Meet the Jury

Denise Lutgens (The Netherlands)Pianist, Teacher at Globe\MCO and Holland International Piano School

Denise Lutgens Denise Lutgens was born inThe Netherlands. From an early age it was clear that her passion was music and her love for the piano started at auctions where she went with her father as a toddler and preschooler. She started her piano lessons with Marianne Maessen at the music school in Venlo. It soon became apparent that she was making great progress and at the age of 8 she was admitted to the Young Talent Class of the conservatory in Amsterdam. In 2000 she continued her young talent training with Ton Demmers at the Conservatory in Tilburg. In 2002 she continued her piano studies at the Anton Rubinstein Akademie with Alla Blatow. Here she became acquainted with Prof. Vladimir Krainev who immediately invited Denise to continue her studies with him in Hanover at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater. She studied here from 2002 - 2008. In June 2008, Denise passed her grammar school exams at the St. Willibrord Gymnasium in Deurne and then continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in London. Denise was the first Dutch pianist to be admitted to this prestigious training. In 2009 she obtained her Propedeuse of Music at the Royal College of Music. She continued then her studies in The Hague, where she also graduated with Prof. Naum Grubert at the Royal Conservatoire. During her studies, her love for teaching became apparent. During her 1st year in London she started giving general music group lessons to young children and lessons to beginning children. In 2015 she also organized an International Piano Competition for 83 international young talents in The Hague. Denise herself also participated in a number of competitions at a young age, which resulted in a first prize in the Steinway Competition Netherlands, Rotary Competition, Alexander Scriabin Competition Paris and DTKV Wettebewerb, Germany.
In 2009 Denise opened Holland International Piano School together with collegue pianist Dani Luca, which is still running succesfully in The Hague. Since 2018 she is also a teacher at Globe CKC located in Music Centre for the Broadcast Hilversum, The Netherlands.
In the past few years her students won multiple prizes in competitions amongst 1st prizes at Orbetello Piano Competition, Golden Piano Talents, Danubia Talents, Memorijal Jurica Murai, Monegrarte International Piano Competition, Steinway competition and many more. Her students were intived to play on numeral prestigious opportunities amongst Festival Classique in The Hague, a meet / tv appearence with prime minister Mark Rutten, several tv and news papers publications (Telegraaf, Ivo Niehe, Gooi en Eembode, etc).
Now another fuction is added and she is artistic Director for Globe International Piano Competition in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Giuliano Adorno (Italy)Pianist, Pedagogue, Founder and Artistic Director at Orbetello Piano Festival and Competition

Giuliano Adorno Giuliano Adorno, who graduated in piano under the guidance of Maestro Antonio Di Cristofano, specialized in Paris at the Ecole Normale "A. Cortot ”. He has obtained prizes and awards in over 30 national and international piano competitions in Italy and Europe.
He has held concerts for Italian and foreign institutions and played at the Salle Cortot in Paris; Fundacion Manuel da Mota Oporto; Concert Noble and Maison du commune de Anderlecht, Brussels; Sala de Plenos, "Manuel de Falla" Auditorium, Alhambra Castle, Granada; Association of Ars et Musica, Valencia; Parador de Xàbia, Alicante; Volkshochschule Reutlingen, Stuttgart; Sinkt Andraa Kirke, Salzburg; Dante Alighieri Society, Bern; Piano Festival of Grosseto, Theater of Cesenatico, Mendelssohn Festival (LE), Church of the Ss. Apostoli, Sala Baldini, Domus Talenti, Rome, Sala Monteverdi Cremona, Festival Echos Alessandria, Auditorium of the conservatory of Cagliari, European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona etc.
His latest appearances include a tour in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Chiba) with a program on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Italy / Japan diplomatic relations and a concert at the Lazienki Park in Warsaw for the Chopin Society.
He has been a student of Antonio Di Cristofano, Paolo Bordoni, Leonel Morales and Nelson Delle-Vigne. His repertoire includes numerous authors, works for piano, chamber music and concertos for piano and orchestra. He performed Mozart's K246 Concerto with the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, G. Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blu as a soloist with the TBSK Orchestra Tokyo and with the Italian State Police Band directed by M. Maurizio Billi, and performed as soloist with the Orchestra Città di Grosseto the Rachmaninov concert op.18 and the concertos op. 15 and op. 58 by Beethoven, in addition to the Concerto n. 1 by Franz Liszt.
He is regularly invited to be a jury member and a masterclass teacher at different venues. He recently performed Camille Saint-Saens' Concerto No. 2 with the Sanremo Symphony. He is currently a piano teacher and his teaching positions have included the "F. Torrefranca” Conservatory in Vibo Valenti – Italy and “G. F. Ghedini” Conservatory of Cuneo, Italy.
Since 2012 he has been the artistic director of Orbetello Piano Festival and since 2017 he has been the founder and artistic director of Orbetello International Piano Competition.

Nicolas Bringuier (France)

Nicolas Bringuier The acclaim accorded to the pianist Nicolas Bringuier by audiences and critic alike confirms his status as one of France's most exciting young artists. In the last few seasons, he has played in such major concert halls across Europe and Asia, like the Wiener Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Auditorio of Madrid and the Seoul Arts Center.
Born in Nice in 1980, Nicolas Bringuier entered at the age of 13 the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris in the class of Bruno Rigutto and already at the age of 16, he was awarded the First Price of Piano. After 2 years of post-graduate studies in Paris, he joined the class of Klaus Hellwig at the University of the Arts in Berlin, where he graduated in 2009 with the highest distinctions. He has also completed his musical formation by attending master-classes with D. Bashkirov, O. Maisenberg, D. Merlet, J-C. Pennetier, J.Perry,V. Viardo.
After his successes in renowned international music contests, most notably the 2nd Prize of the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau , Nicolas Bringuier has performed numerous concerts across Europe and has played as a soloist in major concert halls such as the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Palais Garnier in Monte-Carlo, the Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse.
He has been invited in prestigious festivals such as the Festival Radio-France in Montpellier, the Printemps des Arts in Monte-Carlo, the Colmar festival, the European Classic Festival Ruhr, the Chopin Nights in Nohant, the Schwetzingen and the Mosel Festwochen, the Szeged Chamber Mucic Festival, the Piano Nights in Chisinau.
Nicolas Bringuier has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Orchestre Philharmonique du Capitole de Toulouse, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Zwickau-Plauen Philharmonic, the Nice Philharmonic, the Orchestre Lyrique d'Avignon, the Orchestre Régional de Cannes, the Wuhan Philharmonic, the International Players of Busan, with conductors such as Philippe Bender, Yoav Talmi, Philippe Bernold, Fréderic Lodéon, James Liu, Yoel Gamzou, Nanse Gum and on a regular basis under the baton of his brother Lionel Bringuier.
Passionated of chamber music, he has formed since 2003 a piano duo with the ukrainian pianist Olga Monakh, the Duo Siloti. In 2017 they made a highly succesfull tour in China and were immediately reinvited for 2019.
Together they are artistic directors of Les Rencontres Musicales du Negresco, a chamber music festival held each year in Nice, as well as of the Samson Francois International Competition in Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Furthermore he has been playing with such artists as Andrej Bielow, Nicolas Dautricourt, Gary Hoffman, Esther Hoppe, Raphael Oleg, Regis Pasquier, Jeroen Reuling, Francois Salque, Diana Tishchenko, István Várdai, Alexander Zemtsov and the Prazak Quartet.
Nicolas Bringuier is a laureate of many foundations such as the Yvonne Lefebure, the Banques Populaires, the Cziffra foundations and the Declic promotional programm of Cultures France, which is sponsoring outstanding young french artists.
His recordings for Audite has obtained a great international press acclaim, the Schumann SACD published in 2007 was named one of the Recording of the year by the Fanfare magazine in America, and by the Bavarian Radio in Germany. His last Bartók recording has been also unanimously praised by the critics.

Marija Maksimova (Macedonia)

Marija Maksimova Marija Maksimova is a pianist and internationally recognized piano & chamber music pedagogue who has received more than 370 international and national awards with her students. Half of them are first prizes, special awards and Laureates.
Gratuated pianist on the National Music University in Skopje, with a Post graduating studies in Piano Pedagogy. Currently works in State Music Educational Centre "Sergej Mihajlov" in Macedonia.
She is the winner of the "Best pedagogue" award, given by the Association of music-balet pedagogues in Macedonia.
Since 2019 Maksimova is the holder of the title: "Best teacher in Ex - Yugoslavia" from the Association "ANN_EX_YU", formed by the educational leaders in the region, given in Belgrade, Serbia.
In 2015 she received the biggest Award "St. Nicholas" for exceptional professional achievement, given from the Municipality.
Also, she has the Award "Oscar of the East" from Association of Journalists of the East for Piano pedagogy, 2018.
She is the winner of the Award "8th November", an award of the Municipality of Stip and Mayor for an achievement in the education and art as a pedagogue and an artist.
Since 2021, Maksimova is a part of the executive team of International Music Youth competitions in Atlanta, USA as a global outreach ambassador.
During her pedagogical work, Maksimova is awarded with a Diploma for Honors in Italy, Honorable Teacher Diploma in Belgium 2020, Diploma of Excellence in Spain, than many Extraordinary teachers diplomas and recognitions in USA, Russia, Canada, Spain, Italy, France, Ukraine, Georgia, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia&Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia like certificates for excellent pedagogical results on music competitions, diplomas for progress and development in music field, contribution to the discovery and development of young talents, certificates for attending seminars by eminent pianists, participation in the creation of the piano teaching program of the Ministry of Education in Macedonia, participation in professional lectures organized by EPTA, participation in the training for new interactive teaching methodologies and e-Learning.
Her students regularly perform on many concerts, festivals, international competitions.
She was a mentor of lectures for new teaching methods, organized by USAID and Macedonian Ministry of education.
Marija Maksimova was a member of Jury panels on International and State competitions such as: Golden Piano Talents 2021, Franz Liszt 2022 (Spain, Orbetello (Italy), Giovani Musicisti - Treviso (Italy), Monegros88keys - Sarinena, Spain, "Golden Keys" 2019, International Youth Music competition – Atlanta, USA, "Rocky Mountains" - Toronto (Canada), Four Notes Piano competition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Rachmaninoff – Bosnia & Hercegovina, National competition (EMCY), "Davorin Jenko" in Belgrade (Serbia), "Fantast"- Becej-Serbia, "Mihailo Vukdragovic" - Sabac (Serbia), "Uljus"-Smederevo,"Slobomir" – Bjelina (Bosnia& Hercegovina), "Petar Stojanovic" – Ub (Serbia) "Vladimir Djordjevich" – Jagodina (Serbia), "Sergej Mihajlov" – Stip, Macedonia, "Musical Lace" – Slovenia, Mozart – Online music competition etc, National competition for young musicians in Macedonia,"Ivan Rijavec" - Slovenia and many more.
Currently, she is an artistic director of Golden Piano Talents competition&festival.