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2019 Judges



Ezra Bartz

Dr. Ezra Bartz is a pianist from Eugene, Oregon.  His undergraduate degree is from the University of Oregon.  While attending Oregon, Dr. Bartz was the winner the University Concerto Competition and the recipient of the Petri Scholarship Competition.  Upon graduating magna cum laude, he received Outstanding Performer in Keyboard by the School of Music and Outstanding Performer in Music by the ... Read More

Sophia Gilmson

Sophia Gilmson, Russian-born pianist, graduated cum laude from the Lenigrad (St Petersburg) Conservatory, where she studied with Professor Vitaly Margulis. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the First Prize in the Young Artists Competition in New York City, which was followed by a recital in Carnegie Hall, and the Piano International Recording Competition. Radio Leningrad, Radio Vatican, WQXR and WNYC in  ... Read More


Joachim Reinhuber

JOACHIM REINHUBER serves as Associate Professor of Piano at Texas A&M University, Kingsville, and is in high demand as solo and collaborative performer, clinician, and adjudicator in the US and his native Germany. He studied with his grandfather, Franz Calvelli-Adorno, Gisela Sott (Frankfurt), Robert Levin (University of Music, Freiburg), John Perry (Rice University, Houston TX), and Nancy Garrett (University of Texas at Austin). ... Read More