Members of the Jury 2018

 

 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).

   Philippe Koch (Belgium)  

1st Konzertmeister at the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, professor at the Royal Conservatory of Liège, he is from the great Belgian School of Violin, thanks to the family transmission and to the Master A. Grumiaux of which he was the disciple for more than 5 years . He leads an international career as a soloist and chamber musician (Trio Grumiaux, Trio Koch, Quatuor Louvigny). His discography includes more than 35 often award-winning CDs (Diapason d'Or). He has twice been jury at the Queen Elisabeth Competition. His repertoire has more than 30 concerti he has played accompanied by renowned Masters such as P. Järvi, E. Krivine, Y. Ahronovich, A. Dmitriev.         

 Yossif Ivanov (Belgique) 

1st Prize at the International Music Competition of Montreal at the age of 16, as well as the 2nd Prize and Audience Award at the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2 years later, Yossif Ivanov quickly established himself on the international stage and played accompanied by numerous international orchestras, under the direction of renowned conductors like Neëme Järvi, Marin Alsop, Vladimir Jurowski, Ono Kazushi, Jaap Van Zweden, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. With his brother Philippe he forms a duet that occurs worldwide. Formed by Zakhar Bron, Igor & Valery Oistrakh, and Augustin Dumay, Yossif Ivanov is teaching violin at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel since 2008.

 
  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. 

  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.

 

 

  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.

 

 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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