FIRST CHINA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION JURY
Li-guang Wang, president of the China International Music Competition, chairman of the Global Music Education League, and president of the China Conservatory of Music
Yoheved Kaplinsky, chairman of the jury of the First China International Music Competition, chairperson of the Piano Department and artistic director of the Pre-College Division, The Juilliard School
Dmitri Alexeev, piano professor at the Royal College of Music
Jan Jiracek von Arnim, artistic director and chairman of the jury of the International Beethoven Piano Competition
Lydia Artymiw, professor of piano at the University of Minnesota
Boris Berman, head of the Piano Department, Yale School of Music
Michel Béroff, pianist and conductor
Fabio Bidini, piano chair at the Colburn School
Warren Jones, pianist, conductor, and renowned operatic vocal coach
Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, jury chairman of the International Chopin Piano Competition
Arie Vardi, artistic advisor and chairman of the jury of the Arthur Rubinstein International Master Competition
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for a legacy of innovation in music-making. The Orchestra is inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, sustaining the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenging—and exceeding—that level by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world.
Since 1973, when President Nixon asked The Philadelphia Orchestra to be the first US orchestra to perform in China, we have enjoyed a unique and special relationship with China and its people. Through concerts and residency activities, the Orchestra’s work in China has been a bridge for people-to-people cultural, educational, and diplomatic exchange.
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin triumphantly opened his inaugural season of The Philadelphia Orchestra in the fall of 2012. His highly collaborative style, deeply rooted musical curiosity, and boundless enthusiasm, paired with a fresh approach to orchestral programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike. The New York Times has called him “phenomenal,” adding that under his baton, “the ensemble…has never sounded better.”