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Diane ANDERSEN graduated with Stefan Askenase at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire. Andersen has a shiny career both as soloist (playing under the baton of famous conductors like Maderna, Boulez, Sawallisch, Prêtre), and pedagogue. Concerts through the world in prestigeous venues such as Carnegie Hall - Rudolfinum - Concertgebouw - La Fenice. Award and prizes: "International Steinway Artist", "Grand Prix du Disque de l'Académie Charles Cros" (Paris), "Prix Fuga" (UCB-Belgium), Harriet Cohen Bach Medal (Londres), "Cannes Classical Music Award" (Midem). Numerous CDs, many in world premiere, complete piano work by Pierné (EMI) and Jongen (Pavane). Her privileged contacts with great musicians like Kodaly, Tansman, Nono, Gertler (duo partner and personal friend of Bartok) and the legendary Hungarian pianist Annie Fischer, have been of great importance for her artistic and musical developement.

Honorary professor of the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, she is now conducting master classes in the universities of North and South America, Canada, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Europe. Currently invited as member of the jury of international piano competitions. Member of the jury and the artistic commission of the world famous Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition Brussels.
President EPTA-BELGIUM W-B. President of the "Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes", EPTA-BELGIUM competition.

Site : www.diane-andersen.org

  

Haruhi HATA graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Studies with Prof. Kazuko Yasukawa, Nikita Magaloff and Yvonne Lefébure. First Prize at "Claude Debussy International Piano Competition", Paris. 
Solo recitals both in Japan and abroad, (i.e. complete Bach "Well-Tempered Clavier" and "Partitas"), and active chamber music player and with orchestra. Her performances have received great acclaim (Paris-Torino etc). Many Japanese composers has written specially for her and are featured in the recital series "Les pays que j'aime - my favorite countries" showing her wide range of repertoire.
Professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music since she graduated. Among her students, many are prize winners of international piano competitions such as "Concours international Long-Thibaud" Paris, "International Ile de France Piano Competition", etc.
Is currently invited since 2006 for Master course at the "Conservatorio di Torino" Italy, helding classes alongside Mr. Henri Barda and Mrs. Anne Queffelec. Jury member of international competitions in Italy, France and Russia.
Many important CD's: "J.S.Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier", "Variations on Japanese old melodies", "Haruhi Hata Recital" and some even co-starring with star singers.

 

Jun KANNO is an internationally acclaimed pianist and pedagogue. Graduated from Toho University and C.N.S.M. in Paris. Studies with Yvonne Loriod, Vlado Perlemuter and György Sebök, "Diplôme supérieur d’exécution" Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris. International competition prize winner, Kanno has played with famous orchestras (Munich, Berlin & Salzburg Chamber Orchestras).

Concerts throughout Europe, America and Asia. Plays with Vienna & Berlin String Quartets, Salzburg Mozarteum Quartet, "Mozarteum Duo Salzburg". 

Teaching currently in Europe, America, Korea and Japan. Judge at international competitions (London, Porto, Messiaen-Paris). Managing committee member of the Sendai International Piano Competition, Japan.

 

 

 

Irina OSIPOVA graduated from Moscow Conservatoire (class of Eugen Malinin), after winning the Grand Prize at the 1979 Paris International Competition of M. Long and J. Thibaud. In 1983 she was awarded a Laureate prize at the first Moscow Rachmaninov Competition.

Irina offers a wide repertoire and has been acclaimed for her performances with leading orchestras both in Europe, Asia and the United States, as well as for her work as a solo artist. Recognized as an exceptionnal performer of the music of Rachmaninov, she recorded - among other works - all his transcriptions for piano. She also recorded the songs by Mussorgsky - with a soloist of Moscow Grand Opera, etc. , latest recording includes Rachmaninov's First Sonata, recorded in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire. Her recordings received outstanding reviews.

Professor at the Moscow Conservatoire where she has been teaching for many years. Her students are prize winners in major competitions. Gives master classes all over the world. Currently invited as adjudicator in main international competitions. Honorary Professor Piano of Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg-Denmark.

President of EPTA - Russia and vice-president of EPTA. Editor in Chief of the "Piano Journal" of Russia. 

 

Johan SCHMIDT, brilliant Belgian pianist and professor, is laureate of international competitions like the Queen Elisabeth, Van Cliburn, Tchaikowski (3d Prize) and 1rst Prize in Japan Piano competition. Played with renowned orchestras like New Japan Philharmonic, France National Orchestra, RTL Symphony orchestra, Belgian National, etc. Recitals and concerts in famous venues like, Concertgebouw, Suntory hall, Rachmaninov hall & Tel-Aviv Museum hall. Is currently invited on concert tour and master class in China. A sought after teacher, Schmidt is professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. Many very interesting CD's.

Site : www.johanschmidt.com

 

Alan WEISS is a Queen Elisabeth Competition prize winner as well as at the Naumburg competition (New-York). Doctor degree from Julliard under Firkusny's guidance. Invited by Rudeolf Serkin to play in his Marlboro Music festival in 1974.Concerts and recitals in the US, Europe, South America, the Middle and Far East. Chamber music with great artists like Argerich, Maisky, Gitlis, Carmirelli and Dora Schwartzenberg, Recordings on Sony, Vox, Pavane, Phonic. DG. New recordings on Brilliant. Professor at Lemmens Institut (Belgium) and Utrecht Conservatory (Holland). Is currently invited by Martha Argerich to her festivals in Japan, Buenos Aires, Lugano, giving performances and master classes.

Site: www.alanweiss.be