VII. Danubia Talents International Music Competition ONLINE 2022 - Jury

Thomas Kreuzberger

Thomas Kreuzberger


Thomas Kreuzberger, born in Vienna, studied piano with Hans Petermandl and Frieda Valenzi at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Further studies with Alexander Jenner, master classes with Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Wilhelm Kempf and Grigori Sokolow. In addition, he graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in music education (teaching qualification test with unanimous distinction).


Since 1993 professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, 2004 appointment as university professor and appointment to the board of the Institute II for Music Conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Head of a concert class at the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna.

As a federal advisory board, he represents the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna at the largest competitions for young musicians (prima la musica and Gradus ad Parnassum). Thomas Kreuzberger is a lecturer and board member of the Wiener Musikseminar, holds master classes in Japan, China and the USA and is a member of the jury at numerous international competitions. Concert activity in Europe, America, China and Japan, special focus: contemporary and virtuoso literature.


CD recordings with works by Liszt, Schumann and Eröd as well as four-handed literature together with Elisabeth Eschwé and Krassimira Jordan.


since 1980

Julianna Kiss

Julianna Kiss

Julianna Kiss was born in Hungary, she started her musician studies at the age of 5. She has received her first teacher Degree from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Miskolc in Hungary. She has a concert diploma in piano from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pécs in Hungary. From 2012 to 2015 she studied Mentor teacher program and Kovács-method at the Budapest ELTE-PPK University. She has received her Postgraduate Degree (Piano, Art Song, Chamber Music Repertoire) in Universitát für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Her Professors: Thomas Kreuzberger, Eun Ju Lee, Yuko Batik. She received further impulses from professors of piano, such as Sándor Falvai, Gyöngyi Keveházi, László Gyimesi, Attila Némethy, Tamás Vásáry, Dénes Varjon, Csaba Király. Who are famous teachers of the Hungarian piano school.

She studied heritage of Liszt and Bartók and Russian piano school method from them.
She studied the fortepiano music on the Masterclass of legendary Prof. Malcom Bilson.
She studied chamber music at the Music University of Padua.
She won on several National and International Music Competition. Her repertoire is vast: it includes piano solo and several chamber music pieces.
She is a piano accompanist for several choirs.

She works in Budapest as a sought-after piano teacher and is also employed by the Hungary as a piano mentor and piano consultant.
She is an enthusiastic representative and advertiser of Kovács-method, which takes an important part in her work.

In 2013, EMMI (Ministry of Human Resources, department of Hungarian Government) adjudicated her the „Bonis Bona – For the Talents of the Nation” award, because of her prominent work in music teaching and talent management. From 2014 she is a member of „Nemzeti Pedagógus Kar” (National Teacher Faculty). She became consultant for music teachers in 2015.
Hungarian Silver Cross of Merit state award in 2023. The Hungarian Order of Merit is the fourth highest State Order of Hungary. The degrees of the Order of Merit are awarded to persons who carry out exemplary activities in the field of culture, science, art, as well as in their own field of expertise - in order to promote the interests of Hungary and increase universal human interests. The awards are granted by the President of the Republic.
Her piano students have already won close than 500 prizes at national and international

Julianna is the founder and artistic director of the Danubia Talents International Music Festival and Competitions. She hold several masterclasses in Hungary and abroad.
She is also jury president or member at various national and international competitions in (Catania, Rome, Ischia, Orbetello) – Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary.

As a concert pianist she tours all over Europe. She has given many charity concert in Hungary and abroad. Her artistic work includes hundreds of concerts.
She has invited to play with Daniel Lugosi clarinetist he performed live for TV broad casting. (VirtuososTalent Show) Daniel Lugosi won on the Virtuosos Talent Show.
She organized the first Casio Festival in Hungary Roma Vienna gave a concert. She has organize concerts and exhibitions for young talents and supports young talents in many ways form.

She participated with four Hungarian young students in an ERASMUS program in ITALY (2018. Music, a bridge among cultures).

Publications: dr. Kovács Géza Memory book: Kovács-method in professional piano education.



Chaerin Kim

Chaerin Kim

Dr. Chaerin Kim A multi-instrumentalist, being one of the very few in the world who you can see performing as a soloist with two instruments on the same stage with an orchestra, internationally acclaimed harpist, pianist, composer, and professor Dr. Chaerin Kim is the winner of several international competitions.

She was the winner of the Special Prize of Best Performance of Russian Music at the International Harp Competition in Russia, winner of the Future Classic Women Award from the London Radio Station, the CFA Award and Department Honor Award from Boston University, the Garrett Award, Foundation Award, and Julia Leney Harp Prize in London, the Soloist Competition Winner at Ewha University, Kaywon School for the Arts, and Boston University, the Bronze Medalist for Solo Piano at the Walgan Music Competition, and winner of the Grand Prize from the Korean Student’s Newspaper.

She has been featured as a soloist on both instruments: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Debussy Danses for Harp, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with UMB Orchestra, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Boston Chamber Orchestra, the Ginastera Harp Concerto with BU Symphony Orchestra, Ginastera Harp Concerto with Seongnam Philharmonic, a Guest Soloist of the International Music Festival broadcast live in Korea, Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro and Debussy’s Danses with Yonsei Sinfonietta, and the Pierne Harp Concerto with EU Orchestra. Her harp performance has been used for the British movie Kaleidoscope (Main actor Toby Jones), which was the winner of Best Performance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Her album, A Dedicated Poem, was released on DistroKid in 2020. The album was also aired on the WCPE Classical Radio Station, along with several tracks from her album, Mellifluous.

Dr. Kim’s musical studies began when she was six years old. She majored in piano at the Yewon Music Middle School, while also beginning studies in cello and voice. After Yewon, she went on to attend Kaywon High School of Arts, where she continued to major in piano. In her last year, at the age of eighteen, she also started lessons on harp, and six months later won the Soloist Audition for Harp. She received her B.A. with Highest Honors from Ewha University in Seoul – then, while pursuing her master’s degree at Ewha, she was offered a scholarship for a PGD at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she graduated with “distinction.” She got her M.M. from Yale University on a scholarship, graduating summa cum laude. She was invited to the Artist’s Diploma program at Yale and Graduate Diploma Program at New England Conservatory – however, she decided to pursue her doctorate at Boston University, where she was offered a full scholarship. She was the “quickest recipient of a Doctorate” in BU Music School’s history, completing it in three and a half years.

Dr. Kim was formerly a professor at Eastern Nazarene College, where she taught harp, piano, music theory and music history classes, and was also the former Head of the Harp Department at Adagio Music Academy and South Shore Conservatory. Currently, she is an artistic director of UIMC, an artist with the TTF Entertainment company in China, and a professor of both instruments; harp and piano at University of Massachusetts Boston, Schloss Akademie in Germany, and harp through the Office of Arts at Harvard University.

Edit Hruby

Hruby Edit

Egyetemi diplomáját a Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem Debreceni Konzervatóriumában szerezte. Tanulmányai utolsó évében Firenzében nyert énekversenyt, majd a New York Sate University és a Greater Buffalo Opera Company ösztöndíjasa lett Amerikában.

Amerikából hazatérve egy éven át a Magyar Rádió énekese, majd a Budapesti Operabarátok Ösztöndíját nyerte el. A Magyar Állami Operaházban Puccini Bohéméletének Musetta-jaként debütált, majd olyan darabokban énekelt, mint Bizet: Carmen, Britten: Peter Grimes, Verdi: Rigoletto, Vajda: Leonce és Léna, Kacsóh: János vitéz, stb. Ezzel párhuzamosan a Debreceni Csokonai Színházban Mozart: Varázsfuvolában Pamina, Cimarosa: Titkos házasságában Carolina. Tíz éven át a Pesti Vigadóban, majd a Belvárosi Színházban működő Interoperett  primadonnája.

Együtt dolgozott többek között Lukács Ervinnel, Medveczky Ádámmal, Kovács Jánossal, Pál Tamással, Oberfrank Péterrel, Köteles Gézával, Török Gézával, Kocsár Balázzsal, Kesselyák Gergellyel, Tokody Ilonával, Wiedemann Bernadettel, Kiss B. Attilával, Kertessi Ingriddel, Temesi Máriával, Fekete Attilával, csak hogy néhány nevet említsünk. Mesterei Pászthy Júlia és Laki Krisztina voltak.

Meghívott vendégművészként fellépett Európa szinte minden országában, Ausztriában, Olaszországban, Svájcban, Belgiumban, Franciaországban, Németországban, Hollandiában, Romániában, illetve az Amerikai Egyesült Államokban.

Énekesi pályafutása mellett mindvégig a tanításnak is ugyanolyan fontos szerepet tulajdonított. Majd’ 10 évig Újpesten a magánének-tanszak vezetője. Az Erkel Opera-stúdió alapítója, művészeti vezetője, mely 2018-ban bekerült Magyar Alapfokú Művészetpedagógia Értéktárába.

Nagy sikerrel tart énekes mesterkurzusokat is.

2015 óta a Debreceni Egyetem Zeneművészeti Karának ének tanszékén tanít, mesteroktató.

2022 óta a Szinház - es Filmművészeti Egyetem oktatója.

Kazue Kuwana

Kazue Kuwana

Oboist, cultural art organizer

Yao Fuming

Yao Fuming

Master's supervisor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, former director of the International Horn Association, current vice president of the Chinese Horn Association, director of the Chinese Orchestra Association, executive director of the Shanghai Music Association Orchestra Association, and chairman of the horn professional committee.

Hu Jun

Hu Jun

HU JUN chamber music teacher of the middle school attached to Shanghai Conservatory of music, doctor of violin, chamber music performer, graduated from the National Conservatory of music in St. Petersburg, Russia.

He has won the first place in many international chamber music competitions. The album "Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in a minor" was released by China record company, and several academic papers were published in major core journals. His students have won many awards in the international chamber music competition.

Liu Geng

Liu Geng

He is now an associate professor of Violin and master's supervisor of Shanghai Conservatory of music, deputy director of orchestra teaching and Research Office of orchestra department, and director of violin Professional Committee of Shanghai Musicians Association.

Born in a musical family, he studied violin with his father Liu Deyong since childhood. He was admitted to Shanghai Conservatory of music in 1994 and studied with Professor He Xian. In 1998, he continued to study for a master's degree in Shanghai Conservatory of music. During that time, he went to Mozart Conservatory of music in Austria for further study. He graduated with a master's degree in 2001 and won the title of "excellent college graduate" in Shanghai. He stayed in school to teach in the same year. He has been the chief of the Symphony Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory of music since he was a student for more than ten years. In 2004, he was invited to be the guest chief of the Symphony Orchestra of Shanghai Opera House. At the invitation of American cmtanc organization and Westminste Conservatory of music, he has held master classes in many places in the United States. He has been invited to serve as the judge of domestic and foreign competitions for many times, such as the judge of the 15th "American International Music Competition"; Judges of the 1st and 3rd "China Russia Cup" international vocal music piano and violin competition, etc. He has won many honors, such as "international excellent tutor award of 2014 Hong Kong International string open"; "He Luting Foundation Award of Shanghai Conservatory of music twice in 20162020"; "2018 Hong Kong International Violin Competition mentor Award"; In 2016 and 2020, he won the "outstanding contribution award of music education" in the American International Music Competition twice.

He has published many papers in domestic core journals, such as "thinking art in violin performance", "training of band cooperation ability - for Violin major in conservatory of music", "historical evolution of Violin Bass beam shape" and "famous master" of Bloch's famous music - Jewish style violin masterpiece "," perfect unity of efficiency and refinement - technical concept and training principles in Jost violin system "," Oren Isay and his accompanied Violin Works "," ten most distinctive violin scales — Accompany you from beginner to major. He is the author of "Introduction to violin performance", compiled and published "selected violin works of Prokofiev" and "selected violin works of Isay".

Awards won by students in competitions at home and abroad in recent years:
First prize of showmanship group, first prize of Bach's unaccompanied suite and first prize of Concerto Group B of 2014 Hong Kong International string open
First place in group B of "2016 American International Music Competition"
First place in the junior professional group of 2018 Hong Kong International Violin Competition
The second place in group B of 2020 American International Music Competition and the first place in Bach special award, the third place in group D and the first place in Bach special award, and the third place in group A1 of 2020 Chinese and Western International Violin Competition
Best winner of the gold award of the children's group in 2020 xinghuiyao string competition
2020 "Music Star Award" global classical music network competition, violin group D Venus Award; “
Second place in 2020 Kogan International Youth Violin Competition (14-17 years old group);
In 2022, Belgium Ysaye international violin competition, the second place in group B (the first place is vacant).

Chu Weiming

Chu Weiming

Born in Shanghai in 1970, he began to learn drum set playing skills in 1987 and began to work with major professional groups in 89.

He toured the whole country and became an official professional musician. Since 1996, he signed a contract with Zildjian to become his professional musician. The first international image spokesperson in China, in 2003, successively cooperated with Sabian and Ludwig slingerland, mapex Sonor and other brands signed contracts one after another. In 1999, they participated in Yamaha music world thunder and won awards Best drummer. He was invited as an associate professor in the Department of modern percussion music of Shanghai Conservatory of music in 2006 and a master's supervisor in 2021.

Pier Paolo Maccarrone

Pier Paolo Maccarrone

Pier Paolo Maccarrone was born in Catania in 1978. He began studying the cello at the age of 10 with the professor Alfio Borzi. Then he continued his musical studies at the Vincenzo Bellini Music Institute of Catania with the professor Giuseppe Rizzari, Paolo Ognissanti and for many years with Benedetto Munzone. He alzo studied orchestral conducting with famous italian conductor Daniele Belardinelli.

In 2010 he obtained in Turin the qualification for cello teaching with the Suzuki method at the Suzuki Italian Institute with professor Antonio Mosca. He has been studying the performance practice of ancient instruments at the Conservatory of Music "Alessandro Scarlatti" in Palermo where he graduates the Bachelor's Degree in baroque cello and basso continuo with prof. Andrea Fossa and then he also graduates in Viola da gamba with prof. Cristiano Contadin. He obtained the Diplome in the Annual Course of Musical Interpretation and the Premium Diploma in the Orchestral Conducting Course at the "Escuela de Dirección de Orchestra y Banda" in Huelva (Spain) approved for ABRSM (Associated Board of  The Royal College of Music) with prof. Navarro Lara.

He attended cello and chamber music masterclasses with famous concertist: Anton Niculescu, Valeriano Taddeo, Alain Meunier, Sandro Laffranchini, Erich Oscar Hutter, Riccardo Bovino and Willen Ranck, Michael Flaksman,  Marianne Chen, Luc Toten, Augustin Lefevbre, Vadim Pavlov, Enrico Bronzi, Rocco Filippini. He is winner in several national and international music competitions. He has performed in numerous concerts as a soloist and in orchestra in many italian and foreign cities such as: Palermo, Siracusa, Naples, Perugia, Turin, Lucca, Florence, Rome, Graz, Nancy, Huelva. He performing also with famous soloist ssuch as:Gianpiero Sobrino, LucioDegani, Sebastiano Zorza, Claudio Marini, Enzo Ligresti, Demetrio Comuzzi, Pavel Berman, Stefano Pagliani, Claudio Marini, Jensang Lee, Bertrand Giraud, Anton Niculescu, Louis Lanzarini, Katia Ricciarelli, Marcello Giordani, Daniela Schillaci, Simone Piazzola, Lucia Aliberti, Cosetta Gigli, Massimiliano Drapello, Sergey Girscenko, Dmitry Sinkosky. He has collaborate dwith famous conductors Riccardo Muti, Carlo Rizzari, Tomaz Bugaj, Michael Brousseau, Stefano Ranzani, DaisukeSoga, Carlo Moreno Volpini, Walther Themel, Gert Meditz, Gesualdo Bufalini, Claudia Patane, Orlando Pulin, Massimo Incarbone, Antonio Florio, Francisco NavarroLara, Juan Rodriguez, Gerardo Estrada, Missak Baghboudarian, Montserrat De La Cruz.

He haspublished books for publishing houses: Simple of Macerata, Book Sprint of Salerno and other book available in Amazon. He is co-author with the famous conductor Navarro Lara of two best-sellers books in Amazon. He has recorded CDs and DVDs for the PDR record of Catania and Ragusa's Shine Records. In 2004 he obtained also a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Catania. He has been associated with the S.I.E.M (Italian Society of Musical Education) since 2008 and to the Suzuki Italian Institute. His students have already distinguished in national music contest and in auditions for  prestigious youth orchestras such as the Junior Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. From 2010 is President of the Cultural and Musical Association "A.M.A.C." of Gravina di Catania that is actively involved in the diffusion of classical music in Italy, organizing musical instrumental courses (with particular attention to teaching in early age). The association organize some musical events, concerts, "Nellina Cappellani Costa" Music Competition and the Santa Cecilia Music Festival at the Theater Rex according with the Etna Santa Cecilia Music Academy of Giarre (Catania). The association actively collaborates with the Haffner Orchestra of Catania and has collaborated with Sicilian Polyphonic Choir, AFEM (Euro Festival Mediterranean Association) and University of Catania.

He has been the Cello teacher at Conservatory "Fausto Torrefranca" of Vibo Valentia, in Music High School in Enna, in Conservatory in Cesena. Currently he's teaching cello at the Secondary School of Music "De Cruyllas" of Catania (Italy).

Dong Dejun

Dong Dejun

Dong Dejun, Clarinet Professor of China Zhejiang Conservatory of Music,  Special Allowance Expert dedicated by the State of Council of China, Winner of "Ou Yongxi Outstanding Music Education Award" by the Ministry of Culture of China. He has been ranked as ”Scholar of Qianjiang River” Distinguished Professor in Higher Education of Zhejiang Province and chosen by the “151 Talents Project(first level)”of Zhejiang Province. He is the Vice President of the Clarinet Society of Chinese Musicians Association and a Yamaha Artist. He is currently holding the post of Director of the Orchestral Department of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Director of the International Chamber Music Center of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Director of the national-level first-class undergraduate professional site for music performance construction, and Director of the provincial-level first-class curriculum in universities of Zhejiang province. He has served as the judge and President of the jury for many major competitions at home and abroad, such as Chinese Music Golden Bell Award Competition, Asia-Pacific Cup International Music Competitions, Russia St. Petersburg International Music Competition, the 10th Italy “Giacomo Mensi” International Clarinet Competition (President of the jury) , and the 14th Italy “S. Mercadante” International Clarinet Competition (President of the jury), etc.