Jury

Juries and Pre-juries

Two sets of juries for each discipline will be assembled to ensure the selection and elimination process is conducted with the utmost transparency and breadth. Three Pre-jury panels consisting of instrumental soloists, orchestral musicians and international managers will view digital auditions organized in association with Lusk. Juries of nine members each will assemble for the competitions themselves, consisting of leading figures in the classical music world. In secure and discursive voting rounds, jurors will look to position candidates based on overall performance and career potential as well as technical and musical ability.

Violin Jury
Clarinet Jury
Flute Jury
Violin Pre-jury
Clarinet, Pre-jury
Flute, Pre-jury

Nikolaj Znaider

Nikolaj Znaider performs at the highest level as both conductor and virtuoso violin soloist with the world’s most-distinguished orchestras.

Eugen Tichindeleanu

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

Albena Danailova

Violinist Albena Danailova is concertmaster at Vienna State Opera and at Vienna Philharmonic and also performs as a soloist and chamber musician.

Sergey Khachatryan

Sergey Khachatryan won First Prize at several competitions. He has performed with the Bamberger Symphoniker, Münchner Phil, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Nurit Bar-Josef

Nurit Bar-Josef is the Concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra since 2001, and at the age of 26 the youngest such appointee to a major U.S. orchestra by then-Music Director Leonard Slatkin. She is a founding member of the Dryden Quartet.

Sally Beamish

Sally Beamish initially trained as a viola player at the Royal Northern College of Music before moving to Scotland in 1990 to develop her career as a composer. She co-directs the annual St. Magnus Festival Composers’ Course in Orkney, and was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter sprang to international attention when she was awarded the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists to have received this honour.

Kathryn Enticott

Kathryn manages an elite roster of conductors and instrumentalists, and consults to various artistic institutions and organisations.

Tobias Niederschlag

Tobias Niederschlag (M.A.) is Director of the concert office of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, as well as co-founder and artistic director of the International Shostakovich Festival in Gohrisch.

Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer is one of the world’s foremost clarinetists and is increasingly sought-after as a conductor at the highest level. He regularly works with some of the great orchestras of the world.

Svante Wik

Since 2009, Svante Wik has been principal clarinettist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work in the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Wik teaches at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Southern Denmark in Odense.

Michael Collins

Michael Collins' dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship have earned him recognition as one of today’s most distinguished artists and a leading exponent of his instrument.

Michel Portal

Clarinetist Michel Portal has the unique position of being one of the architects of modern European jazz and having a hand in some of the most significant shifts in modern classical music.

Boris Allakhverdyan

Boris Allakhverdyan was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Associate Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony.

Yehuda Gilad

Yehuda Gilad is one of the most sought-after clarinet teachers, currently on the faculty of the Colburn School of Music and the USC Thornton School of Music.

Claudio Bohórquez

Cellist Claudio Bohórquez has been hailed as one of the most exciting and fascinating musicians of his generation.

Mats Engström

From the end of the 1980's until 2016, Mats Engström held the position as Director of Programme and Artistic Planning for the RSPO and Stockholm Concert Hall. Since 2016 Mats has been Artistic Director at Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

Sten Cranner

General Manager and Artistic Director of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO). From 2010 to 2014 Planning Director and from 2002 to 2006 Orchestra Director in the same orchestra.

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.

Andrea Oliva

Andrea Oliva has been first flute soloist of the “Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia” in Rome since 2003.

Soyoung Lee

Lee played as principal flute of the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra from 1992. Soyoung Lee has given many concerts in Seoul. She has also played with the Ensemble of Tokyo as a guest principal flute several times. Lee teaches at Kunkook University, Seoul Arts Center and Seoul High school of arts.

Rachel Brown

A leading exponent of historical flutes, Rachel Brown is in great demand worldwide, as a soloist, orchestral player and teacher.

Torleif Thedéen

Torleif Thedéen performs as soloist all over the world. As a dedicated chamber musician he has performed in venues like Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and Concertgebouw.

Alex 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.

Nikolaj Znaider

Nikolaj Znaider performs at the highest level as both conductor and virtuoso violin soloist with the world’s most-distinguished orchestras.

Eugen Tichindeleanu

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

Albena Danailova

Violinist Albena Danailova is concertmaster at Vienna State Opera and at Vienna Philharmonic and also performs as a soloist and chamber musician.

Sally Beamish

Sally Beamish initially trained as a viola player at the Royal Northern College of Music before moving to Scotland in 1990 to develop her career as a composer. Beamish is currently resident composer at Ryedale and Trondheim Festivals for 2017. She co-directs the annual St. Magnus Festival Composers’ Course in Orkney with composer Alasdair Nicolson, and was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Finn Schumacker

Finn Schumacker is currently CEO at the Odense Symphony Orchestra, a position he holds since 2007.

Martin Fröst

Clarinetist, conductor and Sony Classical recording artist, Martin Fröst is known for pushing musical boundaries and has been described by the New York Times as having “a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinettist — perhaps any instrumentalist — in my memory”.

Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer is one of the world’s foremost clarinetists and is increasingly sought-after as a conductor at the highest level. He regularly works with some of the great orchestras of the world.

Svante Wik

Since 2009, Svante Wik has been principal clarinettist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work in the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Wik teaches at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Southern Denmark in Odense.

Claudio Bohórquez

Cellist Claudio Bohórquez has been hailed as one of the most exciting and fascinating musicians of his generation.

Finn Schumacker

Finn Schumacker is currently CEO at the Odense Symphony Orchestra, a position he holds since 2007.

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 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.

Torleif Thedéen

Torleif Thedéen performs as soloist all over the world. As a dedicated chamber musician he has performed in venues like Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and Concertgebouw.

Finn Schumacker

Finn Schumacker is currently CEO at the Odense Symphony Orchestra, a position he holds since 2007.