In 2001, Jan Jiracek von Arnim was appointed professor for piano at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, making him the youngest tenured professor in the history of that school. His students are regular prizewinners at international Piano Competitions. Mr. Jiracek von Arnim gives masterclasses on a regular basis, most recently at the Vienna Musikseminar, Mendelssohn Academy Leipzig and the Academy of Music in Katowice. He is a frequent juror at international piano competitions, e.g. Tchaikovsky for young musicians, London International Piano Competition, Lev Vlassenko Competition Brisbane, Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition, Paderewski International Piano Competition, Dong-A Piano Competition Seoul. Mr. Jiracek von Arnim is the Artistic Director of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna and Chairman of the Jury of that competition, which is being held every four years.
In 2012, Jan Jiracek von Arnim received an Honorary Professorship of the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.
Mr. Jiracek von Arnim also gives speeches and lectures on a regular basis, covering topics like "Frédéric Chopin as a piano pedagogue" or the development of Piano Pedagogy. He is regularly invited by the Vienna Musikverein to give lecture concerts with his students on composers such as Franz Liszt, Sergej Rachmaninoff or Frédéric Chopin.
The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Mr Jiracek von Arnim is Professor at the Institute for Piano at the Vienna Music University:
The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna – short form: mdw – is one of the most prestigious music schools in the world: It is a place where art, culture and academic studies find space to develop between tradition and innovation. As one of the world‘s largest and most well known universities in the performing arts of music, theatre and film, our task is to preserve this meaningful space while treading new paths. We seek to promote diverse forms and features of artistic work and enable our students to develop their entirely personal definition of an open concept of art.
International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna
The International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is Austria's oldest international music competition and ranks among the most renowned contests today. Founded more than 50 years ago, it is hosted by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna every four years.
“The quality of the interpretation of Beethoven‘s immortal masterpieces is a key element for the artistic reputation of musicians. This unique competition in the heart of beautiful Vienna gives young pianists a rewarding opportunity to showcase their musicianship and artistic maturity.”
Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury