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Jean Kluger was born in Antwerp, Belgium. He began his career as a music editor with his father, Jacques Kluger, at the World Music Company. At World Music Company, he worked internationally with musicians from including: Ray Martin in England; André Popp, Jean Bouchety, Claude Bolling and, Francis Lai (1rst album of Pierre Barouh) in France; Digno Garcia (Los Paraguayos) in Paraguay; Walter Scharf (BOF Harold Lloyd) from America.
He participated to the recordings of celebrated classical musicians such as Alexis Weissenberg, Naum Slusczny, Reg Owen (Manhattan Spiritual). In 1960 he was acclaimed with the groups The Cousins (Kili Watch) and Los Mayas (La Playa); he also became the producer of Robert Cogoi (Si un Jour). In '64 he founded the Editions Jean Kluger in Brussels where he worked lenghtily with Dutch artists such as: Will Tura, Johan Verminnen and Marva.
Three years later, he opened in Paris with his wife Huguette Ferly, the Bleu Blanc Rouge Editions which experienced worldwide acclamation with the Casatschok. He edited the film music of Borsalino, written by Claude Bolling and created with him the group Les Parisiennes (Il fait trop beau pour travailler). With Daniel Vangarde he wrote the lyrics and music for the songs of the Compagnie Creole, Ottawan, Gibson Brothers and many songs for Petula Clarck, Dalida, Claude François and others. His musical eclecticism encompasses the tango of Gustavo Beytelmann, Thierry Caens' trumpet and through some of the greatest Belgium musicians: Toots Thielemans and Philip Catherine.
Jerome Lowenthal, American classical pianist, teaches the Juiliard School in New York, where he was also chair of the piano department. He made his debut at 13 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Returning to the United States from Jerusalem in 1963, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic, playing Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 2.
Since then, he has performed with famous conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Seiji Ozawa, Michael Tilson, Leonard Bernstein, Thomas, Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Eugene Ormandy and Pierre Monteux. He has played sonatas with Itzhak Perlman, piano duos with Ronit Amir, his late wife and Ursula Oppens, as well as quintets with the Lark Quartet, Avalon Quartet, and Shanghai Quartet.
His studies included lessons with Olga Samaroff in Philadelphia, William Kapell and Eduard Steuermann at the Juilliard School in New York, and Alfred Cortot at the École Normale de Musique de Paris in France. A prizewinner at Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels (1960) and Busoni Competition, he is a frequent judge in international piano competitions.
He is recognized as a specialist of Franz Liszt, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Béla Bartók, and more generally of virtuoso and late romantic music. His recordings include piano concertos by Liszt with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the complete Tchaikovsky concerto cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has an extensive repertoire, including 59 performed piano concerti, and is the dedicatee of many new works and has unearthed some rare romantic piano works, such Liszt Third Piano Concerto edited by his former student Jay Rosenblatt.
The Italian virtuoso Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri was born in Argentina, and was instructed by Magda Tagliaferro, Claudio Arrau and Gyorgy Cziffra.
In addition to his performing and recording career that took him to several continents, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri is also a famed international piano pedagogue. He is a professor of piano at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot",and has also been appointed professor extraordinaire at the Chapelle Musicale "Reine Elisabeth" in Belgium.
Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri gives frequent master classes in France, USA, Canada, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, South Korea, Taiwan, etc. He also collaborated to the festivities of the European Union Day in Seoul, South Korea, by special invitation of the European amabassador. Cultural and pedagogical broadening is an important goal of his duties as general director of the Bell'Arte Foundation.
Mr. Delle-Vigne Fabbri is also the artistic director of MusicA Braine l'Alleud, the Paris International Summer Sessions and of the EMS Music Group. Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri is the founder and artistic director of The International Certificate for Piano Artists, a pedagogical programme in collaboration with the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot" and many other international institutions, worldwide.
Maestro Delle-Vigne Fabbri participates on the jury of many international competitions as panel member or president of the jury.
François-René Duchâble, born 1952, in Paris, studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, and at the age of 13 won the institution's first prize in piano. Three years later, he was among the finalists at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels, and in 1973 he won the Prix de la Fondation Sacha Schneider. At that time, Duchâble caught the attention of Artur Rubinstein, who encouraged him to pursue a solo career and helped him secure his first important engagements.
Since then, Duchâble toured internationally throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan... Duchâble has in his repetoire the concertos of Beethoven, Brahms, Robert Schumann, Bartók and Ravel, and solo piano works of Liszt, Chopin, and Poulenc. He has appeared at many prestigious music festivals, including those of Salzburg, Lucerne, Berlin, the London Proms, Lockenhaus, and the Flanders Festival, and has presented concerts at London's Royal Festival Hall, the Philharmonie in Berlin, and the Musikverein in Vienna.
As an orchestral soloist, Duchâble has performed with the London Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the Montreal Symphony, under directors such as Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Michel Plasson, ...
In 1996, 1997 and 1998, François-René Duchâble was awarded the honour of Instrumental Soloist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique. In 1997, he received an award for the Best French Recording of Classical Music.
Michel Béroff was born in France in 1950.
After graduating from the Paris Conservatoire in 1966, he won the following year the first prize at the first international Olivier Messiaen piano competition.
He has been since considered one of the most outstanding interpreter of Messiaen's music. During the next years he played with the most prestigious orchestras around the world under the direction of such conductors as Abbado, Barenboim, Bernstein, Boulez, Dohnanyi, Dorati, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Gielen, Inbal, Jochum, Leinsdorf, Masur, Ozawa, Previn, Rostropovitch, …. As a chamber music partner, he has been very active playing with Martha Argerich, Barbara Hendricks, Jean-Philippe Collard, Augustin Dumay, Pierre Amoyal, Lynn Harrell.
During the past years, Michel Beroff has been developing a conducting career. He is currently teaching at the Paris Conservatoire. Exclusive EMI artist for over 20 years, Michel Beroff has published more than 50 recordings; among them, the complete works for piano and orchestra from Liszt, Prokofieff and Stravinsky, conducted by Seiji Ozawa and Kurt Masur. For Deutsche Grammophon, he has recorded Ravel's left hand concerto with the LSO and Claudio Abbado.
His latest recordings includes the complete piano music from Debussy for Denon. Michel Beroff has been awarded five times the "Grand-Prix du Disque".
As a publisher, he participated, for Wiener Urtext, to a new edition of Debussy piano music. For the japanese network NHK, he realized, in 2006, a serie of fifteen master-classes on french music. During the last seasons, Michel Beroff played with the LSO under Pierre Boulez, the New-York philharmonic and Kurt Masur, as well as the London Philarmonic for an extensive tour of England and Spain . He also toured extensively in Germany, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Greece, Brasil, Korea and China.
Although pianist Jean-Philippe Collard's name is as French as his birthplace, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Champagne, his repertoire knows no geographical boundaries.
In addition to his complete mastery of French concerto literature, his interpretations of works by Bartok, Liszt, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Gershwin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Strauss and Mozart have met with great acclaim.
Mr. Collard was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at an exceptionally young age. At sixteen he was unanimously awarded the Conservatory's First Prize, and subsequently he has won many others, including the Grand Prix du Concours National des Artistes Soloistes, Prix Albert Roussel, Prix Gabriel Faure, Prix du Concours International Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaud, and Grand-Prix du Concours International Cziffra. Mr. Collard was named Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur in January, 2003.
In addition to recitals throughout Europe, North and South America, Russia and the Far East, Mr. Collard has appeared as soloist with the world's greatest orchestras. He has also performed at the London Proms Concerts, and the Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Bad Kissingen, Salzburg, Bath, Caramoor, Newport, and Saratoga Festivals.
A prolific recording artist with more than thirty titles to his credit, Mr. Collard's discography includes the Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux and Brahms Hungarian Dances (with pianist Michel Beroff), both named Stereo Review's Record of the Year in their respective years; the Ravel Concerti with Lorin Maazel and the Orchestre National de France, cited by Gramophone Magazine as Best Concerto Recording; and the Chausson Concert, Op. 21 (with Augustin Dumay and the Muir String Quartet) which won the Grand-Prix du Disque.
Robert Roux began his career at age 10 with a performance on the nationally televised Lawrence Welk Show. Since that time, he has been a winner of several piano competitions in the United States, including the United States Information Agency's Artistic Ambassador Competition and the International Piano Recording Competition.
A Steinway Artist, Roux's performances include appearances at the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Stude Concert Hall in Houston on the Horowitz Steinway, St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, and Villa Pignatelli in Naples.
He has toured as recitalist and concerto soloist in sixteen countries; Nuremberg Nachrichten, Germany's third largest daily newspaper, deemed him "...a smart interpreter of Viennese classicism whom we should bear in mind..." Clavier magazine, referring to a three-day American Liszt Society festival held in 2002, deemed Roux's performance of the Liszt Sonata "...the most stunning playing during the festival...for which the audience offered a well-deserved standing ovation."
Dr. Roux's students have been frequent prize winners and award recipients at the national and international level. He has been featured as a master teacher at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and also has taught on the faculty of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, where he took over John Perry's class in 1995.
He has been Associate Director of the Prague International Piano Masterclasses since 1997, and has served on the faculty of the prestigious Van Cliburn Institute, the Moscow International Piano Masterclasses, the Paris International Piano Sessions and the Association of German Music Schools.
His list of teachers and coaches include Lili Kraus, Adele Marcus, William Race and Leonard Shure. He is listed in Who's Who in America and is also interviewed as one of the top teachers in Benjamin Saver's publication, The Most Wanted Piano Teachers in the USA.
Mikhail Karpov has a reputation of the one of the most subtle higly professional pianist and teacher.
He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky under professor Yakov Milshtein.
Mikhail Karpov teaches since 35 years at the College of this same conservatory, preparing the young pianists aiming a professional career to enter to the Conservatory. He also teaches piano chamber ensembles.
Several of his students are winners of prestigious international piano competitions, developping their career in Russia and abroad.
Josep Colom was born in Barcelona, Spain, in the difficult years of the Spanish post-war. He began piano lessons in Barcelona with his aunt Rosa Colom, and later moved to Paris to study at the École Normale de Musique.
His many awards include First Prize at the Santander Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition (1978) and First Prize at the Jaén and Épinal International Competitions. Since his debut at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris in 1979, he has regularly toured the five continents giving recitals and concerts with orchestras and performing chamber music with a wide variety of ensembles and artists.
He made his first recordings in 1982 with the complete Sonatas of Manuel Blasco de Nebra (Etnos), for which he was awarded the Spanish Ministry of Culture Prize. In 1989 he recorded the complete works of Manuel de Falla (Circe), an album that Fanfare magazine hailed as the best version of Falla’s works. He has also recorded the complete works of Frederic Mompou, the complete concertos and variations of Johannes Brahms, as well as works by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel and Brahms in collaboration with the pianist Carmen Deleito.
Mr Colom has served as jury of many important piano competitions, including the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition and the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. In 1998 the Spanish Ministry of Culture awarded him the Premio Nacional de Música.
Since 2010 he regularly teaches in Valencia at the Musikeon Postgraduate Programs, and gives masterclass in Spain (Aula de Música de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares), Switzerland (Cours International de Blonay) and France (École Normale de Musique de Paris), among others.
Daniel Blumenthal enjoys an international reputation as soloist, concert musician and chamber artist. He is professor at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium. He is artist professor at the Thy Masterclass Chamber Music Festival, Denmark. Mr Blumenthal has recorded more than 80 compact discs.
Born at Landstuhl in Germany, Daniel Blumenthal is of American origin. He started his musical studies when just shy of 5 years-of-age. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Music) and The Juilliard School, New York (Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts).
Daniel Blumenthal is a laureate of several international competitions: Sydney and Leeds in 1981, Geneva and Busoni in 1982, and the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium in 1983. In 1995 he was on the jury of the Queen Elisabeth Competition of Piano.
Mr Blumenthal is honorary member of Icons of Europe and musical advisor to this not-for-profit cultural association.
Boaz Sharon is a pianist, recording artist and professor of piano at Boston University as well as Director of Piano Studies at Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
He is a frequent performer in the U.S., China, Russia, Czech Republic and other countries.
He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and studied there with Emma Gorochov, and from the age of 13-19 with Stefan Askenase in Brussels, Belgium. He later pursued his piano studies in the US with William Doppmann and with Leonard Shure. B
efore his present position as Chairman of the Piano Department and Professor at Boston University he was Pianist-in-Residence at Duke University, and Professor of Piano at the University of Florida.
He is a frequent judge at competitions including the Rudolf Firkusny International Piano Competition, Prague, the Liszt International Piano Competition-"Dedication to Franz Liszt", Moscow and the Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain. Having directed the Prague International Piano Masterclasses for the last 13 years he is also on the artist faculty of the Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia, and was on the faculty of the International Certificate for Piano Artists (organized by the Fondation Bell'Arte-Brussels, supported by the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot, Paris and other important international institutions).
He is first-prize winner and gold medalist at the Jaen International Piano Competition, Spain, and has received the Jubilee Medal from Charles University, Prague, on the 600th anniversary of that university's foundation, given for "significant contributions" to Charles University.
Sharon is Honorary Fellow at Charles University, Prague. In 2009 he was appointed Visiting Professor at the China Conservatory in Beijing.
Pianist, Dr. Chin-Chuan Chang, is currently chairman of the music department at the National Taipei University of Education. He was the First Prize winner of the "Franz Liszt" International Piano Competition in Los Angeles in the Category C, age 17-32, and the Best Etude Prize. During his studies in Europe, he was a prize winner in the "Ciudad de Manresa" International Competition in Barcelona, Spain; the "Le Muse" International Competition in Salerno, Italy, and the "Ataurfo Argenta" Competition in Santander, Spain.
Dr. Chang began his piano studies with his father, and studied later with Professor Francis Wu in Taiwan. As a child, he was selected for the "Gifted child" program of the Minister of Education to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid in Spain. During that period, he was a prize winner of the National Kawai piano Competition, and won the First Prize at the National Taiwan Piano Competition in both the Children and Youth categories. At age 14, he entered in the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, Spain, to study with Prof. Fernando Puchol. He was selected by the "Juan March" Foundation as one of the young pianists to tour Europe. Later he graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid in Spain with the highest honor. In 1990, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he studied with Prof. Solomon Mikowsky and Prof. Donn-Alexandre Feder. During his stay in New York, he won the First Prize at the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition, as well as several other concertos competitions, including the Manhattanville Symphony Concerto Competition and the Bergen Philharmonic Concerto Competition. After he obtained his Master of Music degree in 1993 at Manhattan School of Music, he was awarded an assistantship and full scholarship at the College-Conservatory of Music in the University of Cincinnati, where he studied with Professor William Black.
In 2000, he obtained the degree of Doctor of Music Arts, and returned to Taiwan. He has performed as soloist with several orchestras, and performs extensively throughout Taiwan, China, other Asian countries and Europe; he also conducts master classes all over the world, such as 2010-2016 "The Paris International Summer Sessions" organised by The Fondation Bell'Arte in France, 2010 "Forum Internacional de Musica de Orihuela" in Spain and 2010 "Forum Internacional de Musica de Torrelodones" in Spain. Currently, not only he is a professor at the National Taipei University of Education; he is also artist-in-resident with the Fortune Art Enterprise Agency. He has been interviewed several times by the Taipei Philharmonic Radio Station and recorded various Public Broadcast TV programs.
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