Competition Jury

Barry Douglas – Ireland, France

Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule. Barry regularly plays in recitals throughout the world, he has previously given concerts with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Staatskapelle, Hallé Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de France, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Barry Douglas received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year’s Honours List for services to music. Barry is an exclusive Chandos recording artist. He recently completed recording the full works for solo piano of Brahms, and he is also exploring Irish folk music through his own arrangements.