Jury

Juries and Pre-juries

Two sets of juries for each competition (violin, flute and clarinet) have been engaged to ensure that the pre-selection and competition process is conducted transparently. Three pre-jury panels consisting of instrumental soloists, orchestral musicians and international managers will view the auditions submitted digitally. A seven member jury for each instrument will be present for the competitions themselves. In secure voting rounds, jurors will look to single out candidates based on overall performance and musical personality as well as technical and musical ability.

2022 Violin Jury
2022 Clarinet Jury
2022 Flute Jury
2022 Violin Pre-Jury
2022 Clarinet Pre-Jury
2022 Flute Pre-Jury

Noah Bendix-Balgley

Noah Bendix-Balgley is First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a renowned soloist and chamber musician.

Eugene Tichindeleanu

Eugen Tichindeleanu is top prizewinner of several international competitions. He is currently concertmaster of the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark.

Albena Danialova

In 2008 the Bulgarian violinist Albena Danailova became the first female Concertmaster in the history of the Vienna State Opera and since September 2011 is also the first female musician elected to this position by the Vienna Philharmonic.

Tasmin Little

Until her retirement in 2020, Tasmin Little was one of the leading British violinists, a prolific recording artist and much loved concerto soloist and chamber musician.

Judith Van Eeckhout

Judith Van Eeckhout is Artistic Director of the Brussels Philharmonic. She began her professional career as a culture journalist before joining the Brussels Philharmonic in 2013, since when she has realized numerous concerts with renowned soloists and conductors.

Mark WIlliams

Mark Williams is Chief Artistic Officer at the Cleveland Orchestra. From 2009-12, Williams was Artistic Administrator at the San Francisco Symphony, before which he began his career in artist management at Columbia Artists Management and IMG Artists, where he worked with soloists including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Alan Gilbert and Cecilia Bartoli.

Baiba Skride

Baiba Skride’s natural approach to her music-making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, her sensitivity and delight in the music.

Yehuda Gilad

Yehuda Gilad is a global performer, conductor and educator. His many awards include Musical America’s Top 30 Influencers of 2015 as well as the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Ramo Award, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

Svante Wik

Swedish national Svante Wik began his studies in 2000 at the RCM in Stockholm, and has since 2003 been under the tutelage of Yehuda Gilad. Svante was a prize winner in the Prague International Spring Competition and in the Ljunggrenska Competition in Göteborg. In 2004 he was appointed clarinettist in one of Denmark’s professional chamber groups, Ensemble Midtvest, a position he held until 2009. Since then, Wik is principal clarinettist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work in the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Wik teaches at the Malmö Academy of Music. 

Shirley Brill

Shirley Brill studied in Israel with Yitzhak Katzap, at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Sabine Meyer and at the New England Conservatory with Richard Stoltzman. Her career was launched when she appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Victoria Luperi

Victoria Luperi is Associate Principal Clarinet at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, having previously occupied the Principal chair at the Fort Worth and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras. She has performed chamber music with members of the Emerson, Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets and appeared at festivals worldwide.

Olivier Patey

Olivier Patey occupies the Principal Clarinet chair at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, having performed regularly with the orchestra of the Opéra de Paris and with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Olivier is a prizewinner of the ARD International Music Competition and himself won the Carl Nielsen International Music Competition, in 2005.

Karin Tufvesson Hjörne

Karin Tufvesson Hjörne has worked with classical music since 1981, when she started working in the information department at the Gothenburg Concert Hall. After a few years working in other areas in the cultural sector she returned to the concert hall – this time as Artistic Planning Manager, and today as Artistic Advisor of the renowned Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Aleksi Malmberg

Aleksi Malmberg was appointed General Manager of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018 at the age of 37, prior to which he was, in turn, Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux in Brussels and Head of Programming at the Helsinki Festival.

Karl-Heinz Schütz

Karl-Heinz Schütz is Principal Soloflute with the Vienna Phil, and Flute-Professor at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien.

Rune Most

Rune Most has been solo flautist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra since 2000. He also dedicates time to educational work and training young talents.

Emily Beynon

Emily Beynon is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world.

Marina Piccinini

Marina Piccinini has been described by Gramophone magazine as ‘the Heifetz of the flute.’ She is a much sought after soloist, chamber musician and recording artist and has been credited with helping to expand the repertoire of the instrument, having commissioned works from various composers and recorded the flute concerto written for her by Aaron Jay Kernis.

Gilbert Audin

Gilbert Audin occupies the principal bassoon chair in the Orchestra of the Paris Opera and teaches in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He is known as an ambassador of the French bassoon and is sought after all over the world for master classes. He is a laureate of the international competitions in Geneva, Munich and Toulon.

Alexander Taylor

Alexander Taylor holds the position of Head of Artistic Planning for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Fredrik Andersson

Fredrik Andersson has been the Program Director of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Konserthuset Stockholm since 2015.

Noah Bendix-Balgley

Noah Bendix-Balgley is First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, which he has directed from the violin, as well as a renowned soloist and chamber musician.

Eugene Tichindeleanu

Eugen is top prizewinner of several international competitions. He is currently concertmaster of the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark.

Albena Danialova

In 2008 the Bulgarian violinist Albena Danailova became the first female concertmaster in the history of the Vienna State Opera and since September 2011 is also the first female musician elected to this position by the Vienna Philharmonic.

Judith van Eeckhout

Judith Van Eeckhout is Artistic Director of the Brussels Philharmonic. She began her professional career as a culture journalist before joining the Brussels Philharmonic in 2013, since when she has realized numerous concerts with renowned soloists and conductors.

Baiba Skride

Baiba Skride’s natural approach to her music-making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, her sensitivity and delight in the music.

Martin Fröst

Clarinetist, conductor and Sony Classical recording artist, Martin Fröst is widely recognised as an artist who constantly seeks new ways to shape, challenge and rebuild the classical music arena and, together with Miles Davis, the only wind soloist to have received one of the world’s highest music honours; the Léonie Sonning Music Prize.

Svante Wik

Swedish national Svante Wik began his studies in 2000 at the RCM in Stockholm, and has since 2003 been under the tutelage of Yehuda Gilad. Svante was a prize winner in the Prague International Spring Competition and in the Ljunggrenska Competition in Göteborg. <br /> <br /> In 2004 he was appointed clarinettist in one of Denmark’s professional chamber groups, Ensemble Midtvest, a position he held until 2009. Since then, Wik is principal clarinettist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work in the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Wik teaches at the Malmö Academy of Music. 

Shirley Brill

Shirley Brill studied in Israel with Yitzhak Katzap, at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Sabine Meyer and at the New England Conservatory with Richard Stoltzman. Her career was launched when she appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Olivier Patey

Olivier Patey occupies the Principal Clarinet chair at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, having performed regularly with the orchestra of the Opéra de Paris and with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Olivier is a prizewinner of the ARD International Music Competition and himself won the Carl Nielsen International Music Competition, in 2005.

Aleksi Malmberg

Aleksi Malmberg was appointed General Manager of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018 at the age of 37, prior to which he was, in turn, Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux in Brussels and Head of Programming at the Helsinki Festival.

Emmanuel Pahud

At age 22 Emmanuel joined the Berliner Philharmoniker as Principal Flute under Claudio Abbado, a position which he still holds today. In addition, he enjoys an extensive international career as soloist and chamber musician.

Karl-Heinz Schütz

Karl-Heinz Schütz is Principal Solo Flute with the Vienna Philharmonic, and Flute-Professor at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien.

Rune Most

Rune Most has been solo flautist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra since 2000. He also dedicates time to educational work and training young talents.

Gilbert Audin

Gilbert Audin occupies the principal bassoon chair in the Orchestra of the Paris Opera and teaches in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He is known as an ambassador of the French bassoon and is sought after all over the world for master classes. He is a laureate of the international competitions in Geneva, Munich and Toulon.

Alexander Taylor

Alexander Taylor holds the position of Head of Artistic Planning for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.