Bryce Morrison, president
Bryce Morrison is considered among the world’s leading authorities on piano repertoire and performance. A music scholar of Kings School, Canterbury, he read English at Oxford University, later teaching in Canada and America, before settling in London where he has taught and written as a music critic for many years. He has been a Professor of keyboard literature and performance at the Royal Academy of Musicread more

Jean-François Antonioli, Swiss pianist of Italian origin, was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1959. He studied with Fausto Zadra, (Scaramuzza’s pupil) and 3 years with Pierre Sancan in Paris. Together with these key teachers in his development, two other encounters had a crucial impact on the rest of his life: Bruno Seidlhofer, (Vienna) and Carlo Zecchi (Rome), himself a disciple of Busoni and Schnabel, who will inspire Antonioli to play the 21 Mozart piano concerti….read more

Vovka Ashkenazy, who is of Russian and Icelandic parentage, began piano lessons at the age of six with Rögnvaldur Sigurjónsson in Reykjavík, where his family lived at the time. Ten years later he went to England to study with Sulamita Aronovsky at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He also benefitted from occasional study sessions with pianists such as Leon Fleisher and Peter Frankl…read more

Giampaolo Nuti has been first prizewinner in many piano competitions and he has performed in Austria, France, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, USA, Canada, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Kenya and throughout Italy in solo recitals and in various chamber ensembles, appearing in many relevant concert seasons and music festivals both as pianist and as harpsichordist.…read more

Riccardo Risaliti was born in Prato and studied at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, as a pupil of Rio Nardi and Luigi Dallapiccola. Among his teachers were also Nikita Magaloff, Carlo Zecchi and Sergio Lorenzi.A scholar of piano literature and interpretation, he holds conferences and seminars. He also works as a journalist and editor of musical texts, and is often invited by international piano competitions as jury more

François-Joël Thiollier is one of today’s most complete pianists and musicians. Franco-American by birth he has assimilated the best of several cultures: born in Paris. He studied in France with Robert Casadesus and distinguished teachers of the Paris Conservatoire. Subsequently, he studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki at the Juilliard School of Music where he obtained both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the record ages of eighteen and nineteen.…read more

Catherine Vickers was born in Regina, Sask. Canada and studied in Edmonton, Alberta before going to Europe on a Canada Council grant to further her studies in Hannover, Germany. By “unanimous decision of the Jury”, she was awarded the Busoni Prize and Gold Medal at the Concorso Busoni  (1979) and was also a prize winner at the Sydney International Piano Competition (1981). …read more