Among his students there are several winners of national and international piano competitions.

He is the artistic director of the Galician Classical Music Association and founder and artistic director of the International Piano Competition "Ciudad de Vigo". He is also the founder of the "Online Piano Masterclass", a platform that offers students from all over the world the opportunity to take online lessons with some of the best piano teachers in the world. He was awarded the "Premio Gregorio Baudot de la Música", the Gold Badge of his hometown, "Gallego del año 2020", and has been awarded the silver medal at the Global Music Awards in 2017 and 2018, in 2 different categories (Best instrumentalist and classical pianist).

He currently combines his concert activity with his teaching position at the "Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio" in Madrid, at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska, and at the "Conservatorio Superior de Música de Coruña".

Albert Mamriev

12.-24.08.
Born in the former Soviet Union (Dagestan), he was introduced to the piano by his father, Jankil Mamriev, and went on to study at Moscow Central Music School, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Tel Aviv Music Academy, and the Hanover University of Music and Drama. His teachers have included Sergej Dorensky and Arie Vardi.

Albert Mamriev is a prizewinner at the Beijing International Piano Competition, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Marsala International Piano Competition, Madrid International Piano Competition, Tunbridge Wells International Piano Competition, Morice Clairmont Piano Competition, Vianna Da Motta International Piano Competition, Glasgow International Piano Competition, Olym Piano Competition, Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Piano Competition, Seiler International Piano Competition and UNISA International Music Competition.

He has played concertos with the Utah Symphony, Royal Scottish National, Israel Chamber Symphony, Mexico Gulbenkian Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Pretoria Symphony, Haifa Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Goettinger Symphony, Beijing Symphony with conductors including Tan Li Hua, Alexander Lazarev, Christoph Mueller, Enrique Batiz, Flavio Florence, Nicoletta Conti, Mauricio Linari and Salvador Masconde.

A favorite in solo and chamber recitals worldwide, Albert Mamriev has played the Salle Cortot – Paris, Museum of Art – Tel Aviv, Assembly Hall Temple Square – Salt Lake City, Hannah Perkins Arts Center – Cleveland, Forbidden City Concert Hal – Beijing, Mancloa Concert Hall – Madrid, Palazzo Vendramin Calergi – Venice, Salurin and the Opera Theatre – Reykjavik, Museum Wahnfried – Bayreuth, Stadthalle – Dortmund, Gasteig Philharmony – Munich, and Goethe Hall – Los Angeles.

He is a master of Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, Prokofiev and Debussy and enjoys performing and premiering the works of 20th and 21st century composers.

He has been a jury member at the Madrid International Piano Competition, Usti Nad Labem International Piano Competition, and Schumann International Piano Competition, and teaches at the Hannover University of Music and Drama.

The complete recording of Wagner-Liszt Transcriptions grows out of Albert Mamriev's fascination with the stylistic richness and diversity of piano music written between the periods of Late Romanticism and the Avant Garde, and his enjoyment of the technical and interpretive challenges it presents.

At the age of four Lukáš Vondráček made his first public appearance. He has achieved worldwide recognition by receiving many international awards, foremost the Grand Prix at the 2016 Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels alongside first prizes at the Hilton Head and San Marino International Piano Competitions and Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as the Raymond E. Buck Jury Discretionary Award at the 2009 International Van Cliburn Piano Competition. In 2021/22 he will debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at Hollywood Bowl and return to renowned orchestras such as Baltimore and Chicago symphony orchestras, both under the baton of Marin Alsop. Elsewhere Lukáš Vondráček will appear with Orchestre National de Lille conducted by Lionel Bringuier, Warsaw Philharmonic as well as the Turku and Malmö symphony orchestras. Recital projects will take him to the Rudolf Firkusny Piano Festival at Prague’s Rudolfinum and the Kissinger Summer Festival. He will take his residency with the Janáček Philharmonic into the next season and continue his recording cycle of all Rachmaninov Piano concertos with Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Over the last decade Lukáš Vondráček has travelled the world working with orchestras such as the Philadelphia, Tasmanian and Sydney Symphony orchestras, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Symphony Radio Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic orchestras.Recitals have led him to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the Flagey in Brussels, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and to renowned festivals such as Menuhin Festival Gstaad, PianoEspoo in Finland, Prague Spring Festival and Lille Piano Festival.

Philippe Raskin

12.-24.08.
Philippe began piano lessons with Aleksandr Friedland, a Russian conductor, and continued working with Bernadette Malter and Loredana Clini. He developed his artistry furthermore with Emanuel Krasovksy, Vincenzo Balzani, Ralf Gothóni, and Leon Fleisher on the piano in addition with Johannes Meissl and Hatto Beyerle for chamber music.

At the age of 16, he began studying at the Royal Conservatorium of Brussels in the class of Jean- Claude Vanden Eynden. In the same year, he obtained his first degree with the highest honours. He then joined the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (still with Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden) and graduated again with highest honours, receiving the diploma from H.M. the Queen of Belgium. During the same period he completed his Masters degree at the Royal Conservatorium of Brussels.

In 2005 he entered the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid where he worked for four years under the tutelage of Dimitri Bashkirov and Claudio Martínez Mehner. As early as the first year, he received from H.M the Queen of Spain the Sobresaliente Prize at the Pardo Palace. In 2010, Philippe started studying at the Strasbourg Conservatory with Amy Lin for a “Diplome de Spécialisation” where he graduated with the highest honours. In 2012 & 2013, he worked with Leonel Morales.

Philippe has won several national and international competitions, amongst others: the J.S. Bach Competition, the Gretry Rotary Competition, the Paris International Piano Competition, the Lions Club Competition, and the André Dumortier International Piano Competition. In 2012, he became a prizewinner at the Lyon International Piano Competition and won first prize at the “Spanish Composers” International Piano Competition in Madrid.

Philippe has performed many recitals, as part of chamber groups and as a soloist with orchestras all over the world - in renowned concert halls such as the Grand Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Musikverein in Vienna or at the Philharmonie in Berlin. He was also invited by the Chopin Foundation in Warsaw to perform in the birthplace of the composer. Philippe regularly performs with orchestras, notably the Belgian National Orchestra, the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists amongst many others. His chamber music partners include artists such as Clemens Hagen, Jérôme Pernoo, Miguel Da Silva etc.

Philippe also regularly performs contemporary music and has taken part in several world premieres. Many composers have dedicated works to him, including "Stringent & Tremulation" from Belgian composer Jean-Marie Rens, "Piano Sonata" from Turkish composer Serkan Gürkan and "Sonata Der Hunt" from Austrian composer Christoph Ehrenfellner.

Philippe is invited each year to be a member of the jury in several international piano competitions including the International “Piano Talents” Competition Milan, the Lyon International Piano Competition and is the artistic director of the César Franck International Piano Competition and the International Music Festival Paris. He is also a regular member of the jury at the "MozArte" Competition in Cologne, the "Spanish Composers" Competition in Madrid as well as the Chopin Competition in the United States, the "Cita de Cantu" Competition etc.

In 2009, Philippe opened his piano school and also gives many masterclasses in Belgium and abroad. From 2016, Philippe was the artistic director of the “Resonances Musique de Chambre” Festival in France and began teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Philippe is also a member of the international piano faculty in Brescia and at the International Academy of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Kemal Gekić

17.-24.08.
Kemal Gekic Flamboyant, daring, provocative, exciting, seductive and sensitive are some of the words used to describe one of today's most formidable pianists, Kemal Gekic, whose playing has been acclaimed worldwide by public and critics alike.Born in Split, Croatia in 1962, Gekic amazed his family by accurately picking out melodies at the piano at age one and a half. The young prodigy d all his early musical training from his aunt, Lorenza Batturina. In 1978 he entered the class pf Prof. Jokuthon Mihailovich (a graduate of Moscow Conservatory) at the Art Academy of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. He graduated in 1982 with the highest mark ever granted a diploma exam recital, and was immediately given a faculty appointment by the piano department which he eventually directed until 1999. During his school years he won prizes at the Franz Liszt Competition in Parma (1981), the Viana da Motta in Lisbon (1983) and the Yugoslav Artists' Competition in Zagreb (1984).
He earned his Master's degree in 1985, the same year he created a sensation at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Although panned by the jury he won the hearts of audience and critics alike, and began receiving many invitations to perform abroad, including several from the Chopin Society of Hannover, Germany which had awarded him a special prize for best sonata performance at the competition. A recording of his Warsaw performances sold 60,000 copies in Germany by the end of the year, and the Victor Entertainment Corporation, Japan (JVC) sold 80,000 copies of a CD version in their home country. The Warsaw Philharmonic invited Gekic to perform the E minor Chopin Piano Concerto in Philharmonic Hall in their regular series that season. In the same hall, with the same orchestra as he would have done in the competition finals, Gekic wowed the Warsaw once more, and for an encore gave Chopin's Third Sonata in B minor in its entirety! In the years following the 1985 Chopin Competition, in addition to extensive concert activity in Germany, Denmark, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy, Canada and of course Yugoslavia, he completed tours of the USSR and Japan-Southeast Rim. Programs of his life and his performances were broadcast by RAI Italy, TV Portugal, TV Yugoslavia, NHK Japan, POLTEL Poland, RTV Lower Saxony West Germany, RTV USSR, Intervision, CBC and PBS.
In 1999 he was invited to perform at the Miami International Piano Festival. Minutes before he was to walk on stage, a chance glance at a television showed houses burning in his home town of Novi Sad. It was March 24th: the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia had begun. Instead of cancelling, he went out on stage and played what many consider to be the best recital he ever gave, one that launched his current reemergence as one of the major pianists of our century.

Official page: www.kemalgekic.com
Fan club: www.kemalgekic.net

Andreas Frölich

17.-24.08.
German pianist Andreas Frölich studied with Stefan Askenase , Vitaly Margulis in Freiburg and Pavel Gililov in Cologne . He was prizewinner of several international piano competitions , as in Senigallia , Finale Ligure ,Vienna , Milano, and many others... He concertises in the most famous venues in Europe, South America, Asia, South Africa and Australia like Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Wien, Solitär Salzburg, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Cologne Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie "Gasteig",Konzerthaus Berlin, Hamburg Musikhalle, Bielefeld Oetkerhalle, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Wiesbaden Kurhaus, Teatro municipal Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Alfa y Cultura artistica Sao Paolo, de Doelen Rotterdam , Vredenburg Utrecht, Salle Gaveau Paris,Caroussel de Louvre Paris, Mozarteum Salzburg and many others as well as in the most important music fertivals , such as Rheingau Musikfestival, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Salzburg, Emilia Romagna Festival, Schubertiade Roskilde and many other Festivals worldwide.

As a soloist Andreas Frölich appeared with many famous orchestras , among them Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Wiener Kammerphilharmonie, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Münchener Kammerorchester, Colegium instrumentale Halle, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz ,Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, Würtembergisches Kammerorchester , Suk Chamber orchestra Prag ,orquesta sinfonica de Monterrey /Mexico , Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian Philharmonic Moskau, Radio Symphonique Luxembourg, orquesta sinfonica di San Remo, Lutoslawski Philharmonie Wroclav, Stettin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Bretagne ,Concerto Málaga, Thüringer Philharmoniker, Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, Joenssu sinfonic / Finnland, Kuopio symphonic orchestra/ Finnland , Kyimi Sinfonietta Finnland, Talinn chamber orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, Philharmonic orchestra of Europe, Heidelberger Sinfoniker, Vogtland Philharmonie, National Philharmonic of Peru, Orchestre de Caen/France , orquesta filarmonica Montevideo ...

Andreas Frölich is pianist of the Mendelssohn Trio Berlin and he often performed with Ensemble Wien led by the concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic. He recorded for many national (in Germany) and international radio stations and released more than 40 CD´s ( a number of them award winning) for different labels like , OEHMS CLASSICS, CPO, EMI, BMG, Divox, Signum, Fono.

Andreas Frölich is artistic director and chairman of the international MozArte piano competition Aachen, artistic director of the "MozArte " international music Festival and artistic leader of the "Orpheo concert series " for young prizewinners in Kerkrade/NL. He is professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln -Aachen and Kalaidos Musikhochschule Zürich and guest professor at the Talent music Masters academy in Brescia, at the international summeracademy Mozarteum Salzburg, the Euro Arts academy , the Online Piano Masterclass Academy in Spain and he gives masterclasses worldwide .In the last years his students won more than 100 prizes (first and second) at international piano competitions. He is often inivited as jury member in many international piano competitions (Madrid, Beethoven competition Bonn, Valencia, Ferrol, Granada , Enschede/NL, Brussels , Japan piano open / Tokyo ,Campillos/ Spain, Larnaca/Cyprus, Gorizia/ Italy , Skrjabin, Grosseto, Hongkong /Guanghzhou, La Rioja/Spain, Russian Int.piano Competition). Andreas Frölich is an official Steinway Artist .

Prof. Andreas Frölich
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln -Aachen
Kalaidos Musikhochschule Zürich
Euro Arts Academy
Summeracademy Mozarteum Salzburg
Talent Music Master Academy Brescia
Online piano Masterclass Academy
www.mozarte-aachen.com
www.konzertbuero-richter.de

Leonel Morales

20.-24.08.
Professor at the Sommerakademie in Salzburg and at the University Alfonso X el Sabio in Madrid. Exclusive Artist of Yangtze River piano (China), Artistic Director and Founder of Maria Herrero International Piano Competition (Granada), La Rioja International Piano Competition (La Rioja) and the Spanish Composer International Piano Competition (Madrid).

Born in Cuba, is a Spanish citizen and lives in Spain since 1991. He graduated from the University of Havana under the tutelage of Frank Fernandez, a student of Victor Merzhanov, which itself was a disciple of Feinberg, so he follows the traditional Russian school. He made a postgraduate with Dmitry Voskresensky and Jacov Latainer.
He is invited to be part of jury at major international piano competitions like Shenzen Piano and Orchestra International Piano Competition, Cleveland Competition, Pozzoli, Scriabin (Grosseto), Lyon, Valsecia, Cesar Franck, Pancho Vladigerov, Ferrol…

Morales give Master Classes all over the world in places such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Korea, Italy, Mexico, France, Belgium, China…
Many of his students have been prize winners in more than 40 International Piano Competitions.

In his two several tours in USA with National Symphony Orchestra of Spain and Mexico State Symphony Orchestra with Columbia Artists, has had the opportunity to play in the most important halls of North America, among them are Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, having great success with the critics and the public.

…Undoubtedly Morales is a pianist of great virtuosism, trust, efficiency but of big naturality and without big gestures (CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEW)


… extraordinary interpretation and power (WASHINGTON POST)

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