Jury

The famous Armenian and foreign representatives of musical, musical- theatre, choreographic arts and Fine Arts will be the members of the jury for each nomination. Jury’s decision is based on the discussion and open ballot. The performance of the participant is evaluated with a10-point-system. Results of performances of each age group are drawn corresponding to the protocol of voting. The jury՛s decision is final and not subjected to revision. The specialized commission of the Contest-Festival organizing committee can award special prizes to the participants. The jury has the right to reduce or stop the competition program of the participant.

Jury members

Piano

LARISA ALEKSANYAN

ARMENIA

Docent of “Specialized piano” and “Concertmaster skills” at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory Gyumri Branch, coordinator of “Piano” nomination, concertmaster of KOHAR chamber choir.

ARMEN BABAKHANYAN

ARMENIA

Dean of Piano Department at Yerevan State Conservatory. A prize-winner at several of the world’s most prestigious International piano competitions including the Leeds, the Van Cliburn, the Guardian Dublin. He has given master classes in the USA, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Spain. A founder and Artistic Director of “Cadence” Ensemble.

ARMINE MOKATSYAN

ARMENIA

Professor of the piano department of Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory. As a solo performer and ensemble participant (with violinist G. Smbatyan) she performed concerts in USSR cities. She has had master classes in different Armenian regions.

MICHAIL VOSKRESENSKI

RUSSIA

Professor of Moscow state conservatory, the head of the department of special piano. He realizes a huge scientific methodical activity. Regulary holds master classes in Tokio university (Toho Gakuen School of Music) as an invited professor, as well as in many other musical educational institutions of the world.

WOJCIECH WALECZEK

POLAND

An internationally recognized pianist with high standards in performance, received the degrees of Doctor of Arts of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Winner of many piano competitions, Pianist was awarded by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland, by the presidents of Katowice and Gliwice as well as by many other private and public institutions.

VICTOR GOLDBERG

ISRAYEL

Co-founder and the artistic director of Key Vive Arts Foundation. He has an Honorary Diploma from the VI. Horowitz International Piano Competition. V. Goltberg has lectured, performed and given master classes in prominent music institutions such as the Vienna Conservatory, Prague Conservatory, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai.

SUREN HAKHNAZARYAN

RUSSIA

Professor of P.Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, founder of “Hakhnazaryan” piano trio, Laureate of State Prize of Republic of Armenia. With concerts has performed in more than 40 countries, has given master classes in Russia, Scotland, France, Greece, Romania. Has been awarded a Gold Medal from Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia.

ALEXANDER VASILYEV

RUSSIA

Rector of Sankt Petersburg state conservatory after Rimsky-Korsakov, docent, professor. He has developed a concert activity as a solist together with different instrumental orchestras.

Actively holds master classes of cello in Russia, as well as abroad, has been a member of jury in a number of musical contests.

MEGERDICH MIKAYELIAN

Guitar professor of Lebanese conservatory, Parsegh Ganachian music college, Antoninie University, artistic director and conductor of Parsegh Ganachian guitar ensemble, soloist of Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed in such countries of the world as Syria, Armenia, Canada, Sweden etc, has served as a member of jury in several musical competitions.

NORA AYVAZYAN

ARMENIA

Teacher of violin at Yerevan P.Tchaikovsky Middle Specialized School, methodist of Cultural Education Support Foundation, held master classes in Armenia, Artsakh and abroad. Author and co-author of numerous textbooks for music schools.

WIND INSTRUMENTS, CIVIL AND MILITARY ORCHESTRAS

IGOR FEODOROV

RUSSIA

Laureate of International competitions, clarinetist, participated in many major International festivals cooperating with renowned orchestras (conductors V.Gergiev, V.Fedoseev, Al.Lazarev, V.Spivakov) and musicians such as Ju.Bashmet, D.Matsuev, Ju.Rakhlin, Al.Gindin.


ARMEN POGHOSYAN

ARMENIA

The head of the department of Military Orchestra of RA Military forces, the head Military Conductor, RA Honored Artist, colonel.

Teaches at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, in the department of Military Conductors. He has deserved a lot of state rewards, including “The degree of Honored Artist”, Medal for “Military service” and many others.

ALEXANDER SAMARIN

RUSSIA

The head of the department of woodwind instruments of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory, a soloist in Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonia. Cooperates with many outstanding musicians, including I. Feodorov, D. Grishin, B. Alterman and others. His graduates work in different orchestras of the world.

MARIAM MKHITARYAN

ARMENIA

Associate professor at Gyumri Branch of Yerevan State conservatory. As a soloist she has performed in many prestigious festivals, author of numerous articles, professional editor of musical opuses. Many of her students are laureates of national and International contests.

ELIS SHARSHENBAYEV

KIRGIZISTAN

National artist of Kirgizistan Republic, professor at Kirgizistan National Conservatory named after Moldobasanova. He has also held the position - head of the department of “Ensemble of wind and drums instruments”.

In 2017 he has deserved the title of National artist of Kirgizistan Republic.

VLADISLAV VALS

RUSSIA

Laureate of panrussian and international contests, professor at the department of “Wooden wind instruments” in the Russian musical academy after Gnesin. He has held a number of master classes in different musical educational institutions, has performed lots of concerts in many countries.

Since 2014 he is regarded as the official artist of the company YAMAHA.

He has been deserved the Gratutude from the minister of Culture of RF for his great contribution to the musical art.

VAGHARSHAK PEPANYAN

ARMENIA

Concertmaster in the tubaists’ subgroup of the Armenian state philharmonic orchestra. Since 2000 he holds the class of tuba at Yerevan state conservatory after Komitas. A laureate of trumpeters’ first republican contest after Haykaz Mesiayan taken place in Yerevan, 2001.

ANAHIT MANVELYAN

ARMENIA

Head of Yerevan State Conservatory Gyumri Branch Performance Chair, Associate Professor, Coordinator of the “chamber ensemble” and “academic singing” nomination of the “Renaissance” contest-festival. Pianist of Gyumri State Symphony Orchestra. As an accompanist, has performed in numerous concerts with eminent soloists. Many of her students are Laureates of Republican and international contests.

GAYANE GEGHAMYAN

ARMENIA

Professor at Yerevan State Conservatory Academic Singing Department. Soloist of National Opera Theatre. Has a Golden medal of International contests. Has performed in Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Serbia, Russia, Korea.

VAHAGN HOVENTS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A soloist of “Camerata of Los Angeles”, “New Singers of Los-Angeles”, “Elite chorus and Orchestra”, “Passadena Master Chorale”, “West Hollywood New Opera”, Laureate of international contests, cooperates with famous conductors including Cliff Yang, Vincent Metzelfelt, Jeffrey Bernsteyn and others.

NATALYA KIRICHENKO

RUSSIA

RF honored artist, National artist of Adygea Republic, professor, head of the department of “Academic singing and Opera preparation” named after N.N. Kirichenko.

A member of Jury in many international contests.

He was awarded with the special Gratitude and Medal by the Russian Federation Council

ZHU GELIMENG

CHINA

Lecturer of Belarus state university of culture and art, singer. She has performed concerts in different countries of the world, also has been a Jury member of many competitions and festivals.

CHOIR

NATALIA PASKHALOVA

ARMENIA

Lecturer at YSC Gyumri Branch, Head of Students’ and “Improritm” Art School Pupils’ choirs. Has participated in several cultural projects, competitions, festivals, where her choirs have won Laureate titles.

DAVID GHAZARYAN

ARMENIA

Honored Art Culture of RA, conductor, Professor at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, president of Armenian Music Company, Movses Khorenatsi medalist, “For the service of Motherland” 2nd degree medal.

VLADIMIR KONTAREV

RUSSIA

Professor at Moscow P.Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Artistic Director and conductor of chamber Ensemble “Yaroslavia”. Has given master classes in England, Lithuania, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, etc.The choir which he heads regularly participates in many famous projects and festivals.

BORIS PERRENOUD

AUSTRIA

Rector of Viena Music Academy, Laureate of International Conductors’ Competitions, Doctor of Seoul University, Professor. Has collaborated with famous orchestras and conductors, including H.Karajan, Seiji Ozawa, L.Bernstein, etc. Is the Founder of “Perrenoud” Cultural Fund and the International competition. As an invited conductor directed Sankt-Petersburg Symphonic Orchestra and Moscow Philharmony. Has got many recordings. Has given Master Classes in various institutions of the world.

CLIFF YANG

USA

The president of Elite Music Foundation in Los Angeles, conductor of the choir and orchestra, the president of TUF musical foundation. Every year he has tours to Taiwan and USA. Has performed at Taiwan National concert halls, Los-Angeles Crystal Cathedral and Disney Concert Hall.

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE AND CONCERTMASTER SKILLS

ANAHIT MANVELYAN

ARMENIA

Head of Yerevan State Conservatory Gyumri Branch Performing Art Chair, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of “Renaissance” contest-festival “chamber ensemble and concertmaster skills” nomination. Pianist of Gyumri State Symphony Orchestra. As an accompanist, has performed in numerous concerts with eminent soloists. Many of her students are Laureates of Republican and international contests.

RUBEN ASATRYAN

ARMENIA

The dean of the vocal-theoretic department of Yerevan State Conservatory, docent, conductor of Armenian national philharmonic orchestra and National opera and ballet academic theatre after Al. Spendiaryan. He has had tours to Russia, USA, Greece, Georgia, Lebanon and UAE.

OLGA GRINES

RUSSIA

Concertmaster, piano ensemble artist, art candidate, professor in the department of “Concertmaster skills” at Nijni Novgorod state conservatory after Glinka.

She has taken part in the concerts of Spivakov charity fund, realizes active pedagogical, scientific,

ANTRA VIKSNE

LATVIA

The head of Piano department of Riga J. Medins 1st Music School, lecturer-accompanist in Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. Piano duet of Antra and Normunds Viksnes has performed in Latvia, Litva, Poland, Denmark etc, participating in many international chamber music festivals.

NORMUNDS VIKSNE

LATVIA

Vice-rector, Professor of Latvia Academy of Music and Theatre Arts. He made a piano duet with ANtra Viksne in Litva and many other foreign countries. The duet is Laureate of different competitions, has cooperated with Latvia National Symphonic Orchestra, Quintus Animus brass quintet and renowned soloists. Most of his students are Laureates of international competitions, he is also the author of many articles.

LIU HUANG

USA

Conductor of the choir and orchestra,. Every year he has made tours to Taiwan, USA and other countries. Has performed at Taiwan National concert halls, Los-Angeles Crystal Cathedral and Disney Concert Hall.

NATIONAL SINGING AND NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS

GEVORG NOROYAN

ARMENIA

Head of Gyumri Branch of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory National Instruments and National Singing Chair, Coordinator of “Renaissance” contest-festival “national instruments and singing” nomination, Laureates of Republican Contest-Festival. Has performed concerts in Armenia and abroad. His students are Laureates of Republician and international contest-festivals.

ARZAS VOSKANYAN

ARMENIA

Owner of RA State Prize, Honored Art Worker of RA, Scientific head of National instruments and National Armenian singing department at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, composer, singer. As an author and singer has performed in England, Germany, Sweden, Syria, USA and etc.

MARINE ASATRYAN

ARMENIA

Lecturer of National instruments and National singing Department at Gyumri Branch of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, kanonist, Head of National instruments Department at Armavir State Art College, methodist of “Cultural Educational Assistance Foundation”. Is a laureate of Republician, Transcaucasian and International competitions. With concerts has performed in RA, Nagorno-Karabakh, Baltic Countries, Germany, Bulgary, Tajikstan, cities of RF.

IGOR RAEVSKY

RUSSIA

Honored Artist of RF, professor, colonel. Since 2008 he worked as a general conductor and artistic director in academic song and dance ensemble of the Russian army after Aleksandrov. Participated in concerts in Austria, England, Greece, Israel, China and other places. Now he works in the same ensemble as a vocal teacher.

ALIREZA SHFAGHINEZHAD

IRAN

Artistic director and chief conductor of Iran Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, the author and organizer of a number o9f international musical projects. He is famous as a performer of monumental vocal-symphonic works.

ABUZAR FAYZULIN

RF, TATARSTAN

Docent, leads the special class of bayan at Kazan state conservatory, Laureate and Grand prizer of many prestigious contests. He has performed many concerts as a solist in Germany, Austria, Iran, Italy, Canada, RF many cities.

He has participated in many well-known concerts as a member of jury.

POP INSTRUMENTS AND SINGING, AUTHOR SONG

 

RITA AGHAYAN

ARMENIA

Head of the Theoretical Department at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory Gyumri Branch, Associate Professor, musicologist, head of “Renaissance” contest-festival coordination centre, Coordinator of nomination “Pop-jazz music and bard song”. For many years has worked in Gyumri chamber choir, regularly has performed in national and International conferences. The articles authored by her are published both in Armenia and abroad, has developed the author projects of pop-jazz art history and harmony courses.

JURII ELPERIN

RUSSIA

Docent of Astrakhan state conservatory, the head of the department “Pop music art”, Laureate of many international contests.

KAREN MAGARYAN

ARMENIA

Famous musical producer, composer, arranger

SERGEY MANUKYAN

ARMENIA

He is an eminent jazz musician (singing keyboard, wind instruments), laureate of international and all-union contests and festivals. At present he teaches at the state musical college of Moscow Gnesines. He has performed at the jazz bands and jazz rock bands. He has cooperated with such outstanding names as Richard Eliot, Michael Bolton. He has set up the foundation of Jazz art.

ADAM TERATSUYAN

ARMENIA

COMPOSITION

SVETLANA ALEKSANYAN

ARMENIA

Composer, laureate of international competitions, (USA, Nashville).

He has worked in the department of composition in Yerevan State Conservatory, as well as in the Armenian Composers' Union as a head of staff.

She has taken master classes in Scotland led by well-known composer John McLaud.

Her works have been performed not only in Armenia, but also abroad.

She is a member of the Armenian Composers' Union.

BELA HOVHANNISYAN

ARMENIA

Head of Master’s department at Gyumri Branch of Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas, the coordinator of the nomination “Composition” of the “Renaissance” international contest-festival. Her compositions have been performed in Austria, Russia. She has cooperated with the Armenian state symphonic orchestra, with Jazz Symphonic Orchestra of the Armenian State Television and Radio, Gyumri state youth symphonic orchestra. She is a member of the Armenian Composers' Union.

LEVON OGANEZOV

RUSSIA

National Artist of RF, pianist, composer, arranger, concertmaster of Russian pop music, anchorman. He accompanied for K. Shuljenko, K. Lazarenko, P. Lisitsian, V. Tolkunova, G. Nenasheva, I. Kobzon. Currently actively takes part in TV programs. His concerts were held not only in Russia, but also abroad.

MARTINVARDAZARYAN

ARMENIA

RA national artist, Honorary Citizen of Yerevan, has been awarded with the 1st degree order "For the services providing to the Homeland".

He has worked at Yerevan Moscow cinema as an artistic director of the Pop Ensemble of Pop Orchestra, Armenian Television and Radio Committee. He has held the position of the .artistic director of the Armenian composers' home. He works as a conductor-adviser in the Pop symphonic orchestra of the Armenian Television and Radio. He is a founding member of the Armenian Music Forum, also a member of the Armenian Composers' Union.

MUSICAL THEATRE

NINA HAYRAPETYAN

ARMENIA

Vice Director of Gyumri Branch of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, musicologist, Assistant professor, coordinator of nomination “Musical theatre”, Head of Cultural Educational Assistance Fund Shirak region, author of a number of articles. Periodically performs at International and Republican conferences.

HOVHANNES HOVHANNISYAN

ARMENIA

Head of Opera Training Department of Yerevan State Conservatory. General Director of Gh.Saryan Opera Studio.

ZARA ARAMYAN

ARMENIA

RA honored worker of art, member of journalists’ union, Dean of Journalism faculty at the International Educational academy, actress, author of numerous articles and TV programs. Led and edited many programs for Diaspora.

NATALIE GALSTYAN

ARMENIA

Chief Conductor of KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir. Founded “Dominatus” Orchestra and “Arcus-Cantus” Children’s Orchestra and choir. As a conductor, with concerts has performed both in Armenia and abroad.

CHOREOGRAPHIC ART

NINA HAYRAPETYAN

ARMENIA

Vice Director of Gyumri Branch of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, musicologist, Assistant professor, coordinator of nomination “Musical theatre”, Head of Cultural Educational Assistance Fund Shirak region, author of a number of articles. Periodically performs at International and Republican conferences.

SENIK KHUBESARYAN

ARMENIA

Artistic Director of Gyumri Municipality “Ani” and “Trchunyan Tun” dance ensembles, lecturer at Gyumri Kara-Murza State College National Dance Department.

ARTUR ZAKARYAN

ARMENIA

Vice-director of Yerevan Children's Youth Center of Municipality, referee of international category of sport dance.

FINE ARTS

ARA MERGELYAN

ARMENIA

Painter, pedagogue, director of Artik Art School, has worked as a lecturer of fine arts teaching methodology, design and modeling.

SUSANNA MKRTCHYAN

ARMENIA

Founding director of Gyumri branch of National Institute of Aesthetics, docent, professor, a member of RA Painters’ Union, a member of RA Journalists’ Union, RA Honored Culture worker, a participant of RA and international exhibitions, the author of 23 personal exhibitions in Armenia and abroad.

She has benn invited in USA, France, Switzerland, Argentina, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Prague, etc.

 

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