2013 IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition Judges
Panayis Lyras is professor of piano and artist in residence at the Michigan State University College of Music.
A native of Greece, Lyras attended the Athens Conservatory at age 6, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School. Winner of the Silver Medal in the 1981 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Lyras has been seen and heard by millions of television viewers on PBS and the Arts and Entertainment Network. Read More.
"An artist who can tame formidable technical beasts and bring colorful delineation to a multiplicity of moods and textures." --Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone
"Expressive and dexterous flair" --Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times
Laura Melton, professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Bowling Green State University, has won competitions and awards including the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin Read More.
“Pagano is such a fine performer that any opportunity to hear him should be seized.” --Joseph McLellan, Washington Post
Caio Pagano is an internationally renowned concert pianist, teacher and scholar. He has been a distinguished professor of piano at Arizona State University since 1986, having earned the honor of Regents' Professor of Piano at this institution. Read More.
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne is a Carnegie Community Engaged University that awards Indiana University bachelor’s degrees in music. It is located on the northeast side of Fort Wayne. The piano competition and camp will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center on the north end of campus. Built in 2007, the IPFW John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center was designed to serve the university and community; it provides an ideal learning environment, as well as excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls.
The competition will be held in Rhinehart Recital Hall, an acoustically superb performance space. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms with grand pianos.
The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition is under the direction of Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at IPFW. Questions regarding the program should be directed to him at 260-481-6723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.