Masterclasses & Teachers
The Masterclasses of the PIANO ACADEMY EPPAN 2022 will be held by Dmitri Alexeev, Andrea Bonatta and Yoheved Kaplinsky. 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 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 of the Liszt Competition in Utrecht, Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory, founder and director of the Piano Academy Eppan and Guest Professor at the Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg. He also gives masterclasses at the Talent Music Masters Courses in Brescia.
Pianist Yoheved Kaplinsky was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was a prizewinner at the J.S. Bach International Competition in Washington, D.C. She has made numerous appearances in recitals, playing chamber music, and with orchestras, as well as on radio and television in Israel and the U.S. Festivals she has played and taught at include Bowdoin Summer Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Pianofest in Long Island, N.Y., the Cliburn-T.C.U. Institute, and Tel Hai Master Classes in Israel. She has served as an adjudicator for international competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Cleveland, Arthur Rubinstein, Dublin, and Tchaikovsky competitions. She received the Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award in 2003.
Kaplinsky studied with Ilona Vincze at the Tel Aviv Music Academy. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Juilliard, where she studied with Irwin Freundlich. She also studied with Dorothy Taubman. Kaplinsky has been a faculty member since 1993, chair of the piano department since 1997, and Susan W. Rose Chair since 2000. She has been a Pre-College faculty member since 1993 and artistic director of the division since 2007.
Dmitri Alexeev entered the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory at the age of six. After graduating he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov and thereafter won prizes in several major competitions including first prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition, the first such achievement by a Russian artist. Since then he has enjoyed a top-level international career and has appeared as a recitalist and as a soloist with the major orchestras throughout Europe, Japan, Australasia, the Far East and the United States.
His recent and forthcoming engagements include the London Symphony Orchestra with Pappano, the St. Petersberg Philharmonic Orchestra with Temerkanov on tour including Carnegie Hall, and again more recently at the opening of the new Sage Concert Hall in Gateshead. In August 2004 he gave the world premiere of Penderecki's Piano Concerto in Bejing. The conductors he has worked with includes Ashkenazy, Boulez, Bychkov, Dorati, Gergiev, Giulini, Jansons, Muti, Rozhdestvensky, Salonen, Tilson Thomas and the late Klaus Tennstedt.
He is Piano Professor at the Royal College of Music in London.