Meet the Faculty

THOMAS KREUZBERGER (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria)

  • Professor of Piano and Dean of the Department for Conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria
  • Professor of Piano Performance at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna
  • Pupil of Hans Petermandl and Frieda Valenzi in Vienna
  • Masterclasses in Japan, China, USA. Member of juries at international competitions
  • CD recordings with works by Liszt, Schumann, Brahms and Eröd

KRASSIMIRA JORDAN (Baylor University, USA)

  • Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Piano at Baylor University, Texas
  • Pupil of Emil Gilels and Stanislav Neuhaus
  • Gold Medal Winner of the Rio de Janiero International Piano Competition
  • Prize winner at the “Alfredo Casella” and “Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competitions; Mozart Prize “Clara Haskil”

WOLFGANG WATZINGER (University of Music and Performance Arts, Vienna, Austria)

  • Professor of Piano Performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
  • Studied at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia with Rudolf Serkin and Miecyslaw Horszowski
  • Extensive performances and masterclasses in major European cities, in the USA and Asia
  • Critically acclaimed CD-recordings of Brahms Paganini Variations and the monumental Bach Variations by Max Reger
  • Jury member of many international piano competitions including the Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna

PAUL BARNES  (University of Nebraska, USA)

  • Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music, Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska
  • Pupil of Menahem Pressler at Indiana University
  • Featured six times on American Public Media’s Performance Today
  • Recent world-premiere of Philip Glass’s Piano Quintet “Annunciation”
  • CD Recordings of Liszt, Barber, Tower, Gershwin, Glass
  • Masterclasses in China, Taiwan, Korea, Italy, Austria, US

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