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Wolfgang Manz working

Wolfgang Manz working

Wolfgang Manz, curriculum pedagogical

1960 born near Düsseldorf, grown up in Solingen
1986 graduation at the University of Music Hanover as pianist – soloist and pedagogue, all diplomas
1994 – 1998 position as temporary professor at the University of Music Karlsruhe
2000 one term guest professor at Ferris University in Yokohama/Japan
2000 appointment as ordinary professor for piano at the University of Music Nuremberg-Augsburg
from 2008 professor for piano at the University of Music Nuremberg

Functions and Activities

since 2000 head of the piano section at the University of Music Nuremberg
2001-2005 vice director of the Nuremberg section of the University of Music
since 2005 member of the University Senate
since 2008 member of the University Advisory Board
since 2001 member of the LIONS-Club Nurernberg
since 2005 Organizer of the LIONS – Music Competition for the North Bavarian district
since 2000 Artistic director of a “Friday nights piano concert series” in Trier / Germany
2010 elected vice president of the German Mozart Society Augsburg
03/ 2012 elected president of the “Mozartverein 1829 Nurernberg”

International Masterclasses

1986 – 1999 annual summer masterclasses for piano at the University Trier including special seminars about specific pianistical topics
1990 foundation of a private Institute for piano workshops “Gradus ad Parnassum” together with pianist and wife Julia Goldstein
1997 – 2000 summer master class piano and chamber music in Austria (Hartberg)
1998 – 2005 annual piano master classes at a private school in Seoul / South Corea
2008 – 2012 masterclasses at “Haus Marteau” (Oberfranken) and at the “Kennedyhaus” in Darmstadt / Germany
02/ 2011 masterclass and concert at Seoul National University
11/ 2011 masterclass and “visiting professor” at the Leeds College of Music / GB

Student´s prizes and awards

1997 – 1999 pupils win prizes at national competitions (Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau,1st prize) and 1st and 2nd prizes at the National Youth Competition “Jugend musiziert”
1994 -1998 Students win prizes at the following international piano competitions: Luis Sigall / Chile, 1st prize Jung Eun Kim and José Iturbi / Spain, 3rd prize
since 2003 Students win prizes in Epinal / France (1st prize Sunghoon Kim), Pescara/Italy (3rd prize Takako Ono), Iturbi / Spain (2nd prize Soyeon Kim) , Hongkong (3rd prize Sunghoon Kim), Tomassoni Cologne (1st prize Jin Sang Lee) , Valmontone / Italy (3rd prize piano duet Katja and Ines Lunkenheimer) , Foggia / Italy (1st prize Tomoko Okawa), Leeds (5th prize Sunghoon Kim ), Puglia / Italy (1st prize Maxim Kulabukhow)
2008 Jung Eun Kim is appointed professor at the EWHA University in Seoul/Corea
2009 Jin Sang Lee wins the Geza Anda Competition in Zurich (1st prize)
2010 Maxim Kulabukhov wins 3rd prize at the Ibiza International Piano Competition and Konstantin Semilakovs 1st prize at the “Citta di Porto” International Piano Competition / Portugal
2011 former student Alexander Schimpf wins 1st prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition / USA