• pierre amoyal

    Pierre Amoyal – President of the Jury

    Pierre Amoyal is one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation. He began his music studies very early and was awarded a Premier Prix from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de Paris at the age of 12. At the age of 17 he departed for Los Angeles to ...
  • Krzysztof Wegrzyn

    Krzysztof Wegrzyn, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover was born in Gdansk, Poland. He studied in Warsaw, Freiburg and London. His musical personality has been strongly influenced by Wolfgang Marschner, Yfrah Neaman and Dorothy DeLay. He was the winner of the Karol Szymanowski- ...
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    Remus Azoiței

    Described in The Strad as “an uninhibited virtuoso, with soul and fabulous technique”, the Romanian-born violinist Remus Azoitei graduated from the Juilliard School in New York in 2001, and has since been a featured soloist of prestigious European ensembles including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, ...
  • Florin Croitoru

    Florin Croitoru

    After his solo debut concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Christoph von Dohnanyi, Florin Croitoru was acclaimed by the Austrian press as a “Phenomenal soloist” (O.O.Nachrichten – Linz) mastering a “perfect technique” (Neue Kronen Zeitung – Vienna). He has performed in countless recitals and concerts, in numerous ...
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    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 ...
  • mikhail kopelman

    Mikhail Kopelman

    Mikhail Kopelman graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with Maya Glezarova and Yuri Yankelevich. In 1973 he was a prize winner in the Jacques Thibaud International Competition in Paris. A former member of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and concertmaster of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kopelman was appointed first ...
  • mihaela martin

    Mihaela Martin

    Romanian-born Mihaela Martin had achieved the reputation of being one of the most outstanding violin virtuosos of her generation. She began studying the violin with her father at the age of five, and later went to study with Prof. Stefan Gheorghiu, a pupil of George Enescu and David Oistrach. Ms. ...
  • mieczyslaw-szlezer

    Mieczyslaw Szlezer

    Violinist Mieczyslaw Szlezer was born July 26. 1955 in Krakow, Poland. He started his musical education at age of six under the tutorship of his father, renowned violinist and teacher himself. He was graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Krakow and continued his postgraduate studies at Indiana ...
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    Eduard Schmieder

    Born and educated in Russia, Eduard Schmieder has been characterized as an “extraordinary musician of the late 20th century” (Henry Roth). As conductor and violinist Schmieder has performed in prestigious concert halls worldwide and has collaborated with such musicians as Yehudi Menuhin, Ida Haendel, Martha Argerich, and many others. In ...