Judges

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Spring Competition 2022

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Professor Dr. Sun Yong Hwang, USA

Judge of Spring Competition 2022

Affiliation: Piano Faculty and Lecturer of Music at University of Hawaii at Menoa, Honolulu, HI; former President of Piano Pedagogy at World Piano Teachers Assosiation; Adjudicator of national and international music competitions

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Professor Chenjun Fan, China

Judge of Spring Competition 2022

Affiliation: Concert Violinist, Violin Faculty of String and Brass Instruments Department at Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, China; performed with Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Giessener Philharmoniker, Shanxi Symphony Orchestra; invited musician at Grave music festival in France and Frankische Musiktage in Germany; recipient of DAAD Prize from German government

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Anthony Thompson, Canada

Judge of Spring Competition 2022

Affiliation: Concert Clarinetist and Pedagogue; Artist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Concert Orchestra; founding member of the Blythwood Winds woodwind quintet, Toronto, Canada

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Honey Rouhani, United Kingdom

Judge of Spring Competition 2022

Affiliation: Soprano and Opera Singer; Founder and Director of a music education and performance company Miele Canto, London, United Kingdom

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Winter Competition 2022

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Anastasiya Bazhenova, Norway

Judge of Winter Competition 2022

Affiliation: Concert Pianist and Organist, Larvik, Norway

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Professor Dr. Laura Lennis, Colombia

Judge of Winter Competition 2022

Affiliation: Pianist and Pedagogue; Fulbright Scholar; Professor of Piano Studies at EAFIT University, Medellín, Colombia

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Gabriel Meza, USA

Judge of Winter Competition 2022

Affiliation: Violin faculty at Opus Ithaca School of Music; Violinist at Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and York Symphony Orchestra, Ithaca, USA

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Olga Vasilyeva, Russia

Judge of Winter Competition 2022

Affiliation: Soloist and Actress of Musical Theatre Zazerkalie, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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New Year Competition Season 2021

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Dr. Catalin Iacob, USA

Judge of 2021 New Year Competition Season

Affiliation: Piano Faculty at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Professor Sergei Skorobogatov, Russia

Judge of 2021 New Year Competition Season

Affiliation: Head of Woodwind and Brass Department at Voronezh Musical College; Professor of Trombone at Voronezh State Academy of Arts; Artist of Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Voronezh, Russia

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Valentina Ignatova, Russia

Judge of 2021 New Year Competition Season

Affiliation: Concert Violinist and Pedagogue; Artist of the Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theatre, Violin devision; Artist of Voronezh Symphony Youth Orchestra, Voronezh, Russia

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Professor Dr. Laura Lennis, Colombia

Judge of 2021 New Year Competition Season

Affiliation: Concert Pianist and Pedagogue; Fulbright Scholar; Professor of Piano Studies at EAFIT University, Medellín, Colombia

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Alexandra Zaryankina, Russia

Judge of 2021 New Year Competition Season

Affiliation: Soloist of the Saint Petersburg Chamber Theater of Classical Operetta, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Fall Competition Season 2021

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Professor Maria Rybina, Russia

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Professor of Piano and Organ Studies at State Music and Pedagogical Institute named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov, Moscow, Russia

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Dr. Lubov Laura De Valois, USA

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Pianist and Distinguished Pedagogue; Founder of Piano Studio for gifted children; member of Music Teachers National Assosiation and Teachers of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Professor Giuseppe Devastato, Spain

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Professor of Piano, Composition, and Chamber Music at Madrid Academy of Musical Arts, Spain, and Accademia Musicale Europea in Naples, Italy; Official Krause Piano Artist and President of World Piano Teachers Association, Spain

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Dr. Roman Placzek, USA/Czech Republic

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Cello Faculty at Opus Ithaca School of Music; Concert Artist and Cellist at Nezhdanova-Placzek Duo, Ithaca, USA

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Dr. Rachel Mazzucco, USA

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Harp Studies and Music Theory Faculty at Texas Tech University School of Music; President of the West Texas Harp Society, Lubbock, TX, USA

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Laura Chambers, Canada

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Concert Flautist and Pedagogue; Principal Flute at London Symphonia, Toronto Canada

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Elena Starkova, Russia

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Soloist of Voronezh Philharmonic Orchestra, Voronezh, Russia