JURY 2020

Wolfgang Zill

Prof. Wolfgang Zill is teaching piano for more than 30 years at the Hanover University for Music, Drama and Media, where he is responsible for the subject didatics and methods of piano. A large number of his students have won awards in famous piano competitions. Zill is active as pianist, lecturer and jury member in Germany and abroad.

photo: Irène Zandel
photo: Irène Zandel

Markus Becker

The musician, lecturer and festival manager Prof. Markus Becker has received numerous awards for his CDs. Becker is regulary on stage at famous festivals and performs together with renowned orchestras. Besides his passion for chamber music, Becker is also famous as a virtuoso jazz pianist.


Yuka Imamine

The japanese pianist Prof. Yuka Imamine has received  numerous awards at famous piano competitions. She performs as soloist together with renowned orchestras and regulary gives piano recitals. Yuka Imamine's work has been documented in various radio and TV productions. Her solo CD with works by Schubert and Ravel received particular attention. Besides lecturing at the University for Music and Theatre in Munich, Imamine is active as pianist, teacher and jury member in Europe und Asia.

photo: Karin Blüher
photo: Karin Blüher

Tim Ovens

The pianist Tim Ovens, based in Hanover and Vienna teaches piano at the university for music in Vienna. Ovens has founded a music academy (Vienna Music Academy) in China and also teaches at the China Conservatory for Music in Peking as visiting professor. His broad repertoire focuses on works by Robert Schumann and Claude Debussy as well as on contemporary music.