Jury

 

Chairman

  Ivan Klánský

Ivan Klánský- is a winner of many prestigious international piano competitions, for example in Warsaw, Bolzano, Naples, Leipzig, Barcelona and many other countries. During his studies at AMU (music academy) in Prague, he had become a very popular and sought out soloist and chamber music player. Since then he has performed at more than 4500 concerts all over the world. Apart from his career as a pianist, he is very successful as a pedagogue at AMU (Prague) and in Lucern (Switzerland). He is also a member of the world-known trio “Guarneri”(Prague).

 

 

 

Members

David MarečekDavid Mareček

Has studied piano playing and conducting at Janacek Academy. During his studies he was working at international master courses with renowned and famous pianists and pedagogues. He has performed as a soloist and chamber music player in the Czech republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, France and Finland. He has been teaching the piano since 2003 at Brno Conservatory and in January 2007 he become director of Brno Philharmonic orchestra. At present he is a director of Czech Philharmonic orchestra in Prague.

 

Jan Jiraský

Jan Jiraský

Is a graduate from JAMU ( Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts) in Brno and laureate of international competitions (Beethoven’s Hradec, Smetana Competition – Karlovy Vary, Darmstadt, Noyers, Novi Sad, Kiev). In the course of his master’s and doctorate degree studies he became a sought-after soloist of both Czech and foreign orchestras and a guest of festival stages. He has recorded a number of CDs (ArcoDiva, Radioservis, Antiphona, Musica) and has performed several repertoir cycles, among others 18 Mozart piano sonatas in four recitals, playing both modern and historical instruments. He teaches piano at the Faculty of Music at JAMU and is the head of the keyboard department there. 
 

Sergio de Simone

Sergio de Simone

Sergio De Simone graduated from the "A. Boito" Conservatory of Music in Parma, Chigiana Academy in Siena and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA). He is a laureate of numerous international piano and chamber music competitions, including the "V. Bellini" International Piano Competition, Beethoven International Piano Sonata Competition (Memphis, USA). He has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and USA. Sergio is currently Professor of Piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London (GB), Potenza State Conservatoire "Gesualdo da Venosa" (IT) and Sesto Fiorentino Music School (IT), where he is also Director.

Christiana Perai

Christiana Perai

Studied in Graz (AUS) and Oberschützen, also in USA at Eastman school of music. She is a member of the Austrian Art Ensemble, performs as a soloist and in a duo, also plays chamber music. She has been performing in different countries all over the world; has also performed at „Festival for Contemporary music“. Mrs Perai has been a piano teacher at the Universit of Graz (KUG) since 1981.