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Jury

Martin Garcia Garcia
3rd prize winner of XVIII 18th Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw, Poland 

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Martín García García (born in Gijón, 1996) is considered, at 27 years old, one of the pianists with the greatest international projection. In 2023, he has performed around 80 concerts worldwide (in America, Asia, and Europe), a year that marked his debut in Korea, Mexico, and Brazil. He has also visited Japan, the United States, Canada, Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Lithuania, and Luxembourg to give remarkable recitals and perform alongside prestigious orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Symphoniker, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, and the Brasilia Orchestra. It’s worth noting that the Spanish artist also gave over 70 performances across America, Asia, and Europe in 2022, achieving significant milestones like his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York and a successful tour in Japan with 25,000 attendees across 14 performances. García García has received major global recognitions, including first prize at the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition and third place at the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition. He released his debut album “Chopin and His Master” in 2022, a production done by the artist himself, and his second one, “Even-Tide”, will be released on all platforms in 2024. Martín García García has appeared in important venues across Europe, America, and Asia, receiving highly positive reviews from figures like Vladimir Krainev, Dmitri Alexeev, Arcadi Volodos, Dimitri Bashkirov, Joaquín Achúcarro, and Tatiana Copeland (niece of Sergei Rachmaninoff). The Spanish pianist has won first prizes in numerous international and national piano competitions, with his victory at the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition and his third place at the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition being particularly noteworthy. In the latter competition, he also received the special award from the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra for the best concerto performance. He graduated from the Reina Sofía School of Music, where he studied for a decade under Professor Galina Eguiazarova, and was honored by Her Majesty Queen Sofía with the recognition of being the Most Outstanding Student of her chair. He also holds a Master’s in Piano from the Mannes School of Music in New York, where he studied with
the renowned pianist Jerome Rose for 3 years. Martín García García began his piano studies at the age of 5 with teachers Natalia Mazoun and Ilyà Goldfarb. The year 2022 marked an extraordinary turning point in his career, with over 70 concerts worldwide, performing in iconic venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid. Additionally, he releases his second album “Even-Tide” in 2024. The album has been recorded at Nowa Miodowa Concert Hall, in Warsaw, and it includes works by Chopin &
Brahms. It is available on digital platforms. 2024 has begun with collaborations such as Tokyo Philarmonic Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev, OSCYL and Vasily Petrenko, or Warsaw Philarmonic and Andrzej Boreyko. Martín García García, who holds a strong sense of responsibility and a commitment to serving humanity, approaches each concert with a profound purpose. Regardless of the venue’s size or the audience, he believes that there is a profound content to offer to each person who has chosen to come and listen.

Alberto Nosè
Preliminary jury of XVIIII 19th Chopin Competition,

Warsaw, Poland 

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Defined by The New York Times “an artist with supreme technical mastery, dazzling and charming with his highly cultivated sound”, Alberto Nosè is one of the most awarded piano artists of his generation.

 

He stood out the international music world at the age of eleven winning 1st Prize at the Jugend für Mozart International Competition in Salzburg.

Top prize winner of Montecarlo Piano Masters, New York Concert Artists, Paloma O’Shea in Santander, Long-Thibaud in Paris, Maj Lind in Helsinki, Busoni in Bolzano, he was laureate at the F. Chopin International Piano Competition in 2000 which led him to a worldwide career as soloist as well as with major orchestras (London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonique de Radio France, Sinfonica de Madrid) in the most renowed concert venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, Southbank Centre in London, Konzerhaus in Berlin, Théâtre du Châtelet and Salle Pleyel in Paris, Auditorium in Madrid, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, City Hall in Hong Kong, Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, La Fenice in Venice, Santa Cecilia in Rome.

 

Jury member in many international piano competitions like Kiev, Tbilisi, New York, Hong Kong, Helsinki, Budapest, Graz, Ljubljana, Warsaw, he is co-founder of the International Amadeus Competition in Lazise, Italy.

 

His debut album for Piano Le Magazine featuring works by Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and Prokofiev won several awards like CHOC du Monde de la Musique and La Clef by ResMusica.

His CD of the Keyboard Sonatas by J. Ch. Bach, recorded on modern piano and published by Naxos, has been broadcast by Radio France, BBC 3, Radio 4 Netherland, Radio New Zealand, ABC Classic FM USA and Australia.

His third album with Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet for Harmonia Mundi won Diapason d’Or.

Since 2019 he has been founder, artistic director and producer of Amadeus Sound Project, an independent record label which releases all his new recording projects.

 

Invited to teach master classes around the world, he was guest professor at the Music Conservatory in Geneva, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Mannes College of Music in New York, as well as at Music Academies in Gdansk and Bydgoszcz.

 

His musical education started at Verona Conservatory and continued at Imola International Piano Academy. His artistic development has been also enriched by his musical studies with Maurizio Pollini, Murray Perhaia, Andrzej Jasinski, Paul Badura-Skoda, Michael Beroff, Alexander Lonquich, Arie Vardi, Fou Ts’ong, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling.

 

He has been Piano Professor at Verona Conservatory of Music since 2022 and on the faculty of the International Accademia Amadeus in Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy.

Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryla
Professor at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music 

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Pianist, chamber musician, teacher, Habilitated Doctor of Musical Arts, associate professor at the Chair of Piano of the Chopin University of Music, from which she graduated with honours in 2004 in the piano class of Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and in the chamber music class of Krystyna Borucińska. Since 2020, she has been a Deputy Dean of the Department of Instrumental Studies of her alma mater.

Prizewinner of national and international piano competitions, including the 1st prize in the All-Polish Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2000). She received an honourable mention in the Estrada Młodych as part of the 35th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk (2001); finalist of the International Piano Competition ‘Sergei Rachmaninov’ in Morcone (2003); winner of the second prize in the 3rd Concorso Pianistico Internazionale ‘Andrea Baldi’ in Bologna (2013). Two-time scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as well as recipient of other prestigious scholarships.

She has participated in numerous master classes led by such artists and teachers as Andrzej Jasiński, Marek Mizera, Jerzy Godziszewski, Oxana Yablonskaya, Jacques Rouvier, Sergio Perticaroli, Hiroko Nakamura, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Arie Vardi, Dominique Merlet, Alexei Nasedkin, Evgeny Mogilevsky, Vera Gornostaeva, Lee Kum-Sing, and Nikolai Demidenko. The artist has performed in many Polish cities (including seven philharmonic halls) as well as in renowned concert venues in Austria, Azerbaijan, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, or the USA. She has co-operated with such conductors as Łukasz Borowicz, Rafał Janiak, Monika Wolińska, Sławek A. Wróblewski, Tadaaki Otaka, Daisuke Soga and Jiří Petrdlík. She has run master classes for pianists in Poland, Azerbaijan, China, Italy, Tunisia, and the USA.

In 2014, together with Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and Tomasz Strahl, she recorded complete chamber works by Fryderyk Chopin for the DUX label. The album won the Excepcional award of the Spanish magazine Scherzo and received a nomination for a Fryderyk. In addition, the artist participated in the recording of two CDs under the Saxophone varie series (vol. 2 and vol. 3, nominated for a Fryderyk) with saxophonist Paweł Gusnar; in 2018, on the occasion of the centenary of Poland’s independence, she recorded cello sonatas by Zygmunt Stojowski and Ludomir Różycki, together with Tomasz Strahl, for Chopin University Press. In 2019, the album won a Fryderyk in the category Album of the Year – Chamber Music.

Moreover, in 2014 Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła published the book Sonata w twórczości Siergieja Rachmaninowa [Sonata in the Output of Sergei Rachmaninov] (Toruń 2014).

Eva Gevorgyan
XVIII 18th Chopin Competition,
Warsaw, Poland (Online jury)

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Eva was born on the 15th of April 2004. She is studying with Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch at Reina Sofia School of Music and with Professor Natalia Trull at the Moscow State Conservatory.

Eva is Young Yamaha Artist. Evgeny Kissin chose her as a scholar of Klavier-Festival Ruhr 2020. Eva is a Discovery Award winner 2019 at the ICMA 2019 (International Classical Music Award). She is a grand-prix winner of Russian National Orchestra Competition in 2021. Eva is the winner of Öschberghof Klassik Piano Festival 2021 (Germany). Eva is a winner of Prix du Piano Bern competition in Switzerland in 2023. Eva has received awards at more than 50 international competitions for piano and composition in USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, Estonia, Malta, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Georgia, Russia and Serbia. Among them are:

- 18th International Chopin Piano Competition (Poland, Warsaw, finalist and a special award winner)
- Cliburn Junior International Piano Competition (USA, Texas, 2-nd Prize and a special prize - Press Award)
- Cleveland International Piano Competition for young artists (USA, Cleveland, 1-st prize, special prize for the best interpretation of Bach and Canton Symphony Orchestra Prize) 
- Chicago International Music Competition (USA, Chicago, Grand Prix and special prize for the best interpretation of Chopin)
- Rachmaninoff International Competition (Russia, Moscow, 3-rd prize)
- Jeune Chopin International Piano Competition (Switzerland, Martigny, 1-st prize)
- Grand Piano International Competition (Russia, Moscow, laureate and 5 special prizes)
- Robert Schumann piano competition (Germany, Düsseldorf, 1-st prize)
- Chopin International Piano Competition for young pianists (Poland, Szafarnia, 1st prize)
- International Piano Competition of Giuliano Pecar in Gorizia (Italy, Grand-Prix)
- St. Cecilia international piano competition (Portugal, 1st prize)

Eva performed in Dobbiaco at Alto Adige Festival in front of the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.

Eva receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and participates regularly in the intensive music weeks and activities offered by the Academy.

She took part in many festivals such as Verbier festival (Switzerland),  Mariinsky International Piano Festival (Russia), Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival (Poland), Stars on lake Baikal  Festival by Denis Matsuev (Russia), Ruhr Klavier Festival (Germany), VP Bank Classic Festival (Switzerland), “Stars of the White nights” (Russia), Eilat Chamber Music Festival (IsraeI), Montreal Bach Festival (Canada), ArtDialog Festival (Switzerland), Brescia and Bergamo International Piano Festival (Italy), “Vladimir Spivakov invites…”(Russia), Palermo Classica Festival (Italy), Samos Young Artist Festival (Greece), Perugia Piano Festival (Italy), Klassik vor Acht (Germany), Belgrade Music Festival BEMUS (Serbia), Jeune Chopin à Cannes (France), Bad Schallerbach Festival (Austria), Denis Matsuev Festival in Perm (Russia), Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany), International Festival named by S. Rachmaninoff “White Lilac” (Russia), Chopin Piano Fest (Serbia), Ferrara Piano Festival (Italy), The International Keyboard Odyssiad Festival (USA), Alto Adige Festival (Italy), Lanzhou International Piano Festival (China), Wawer Music Festival (Poland), ClaviCologne Festival (Germany), Alion Baltic Festival (Estonia), New Names Festival (Armenia), Osor Music Evenings (Croatia), Denis Matsuev Festival in Tyumen (Russia), Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival (UK), Bartletta Piano Festival (Italy), Fraenkische Musiktage Alzenau Festival (Germany), Shanghai International Piano Festival (China), Summer. Music. Museum (Russia) and others.

Eva won Junior Prize (City Prize) of Eppan Junior Piano Academy  (Italy).

In 2019 Eva had a solo recital in the Albert Hall (London, UK). 

In 2021 Eva had a recital at Auditorio National of Madrid from Scherzo Foundation.

Eva Gevorgyan has performed with Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Russian National Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker , Canton Symphony Orchestra, Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra , National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Malta Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic orchestra of Bacau, Yaroslavl Academic Governor's Symphonic Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Irkutsk Philharmony, Saint-Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Neue Philharmonie Hamburg Orchestra, Palermo Classica Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the University of Guanajuato, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Capella of Russia, Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Tyumen Philharmonic Orchestra, Academic State Symphony Orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Symphony Orchestra, Virtuosi Brunensis Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra “Musica Viva”, Chamber orchestra NRW, Academy of Russian music chamber orchestra, Astana Symphony Orchestra, Shizuoka Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulyanovsk Symphony Orchestra, Chelyabinsk Symphony Orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra named after Rachmaninoff, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, Women Symphony Orchestra, Tula Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Academic Orchestra, Safonov Academic Symphony Orchestra, Jovem Vale Musica Orchestra and others.

She collaborated with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Andrzej Boreyko, Roberto Beltrán-Zavala, Vasily Petrenko, Lawrence Foster, Stephane Deneve, Alexander Liebreich, Eduard Topchjan, Marco Parisotto, Dimitris Botinis, Gerhardt Zimmermann, Fabio Mastrangelo, Wayne Marshall, Remy Ballot, Yuri Medianik, Dmitry Jurowski, Georg Christoph Sandmann, Yuri Tkachenko, Ivan Nikiforchin, Anna Skryleva, Piotr Gribanov, Tigran Hakhnazaryan, Ruth Reinhardt, Cesar Alvarez, Anatoly Levin, Haoran Li, Yuri Lebedev, Christian Knapp, Ilmar Lapinsh, Azim Karimov, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Ivan Demidov, Ovidiu Balan, Gaddiel Dombrowner, Nikolay Tsinman, Roberto Tibiriça, Alexey Morgunov, Anna Sułkowska, Yasuo Shinozaki, Alexander Ghindin, Alexander Skulsky, Adik Abdurakhmanov, Denis Vlasenko, Ricardo Arzate Gonzalez, Alexey Vereshchagin, Alexander Titov, Tigran Shiganyan, Arsentiy Tkachenko, Tigran Mikaelyan, Igor Manasherov, Maximilian Haberstock, Felix Korobov, Konstantin Chudovsky, Mikhail Leontiev, Artemy Veliky, Alexei Aslanov, Vladimir Dobrovolsky, Ksenia Zharko, Anton Shaburov, Bogdan Olędzki, Dmitry Schyudrov and others.

She receives scholarship from Denis Matsuev’s New Names foundation, from YerazArt foundation, Vladimir Spivakov’s foundation, International foundation Artis Futura and from the Armenian Assembly. 

In January 2020 Eva performed in Yerevan in front of the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian and his spouse.

In 2021 Eva recorded her first CD with Chopin and Scriabin works at Melodiya label.

Eva was invited to the International Piano Academy Lake Como, where she participated in masterclasses with Dmitry Bashkirov, Stanislav Ioudenitch and William Nabore. She has also participated in masterclasses with Pavel Gililov, Grigory Gruzman, Piotr Paleczny, Andrea Bonatta and Klaus Hellwig.

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