Judges

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Spring Competition 2022

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Nicole Agostino, Canada

Judge of Spring Competition 2022

Affiliation: Pianist and Pedagogue; Piano Faculty at the University of Toronto; Founder of Nicole Agostino Piano Studio in Toronto, Canada; Royal Conservatory of Music Certified Teacher; adjudicator of multiple international music competitions

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Professor Dr. Gregory Brookes, USA

Judge of Spring Competition 2022

Affiliation: Associate Professor of Voice at Texas Tech University, TX, USA

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Professor Dr. Meiling Jin, USA

Judge of Spring Competition 2022

Affiliation: Founder of Taichi and Piano Study; Visiting Professor at Guangxi Arts Institute, Nanning, China; Former Piano faculty at Lubbock Christian University, TX, USA

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Gabriel Meza, USA

Judge of Spring Competition 2022

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

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Winter Competition 2022

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Maestro Philip Mann, USA

Judge of Winter Competition 2022

Affiliation: Director of Orchestral Studies and Professor of Practice at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA; Guest Conductor at Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer Hall and London's Barbican Center; Founder of Arkansas's first collaborative arts festival - Acansa; Conductor for performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Busan Philharmonic, National Radio Orchestra of Romania, Voronezh Philharmonic, and major orchestras, operas, and festivals in Europe, USA, and Asia

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Professor Cristina Cavalli, Italy

Judge of Winter Competition 2022

Affiliation: Concert Pianist, Piano Professor at Musical Arts Madrid, Spain; Founder of @AdLibitum Music Project

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Professor Tianzong Hu, China

Judge of Winter Competition 2022

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Cello Faculty at Shenyang Conservatory of Music, China; Artistic Director of Shenyang New Classical Chamber Ensemble; Performing Artist and Instructor of a number of international festivals, such as Seoul Music Festival, Beijing Cello Festival, Guilin String Festival, Kunming String Festival, Busan Cello Festival, and Zhuhai String Master Classes, China

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Alexandra Zaryankina, Russia

Judge of Winter Competition 2022

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

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New Year Competition Season 2021

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Professor Yana Lisak, Russia

Judge of New Year Competition Season 2021

Affiliation: Concert Pianist; Professor of Piano Studies at Voronezh State Academy of Arts, Voronezh, Russia

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Professor Dr. Meiling Jin, USA

Judge of New Year Competition Season 2021

Affiliation: Founder of Taichi and Piano Study; Visiting Professor at Guangxi Arts Institute, Nanning, China; Former Piano faculty at Lubbock Christian University, TX, USA

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Dr. Mikhail Johnson, Jamaica

Judge of New Year Competition Season 2021

Affiliation: Composer and Pianist; Owner of a publishing label "Johno Muzik Publications", Jamaica

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Matvey Lapin, USA

Judge of New Year Competition Season 2021

Affiliation: Violin Faculty at the String Instruments Department of Chatham Hall, Chatham, VA, USA

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Olga Vasilyeva, Russia

Judge of New Year Competition Season 2021

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

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Anna Basharina, Germany

Judge of New Year Competition Season 2021

Affiliation: Principal flute at the Saint-Petersburg State Theatre of Musical Comedy, Russia; Flute Faculty at the Ariozo Music Academy, Düsseldorf, Germany

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Fall Competition Season 2021

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Professor Jekaterina Rostovtseva, Estonia

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Piano Faculty at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT), Tallinn Music High School for gifted children, and Tallinn Old Town Music School, Tallinn, Estonia

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Professor Valentina Yablonskaya, Russia

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Piano Studies at Belgorod State Institute of Arts and Culture; Artist of Belgorod State Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgorod, Russia

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Sherry Kim, USA

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Pianist and Pedagogue; Founder of Sherry Kim Piano Studio; Artistic Director of The Piano League’s Piano Star International Competition, New York, NY, USA

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Anahit Sargsyan, Armenia

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Violinist and Pedagogue; Head of the String Instruments Department at Yerevan Specialized Music School named after Alexander Spendiaryan; Former Artist of Chamber Orchestra, Yerevan, Armenia

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Luisa Mintsaeva, Russia

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Concert Harpist; Principal harp at Moscow State Symphony Orchestra; Artist of Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theatre, Moscow, Russia; Visiting harpist at Nordic Pulse Ensemble directed by Kristian Jarvi, State Opera of Tatarstan, and National Symphony Orchestra of The Republic of Bashkortostan

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Casey Granofsky, Canada

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Artist of the Toronto Concert Orchestra and the Guelph Symphony; Founder of the Niagara Flute School, ON, Canada

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Marina Burenkova, Russia

Judge of 2021 Fall Competition

Affiliation: Voice Faculty and Choral Director of the Music School named after G.V. Sviridov; Head of "Vivo", "Rassvet", and "Academic Choral Singing" choires, Balashikha, Russia