Vienna Austria
17 – 22 May 2019

Jury members

Nareh Arghamanyan

Highly acclaimed for her unique style, stunning virtuosity, colorful tone, charismatic stage presence, and described as a “ major, major , major talent…potential superstar” by Musical America Magazine, sensational pianist Nareh Arghamanyan has shaken the music world and aroused excitement and admiration from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences all over the globe. Laureate of more than 18 international competitions including Gina Bachauer in USA, Herbert von Karajan in Vienna, Piano Campus in France, Jose Roca in Spain, Chopin Piano competition, Nareh’s major breakthrough ca...

Rico Gulda

Rico Gulda was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He grew up in Munich, Germany, where he began his piano studies with his Japanese mother Yuko. He then continued with legendary German virtuoso Ludwig Hoffmann, later with Prof. Noel Flores in Vienna, and his father, the late pianist-composer Friedrich Gulda. Initially embarking on a career as instrumentalist, he performed internationally with orchestras such as the Verdi Orchestra Milan, Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, National Orchestra of Belgium, Czech Philharmonic of Brno, Radio Orchestra Svizzera Lugano, Sinfonia Varsovia, Bruckner Orchestra...

Cordelia Höfer

Cordelia Höfer was born in Munich. She started her piano lessons with Anna Stadler and completed her studies in piano at the conservato­ries in Salzburg (Hans Leygraf) and Munich (Klaus Schilde) with highest honors. In Salzburg she also studied conducting (Gerhard Wimberger) and chamber music. She acquired further valuable inspiration from Wilhelm Kempff, Sandor Vegh, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Tatjana Nikolajewa and Elisabeth Leonskaja. Her extensive concert experi­ence involving solo appearances with renowned orchestras took her to many countries in Europe, to the USA and to Japan. She has ap...

Stepan Simonian

Critically acclaimed as ‘...one of the greatest Interpreter of J.S. Bach´s work of his generation’, Pianist Stepan Simonian was born in 1981, studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Pavel Nersessian and pursued his studies with the famous Pianist, Evgeni Koroliov, at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. It was through this linage of well cultured tradition of piano school, that shaped Simonian’s musical taste and passion for the works from Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven, Bach and Mozart. He was the recipient of the Silver Medal at one of the oldest and most prestigio...

Stefan Vladar

Born in Vienna, Stefan Vladar is one of Austria’s most remarkable musical personalities. He performs regularly as a conductor and pianist in music centres throughout Europe, America and Asia. In the 2015/16 season, the Vienna Concert House celebrated his 50th birthday with a series of 13 concerts in which he displayed his diverse artistic scope as a soloist, conductor, accompanist and chamber musician. Stefan Vladar was appointed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in 2008. In the 2015/16 season, he conducted the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Portland...


Venue:
Armenisch-Apostolische Kirchengemeinde,
Kolonitzgasse 11, 1030 Vienna