Jury

The Jury of the YPF Piano Competition 2019 is as follows:

Pre-Selection Jury & Junior Competition Jury

Ronan O’Hora

(voting chairman) Ronan O’Hora has generally eschewed the role of flashy virtuoso, choosing instead to develop a versatility and maturity in his interpretive persona, reserving

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thomas-beijer

Thomas Beijer

Thomas Beijer (1988) is a young pianist and composer who is praised for his excellent technique and artistic integrity. He studied with Jan Wijn at

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Malcolm Singer

Malcolm is Director of Music at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and a professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

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Juan Lago

From the early stages of his piano studies, Spanish born pianist Juan Lago was awarded in the most prestigious youth national competitions and more recently,

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Hanna Shybayeva

Hanna Shybayeva

Having started her international career at the age of eleven, Hanna Shybayeva transformed from being a child prodigy to the mature and exciting musician she

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Jury of the YPF Piano Competition Grand Prix Youri Egorov

Dmitri Alexeev

Russian pianist Dmitri Alexeev is one of the world’s most highly regarded artists. His critically praised recitals on the world’s leading concert stages and his

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Boris Berman

The artistry of Boris Berman is well known to the audiences of nearly fifty countries on six continents. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances

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Edith Fischer

Born in Santiago, Chile, in a family of well-known musicians. Her many performances as a child in recitals and chamber music, were crowned by playing,

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Pascal Devoyon

PASCAL DEVOYON biography A prizewinner in many of the top international competitions such as the Viotti, Busoni and Leeds competitions, it was through his achievement

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Ching-Yun Hu

Declared a “first-class talent” and praised for her “poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), the distinguished Taiwanese-American pianist CHING-YUN HU

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Einav Yarden

Pianist Einav Yarden is praised for her “…imagination and exceptionally vivid playing…Sense of immense majesty, tempered by gentleness and quiet grace” (The Washington Post, USA),

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