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Jury board

Judges of the X International Competition (2017)

Hamburg

Christophe Mantoux (France)
Professor of organ, the Pôle supérieur (PSPBB) and the Conservatoire regional, Paris. Titular organist of Saint-Séverin Church, Paris

Christophe Schoener (Germany)
Hauptkirche St.Michaelis, Hamburg, Music Director. Concert Organist. Conductor.

Thomas Dahl (Germany)
Principal Organist and Cantor, Hauptkirche St. Petri, Hamburg. Concert Organist. Composer

Daniel Zaretsky (Russia)
Professor of Organ, St. Petersburg State University, Head of Organ and Harpsichord department, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Concert Organist

USA

James Higdon (the USA)
Professor of Organ and Director of the Division of the Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas

Michael Bauer (the USA)
Professor of Organ and Church Music, University of Kansas. Associate Professor of the International Church Music Workshop. Concert Organist

Lynn Davis (the USA)
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Robert L.Town Distinguished Professor of Organ and Associate Professor, Wichita State University. Concert Organist

Edoardo Belotti (the USA)
Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation, Eastman school of Music, University of Rochester

Moscow

Balys Vaitkus (Lithuania)
Professor of Organ. Head of Organ and Harpsichord department. Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Concert organist

Yulia Glazkova (Yufereva) (Russia)
Assistant- Professor of Organ, St.Petersburg Conservatoire. Concert organist

Alexey Shmitov (Russia)
Assistant Professor of Organ, Moscow Conservatory. Concert Organist. Composer.

James Higdon (the USA)
Professor of Organ and Director of the Division of the Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas

Kaliningrad

Martin Haselböck (President)
Founder & Artistic Director of Wiener Akademie Orchestra, Artistic Director of Musica Angelica. Concert Organist, Professor of Organ, University of Vienna, composer

Iveta Apkalna (Latvia)
Titular Organist of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Concert Organist, International competition's winner

Thierry Escaich (France)
Professor of improvisation and composition, National Conservatory, Paris (CNSMDP). Composer, concert organist, improviser

Eugenio Fagiani (Italy)
Concert Organist, Composer, Artistic Director of "Internazionale di Musica d’Organo de La Verna" and "Organistico "S.Donato" Festivals

Hatsumi Miura (Japan)
Professor of Organ, Ferris University, Yokohama. Principal Organist of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Yokohama. Resident organist at Yokohama Minato Mirai

Toomas Trass (Estonia)
Concert Organist. Composer. Professor of Organ, music theory, improvisation, Estonian Academy of Music and Tallinn University. Principal Organist of the Holy Spirit Church, Tallinn.

James Higdon (the USA)
Professor of Organ and Director of the Division of the Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas

Daniel Zaretsky (Russia)
Professor of Organ, St.Petersburg State University, Head of Organ and Harpsichord department, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Concert Organist

Alexey Shmitov (Russia)
Assistant Professor of Organ, Moscow Conservatory. Concert Organist. Composer.

Christophe Schoener (Germany)
Michaelis Kierche of Hamburg, Music Director. Concert Organist. Conductor.


Judges of the IX International Competition (2015)

Kaliningrad

Arvid Gast (Germany), Chair
Guy Bovet (Switzerland)
Martin Jean (the USA)
Rie Hiroe (Japan)
James Higdon (the USA)
Jeremy Joseph (South Africa, Austria)
Alexander Kniazev (Russia)
Alexey Panov (Russia)
Ville Urponen (Finland)
Erwin Wiersinga (the Netherlands)

Kansas

James Higdon, Chair
Michael Bauer
Lynne Davis
Martin Jean
Karel Paukert

Hamburg

Arvid Gast (Germany), Chair
Christoph Schoener (Germany)
Daniel Zaretsky (Russia)
Anjei Horoshinsky (Poland)

Moscow

Ivan Rozanov (Russia), Chair
Lubov Shishlhanova (Russia)
James David Christie (USA)
Talivaldis Deksnis (Latvia)
Toomas Trass (Estonia)
Lada Labzina (Russia), Executive secretary of the Jury

Judges of the VIII International Competition (2013)

Kaliningrad

Thierry Escaich, France (President)
Christoph Schoener, Germany
Jaroslav Tuma, Czechia
Alessio Corti, Italy-Switzerland
Keiko Inoue, Japan
Lyubov Shishkhanova, Russia
Renata Leisier, Lithuania
Daniel Zaretsky, Russia
Michael Bauer, USA

Kansas

James Higdon (Chair), USA
Michael Bauer, USA
Lynne Davis, USA
Christopher Marks, USA

Hamburg

Wolfgang Zerer (Chair), Germany
Christoph Schoener, Germany
Daniel Zaretsky, Russia
Hans Davidsson, Sweden

Moscow

Lyubov Shishkhanova, Russia
Keiko Inoue, Japan
Ville Urponen, Finland
James Higdon, USA
Alexei Panov, Russia

Judges of the VII International Competition (2011)

Kansas, USA

James Higdon, President
James David Christy
Michael Bauer
Lynne Devis

Hamburg, Germany

Christoph Schoener , Germany, President
Daniel Zaretsky, Russia
Johannes Geffert, Germany
Magdalena Czajka, Poland

Moscow

Ivan Rozanov, President
James David Christy, USA
Alexander Kniazev, Russia
Andres Uibo, Estonia
Andrea Toschi, Italy

Astana

Gabit Nesipbaev, Kazakhstan, President
James David Christy, USA
Lada Labzina, Russia
Naomi Matsui, Japan
Moon Kung Chae, Korea

Kaliningrad

Ludger Lohmann, Germany, President
Alexei Shmitov, Russia
Daniel Zaretsky, Russia
Naomi Matsui, Japan
James Higdon, USA
Francois Espinasse, France
Laslo Fassang, Hungary
Vita Kalnciema, Latvia
Vache Sharafyan, Armenia

Judges of the VI International Competition (2009)

Hamburg (Germany)
Klemens Schnorr, Germany, Chairman of the Jury
Leo van Doeselaar , the Netherlands
Christoph Schoener, Germany
Daniel Zaretsky, Russia

Worchester, USA
Frank Corbin, USA, Chairman of the Jury
Patricia Snyder, Canada
Steven Young, USA
Ezequiel Menendez, Argentina
Joseph Ripka, USA

Moscow (Russia)
Natalia Gureeva, Russia, Chairman of the Jury
Marek Stefański , Poland
James Higdon Professor of the University of Kansas, USA
Lada Labazina, Russia
Vasiliy Rozanov, Russia

Kaliningrad (Russia)
James Higdon Professor of the University of Kansas, USA, Chairman of the Jury
Natalia Gureeva, Russia
Tong Soon Kwak, Korea
Hideyuki Kobayashi, Japan
Ezequiel Menendez, Argentina
Christoph Schoener , Germany
Balis Vaitkus, Lithuania
Emanuele Cardi, Italy
Daniel Zaretsky, Russia

Judges of the V International Competition (2007)

Hamburg

Wolfgang Zerer, Germany
High School of Music and Theatre of Hamburg, international competitions’ prize winner, concert organist, President of the Jury

Arvid Gast, Germany
Professor of Organ, High School of Music of Lübeck, head organist of St. Jakobi Cathedral of Lübeck

Klemens Schnorr, Germany
Professor of organ, High School Music of Freiburg, cathedral organist at the Minster, concert organist, musicologist

Hans Fagius, Sweden
Professor, Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen, concert organist

Daniel Zaretsky, Russia
Assistant Professor, Nizhniy Novgorod State Conservatory, Department of the Ancient Music of the State University of St.Petersburg, soloist of St.Petersburg Philharmonic Society

Worcester (Massachusetts, US)

James David Christie, USA
Professor of Organ at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, chief organist of Boston Symphony Orchestra, concert organist. President of the Jury.

John Grew, Canada
Professor of Organ at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, concert organist

James Higdon, USA
Professor of Organ at University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, concert organist

David Heller, USA
Professor of Organ at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, concert organist

Carole Terry, USA
Professor of Organ at Seattle University, Washington State, concert organist

Moscow

Natalia Gureeva, Russia
Professor, Head, Organ and Harpsichord Department, Moscow State Conservatory, President of the Jury

Andrea Angelini, Italy
Art-director of the International Marcello Galanti Organ Competition, concert organist, conductor

Talivaldis Deksnis, Latvia
Professor of organ, Latvian Academy of Music, concert organist

Alexei Parshin, Russia
Professor, Organ Department, Moscow State Conservatory, concert organist

Armen Smbatian, Armenia
Professor, Composer, Ambassador of Armenia in Russia

Kaliningrad

Klemens Schnorr, Germany
Professor, High Music School in Freiburg, Cathedral organist at the Minster, concert organist, musicologist, President of the Jury

Martin Baker, Great Britain
Music Director of Westminster Cathedral, concert organist

John Grew, Canada
Professor at Organ, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, concert organist

Daniel Zaretsky, Russia
Assistant Professor, Nizhniy Novgorod State Conservatory, Department of the Ancient Music of the State University of St. Petersburg, soloist of St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, concert organist

Gabit Nessipbaev, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan' Philharmonic Society's soloist, Assistant professor, Almaty State Conservatoire

Alexei Parshin, Russia
Professor, Moscow State Conservatory, concert organist

Virginija Survilaite, Lithuania
Professor of Organ, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Vilnius), concert organist

Józef Serafin, Poland
Professor of organ, Music Academy in Cracow, concert organist

Markku Hietaharju, Finland
Professor of organ at Sibelius-Academy of Music in Helsinki, chief organist of Turku Cathedral

Judges of the IV International Competition (2005)

Moscow

Natalia Gureeva
Head, Organ and Harpsichord Department, Moscow State Conservatory , Russia – President

Alexei Parshin
Professor, Organ and Harpsichord Department, Moscow State Conservatory, concert organist, Russia

Petr Plany
Professor, Department of Music Education, Palacký University, Olomouc, concert organist, Czech Republic

Daniel Zaretsky
Assistant Professor, Nizhniy Novgorod State Conservatory, concert organist, international competitions’ prize winner, Russia

Irina Tigranova-Terterian
Professor, Yerevan State Conservatory, President of the Avet Terterian Foundation, Armenia

Hamburg

Wolfgang Zerer
Professor, High School of Music and Theatre of Hamburg, international competitions’ prize winner, concert organist, Germany – President

Rubin Abdulin
Professor, President, Kazan State Conservatory, concert organist, Russia

Lionel Rogg
Professor, Royal Academy of Music in London, composer, concert organist , Switzerland

Jean-Pierre Stiejvers
international competitions’ prize winner, concert organist, organist of Roormund Cathedral, Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands

Sergei Cherepanov
concert organist, organ teacher at the High School of Music of Lübeck, Russia-Germany

Kaliningrad

Natalia Gureeva
President, Professor, Head, Organ and Harpsichord Department, Moscow State Conservatory, Russia

Wolfgang Zerer
Vice-President, Professor, High School of Music and Theatre of Hamburg , international Competitions’ prize winner, concert organist, Germany

James David Christie
Professor, Chair of Organ at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, organist of Boston Symphony Orchestra, international competitions’ prize winner, concert organist, USA

Ai Yoshida
head organist of Morioka Concert Hall, international competitions’ prize winner, concert organist, Japan

Marie-Louise Langlais
Professor, Higher National Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Paris, France

Ivan Rozanov
Doctor of Musicology, Professor, Head of Organ and Harpsichord Department, St.Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia

Andres Uibo
Professor, Organ Department of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Art-Director of Tallinn International Organ Festival, concert organist, Estonia

Judges of the III International Competition (2003)

Talivaldis DEKSNIS, chairman of the Jury, Latvia
Graduated from the Latvian Music Academy as a pianist and organist. Since 1984 he has been the concert organist of the Latvian Philharmonic Agency and the Dome cathedral in Riga, since 1986 has been working in the Latvian Music Academy as a professor and the Head of the Organ Department. Deksnis has given recitals and participated in festivals in Europe, USA, Australia, Russia. Deksnis is one of the most respected organ building experts in Latvia. Due to his outstanding achievements in organ playing he received the Latvian Grand Music Award in 1996.

Natalia GUREYEVA, Russia
Graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire as a pianist and organist. Performs with organ recitals in the major concert halls of Russia and abroad. Head of the organ chair of the Moscow State Conservatoire. Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation.

Leonid DESYATNIKOV, Russia
Leonid Desyatnikov (1955), a modern Russian composer, graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatoire, whose music is highly popular with performers. His major works include: opera Poor Liza, vocal cycle Poet's Love and Life, a number of other vocal cycles as well as ballets. Recently Desyatnikov's music became a part of important European Festivals: Lockenhaus (Austria), Gstaad (Switzerland), Sviatoslav Richter's December Nightrs (Russia). His symphonic piece Sunset's Sketches is performed by Deutsches Simphonie Orchester Berlin and Symphony Orchestra of Gewandhaus. Of late L.Desyatnikov produces scores for modish and stylish Russian films. His transcriptions of Astor Piazzolla works commissioned by Maestro Gidon Kremer gained world popularity including the tango-operetta Maria de Buenos Aires nominated for Grammy.

Carole TERRY, USA
Carole Terry is a graduate of Stanford University. She studied organ with H.Nanney, harpsichord with M.Fabrizio and piano with J.Benson.She actively performs in USA and her European tours have included performances in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Austria.She has recorded the complete organ works of J.Brahms and also contemporary music.Dr. Terry is Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Washington, School of Music in Seattle, and Resident Organist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. In addition she presents courses in performance practice, directs the Baroque Chamber Orchestra.

Lionel ROGG, Switzerland
Graduated from the Geneva Conservatoire with P.Segond for organ and N.Magaloff for piano. Gives recitals in Europe, USA, Japan, Australia. L.Rogg gave a series of ten recitals at the Victoria Hall in Geneva performing the complete organ works of Bach. His recordings include all organ works of Buxtehude, Couperin, Grigny and Brahms and recordings of Grieg, Reger, etc. As a composer, Rogg's catalogue contain works for organ, piano, choir and orchestra.

Irina TIGRANOVA-TERTERIAN, Armenia
Irina Tigranova-Terterian is born in St. Petersburg. Graduated from Komitas State Conservatoire (piano, musicology) in the city of Yerevan. Later joined the same institution as a lecturer, then as a professor. Author of a number of well known musicology works including books on modern Armenian music.
President of Avet Terterian Cultural Foundation.

Alexander FISEISKY, Russia
Graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire as a pianist and organist.Soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society. Carried out many artistic projects, performed with solo recitals in 30 countries, participated in the main International organ festivals. Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation.

Martin HASELBÖK, Austria
Martin Haselbök is music director of the Vienna Academy Orchestra. Regularly takes part in the major festivals and performances as a soloist organist with the world's major symphony orchestras.He is frequently invited to conduct orchestras in Berlin, Leipzig, Zurich, London, Madrid and others.He conducted many operas in Germany, Czech Republic and Handel operas at the Salzburg Festival. He has made more than 80 recordings ranging in repertoire from Bach, Liszt to contemporary composers, received many high awards. Professor of organ class in Music High School at Lubeck.

Naji HAKIM, France
Naji Hakim studied with J.Langlais at the Conservatoire in Paris. He received first prizes at the Organ Competitions in Haarlem, Lyon, Strasbourg and others. Until 1993 he was the organist of the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, when he succeeded O, Messiaen at the church of La Trinite. He is professor of analysis at the Conservatoire de Boulogne and a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.His compositions include works for organ, violin, trumpet, two organ concertos, a symphony and many others.

Judges of the II International Competition (2001)

Rubin Abdullin, Russia, President

Natalia Gureeva, Russia

Hans Ullrich Duffek, Germany

Jon Laukvik, Norway

Roman Perucki, Poland

Jean-Pierre Steijvers, the Netherlands

Vaagn Stamboltsian, Armenia

Judges of the I International Competition (1999)

Garry Grodberg, Russia, President

Jean Wolfs, Netherlands

Camil Doogh, Belgium

Natalia Gureeva, Russia

Piter Graiter, Poland

Vaagn Stamboltsian, Armenia

Michel Chapuis, France