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Jury 2006

Paul Pollei


Dr. Paul Pollei (Salt Lake City, USA) is coordinator of Graduate Keyboard Studies, member of the piano faculty at Brigham Young University, Utah, USA and artistic Director of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. The Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation sponsors festivals and international competitions. In addition, he serves as advisor for the music faculty of the Waterfored School in Sandy, Utah. He served as faculty member of the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in St. George, Utah.

Dr. Pollei has been a jury member for many national and international competitions throughout the world and has served as a member of juries in Japan, China, Australia, throughout Europe, and in all states of the United States. He is founding member of the American Piano Quartet, devoted to research, performance, and re-publication of music for two pianos/eight hands. The quartet has performed in concert worldwide and continues an active research, performing and recording career.

Dr. Pollei is the devoted teacher to many prizewinning students and is a frequent lecturer for teacher workshops and masterclasses in America and throughout the world.

Michail Markov

The Netherlands
Born in Moscow in 1951, Michail Markov began studying piano at the age of 7. Three years later, he performed his first solo concert in his hometown with an orchestra in the Concert Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he later continued his musical education with Professor Victor Merzjanov. In 1975 M. Markov graduated with honors at the Conservatory. These honors included mentions for concert and chamber piano, accompaniment, as well as for professorship.
In the following years, Michail Markov successfully performed in the Eastern countries of the former Soviet block. In the years just before leaving Russia, he was a deputy director and piano teacher at the famous Moscow Gnessin Special School for musically gifted children. Since 1991, the musician has been living in the Netherlands where he has continued his successful combination of teaching and musical performances. M. Markov has made CD-records in France and Germany with works of D. Schostakovitch, Y. Galperine and R. Shchedrin. Since mid-nineties he is working as professor at the piano department of the Conservatory Saxion Hogeschool in Enschede, the Netherlands. M. Markov is also the co-founder of the special Young Talents piano department of this Conservatory.
M. Markov has been invited to give Master Classes at many International Music Festivals and Summer Schools in the Netherlands, USA, Austria, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. M. Markov is the founder and president of the Foundation Russian Music Tradition in the Netherlands and also the artistic leader of the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede, the Netherlands.

Peter Waas

Peter Waas was born in 1950. From 1965 his teachers have been Heinz Vogler, Leipzig, Jakow Sak, Elisso Wirssaladse and Tatjana Nikolaewa at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Moscow, Amadeus Webersinke at the Academy of Music Dresden. Since 1993 Peter Waas is professor for piano at The Liszt School of Music in Weimar.
He has been the first director of the Institute for keyed instruments and ancient music since its establishment in 1999. His concert career as soloist and chamber musician mostly develops in European countries and Asia.
P. Waas is initiator and artistic director of the International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists 2005 which will be pursued in the years 2008 and 2011 in the age groups 13, 14-16 and 17-19. He also gives master classes in various European countries and China.

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