Danubia Talents 3rd "Wiener Klassiker" Inernational Online Music Competition - Jury

Milana Chernyavska

Milana Chernyavska

Milana Chernyavska, a German artist with Ukrainian roots. Looking back at her impressive career, she established herself as one of the leading pianists and pedagogues of our times. Her critics agree with Alfred Brendel, who wrote that “Happiness was complete when one listened to Milana Chernyavska”. Since 2009 she is a piano professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. She is also a professor at the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein since 2010. With her doctorate theses "The evaluation and pedagogical aspects of the theory of interpretation" she leads a discourse on insights from a perspective of musicology.
Milana Chernyavska is a sought-after teacher at international master classes as well as a jury member at various prestigious piano competitions, such as the ARD in Munich, the Busoni Competition, the Mozart Competition in Salzburg , the Santa Cecilia in Porto Competition or the Bluethner Goldaward in Vienna. Her students constantly win top prizes at important international competitions as Santander Paloma O`Shea, Ferruccio Busoni, Maria Canals, Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival, Vladimir Horowitz and competitions in Los Angeles , Ettlingen, San Marino, Malta and many more.

Milana Chernyavska appears regularly at international festivals and major music centers around the world. She performed at the Lucerne Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, Pablo Casals Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwetzingen Festival, and in halls like Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Munich’s Herkulessaal, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and St Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall. Her artistic achievements were honored with numerous national and international awards, including competitions in Paris, Florence and Kyiv, where she won a gold medal at the International Piano Competition “Vladimir and Regina Horowitz”.

As a soloist Milana Chernyavska performs with many renowned orchestras, while audiences and critics cheer for her solo recitals. In 2013 she played at the Ruhr Piano Festival, where she was awarded the prestigious Alfred Brendel Prize. Milana Chernyavska's discography contains more than 20 CDs which have been published with such world leading labels as Decca, Sony, EMI, and others. Her recordings received international prizes like the Diapason d'Or, BBC Music Award and Pizzicato Super Sonic Award. In 2014 she received Germany's most important media prize - the "Echo Prize", in the category "Classical without Borders". Apart from her solo career, Milana Chernyavska is a celebrated chamber musician. As a recital partner, she appears regularly with such artists as Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili, David Garrett, Arabella Steinbacher, Sebastian Klinger, the Vogler Quartet, Maximilian Hornung, Daniel Müller-Schott, Susanna Yoko Henkel, and others. She founded the Milander Quartett, which has quickly developed into a sought-after ensemble and was described by the press as “four excellent instrumental soloists who have found each other in a perfect harmony” after the quartet’s debut in Munich Philharmonic.

At the age of seven, she played her first concert at the Philharmonic Hall in her native town of Kyiv. In 1990, she graduated with distinction from the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where Prof. W. Sagaidachny was her professor. This was followed by master classes with renowned teachers and famous pianists, including Alfred Brendel, Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Krainev, Sergio Perticaroli, and Alexander Lonquich. In 1994 Milana Chernyavska received the most important award of her homeland, “Merited Artist of Ukraine”. From 1995 to 1998 she completed the master study of Prof. Margarita Höhenrieder and Prof. Gerhard Oppitz at the Munich Music Academy.

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.

Prof. Rintaro Akamatsu

Rintaro Akamatsu

Born in 1978, he started learning the piano and the violin from the age of 2, and the cello from the age of 6. He started becoming active from a very young age. When he was 5, he made his TV debut in the progressions of Mr. Minoru Ozone and Mr. Yasushi Akutagawa. At 10, he performed Mozart’s concerto with his original cadenza. Since winning the 1990 All-Japan Student Music Competition, he has gone on and won several major competitions in the country. In 1993, he received a commendation from the Sendai City Board of Education for educational achievement. In 1996, he joined the ?rst Hamamatsu International Piano Academy. After winning third place at the Clara Schumann International Piano Competition (the judges included Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire), he was hailed as “intelligent and talented” by Dr. Joachim Kaiser. Later, he would go on to win more than 10 awards at international competitions.

After graduating from Kobe University, all the judges unanimously awarded him the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste for both piano and chamber music at L’ Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (all the judges awarded him full marks for chamber music). He studied the piano with Reiko Kumagai, Mikhail Voskresensky, France Clidat, Jean Micault, György Nádor and Zoltán Kocsis, chamber music with Nina Patchett and Christian Ivaldi, and musicology with Akeo Okada.

He has performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Metropolitan Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra and the Danube Symphony Orchestra etc. Many of the tracks can be found on YouTube. “Due Domenico”, “Angel del Piazzolla”, “And the Bell Tolls” and “Hommage a Invention”, which were released under King International, have been acclaimed in several magazines. In addition to major concert halls within Japan, he has performed in USA, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Taiwan and Columbia. From 2016, he has served as a judge for “Danubia Talents”, “Osaka”, “Xabia”, “Liszt”, “Orbetello”(Junior) and “Monegrarte” International Music Competition. He has mentored over 1,000 musicians, and has produced many winners at major domestic and overseas competitions (PTNA Grand Prix, Silver Award, Gold Award, Tokyo Music Competition Champion and many international competitions). Other than being a judge and a Masterclass lecturer, he has also written essays which were published in newspapers and magazines.

Currently: Professor of Budapest International Piano Masterclass, visiting professor at Senzoku Gakuen Music College, a specially-appointed associate professor at Osaka College of Music, and visiting professor at Utsunomiya Junior College.


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.

Adriano Del Sal

Adriano Del Sal

Exceptional musical talent, deep artistic sensitivity, and complete technical mastery of his instrument make Adriano Del Sal’s playing unique and unforgettable.

He studied with Stefano Viola and Paolo Pegoraro at the Francisco Tarrega Academy of Pordenone and at the J. Tomadini Conservatory in Udine, and attended several master-classes with important concert players, including David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Stefano Grondona, Angelo Giardino, Alberto Ponce and Carlo Marchione.

Adriano Del Sal has won twelve important international competitions, including the Julian Arcas in Almeria (Spain, 2001), the Michele Pittaluga -Citta di Alessandria- (Italy, 2004) and the Certamen Francisco Tárrega in Benicassim, (Spain, 2009). He was also awarded La chitarra d’oro (The Gold Guitar Prize), as the best international young concert player of the year.

He enjoys a busy career with concerts in the most important international festivals in Italy, Germany, Mexico, Russia, the United States, Ukraine and Slovenia.

From 2015 he his teacher at the “Universitat für Musik und darstellende Kunst” in Vienna (Austria). He plays a guitar by the German maker Matthias Dammann, with D’Addario strings.

Kazue Kuwana

Kazue Kuwana

Oboist, cultural art organizer

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).

Ignác Csaba Filip

Ignác Csaba Filip

Ignác Csaba Filip (România) - learnt to play the flute as a student of János Áment at the Art School in Târgu-Mure?. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, in the flute class of Gavril Costea, his chamber music professor was Francisc László.

He ended international master’s courses where he acquired the techniques of flute and recorder from teachers such as Ulrike Engelke, Gerald Matschke, Anneke Boeke, and Peter Holtslag.

As a member of the ensembles Cantus Serenus, Codex, Amaryllis, Georgius, Collegio Stravagante he performed at many national and international chamber music concerts. Between 2001 and 2003, he was the musical conductor of the Tamási Áron Theatre in Sfântu Gheorghe, where he also composed music for the stage. As a flute soloist, he collaborated with several philharmonic orchestras from Romania. In 1998, he published two methodology books, entitled Furulyaiskola (Recorder methodology) and Furulyamuzsika (Recorder music) which appeared in five editions.

He has several CD, radio and television recordings. Since 1996, he has been working as a flute and chamber music teacher at the Transilvania University Bra?ov. In 2004, he received his doctoral degree at the Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music. Since 2008, he has been the artistic director of the Early Music Festival and Summer School in Miercurea Ciuc.

Li Deqin

Li Deqin

Li Deqin currently serves as Guest Principle at the China Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also Associate Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and teaches at Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar. He received "10 Distinguished Young Trumpetist of China" from CCTV.

Li Deqin began to study playing trumpet in 1998 under the guidance of Mr. Wang Wei, teacher at Middle School affiliated to Shenyang Conservatory of Music. He was admitted to Shanghai Conservatory in 2004 and studied with renowned trumpetist Prof. Chen Jiamin.

Le Deqin joined the China Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and toured with this orchestra to Japan, Singapore, the United States, Germany, Italy and many other countries in the world. He performed with the China Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms in 2014.

In 2014, Li Deqin was admitted to Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar to pursue his master’s degree under the guidance of Professor Uwe Komischke. He began his study at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart in 2015 with renowned trumpet soloist Wolfgang Bauer. He received his doctor’s degree from Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar in 2017.

Li Deqin collaborated with the China Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist frequently.

He has been a trumpet lecturer and Yamaha artist at Weimar Liszt Conservatory of music in 2018.
Invited orchestras: Weimar National Opera House Symphony Orchestra, West German Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra, Central Ballet, National Grand Theater Symphony Orchestra, Central Opera House Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, etc.

Rossella Marcantoni

Rossella Marcantoni

Professor of singing at the State Conservatory of music "Francesco Morlacchi" in Perugia. President and Artistic Director of the Maria Malibran International Music Academy in Altidona (FM) Marche - Italy. (www.accademiamalibran.it)

She brilliantly graduated in singing at the Conservatory "Gioachino Rossini" in Pesaro and graduated in Music disciplines - Chamber Music - with the highest marks and praise at the Consevatorio "Giovanni Battista Pergolesi" of Fermo.

He perfected the opera repertoire with the M° Antonio Tonini in Milan, then with the soprano Maria Alos in Rome; the chamber repertoire with the Masters Sergio Segalini, Pier Narciso Masi and Sopranos Elly Ameling and Liliana Poli.

He attended the Academy of Opera and Choral Art of Osimo and the Rossini Academy Opera Festival of Pesaro, at the invitation of M° Alberto Zedda.

She won the first prize in the following singing competitions:

  • 42nd competition for young opera singers of the European Community "Adriano Belli" of Spoleto
  • International competition" Giacomo Lauri Volpi " of Latina
  • International competition "Vincenzo Bellini" in Rome
  • International Competition New Voices for the Opera “Filippo Marchetti " City of Camerino.

She has performed at the Teatro Nuovo Di Spoleto, Ravenna Festival, Rossini Opera Festival, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, Teatro S. Carlo of Naples, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro Chiabrera of Savona, Teatro Lauro Rossi of Macerata, Teatro Ventidio Basso of Ascoli Piceno, Teatro Giovanni Udine, Teatro Coliseo Albia in Bilbao, Teatro Nazionale Dell'opera Di split, Festival of the Valle d'itria of Martina Franca, foundation of the Niccolo Piccini concerts of Bari, Camerata Musicale Barese, International Music Festival in Irpinia and for Friends Of Music, Friends of Opera and Musical Youth of many cities. He sang in Germany, England, Spain, Croatia, Poland.

His debut was in 1989 at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto in "La Sonnambula" by Vincenzo Bellini in the role of Amina.

Aureliano in Palmira by Rossini (Zenobia), Il Matrimonio segreto of Cimarosa (Carolina), I Capuleti ev i Montecchi by Bellini (Giulietta), Rigoletto by Verdi (Gilda), Don Carlo by Verdi (Voce dal cielo), La serva padrona of Pergolesi (Serpina) the Grand Duchess of Gérolstein of Offenbach (Olga), Memento of Centazzo (Clotilde, The Abbess nun), Simultas of Centazzo (Isotta da Cuzano), Gloria e Magnificat by Vivaldi, Requiem by Mozart, Carmina Burana by Orff, Stabat Mater by Haydn, Symphony No. 9 in D min.Op. 125 "choral" by Beethoven are just a few examples of the lyric, lyric-symphonic repertoire she addressed at the highest level with conductors such as Muti, Gelmetti, Kuhn, Panni, Aprea, Zani, Villaume, Scheiko, Mak and directors such as Vizioli, Zeffirelli, Pizzi, De Tomasi, Hampe, Richter.

The lively curiosity, combined with the taste for deepening and the need for new experiments, they made him arrive to contemporary music, interpreting numerous compositions in the premiere absolute performance and to be successfully proposed in recitals, multimedia works, concerts show with programs of rare inventiveness and originality in the context of prestigious reviews and Festivals with other soloists and with authoritative voices such as those of Glauco Mauri, Pamela Villoresi, Eugenio Allegri, Ugo Pagliai, Paola Gassman, Massimo Dapporto, Moni Ovadia, Francesco Guccini.

He has recorded for the record companies Dynamic, Edipan, Accord for Music. For Bongiovanni he recorded in world premiere the CD Albe-opera omnia of chamber Vocal Music - by Domenico Alaleona; for the productions Gog & Magog has recorded the CD L'anima de Vino una sera cantava.

Always fascinated by the French mélodie, she has given numerous recitals of poetry in the music of authors such as Fauré, Berlioz, Duparc, Chausson, Debussy, Poulenc and Satie. A separate mention deserves the musical path dedicated to the Chansons of Léo Ferré, reworked for soprano voice; an original and innovative setting, with the execution of versions unreleased that saw Marcantoni perform in successful recitals with exclusive programs.

In this regard, the director and writer Mauro Macario, one of Ferré's greatest experts, writes: Léo Ferré has been revisited and re-proposed, in all these years, in multiple musical costumes often apartments to distant worlds and interpretive ways or, apparently, incompatible with the source original. However, in the questionable arbitrariness, they revealed of the master, the elaborate appearance open to diversified solutions. Rossella Marcantoni, soprano of modernity, did not choose the path of metamorphosis, but that of elevation. He took to the extreme what is classic, cultured, and even sacred is inherent in Ferré, he transferred his melodies to the high areas of vocality lyrical, he freed them in a sound of crystal pure as evocative shards of poignant emotion, he added in the sublime the absolute tension that animates every existing instance of the poetcomposer. From a strict Orthodox discipline Rossella Marcantoni knew, for choice, break away periodically to explore other expressed terrains, from vocal music to chamber to the contemporary one, experimenting with new sound morphologies. In our case, even staying in the technical and timbre registers that best add to its potential, we have the feeling that the singer has found a vocal cross between internal voice and lyrical voice, a tone independent, more realistic, more accessible even to those who are not passionate about opera.

And if Ferré said, about his Genesis "Je suis dicté" , so Marcantoni could affirm "I am Sung".

The "ferreiana" experience gave birth to the recording of the CD Les Fleurs du Mal en Musique Léo Ferré / Charles Baudelaire, recorded in world premiere for the label Movimento Classical of Milan. The CD, reviewed by Aldo Nicastro in the monthly music of January 2016, highlights the particular timbre quality of Rossella Marcantoni's voice, defined as luminous:...brava la singer to assert the right to adhere to the baudelairian saying with an appropriate recited dramatic, which explains its very strong desecrating value.

She has performed several times at the festival Ferré of San Benedetto del Tronto, alongside icons of chanson French such as Juliette Greco, Georges Moustaki and others. He also performed in the absolute premiere the sacred hymns of Léo Ferré (Ave Maria, Benedictus, Agnus Dei) whose manuscripts were found by the family after the death of the Chansonnier at the festival of Sacred music Gaude Mater of Cestocova in front of the Primate of Poland. He has recorded for RAI Tre, as well as for radio and television in many countries. He holds Master Classes of improvement of Opera and Chamber singing in different institutions Italian and foreign. Many of his students have been winners of important singing competitions national and international lyric.

She is invited to be part of the jury in national and international competitions and as commissioner external to the exams of singing and Chamber Vocal Music in the state conservatories of music at the Santa Cecilia di Roma, L. Perosi Di Campobasso, G. Pergolesi Di Fermo and others.

Zhang Yan

Zhang Yan

Young Bayan accordion player, associate professor of accordion in Department of modern instrumental and percussion music, Shanghai Conservatory of music.

In recent years, she has visited many European countries and stepped on the Royal Concert Hall in Berlin and other major stages. Her works have been included in Shanghai Conservatory of music. Her has been invited to be the judge of competitions at home and abroad for many times, and her students have won awards in various international and domestic solo and ensemble competitions. Her has won the She Luting foundation teacher award of Shanghai Conservatory of music for five consecutive years. The research project has been approved in all levels of scientific research projects, and was selected into the first class of Shanghai Conservatory of music in 2015 In 2016, she was selected into the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission's "Shanghai young and middle-aged University Teachers' overseas study visiting program" and went to Russia's Rakhmaninov National Conservatory of music to study under the guidance of world-famous accordion player Professor Yuri Shishkin; in 2017, she won the third prize of the third young teachers' Teaching competition of Shanghai Conservatory of music; in 2018, she was selected as Shanghai musicology "Excellent teacher" of Shanghai Conservatory of music; supported by Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation in 2019; as the main creator of the national art foundation in the same year, the "tour of Chinese and foreign classic accordion works" project was successfully held in many cities in China; the accordion professional course won the "demonstration course" of Ideological and political reform of Shanghai Conservatory of music in 2020.

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.

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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.