Kunz Summer Academy
Editia a III-a

5-17 August 2019
Sesiunea I  - 5-9 August 2019
Concert Final Sesiunea I - 9 August 2019 - ora 19
Sesiunea II - 12-16 August 2019
Concert Final Sesiunea II - 16 August 2019 - ora 19

Sala Patria, Brasov

Eduard Kunz

„Orice copil trebuie să cânte la un instrument muzical. În primul rând, pentru că este un limbaj care deschide un întreg univers, un limbaj care nu se regăsește în nicio altă literatură, imposibil de exprimat în cuvinte. Este un alt univers al emoțiilor.” Eduard Kunz, pianist


  • 1987-1994

    School of art N.3, Omsk, teacher G.Gorbunova
  • 1994-1998

    Gnessin Special School for gited children, Moscow Prof Mikhail Hohlov
  • 1998-2003

    Moscow Tchaicovsky Conservatory BMUS Prof.Andrei Diev
  • 2003-2005

    Moscow Tchaicovsky Conservatory Postgraduate diploma
  • 2003-2005

    Royal Northern College of Music Manchester / Gold Medal / Professional Performance Diploma with distinction / Postgraduate diploma with distinction Prof. Norma Fisher and late Mark Ray

Prizes and Awards

  • 1991 New Names Foundation Prize
  • 1992 Omsk Gouvernment Scholarship
  • 1997 Spiakov Foundation Awards
  • 2002 'Richter' Award, Rastropovich Foundation
  • 2004 Erik Chisholm Memorial Prize
  • 2004 RNCM Gold Medal
  • 2004 Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal
  • 2004 Dame Myra Hess Award
  • 2005 Yamaha Music Foundation Award
  • 2005 Hattori Foundation Award
  • 2006 MIFCO Award
  • 2007 Verbier Festival laureate


  • 2000 Russia III Sabitov International Piano Competition 1st prize
  • 2001 Ukraine IV Horowitz International Piano Competition 3rd prize
  • 2002 Republic of Macedonia III Bitola International Music Competition 1st prize
  • 2002 Netherlands II Enschede International Piano Competition 1st prize
  • 2002 Greece Grand Konzerteum International Piano Competition 1st prize
  • 2005 United Kingdom Dudley International piano Competition 1st prize
  • 2005 United Kingdom Bromsgove International musicians Competition 2nd prize
  • 2005 United Kingdom Manchester Piano Award 1st prize
  • 2007 Romania XVIII George Enescu International Competition 1st Grand Prix
  • 2007 Italy XIII Città di Sulmona International Piano Competition 1st prize
  • 2007 Italy VIII Vietri sul Mare International Piano Competition 2nd prize
  • 2007 Andorra VIII Premi Principat d'Andorra 1st prize
  • 2008 Italy Pinerolo International Piano Competition 1st prize
  • 2009 United States Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Jury Discretionary Award
  • 2009 Italy San Nicola di Bari International Piano Competition Winner
  • 2009 Spain XVII Frechilla-Zuloaga Piano Award 1st prize
  • 2010 United States 22nd New Orleans International Piano Competition 1st prize
  • 2010 Poland 8th Paderewski International Piano Competition 1st prize

Despre masterclass

In order to improve your onstage performances, you must play onstage.

Your progression as a performer can be severely hindered by a lack of regular opportunities to play onstage. This is a common problem among student pianists and those at the outset of their career.

My summer academy in Brasov, Romania is a wonderful opportunity to develop your ability to communicate with your audience and grow as a performer.

Each student will spend several hours working with me in a concert hall which seats 330, on a top-class concert piano.

As well as exploring the repertoire you choose to bring with you, we will work together on technique, without which a secure performance is impossible. We will also focus on sound control, pedalling and overall stage presence. Finally, I will teach you how to practise mindfully and effectively, so that you are able to apply the knowledge you receive to your future practice.

I am passionate about improving the opportunities of those who dedicate themselves to becoming a pianist and have now led more than 100 public masterclasses around the world. My experience means that I am able to quickly spot the areas where most improvement is needed, then focus on these for a bespoke class which produces results .

You are cordially invited to join me in the beautiful city of Brasov for the 3rd Kunz Summer Academy. 5 - 11 August 2019.

Eduard Kunz is an international concert pianist based in Bucharest.

Winner of 14 International Piano Competitions including George Enescu

Moscow Philharmonic Artist, Russia

Pro-Arte Artist, Japan

Yamaha Artist, World

Former BBC Artist ,UK

Professor-Docent of the Josip Strossmayer University, Croatia

Participanti editia a III-a KSA

Sesiunea I (5-09.08)

Pitu Vladimir (Botosani)
Mihnea Berila (Bacau)
Mihai Iacob (Petrosani)
Adrian Top (Tecuci / Viena)

Carla Ungureanu (Bucuresti)
Gheorghe Gonta (Chișinău / Detmold)
Irina Minculescu (București)
Sabina Suciu (Bucuresti)


Sesiunea II (12-16.08)

Teodor Badita (Bucuresti)
David Kende (Cluj)
Konczei Eszter (Cluj)
Nicolae Constantinescu (București)

Mihai Piroi (Timișoara)

Radu Torok (Petrila)
Irina Arnautu (Bucuresti)
Matei Labunt (București)


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