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Jury members


Mikhail Khokhlov

Mikhail Khokhlov was born in Moscow in 1955.

He started teaching at the age of 18.

In 1974 he graduated from the Gnessins School of Music (specialising in piano, Valentina Aristova’s class).

In 1981 he graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (Professor Vera Gornostayeva’s class).

In 1983 he finished his time as an assistant-apprentice. He also attended symphony orchestra conduction classes by Yuri Simonov and Dmitry Kitayenko.

As a concert pianist, he toured the Soviet Union, England, Austria, Germany, Israel and the USA. His first solo album ...

Alexander Bonduryanskiy

Pianist Alexander Bonduryanskiy is a continuously member of "Moscow Trio", which appeared in the class of leading chamber ensemble professor of Moscow conservatoire Tatiana Gaidamovich.

A. Bonduryanskiy was born in 1945 in Herson (Ukraine). He started music education there in the school and college under K.Dedova, A.Kamenskaya and S.Zyuzina. At the age of 14 he performed his first concert. Later Alexander had concerts with the orchestra (Mozart, Grieg, Rachmanninov).

In 1962 - 1967 A. Bonduryanskiy studied in Kishinev conservatoire (Moldova). His professor was A.Sokovnin. In 1964 ...

Yossi (Yossef) Tavor

Yossi Tavor graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music.

He is a television and radio journalist, a columnist on Cultural Affairs, a presenter at the radio "Orpheus", an author of numerous articles in Russian, Hebrew and English languages. 

A co-author of documentary films for the tv-channel "Culture" about the famous Russian pianists Nikolay Petrov, Mikhail Voskresensky, Dmitri Bashkirov and a Jury Member of the performing arts in Israel and Russia.

Vladimir Ovchinnikov

Vladimir Ovchinnikov continues the traditions of the world known G. Neighaus Piano School. The pianist is a graduate of the famous Central Special Music School (the class of A. Artobolevskaya) and the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Prof. A. Nasedkin).

The only pianist ever to win the top prizes at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1982) and Leeds International Piano Competition (1987), Ovchinnikov is also a laureate of the Concours International de Montreal (Canada, 1980, 2nd Prize), and the International Chamber Ensembles Competition in Vercelli (Italy, 1984, 1st Prize). ...

Paolo Baglieri

Paolo Baglieri is one of the most prominent personalities of his generation. Acclaimed as “a pianist that perfectly mixes his personal view with the composer's ideas”, he is the winner of many international piano competitions.

He has performed in Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Palestine, Israel and Chile for over 300 concerts in some of the most important concert halls: Taormina, Catania, Lucca, Rome, Turin, Pistoia, Bologna, Verona, Castle of Galeazza, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Brussels, Castle d'Ursel, Haifa, Jerusalem, Madrid, Santiago of Chile ...

Organ Hall, Gnessins Moscow Special School of Music,
Znamenka street, 12, Moscow