John Perry, Ann Schein, and Joyce Yang, celebrated concert pianists and renowned teachers, will serve as jury members during the 2018 North American Competition, May 30-June 5. “Young artists, advanced to the semifinal and final rounds, will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform for these iconic musicians,” observed Sue Medford, PianoArts founder. “Post-competition one-on-one conversations with these jury members will be inspiring, motivational, and perhaps life-changing experiences.”
Acclaimed pianist and chamber musician, John Perry has an international reputation that takes him around to world to perform and teach. After winning numerous awards in international competitions, he become known for his recordings, concerts, legendary master classes, exceptional students, and as a jury member for prestigious competitions. He founded, with Mina Perry, the John Perry Academy and Summer Festival at California State University Northridge.
Since her highly praised first recording (at age eighteen) and Carnegie Hall debut, Ann Schein has performed in more than fifty countries. She was on the faculty at the Peabody Institute of Music and continues to teach as a visiting professor. In 2016, she performed Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, her most recent of over 100 performances of this work. A Google search on Ann Schein will find more than one million hits.
Joyce Yang came to international attention when, at age nineteen, she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn Competition. In 2010, she received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Ms. Yang regularly performs with the world’s top orchestras, solo recitals, and chamber music in prestigious halls throughout the world. In the 2015-16 season, Ms. Yang completed a five-year Rachmaninoff cycle with Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, she will return to the MSO to perform Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety.”
For more information please visit http://pianoarts.org/competitions/2018-jury