2014 Jury

BAO, Hui-Qiao

BAO, Hui-Qiao

Hui-qiao Bao, well-known Chinese pianist, was the soloist at the China Symphony Orchestra from 1970 until retirement. At an early age, she showed special musical talent and transferred into the Middle School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music when she was 13.

Duehlmeir, Susan


Susan Duehlmeier, a listed Steinway Artist, has appeared with the Utah Symphony, the Boston Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Radio Orchestra, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Westminster Orchestra and the Salt Lake Symphony.

Hashimoto, Kyoko


Kyoko Hashimoto was born in Tokyo and began to study the piano at the age of three. After graduating from the Toho-Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, she studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Indiana University and the Juilliard School.

Iannone, Pasquale

IANNONE, Pasquale

A pianist of international renown, Pasquale Iannone graduated from the N. Piccinni Conservatory in Bari, Italy and the Royal College of Music in London, England. He studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Eugenio Bagnoli, Marisa Somma and Gregorio Goffredo.

O'Hara, Ronan

O’HORA, Ronan

“His sound is lustrous; his playing is lyrical and full of feeling; he thinks not only of the passing notes but of the overall form. Moreover, O’Hora is blessed with meticulous taste – there was not a vulgar, swooning or overstated passage in the program.” The Washington Post



Dr. Marc Silverman has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. Among his appearances were six recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. and seven performances in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

Slutsky, Boris


Consistently acclaimed for his exquisite tonal beauty and superb artistry, Boris Slutsky emerged on the international music scene when he captured the First Prize along with every major prize, including the Audience Prize and Wihelm Backhaus Award, at the 1981 William Kapell Internaitonal (University of Maryland) Piano Competition.

True, Nelita

TRUE, Nelita

Since Nelita True made her debut at age seventeen with the Chicago Symphony in Orchestra Hall and her New York debut with the Juilliard Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall, her career has taken her to the major cities of Western and Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Iceland, New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, Canada, India, and to Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as to all fifty states in America.

Winerock, Jack


Dr. Jack Winerock, Chancellor’s Club Teaching Professor at the University of Kansas, and Director, Piano Division, KU School of Music, received undergraduate and master’s degrees at the Juilliard School of Music and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.