Members of the Jury 2023



  George Tudorache (Romania)  - Chairman of the jury

Under the tutelage of Jean Jacques Kantorow and Svetlin Roussev, George Tudorache graduated from the Conservatoire supérieur de Paris with a First Prize. He is concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège and teaches violin at the IMEP. He is guest leader of the London Symphony Orchestras, and collaborates with many orchestras in Europe as soloist and concertmaster, like BBC, Radio France and Berline Radio orchestras. 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 plays a Tomaso Balestrieri 1770 «Ex-Grumiaux» loaned by the Arthur Grumiaux Foundation.

   Pavel Vernikov (Israel-Ukraine)

student of David Oistrach and S. Snitkowsky, Pavel Vernikov gained a reputation as virtuoso violinist more than twenty years ago. Among other prizes he won the International ARD Violin Competition in Munich and the Grand Prix at the International Violin Competition “Vittorio Gui” in Florence. He has appeared at such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and many more. For the last 30 years he has been a member of the Tchaikovsky Trio. At present he’s Professor at the Konservatorium Wien University and at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in Sion. He teaches and gives master classes around the world. He plays the beautiful Guadagnini (ex Contessa Crespi, ex Brengola), Piacenza 1747, owned by the Fondazione Pro Canale of Milan.

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France Solenne Païdassi (France)

Solenne Païdassi is the First Prize winner of the 2010 Long-Thibaud Competition. She has been awarded many prizes in France and abroad, including in the 2009 Hannover Competition, the Sion-Valais Competition, and the Gyeongnam Competition in Korea. After graduating from Geneva Conservatoire de Musique, the Royal Academy of London, and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she obtained a Künstlerische Ausbildung Diploma from the Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater. Solenne Païdassi has a very active concert career, giving recitals and concerts all over the world. She plays a Guadagnini violin of 1784, awarded by the Zilber-Vatelot Foundation in Paris. 

  Yossif Ivanov (Belgium)

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 Järvi, Alsop, Jurowski, Kazushi. With his brother Philippe he forms a duet that performs worldwide. Formed by Zakhar Bron, Igor & Valery Oistrakh, and Augustin Dumay, Yossif Ivanov is teaching violin at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel since 2008.

 Piotr Jasiurkowski (Poland) 

Born in 1987, Piotr Jasiurkowski is a Concert Violinist and a Violin teacher at the Maastricht Academy of Music (Conservatorium Maastricht). Piotr Jasiurkowski has won various prizes at the international competitions. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as: Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and has given recitals in the most famous concert halls as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam or in the Great Concert Hall of the Seoul Arts Center in Korea. Piotr Jasiurkowski plays a “Frans Mortelmans” Jean-Babtiste Vuillaume violin from 1860, which is kindly loaned by the Dutch National Instrument Foundation (Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds).







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