Jury 2020

Předseda poroty

David Mareček (Czechia)

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.





Hana Berger (Germany)

Christiana PeraiShe began playing piano early on in her childhood under the tutorship of her mother, Prof. Alena Vlasáková. After graduading from music high school and the Prague Conservatory, she continued her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of Prof. Ivan Klánský, where she earned her master‘s degree. She then furthered her education at Hochshule fur Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden in the class of prof. Arkadij Zenziper, where she also did the Meisterklasse (PhD studies in interpretation). Laureate of a number of international competitions (Kiev, Vienna, Madeira, Lonigo, Val Tidone, Jyväskylä), she plays solo and chamber music concerts in many countries of Europe and Asia. She played with the Pilsen Philharmonic, Czech Chamber Orchestra, Hradec Králové Philmarmonic,  Sinfonieorchester Emmendingen and North Czech Philharmonic, to name just a few. Mrs. Berger also teaches piano playing at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Landesgymnasiu für Musik and Conservatory Heinrich Schütz in Dresden. 

Daniel Buranovský (Slovakia)

Sergio de Simone

Vice-rector for research and development and artistic activity and professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. As a soloist, he cooperated with a number of Slovak and world-class orchestras, played concerts in almost all the countries of Europe, also in the USA, Brasil, Mexico, and Asia. In South Korea, he cooperated with the Hyosung Orchestra of the Taegu University where he also was a hosting professor of piano. Apart from his career as a teacher and solo pianist he also takes interest in chamber music, playing with soloists of global renown. In 2003 he performed in Carnegie Hall with the opera singer Ľubica Vargicová and in 2004 the Music Fund awarded him the Fric Kafenda Award for outstanding interpretation performance on home and foreign stages. Presently he teaches piano at the faculty of dance and music at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, which he himself graduated summa cum laude.


Joanna Domaňská (Poland)

Professor of Academy of Music in Katowice, member of jury at Polish and international piano competitions and lectures at masters courses. Laureate of international piano competitions: M. Long – J. Thibaud in Paris 1981 and A. Casagrande in Terni, Italy 1982. She is an outstanding interpreter of Karol Szymanowski works. Her last CD ( DUX 0615) was honoured by „ Pizzicato Supersonic Award“  Luxembourg 2008-one of the most valuable awards worldwide. 



Jan Jiraský (Czechia)

Jan JiraskýIs 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.