We are proud to announce our three Classical Judges for the 2016 CAPC.

Classical Judges




         1. CAPC – European Judge – Melanie Spanswick – from the UK –

‘I am very excited and honoured to be visiting Chicago to judge the Chicago Amateur Piano Competition in 2016. I have no doubt that it will be a rewarding experience musically, and I’m particularly looking forward to hearing a wide variety of repertoire, and also having the opportunity to work with some of the participants via master classes.’

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2.  CAPC –  USA judge from outside the state of Illinois – Konstantin Soukhovetski – Living in NYC, an alumnus of The Juilliard School where he has earned his BM, MM, and AD degrees under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. Born in Moscow to a family of artists he studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School, under the auspices of the Moscow State Conservatory, with Anatoly Ryabov.

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3. CAPC – Our Chicago judge – Adam Neiman – an esteemed member of the piano performance faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago. In addition to his rigorous performance schedule he has been teaching private lessons for more than a decade, and he has presented acclaimed masterclasses throughout the U.S., Europe, and Korea. He regularly serves on the summer chamber music faculty of the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont, and he has taught at the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea.  

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