MEET THE JURY MEMBERS

Alexandre Dossin

Considered by Martha Argerich an “extraordinary musician” and by the international critics a “phenomenon” and “a master of contrasts,” Steinway Artist Alexandre Dossin keeps an active performing, recording and teaching careers. 

 

Alexandre Dossin is Professor of Piano and Chair of Piano at the University of Oregon School of Music, and is also on the faculty at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Australia. Originally from Brazil, Alexandre Dossin is a graduate from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russia) and holds a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin (USA). He was assistant of Sergei Dorensky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Willliam Race and Gregory Allen at UT-Austin.

 

A prizewinner in several international piano competitions, Dossin received the First Prize and the Special Prize at the 2003 Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other international awards include the Silver Medal and second Honorable Mention in the Maria Callas Grand Prix, and Third Prize and Special Prize in the Mozart International Piano Competition, in addition to several prizes in Brazil.

 

An active recording artist, he has 15 CDs released with several labels, including 7 CDs with Naxos and 6 editions/recordings for Schirmer. His work was praised in reviews by Diapason, The Financial Times, Fanfare Magazine, American Record Guide, Clavier and other international publications.

 

Dossin is the Vice President of the American Liszt Society, the President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Liszt Society and is one of the recipients of the prestigious Faculty Fund for Excellence at the University of Oregon. www.dossin.net

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Baruch Meir

Pianist Baruch Meir is one of only 65 artists worldwide named Bösendorfer Concert Artist since the founding of the company in 1828. Meir has performed extensively in Austria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Portugal, Serbia and the United States. Meir has presented recitals at the Bösendorfer Saal, Vienna; Bauman Auditorium, Oregon; Murphy Hall, Popper Theater and Nixon Library in Los Angeles; Dixon Hall, New Orleans; Wise Auditorium, Jerusalem; Bates Recital Hall, Austin; Katzin Hall and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Arizona, and at the Toujours Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria.

An associate professor of piano at the Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute, Meir maintains a busy teaching schedule in addition to his international concert career. Meir toured China’s main music schools a number of times, including the Shanghai Conservatory, the Sichuan Conservatory, and Wenzhou University where he was awarded a guest professorship. He has also taught at Seoul National University, Yonsei, Kookmin, Hanyang, Sunhwa, Kyoungbook and Seoul Arts High School in South Korea. Meir has also given master classes at the Music Academy in Vienna, the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, The Buchman-Mehta Music Academy at Tel Aviv University, the Manhattan School of Music, and various conservatories and universities and music festivals in the United States, Asia and Europe.

A native of Israel, Meir is a summa cum laude graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University, where he earned his master’s degree in piano performance. He holds the Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music in London and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from ASU. His teachers include Walter Aufhauser, Michael Boguslavsky, Rachel Popilski Gordon, Robert Hamilton, Pnina Salzman, and Irina Zaritskaya. Meir’s distinctions include the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Awards, the British Council Fellowship, the ASU concerto competition, and the first place at the Klatzkin Competition for Contemporary Piano Music.

At Arizona State University, Meir maintains a class of outstanding pianists from all over the world. His students were awarded top prizes in various competitions, including top prizes at MTNA Competition (most recently the 2nd place national winner of the 2021 collegiate piano division) , the Schmindbauer International Competition, the North International Music Competition, Yamaha USASU International Competition, Carmel Clavier International Competition, New York Young Concert Artist International Competition, Washington International Piano Artists Competition, Putra International Competition, Radda Rise International Competition, winners at the ASU Concert of Soloists Concerto Competition, and many others. Meir also frequently adjudicates in many international competitions including the Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial in Serbia, Los Angeles Young Musicians International Competition, the Russian Music Competition in Vancouver, Psanter Letamid National Piano Competition in Israel, Shanghai’s China National Competition, and others. Meir previously taught at Music Fest Perugia summer festival, and he is currently on the piano faculty of the Semper Music (Schlern) International Festival in the Italian Alps and the White Nights International Piano Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

 

Baruch Meir is the Founder, President, Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition. www.pianocompetition.asu.edu

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Stephen Siek

Stephen Siek, Professor Emeritus at Wittenberg University,  has concertized extensively throughout North America and the UK, and is the author of England's Piano Sage: The Life and Teachings of Tobias Matthay, as well and the highly acclaimed Dictionary for the Modern Pianist.

 

A contributor to the Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, his scholarly writings on historic pianism have appeared in journals such as the Piano Quarterly, International Piano, and the Piano Journal of the European Piano Teachers' Association. He has also annotated over a dozen major collections of recordings by artists such as Dame Myra Hess, Wilhelm Kempff, Dame Moura Lympany, Cyril Smith, and Ruth Slenczynska for various labels, including APR, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Hyperion, and Marston. In addition, his own recording of The Philadelphia Sonatas by American Federalist composer Alexander Reinagle has been highly praised.

 

A Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, he has given nearly a dozen Zoom courses at ASU on topics ranging from “The Great Women Pianists” to “The Golden Age of Film Music.”

 

He holds the B. Mus. and the M. Mus. degrees from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. In May of 2019, he was named an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk

Dr. Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk, a NCTM certified teacher, performer, author, editor, and lecturer, works as an adjunct faculty at the MCC School of Music in Mesa, Arizona, where she teaches private piano, piano pedagogy, group piano, and literature.

 

Radmila earned a DMA degree under Dr. Caio Pagano at Arizona State University in 2004 and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Her work was published by VDM Verlag (Germany), Toccata Classics (London), FJH (USA), and  Schott Publishing Company (Germany). Radmila has worked with many piano teachers of Russian, Italian, and French piano schools. She also spent three months in Moscow under the tutelage of E.Y. Liberman.

 

Radmila has performed solo, with orchestras, and with a variety of soloists and choirs in Serbia, Macedonia, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United States. Her recordings have been played on radio and television. Radmila regularly adjudicates piano competitions, national exams, and festivals and has presented at conferences and workshops on different topics.

 

She has been a board member of her local and state music associations for many years and is currently serving as a President of the EVMTA association.  Radmila was awarded the ASMTA Honor Teacher Award in 2018. She resides in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband and two children.