• Cornel Țăranu – President of the Jury

    Cornel Taranu, born june 20th 1934 in Cluj; son of Francisc Taranu and Elisabeta Taranu, married Daniela Margineanu 1960; one daughter Dana-Cristina. Distinguished Romanian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe, North and South America; he is also active as a conductor. Prof. ...
  • zygmunt krauze

    Zygmunt Krauze – President of the Jury

    Zygmunt Krauze is an important artist of his generation. His artistic achievements and efforts in the promotion of music have been recognised with many awards and distinctions, including the French National Order of the Legion of Honour (2007) and the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1984). In ...
  • Stefan Tarara

    Stefan Tarara was born into a musical family in Heidelberg, Germany and made his stage debut at the age of four. He is the prize-winner of the renowned George Enescu International Violin Competition in Bucharest. Furthermore he won many awards at national and international competitions, among others, the Violin Competition ...
  • agustin leon ara

    Agustin León Ara

    Agustin Leon Ara was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, where he began studying music with his parents at the Conservatory in that city. Later he studied at the Royal College of Music of London with Albert Sammons, Cecil Aronowitz and Alan Loveday, and in Brussels with André ...
  • philippe dinkel

    Philippe Dinkel

    Philippe Dinkel was born in Vevey and has completed his piano studies in Lausanne (Philippe-Jules Godard), Geneva (premier prix de virtuosité, class of Harry Datyner), Bloomington (Indiana University, Alfonso Montecino) and Brussels (Pascal Sigrist). Chamber music is highly important in his concert activities, notably within the Trio Musiviva (1st prize ...
  • adrian iorgulescu

    Adrian Iorgulescu

    Adrian Iorgulescu was born on July 6, 1951 in Bucharest. He attended the National College “Dinu Lipatti” and the Academy of Music in Bucharest-composition section- graduating, then pursued an MA, at the same institution. In 1990 he was awarded a PhD in musicology. The same year he became professor of ...
  • stuppner

    Hubert Stuppner

    HUBERT STUPPNER, composer, conductor, arranger (His works are published by RICORDI-UNIVERSAL) 1964 concert performer’s diploma in piano at the conservatoire in Bozen 1965 doctorate in musicology at Padua University on the song works by Johannes Brahms 1970 exam in composition; prize al the International Composers Competition “Gaudeamus” in Bilthoven 1970 ...
  • marin cazacu

    Marin Cazacu

    Born on September 30th, 1956, at Vidra-Ilfov county, Marin Cazacu studied the cello at the Dinu Lipatti Music Lyceum in Bucharest with professor Ion Urcan, and afterwards at the Ciprian Porumbescu State Conservatoire with the well known professors Serafim Antropov and Aurel Niculescu. Furthermore, he improved his musical skills in ...