Member of the jury 2021
Nation : Finland
|Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist is professor and Head of the Piano Department at the Ingesund college of Music at Karlstad University. She is Blüthner Artist and Genuin Records Artist in Germany. She is first prize winner in Nordic Piano Competition in 2004 and has received prices and awards in the Finnish Culture Foundation in Finland, Anders Wall foundation in Sweden and Sonning Scholarship award in Denmark among others.
Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist is chosen one of the 20 most influential musical personalities of Sweden in the classical magazine OPUS in 2014.
In a past few academic years Prof. Jula Mustonen-Dahlkvist was giving master courses in Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Denmark Odense Music Academy, Ireland Royal Academy in Dublin, Sibelius Academy, Brussels Conservatory, Musikhochschule in Köln and KIPA International Piano Academy in South Korea among many others.
Her students are top prize winners in WFIMC level competitions such as: G. Bachauer International Piano Competition in US, Tbilisi International Piano Competition in Georgia, Dublin International Piano Competition in Ireland, J. Mottram International Piano Competition in England, Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy among others.
Julia is a concert pianist with diverse background. Born in a Finnish-Russian family in Sibiria, she started to play the piano at the age of three under the guidance of her mother, Lidia Mustonen. She has studied several years in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, Royal Academy in Dublin as well as Stockholm College of Music and Marshall Academy in Barcelona. Important teachers has being for her: Vitali Berzon, Erik T. Tawaststjerna, John O’Conor, Dominique Merlet and Alicia de Larrocha.
Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist is the Artistic Director of Gafsfjordens Music Festival, president of a Ingesund Piano Foundation and Artistic Director of the Nordic Piano Competition and Nordic Junior Piano Competition.