THE ADJUDICATORS


Finals Adjudicators

Peter Amstutz

Peter Amstutz is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at West Virginia University. A prizewinner in the Maryland International Piano Competition (subsequently renamed in honor of William Kapell) and medalist in the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy, Amstutz has performed throughout Europe and the United States. In recent years, he has also made frequent tours of Asia, presenting recitals and master classes in major cities of Japan...

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Akira Imai

Mr. Akira Imai was born in Tokyo in 1954. At the invitation of Paul Badura-Skoda, Mr.Imai moved to Vienna at age sixteen. Already at age nineteen, he graduated from State University for Music in Vienna with high honors. He continued his studies under Professor Paul Badura-Skoda in Germany and received a Concert Diploma from the Folkwang Hochschule for Music, Essen, in 1979. Since that time Mr. Imai has been a prizewinner in several international piano competitions...

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Loo Bang Hean

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, Bang Hean's teachers in Malaysia include Serena Chow and Rickie Oui. He was the 1st prize winner of the First National Mozart Piano Competition in 1987, and following his success in the LRSM performing diploma in that same year the ABRSM awarded him a four-year scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London.

In England Bang Hean studied with Yonty Solomon, John Blakely and Dennis Lee. He won numerous prizes at the RCM...

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Oh Yann Shie

"I would definitely want to hear more of you," - remarked Gary Graffman after her performance at the Oxford Piano Festival in July 2009. A third prizewinner at the 2008 Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris, Yann Shie holds a Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance from the prestigious Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and two minors in voice accompaniment and chamber music...

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P'ng Tean Hwa

P'ng Tean Hwa has appeared in many public concert performances as a soloist as well as collaborative pianist in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Hungary, and the USA. As a clinician, he has presented numerous lectures, workshops, and seminars to both piano teachers and the general audience, and conducted many masterclasses. He is frequently invited to serve as a guest examiner and also to adjudicate competitions, most recently the 2nd Thailand Mozart International Competition...

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Tan Siok Lian

Siok Lian Tan is Associate Professor of Piano at Miami University. She teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, and coordinates the class piano program. She holds a D.M.A. degree in Piano from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has been heard in live broadcasts on Cincinnati Public Radio Station WGUC and has appeared as soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Chamber Orchestra, and Miami University Symphony Orchestra...

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Lucas Wong

Lucas Wong, Assistant Professor of Piano at Soochow University School of Music in China, is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and repetiteur. His keyboard repertoire stretches over six centuries, including works for harpsichord, piano, and extended keyboard techniques. As a dedicated teacher, he also contributes regularly in editing for university publishing press, scholarly writing, adjudication, and leading research in computer algorithm for piano reduction technique...

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