VII. Danubia Talents International Music Competition ONLINE 2022 - Jury

Thomas Kreuzberger

Thomas Kreuzberger

STUDIES / DEGREE

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).

VITA

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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

MUSIC AND ART PRIVATE UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF VIENNA

since 1980

Julianna Kiss

Kiss Julianna zongoraművész

Julianna Kiss was born in Miskolc (Hungary), she started her music 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. And received her Postgraduate degree from the Mdw Universita¨t fu¨r Musik und Darstellende Ku¨nste Wien and is holding a concert diploma in piano from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pe´cs in Hungary. From 2012 to 2015 Julianna studied Mentor teacher program and Kova´cs-method at the Budapest ELTE-PPK University and received further impulses from professors  of  piano,  such  as  Sa´ndor  Falvai,  Gyo¨ngyi  Keveha´zi,  La´szlo´  Gyimesi,  Attila Ne´methy,  Tama´s  Va´sa´ry,  De´nes  Varjon,  Csaba  Kira´ly, Thomas Kreuzberger , Eun Ju Lee.

She studied the heritage of Liszt and Barto´k and Russian piano school method from them. She studied the fortepiano music on the Masterclass of legendary Prof . Malcom Bilson, Chamber music at the Music University of Padua. Julianna is the winner of several National and International Music Competitions, for example: 10th. International Music Competition “Musica Insieme” 5th Concorso Internazionale “ Don Vincenzo Vitti “.

Her repertoire is vast: it includes piano solo and several chamber music pieces.

She  works  in  Budapest  as  a  sought-after  piano  teacher  and  is  also  employed as a piano mentor and piano teacher consultant. She  is  an  enthusiastic  representative  and  advertiser  of  Kova´cs-method,  which  takes  an important part of 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 for her prominent work in music teaching and talent management. From 2014 she is a member of „Nemzeti Pedago´gus Kar” (National Teacher Faculty). She became the consultant for music teachers in 2015 and head of the Keyboard Department in the A´da´m Jeno? music school since 2012.

Her  piano  students  have  already  won  close  than  250  prizes  at  national  and  international competitions.

Julianna is the founder and artistic director of the Danubia Talents International Music Festival and Competitions and holds 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,  Xabia – Spain,  Wien – Austria,  and  Budapest - Hungary.

I. Danubia Talents International Music Competition Va´c 2016. 
7th. International Competition “Youth Academy Awards” Rome 2017. 
II. Danubia Talents International Music Competition Va´c 2017. 
8th. International Competition “Youth Academy Awards” Rome 2018. 
VI. Concorso Internacional de Piano “Vila de Xabia” Spain 2018. 
I. Wiener Danubia Talents International Music Competition Wien 2018. 
III. Danubia Talents International Music Competition Va´c 2018. 
I. Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition Rome 2018. 
5th. Concorso Musicale Nazionale “Nellina Cappellani Costa” Catania 2019. 
7th. International Piano Competition “ISCHIA” Ischia 2019. 
IV. Danubia Talents International Music Competition Budapest 2019. 
II. Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition Rome 2019. 
II. Wiener Danubia Talents International Music Competition Wien 2020. 
Danubia Talents International Online Music Competition 2020, Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition 2021,
Orbetello Piano Competition Orbetello 2021.

As  a  concert  pianist  she  tours  all  over  Europe,  playing  concerts  in  Italy,  Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. Julianna 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 where he performed live for the TV broadcasting Virtuosos Talent Show). She organized the first Casio Festival in Hungary & Roma & Vienna and gave a concert.

She has organized concerts and exhibitions for young talents and supports young talents in many different ways.

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

She  collaborates  with  AIMART  (Accademia  Internazionale  di  Musica  e  Arte  Rome)  and Accademia d’Ungheria Rome, Shanghai Conservatory of music among others.

Elio Orio

Elio Orio

He’s Director at “Pollini” Padova's State Conservatoire. He started to study music at Asti’s local music school, where he was violin teacher for nearly 20 years. He went on studying with Camillo Grasso (first violin at Rome’s Opera Theatre), Corrado Romano (teacher of Uto Ughi) and Franco Gulli (concert performer and teacher at Bloomington University- USA). Before getting his degree in violin he started to work for some of the most important National Orchestras (RAI national television, “Carlo Felice” Theatre in Genova, Opera Theatre in Rome, Regio Opera Theatre in Torino and some others…).

Then, he devoted himself to the study of chamber music and founded the  Athenaeum Piano Quartet that made him win several prizes in different competitions. He also performed concerts for important associations and attended Siena’s Chigiana Academy (tnanks to a grant) where he got a merit degree. He played in a quartet with Bruno Canino and Pier Narciso Masi, two of the most important Italian pianists. Besides, he often performed solo concerts and he was first violin in many Italian orchestras. He founded Asti’s Chamber Ensemble and promoted Asti’s Symphony Orchestra, whose first concert, conducted by Orio himself,  took place at the “Alfieri”  Theatre in Asti.

After taking a public examination he became a  conservatoire teacher.

He has been giving summer proficiency courses since 1999 and Masterclasses in Malaga and Oviedo, (Spain), Cyprus, Banska Bystrica (Slovak), Porto and Braganca (Portugal), Istanbul (Turkey), Timisoara (Romania), Thessaloniki (Greece), Francisco Beltrao (Brazil), China (Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuhan, and others), Kazakistan (Astana and Almati).

He played in Italy, Swisserland, Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Slovak, Chek Republic, Brazil, China, Kazakistan, Cyprus, Syria.

Invited by State Conservatory in St. Petersburg for an educational meeting.

In addition, he got a degree in viola.

He was often invited as a member of the Tekfen Filarmonyc Orchestra in Istanbul, formed by the best musicians of more than 20 different countries.

From november 2009 to 2015 he was director of the “Buzzolla” Conservatory of Music in Adria.

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, tanszékvezető-helyettes.

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).

Kazue Kuwana

Kazue Kuwana

Oboist, cultural art organizer