Jury Members

Jury

The 12th Sydney International Online Piano Competition will have seven jurors with the Artistic Director as the non-voting Chairman of the Jury. The final member of the jury will be announced here in early 2021.

Olivier Cazal

A student of the great Pierre Sancan, Olivier Cazal entered his piano studio at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris at the age of 12.
Mark Coughlan

Mark Coughlan is a pianist, musical director, educator and businessman, and was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Olga Kern

Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great artists.  With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike.
Vladimir Tropp

Vladimir Tropp was born in Moscow in 1939. He studied at the celebrated Gnessins Music School from an early age. His teachers were the distinguished Russian pedagogues, Moisey Feigin and Teodor Gutman, both pupils of Heinrich Neuhaus.
Seta Tanyel

Acclaimed as much for her distinguished performances of the standard repertoire as for her consistent championing of the works of lesser- known composers, Seta Tanyel’s artistry and virtuosity have excited much attention from audiences around the world.
Mira Yevtich

Born in Belgrade, Mira Yevtich began playing piano when she was only three years old. In 1980, she was awarded a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, studying under Professor Stanislav Neihaus, as well as a Doctorate from the Gnessin Academy of Music studying under Professor Boris Berlin.