master classes: PROFESSORS
Pavel Gililov was born in the Soviet Union and was discovered by Dimitry Kabalevsky, as a musical talent. In 1972, whilst still a student, he won the Moscow National Piano Competition and was awarded a prize at the 1975 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. From 1982 until his retirement, in 2013, he was piano professor at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne and is Guest Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The pianist holds several master classes throughout Europe and the Far East and is Chairman of the Jury and Artistic Director at the International Telekom Beethoven Competition, Bonn. He is considered one of the most influential piano experts in the world and is responsible for many pianistic careers of the last decades.
Gililov's worldwide performances and numerous CD recordings received great acclaim from audiences and critics alike and was invited to the Salzburg Festival, the Berliner Festspiele and Wiener Festwochen, the Edinburgh and Schleswig-Holstein Festivals, the International Music Festival of Buenos Aires, and many others. Besides his solo career he also devotes himself to chamber music, and since 1997 Gililov has been artistic director of the “Sommerclassics” international chamber music festival.
Felix Gottlieb studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow with Alexander Goldenweiser, Theodor Gutman and Emil Gilels. At the Fifth International Tchaikovsky Competition he was honoured as the best chamber music pianist. Many concert tours in Europe, the United States of America and Japan followed. He produced several recordings for Melodiya, ebs and EMI amongst other companies. Newspapers in many countries have acclaimed his playing for its professional excellence, the exceptional beauty and variety of tone and his virtuosity. In 1991 Felix Gottlieb received a professorship at the University of Music in Stuttgart and since 1995 until 2011 he has taught at the University of Music in Freiburg. His pupils win prizes in national and international piano competitions.
Felix Gottlieb is the founder and Chairman of the EMIL GILELS FOUNDATION which he established in 2009.
Dr. Kaplinsky has appeared throughout the United States as a recitalist, in chamber music concerts and with orchestras, including performances in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Noted for her insight and understanding of piano technique, Dr. Kaplinsky has been in great demand for lectures and master classes in the U.S., Israel and the Far East.
She has served on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Manhattan School of Music, and has been a member of the Juilliard piano faculty since 1993. She also teaches regularly at various summer festivals, including the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival in Maine, the Aspen Music Festival, the Tel-Hai International Master Classes in Israel, the Texas Conservatory for Young Artists, the Cliburn Institute and Pianofest in Long Island, New York.
Dr. Kaplinsky frequently adjudicates in international competitions, including the Cleveland, Rubinstein, Dublin, Cliburn and the Tchaikovsky competitions. In 2003, she received the Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award.
Dr. Kaplinsky began her musical career as a prize winner in the J.S. Bach International Competition in Washington, D.C. A native of Israel, she studied with Ilona Vincze at the Tel Aviv Music Academy before entering The Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Irwin Freundlich. She holds master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from Juilliard, and is the recipient as well of many awards for scholastic and pianistic achievements. She continued her studies with Dorothy Taubman in New York.
Yoheved Kaplinsky, Artistic Director, Juilliard Pre-College Division and Susan W. Rose Chair of Juilliard's Piano Department.
The Moscow born Valery Pyasetsky studied at the Central Music School at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Anna Artobolevskaya and Aleksey Nasedkin, graduating in 1984 with Honours. Since 1999 Pyasetsky has been conducting his own class at the Department of Special Piano under the guidance of Sergey Dorensky. Since 1984 he has been working at the Central Music School. Currently Valery Pyasetsky is the director of the Central Music School at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Among his award winning students are Denis Matsuev, Dinara Clinton, Alexander Sinchuk and Daniil Kharitonov. All in all, more then 120 of his students won prizes at international competitions. Pyasetsky is initiator and organizer of the International Piano Competition of the Central Music School in Moscow. He permanently cooperates with Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Kraynev, Mstislav Rostropovich, the Foundation "New Names" and "Russian Performing Art". As a pianist and recognized chamber musician, he has performed in the major cities of Russia, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, France, Switzerland, Japan and others.
The Russian-American classical pianist and piano professor Lev Natochenny studied with Lev Oborin, Boris Zemliansky and Eliso Virsaladze, working on chamber music with Alexei Lubimov and in the violin class with David Oistrakh. In 1978 he was granted the permission to leave the USSR, and awarded at the International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy, while still being stateless.
After further studies with Ania Dorfmann at the Juilliard School, he taught at the Manhattan School of Music, the Mannes College of Music (The New School) and the City University of New York. Natochenny holds a Lifetime Distinguished Professor Chair at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. From 1988 to 2004, Natochenny was the founder and artistic director of Meranofest International Music Festival in Meran, Italy. Among his students are renowned soloists and chamber musicians like Martin Stadtfeld, Dirk Mommertz, Nami Ejiri, Soyeon Lee, Christopher Park, Evgenia Rubinova, Eugene Choi and Guoda Gedvilaite. Natochenny’s discography includes nominated recordings of music by Schubert, Brahms, Schubert, Shostakovich and Schnittke. He lives and works both in New York and Frankfurt am Main.
Since 1998 when Albert Mamriev won the 1. Preis at „Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition“ in Madrid, he has established himself internationally as one of the most versatile pianists of his generation.
Albert Mamriev performing around the world at numerous prestigious festivals, with the world famous Orchestras and as well the recitals in many music centers of the world.
Albert regularly teaches master classes in China, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and the USA and many other major music centers. His students include many of brilliant young concert artists. Many of them are top prize winners of major international competitions.
2009 founded Albert Mamriev the "Neue Sterne" International Piano Competition in Wernigerode (www.neuesterne.org) and in 2010 the "Klaviersterne" International Festival in Könings Wusterhausen.
In 2014 founded Mr. Mamriev the „Young Piano Stars“ International Competition in Königs Wusterhausen (www.youngpianostars.org)
From 2014 he performs as a conductor with the Symphony Orchestras in Germany and Romania.
INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTER CLASSES
will take place from 12.04. till 20.04.2017 in Hamrun.
• The master-classes will be held by world-wide famous professors of the European piano academies.
• Each professor will
give 45 minutes of individual lesson to the active participants of the master classes, altogether
• Johann Strauss School of Music Malta
• 32, Street Triq, Triq J Abela Skolaro,
Il-Ħamrun HMR 1304, Malta
Priorities of active participants
• Professional Development
• The development of musical style and perception of music
• The opportunity to make new friends through young piano players
Also the participants can take part in two concerts.
During the workshop concerts they can show the results of their work at the master classes with the professors.
INFORMATION FOR PASSIVE PARTICIPATION
As a passive participant you will get an opportunity to listen to the master classes, free entrance to all concerts and participation at all the excursions.
PARTICIPATION FEE – MASTER CLASSES
•• ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS: 600 € *
•• PASSIVE PARTICIPANTS: 250 € *
Please transfer the fee to:
Bank: Bank of Valletta p.l.c., International Corporate Center, 58, Zachary Street, Valletta
VLT1113 - Malta
Account Holder: MRF Foundation
Payment reference: First + last name + MIMF 2017
*After the application, the participation fee can not be refunded.
Tickets & Info
Tel.: +356 2559 5750
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