JAN EKIER - POLAND - CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY
Pianist, composer, professor at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. Prize-winner at the 3rd International Chopin Piano Competition in 1937. He was jury member at the 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Chopin Competitions (chairman at the two last of them), as well as at international competitions in Bolzano, Forth Worth, Geneva, Leipzig, Munich, Paris, Prague, Terni, Tel-Aviv and Tokio. He gave concers in most European countries, in South America and Japan. Has been holding master classes in Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Brazil, Japan and China. He made many Chopin recordings. And he is editor in chief of "The National Edition of Fryderyk Chopin's Works".