Jury

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Xin Wang

China
Xin Wang established herself in spite of her young age as one of the leading pianists of the inner Mongolia China. She came into public attention when she won a special prize at the national Piano Competition China with the age of seven and has since gone on to give piano concerts and recitals in concert halls all over China.
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Grzegorz Kurzyñski

Poland
Grzegorz Kurzyñski is a graduate of the University of Music in Wroclaw (Poland). He has been teaching piano since 1972 at the University of Music in Wroclaw and the University of Music in Poznan (Poland). For the long time he was the head of the piano section and rector of the University of Music in Wroclaw.
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Michail Markov

The Netherlands
Was a deputy director and piano teacher at the famous Moscow Gnessin Special School for musically gifted children in Russia. Since 1991, the musician has been living in the Netherlands where he has continued his successful combination of teaching and musical performances. M. Markov is the founder and the artistic leader of the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede, the Netherlands.
Florian Koltun

Florian Koltun

Germany
The German pianist and music manager Florian Koltun studied at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne.
Nataliya Chepurenko

Nataliya Chepurenko

Ukraine / Belgium
President of jury, artistic director and founder of the competition “Merci, Maestro!”.  Master in Piano Performing, Teaching and Chamber Music graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev, Ukraine;  the Royal Conservatory of Liege and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium. National President of the WPTA Belgium (World Piano Teachers Association for Belgium. Association).
Jury from past years
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Alla Halapsis †
Greece
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Anatoly Zatin
Mexico
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Andrea Bonatta
Italy
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Andreas Frölich
Germany
Balasz Szokolay
Balasz Szokolay
Hungary
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Diane Anderson
Belgium
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Dorian Leljak
Serbia, Croatia
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Elena Nogaeva
Germany
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Elza Kolodin
Germany
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Igor Roma
Italy
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Ilja Scheps
Germany
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Irina Berkovich
Israel
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Justas Dvarionas
Lithuania
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Krijn Koetsveld
The Netherlands
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Mi Kyung Kim
South Korea
Michael Keller
Michael Keller
Germany
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Mikhail Khokhlov
Russia
Namik Sultanov
Namik Sultanov
Turkey
Norma Fisher
Norma Fisher
United Kingdom
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Paola Bruni
Italy
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Paolo Baglieri
Italy
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Paul Pollei †
USA
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Peter Waas
Germany
Rolf-Dieter Arens
Rolf-Dieter Arens
Germany
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Ruben Dalibaltyan
Croatia
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Sytze Smit
The Netherlands
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Tori Stødle
Norway
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Uta Weyand
Germany
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Ying Wu
China
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Youli Galperin †
France
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Yuko Ninomiya
Japan
Check out also
Repertoire
Musical repertoire for both age groups
Past participants
Participants from previous years
How to apply
How to apply for participation
Contacts
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