Luiz de Moura Castro is an exceptional pianist from Brazil. Currently living in Hartford CT (USA), he is professor at the famous Hartt school of Music. He gives recitals all over the world, specializing in South American composers such as Vila-Lobos and Ginastera. Luiz has been a regular member of our team of artists, appearing at the MusicFestival 2011 and the MusicFestival 2013 – website Luiz de Moura Castro
Cecilio Tieles is a pianist of Cuban origin living in Catalunya. He has been the head of the piano department at the Vila-seca Conservatory for many years, and aquired the status of Professor Emeritus of the Conservatory. Cecilio has been involved in the MusicFestival since its first edition in 2011, and was member of the jury of the first Paul Badura-Skoda competition, which was held in Vila-seca in september 2010 – www.ceciliotieles.com
Pierre Réach gives concerts and masterclasses all over the world. He created many competitions, festivals and events. Pierre is professor at the CRR in Paris, ESMUC in Barcelona and since 2005 he was appointed Professor Honoris Causa of the Shanghai Conservatory. Together with Karst de Jong he initiated the first MusicFestival in Vila-seca in 2011, dedicated to the art of playing the piano – www.pierre-reach.com
As a student of the famous Ken Zhou and Pierre Réach, Chenxi Li is currently head of the piano department of the Central Conservatory Piano Academy at Gulangyu, Xiamen, China. Winner of many prizes and a great representative of the Chinese school of piano playing, he stimulates the mutual exchange of musical experiences and ideas of our cultures.
Karst de Jong is a pianist, music theorist and improviser. He is dedicated to bringing the ‘lost’ art of classical improvisation back to the stage. By stimulating the creativity and (analytical) understanding of the repertoire one can restore the widened gap between interpreter and composer, something which is increasingly important in this time. Karst de Jong is professor at the ESMUC Barcelona and The Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag. Together with Pierre Réach he created the Vila-seca MusicFestival, which had its first edition in 2011 – www.karstdejong.com
Marcel Baudet is a piano pedagogue and composer who specializes in teaching and coaching of young talent. Since many years he is professor at the Yehudi Menuhin school of Music in London and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is founder and director of the Young Pianist Foundation, a Dutch foundation organizing many events to motivate and inspire young talented pianists – www.marcelbaudet.com
Vladislav Bronevetzky was long time assistant of Elisso Virsaladze in the Tchaikovski conservatory in Moscow, and he is now piano teacher at the ESMUC in Barcelona. He is an important representative of the Russian piano school. Vladik was an artist in the 2011 festival.