Judges

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Summer Competition 2022

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Yuri Yevchuk, Canada

Judge of Summer Competition 2022

Affiliation: Former Soloist (Bass) at the Mariinsky Theatre; recepient of multiple Grand Prix and First Place awards worldwide; toured to France, Poland, Switzerland, Finland, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Estonia and China; Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes Cherevik (Sorochintsy Fair), Bomelius (The Maid of Pskov), Cardinal Lorenzo Montanelli (The Gadfly in concert), Bass (Orango), Frol Baev (Into the Storm in concert), Maestro Spinelloccio (Gianni Schicchi), Cockneys, Professor Higgins’ Butler (My Fair Lady), Second Philistine (Samson et Dalila). Other repertoire includes Varlaam, Pimen (Boris Godunov), Old Gypsy (Aleko), Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Chub (Christmas Eve), the Viking Merchant (Sadko) and King René (Iolanta).

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Olga Alino, USA

Judge of Summer Competition 2022

Affiliation: Pianist, Founder and executive director of Masters Institute of Music; Best Teacher 2019 of Crescendo International Competition; Best Teacher 2015 of AADGT, New Jersey, USA

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Cao Kan, China

Judge of Summer Competition 2022

Affiliation: Trombone Faculty at the Department of Modern Instrumental Music and Percussions of Shanghai Conservatory of Music; Department of Jazz Instrumental Music of the School of Modern Music and Drama of Xinghai Conservatory of Music and Nanjing Academy of Arts, China. Collaborated with Jazz Masters such as Nils Landgren, Eric Marienthal, Chris Potter, Bob Mintzer, John Fedcock, Terrell Stanford, Gordon Goodwin, Rosario Giuliani, Gene Aitken, John Daversa and others. Appears in a large-scale music TV programs.

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Lisa Liske, USA

Judge of Summer Competition 2022

Affiliation: Concert Cellist, member of Philadelphia-based trio New River Ensemble as well as North Carolina Baroque Orchestra; Cello Faculty at Roanoke College; Founder of Community Cello Works, The Cello Camerata, and Cello Springs Festival. Appears as a guest artist at conferences, festivals, and music institutes throughout the U.S. and abroad; Her forthcoming books include her beginner cello method, The Ants Book; How To Fly Your Cello, a comprehensive collection of cello and musicianship activities to help build fluid musicianship; and a manual for meaningful musicianship, A Practical Pedagogy of Expression, North Carolina, USA

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Yu Xiaorui, China

Judge of Summer Competition 2022

Affiliation: Oboe Faculty at the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music; Former Vice President of Oboe of Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, China

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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