Seven young pianists have been selected to serve as Junior Jury at the 15th Competition: Four Israelis and Three non-Israelis, winners of the First Arthur Rubinstein International Youth Piano Competition, Beijing 2016.
Junior Jury Coordinator: Daphna Cohen Mintz
One of the leading pianists in China, Xiaohan Wang is a Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, and the Artistic Director of the First Arthur Rubinstein International Youth Piano Competition in Beijing, 2016. In the same year, he also founded the Los Angeles International Piano Master Seminar in the USA.
Wang is active as a pianist, composer and conductor. As a prizewinner of the ARD Competition in Munich, the Van Cliburn Competition (USA) and the Beethoven Competition (Bonn), he has appeared with major orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has also collaborated with famous musicians such as cellist Mischa Maisky, Jerusalem Quartet and Takács Quartet.