Members of the Jury 2019


 Dora Schwarzberg (Austria)

studied music at the Stoliarsky School and the Moscow Conservatory. She has performed with the most prestigious orchestras in the world, such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. She is a professor at the Vienna Academy of Music and has trained countless violinists who have won international awards. She gives master classes around the world, especially in the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Conservatory of Music in Shanghai (where she is an honorary professor).

  George Tudorache (Romania)

disciple of Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Svetlin Roussev at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, he is concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège and teaches violin at the IMEP. He is guest concertmaster of the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras, and collaborates in many orchestras in Europe. He is the winner of several competitions and participated in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Competition. His semifinal performance was highly appreciated by the international press and the public. He is also a passionate interpreter of chamber music in the Eliade trio with pianist Claudia Bara and cellist Johann Bohorquez. 

  Shirly Laub (Belgium)

studied in Brussels in the class of Clemens Quatacker and then in Utrecht with Wiktor Liberman and Philippe Hirshhorn. As the Violin soloist at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London between 1998 and 2005, she is regularly invited as concertmeister at the BBC and in numerous Belgian, French, Dutch, Spanish and Korean orchestras. Alongside her work as a soloist and chamber musician (she is also the first violinist in he Oxalys ensemble), she is a violin teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels.

  Muhammedjan Turdiev (Turkey)

studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Professor Igor Bezrodny. He founded the quartet of the State as well as the orchestra of soloists of Uzbekistan. He gives numerous concerts, all over the world including the United States and Europe. Currently he teaches in Ankara in Turkey. He has trained many students who have won international prizes and who have become professors in Europe and the United States. Among his students are Alexei Moshkov, concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Belgium.


  Tetiana Le Menestrel (Zolozova) (France) 

studied at the National Academy of Music in Kiev (violin, musicology). She holds two doctorates and is a graduate of the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne. She is Professor Emeritus of the National Academy of Music of Kiev and of the International Conservatory of Paris and Cultural Attaché of Ukraine to UNESCO. Many of her students are winners of international competitions. She is the author of two works devoted to contemporary French music.



 Roman Fedchuk (Czech Republic) 

was born in Ukraine. He studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Prof. Z. Shihmurzaieva. He has won numerous prizes in various international competitions, such as the Kocián International Music Competition as well as the "Vianna da Motta" competition in Lisbon or the Gernbach International Music Competition. He is a professor at the Conservatory of Pilsen and performs all over the world, both as a soloist and as a conductor. 

 Igor Tkatchouk (Belgium) - President of the Jury

studied at the Kiev Conservatory with Professors E. Bouchinskaya and A. Gorokhov. He was appointed as professor at the Conservatory of Kiev and pursued a career as a soloist and chamber musician and took part in prestigious international competitions (Paganini, Wieniawski). Currently professor at IMEP in Namur, he distinguishes himself above all for the training of young students, winners of numerous prizes in international competitions. He was awarded the Diplôme d'Honneur for the preparation of the winners of the "Remember Enescu" competition in Sinaia (Romania) and the Barheinreiter prize in the Kocian (Czech Republic) competition. 








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