Masterclasses & Teachers

The Masterclasses of the PIANO ACADEMY EPPAN 2020 will be held by Andrea Bonatta, Pavel Gililov and Arie Vardi. 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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Arie Vardi

Arie Vardi is one of the greatest pianists of Israel. He studied piano in Israel and in Basel (with Paul Baumgartner) and composition with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

After winning the Chopin Competition in Israel and the Enescu Competition in Bucharest, he concerted world-wide as a soloist with nearly all major orchestras, amongst others under the direction of Paul Paray, Zubin Mehta, David Zinman and Kurt Masur. Many of his RCA CDs won international awards.

Arie Vardi teaches as a professor at the Rubin Academy of Music / Tel Aviv University and since 1987 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. More than thirty of his students won first prices at major international competitions. As a juror, he is active in many important competitions, and he is the director of the Artur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv.

Europe and Asia.

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