Masterclasses & Teachers

The Masterclasses of the PIANO ACADEMY EPPAN 2020 will be held by Andrea Bonatta, Pavel Gililov and Lilya Zilberstein. Participants will take one lesson of 60 minutes with each Professor. Different works are requested for the 3 lessons. The Masterclasses will take place at the Music School “Leonhard von Call” in Eppan.

Andrea Bonatta

Andrea Bonatta is one of the most prominent Italian pianists and a successful conductor. He recorded the complete piano work by Brahms as well as many other CD by Liszt and Schubert getting top critical reviews. His book about the piano work by Brahms is considered a milestone in this field. He has played in the most prestigious concert halls in the world and has conducted important orchestras in Europe and Asia. Bonatta has been jury member at the Cliburn, Rubinstein, Geza Anda, Busoni and many others. He is the Artistic Adviser oft he Liszt Competition in Utrecht, Honorary Professor oft he Shanghai Conservatory, founder and director of the Piano Academy Eppan and gives masterclasses at the Talent Music Masters Courses in Brescia.

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Pavel Gililov

Pavel Gililov is winner of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw and the International Viotti Piano Competition in Vercelli (1st prize).
Since 2007 he is professor for piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.

The engagements with the leading orchestras and his numerous performances in the most important cultural metropoles of the world were enthusiastically received by the audience and critics. The CD recordings for Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, RCA Victor, Toshiba EMI, Orfeo and others established his reputation.

In 2005, Pavel Gililov founded the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn and has always been its artistic director and president of the jury.

Pavel Gililov leads numerous international masterclasses worldwide and is a sought-after juror in prestigious competitions.

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Lilya Zilberstein

Lilya Zilberstein got her first taste of international success in 1987 when she won the Busoni Competition in Bolzano. Her victory was a sensation – it took five years until the first prize was even awarded again. 

In 1991, Lilya Zilberstein debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Claudio Abbado, which formed the basis of a long-term cooperation. She performed concerts with many famous international orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in Moscow, the London Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra della Scala in Milan, the Staatskapelle Dresden, and many others.

Lilya Zilberstein has recorded eight CDs for Deutsche Grammophon. Recently, several more CDs have been released, including a recording of the Brahms sonata for two pianos with Martha Argerich, released by EMI, and Clementi, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff, released by Hänssler Classic.
Lilya Zilberstein is jury member of important international piano competitions.
Since 2015, she is Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, succeeding Paul Badura-Skoda and Oleg Maisenberg.

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