JURY MEMBERS IN II INTERNATIONAL CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION :
Prof.Stephan Möller ( University of Music and arts Vienna - Austria) :
first gained pianistic prominence as a prizewinner at the 1985 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna. Since then his busy concert schedule has taken him all over Europe, to Japan, China, South Korea, North and South America. Besides performing the entire standard repertoire, Stephan Möller has concentrated on the interpretation of the Viennese Classics, in particular Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, which he has frequently performed entirely in concert cycles, and his five piano concertos. For Beethoven's 250th anniversary 2020, he is planning a worldwide tour "Beethoven 32x32", with Beethoven's 32 sonatas played in 32 different cities!
Among Stephan Möller's CD recordings, there are such rarities as Beethoven’s “Grosse Fuge”, played four-hands with himself on a computer-assisted Bösendorfer concert-grand, and the complete original piano works by Richard Wagner. He is currently working on an integral recording of Beethoven's 32 sonatas.
Born 1955 in Hamburg, Germany, Stephan Möller received his degrees as a pianist and conductor at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. His most important teachers were Peter Heilbut in Hamburg, Kurt Seibert in Bremen and Hans Leygraf at the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg, where he received his degrees in piano and orchestra conducting. 1983 through 1989, he assisted Herbert von Karajan and other world-renowned conductors at the Salzburg Festival.
Since 1990, Stephan Möller holds a teaching position at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, and since 2000 also at the Prayner Conservatory. He is frequently invited to hold masterclasses and to adjudicate at international piano competitions around the world. Since 1998, Stephan Möller is president of the "Vienna International Pianists" association and their successful annual festival, the “VIP Academy”. In 2009, he founded the “International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition”.
Prof.Bradley Bolen (Baylor University - Texas USA)
Graduated with honors from the Music Academy in Lodz as a student of prof. Tadeusz Chmielewski. Currently, he is associate professor and the Head of the Piano Department at the Music Academy in Lodz .
He perfected his skills at master classes with outstanding pianists such as Wiktor Mierżanow and Rudolf Buchbinder.
He has got several scholarships such as scholarship of the Minister of Culture and Art, Towarzystwo im. Ferenc Liszt in Wrocław, Yamaha Music Fundation of Europe and Stiftung für Internationale Meisterkurse für Musik Zürich.
In 1995 he took part in the 13th International Piano Competition Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw.
Mariusz Drzewicki pursues lively concert activities from many years as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland and abroad (Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Latvia, Great Britain, Norway, Italy). He has performed at many festivals, including Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk, Polnische Tage in Darmstadt, Days of Polish Culture in Tobolsk, International Festival of them. Józef Hofmann in Nałęczów, the International Piano Festival in Bolzano and many others. He has performed many times at the birth house of Fryderyk Chopin in Żelazowa Wola.
He made recordings for Polish Radio and Television as well as Dutch and Latvian television. His recording For Chopin's music appeared on the German market: CD (1999).
In 2010, he made a DVD with Chopin's music. In 2012, he published a CD with piano compositions by Izaak Albeniz.
Mariusz Drzewicki also provides pedagogical activities such as piano masterclasses and seminars in Poland and abroad [Lithuania, Italy, Spain] also judging in many piano competitions.
Dr. BRADLEY CORDELL BOLEN began teaching at Baylor in 2000, after receiving a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1985 and Master of Music and DMA degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989 and 2000. His principal teachers have included David Stokan and Nancy Burton Garrett. He has coached with Anton Nel, Martin Canin, Menahem Pressler, and Claude Frank. As a University of Texas Fellow, he designed and marketed a series of highly successful lecture courses for general concert audiences. These courses included: "Ten Ways to Listen," "The Masterpiece and the Romantic Dream," "Beethoven to Picasso," and "Piano!Piano!" Dr. Bolen has won top prizes in many piano competitions, including the Eastfield Festival for Twentieth-Century Music, the Fort Worth Symphony Concerto Competition, and the Arlington Fine Arts League Competition. In 1993 Dr. Bolen was one of five pianists, chosen internationally, to receive a fellowship to the Hart School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, where he studied under the guidance of renowned pianist Claude Frank.
Dr. Bolen is an active performer, both as a soloist and accompanist, and has concertized throughout the United States, Mexico, and in Europe, where he served as summer faculty for the Austrian-American Mozart Academy in Salzburg, Austria. In 2003 he gave the first live performance of renowned pianist Earl WildÆs Sonata 2000. As a result, Mr. Wild wrote, ôBradley Bolen is one of the most astute musicians I have encountered in my long career. His pianistic abilities are of the highest level, and his perceptive powers as an interpreter are extraordinary.
Dr. Bolen is also an active adjudicator for events throughout the United States. In addition, he has arranged and recorded music for film, including Touchstone Pictures The War at Home.
Dr. Bolen has been a Steinway Artist since January 2014.