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Concert pianist, recording artist, academic professor
Jura Margulis is a third generation pianist and pedagogue; born in Russia, raised in Germany, American by choice, European at heart. He divides his time between an endowed professorship at the J.W. Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences in Fayetteville, USA, and traveling as a performer, master teacher, and lecturer. Internationally acclaimed as a multifaceted concert and recording artist, Margulis is praised for his “absolute authority”, “controlled obsession” (Fono Forum), “impulsive and contemplative aesthetics” (FAZ), and “effortless spontaneity” (Washington Post). Margulis has recorded numerous CDs covering a wide spectrum of repertoire from Bach to Berg; over 50 titles from his CDs can be found on iTunes. Margulis is the artistic director of the Fulbright Concerto Competition, an international piano contest in the US, and the executive director of the International Piano Academy Freiburg, a summer master class and piano festival in Germany. He is a founding member of the Margulis Family Trio with his sisters Alissa and Natalia. Margulis has two sons, Alexander and Nikolai, and enjoys in his free time superficial entertainment, jogging, reading, philosophy, poetry, nonsense, and blogging. Visit: www.JuraMargulis.com.