JURY - G.Gershwin Music Competition 2022

Piano Competition 2022

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Michael Bulychev-Okser (United States)
Competition Artistic Director & Chairman

A top prizewinner of many international competitions in USA, Italy, Andorra, Spain and Mexico, pianist Michael Bulychev-Okser was born in Moscow, Russia in a family of distinguished musicians. He composed and played music since the age of seven. Because of Michael’s early and extraordinary talent […]

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Olga Kern (United States)

Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great artists. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Olga Kern […]

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Pablo Galdo (Spain)
Honorary Invitee Juror

Born in Ferrol (La Coruña) Pablo Galdo studied at the “Vigo Superior Conservatoire”,where he graduated with special distinction and extraordinary prize, at the “University de Alcalá de Henares”, at the “Zoltán Kodály Institute”, at the “Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest” ,at[…]

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Jerome Lowenthal (United States)

Jerome Lowenthal, born in 1932, has been a prominent presence in the international piano world for more than sixty years. In his youth a student of three legendary musicians- William Kapell, Eduard Steuermann and Alfred Cortot (with coachings from Arthur Rubinstein)-he has performed a voluminous and variegated repertoire that includes more than 63 different concerti, which […]

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The Cumnock Tryst with the Benedetti, Elschenbroich, Grynyuk Trio

Krystian Tkaczewski (Poland/United States)

Hailed as “Polish Virtuoso,” Krystian Tkaczewski is pursuing his splendid piano career in USA, Asia and Europe. He had his triumph in having Carnegie Hall Debut in April 2007. […]

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José Miguel Rodilla (Spain)

Was born in Valencia, Spain. He studied conducting, musical composition and clarinet at the Valencia, Alicante, Rotterdam and Salzburg Mozarteum Conservatories, and gained an Honours Degree in Conducting with Distinction from the Royal College of Music (LRSM). Additional studies have included […]

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Frederic Chiu (United States)

Frederic Chiu performs at major venues on five continents: Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, The Chatelet in Paris, the Mozarteum in Buenos Aires, as well as touring extensively in smaller and unusual venues. He collaborates with Classical music friends Joshua Bell, Pierre Amoyal […]

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Igal Kesselman (Israel / United States)

Praised for his “kaleidoscopic” playing by the New York Times, pianist Igal Kesselman is one of today’s most forward-thinking performers and music educators. After making his American debut with the Washington Chamber Symphony at the Kennedy Center, he has performed throughout the country in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space and […]

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Jeffrey Cohen (United States)

American pianist Jeffrey Cohen continues to draw international attention to the brilliance and artistry of his interpretations. Mr. Cohen has been praised by The New York Times for the “lucidity and poetry” of […]

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Anna Keiserman (Russia/United States)

Russian-born and New York-based pianist Anna Keiserman is known for her creative programming, expressive freedom, and singular vision.

Performance credits in […]

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He Le (China)

associate professor of Shanghai Conservatory of music. He was admitted to Shanghai Musicology in 1992. In the Piano Department of the college, he studied under […]

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Jury - Strings & Chamber Ensembles

Full list of Jury for Strings and Chamber Ensembles will be published in December, 2021

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Albert Markov (United States)

Albert Markov—violinist, composer, teacher, and conductor—studied at Kharkov and Moscow conservatories under Lechinsky and Yankelevich. After winning the gold medal in the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, he concertized extensively. Aram Khachaturian wrote, "Albert Markov's activities have had many facets ... in all spheres of actions, he shows a remarkable talent. As a violinist, he is one of our best. As a teacher, he […]

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Elena Savranskaya (United States)

Violinist Yelena Savranskaya earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees from St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. She toured worldwide with various symphonic and chamber orchestras as well as with her string quartet Amadey in countries ranging from Russia to, amongst others, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania, Croatia, Taiwan, South Korea and the United States. Yelena Savranskaya was a co-founder of […]

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José Miguel Rodilla (Spain)

Was born in Valencia, Spain. He studied conducting, musical composition and clarinet at the Valencia, Alicante, Rotterdam and Salzburg Mozarteum Conservatories, and gained an Honours Degree in Conducting with Distinction from the Royal College of Music (LRSM). Additional studies have included […]

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Sheng Li (China)

Secretary of the general Party branch of the orchestral department, Professor of Viola and doctoral supervisor of Shanghai Conservatory of music, young backbone teacher of […]

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Jury - Preliminary Rounds


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Michael Bulychev-Okser (United States)
Competition Artistic Director & Chairman

A top prizewinner of many international competitions in USA, Italy, Andorra, Spain and Mexico, pianist Michael Bulychev-Okser was born in Moscow, Russia in a family of distinguished musicians. He composed and played music since the age of seven. Because of Michael’s early and extraordinary talent […]

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Giovanni Calabrese (Italy)

Giovanni Calabrese graduated brilliantly in piano and graduated in chamber music under the guidance of […]

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Pablo Galdo (Spain)
Honorary Invitee Juror

Born in Ferrol (La Coruña) Pablo Galdo studied at the “Vigo Superior Conservatoire”,where he graduated with special distinction and extraordinary prize, at the “University de Alcalá de Henares”, at the “Zoltán Kodály Institute”, at the “Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest” ,at[…]

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Igal Kesselman (Israel / United States)

Praised for his “kaleidoscopic” playing by the New York Times, pianist Igal Kesselman is one of today’s most forward-thinking performers and music educators. After making his American debut with the Washington Chamber Symphony at the Kennedy Center, he has performed throughout the country in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space and […]

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JUAN JOSÉ NAVARRO HERNÁNDEZ (Spain)

Juan José Navarro is a native of Godelleta in Valencia. He graduated as Profesor Superior of the Clarinet with Honours. He has studied and assisted on various clarinet seminars with teachers such as […]

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Anastasia Ryzykov (Canada)

Grand-Prix winner of the I George Gershwin International Music Competition 2013, Canadian pianist Anastasia Ryzykov played in over 40 orchestral performances internationally and has worked with great conductors and musicians, such as Peter Oundjian, Emmanuel Ax, and Bernhard Gueller. Ms. Rizikov played in master classes for […]

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Anna Keiserman (Russia/United States)

Russian-born and New York-based pianist Anna Keiserman is known for her creative programming, expressive freedom, and singular vision.

Performance credits in […]

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Eugene Choi (South Korea)

Described as ‘magical and mesmerizing’, ’her Chopin touches people’s heart and soul’ ( Frankfurt Allgemeiner Zeitung), and having a ‘charismatic stage presence multiplied by her personal charm’,( Frankfurter Neue Presse) ‘formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity’ (The Piano) EUGENE CHOI is […]

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Sheng Li (China)

Secretary of the general Party branch of the orchestral department, Professor of Viola and doctoral supervisor of Shanghai Conservatory of music, young backbone teacher of […]

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He Le (China)

associate professor of Shanghai Conservatory of music. He was admitted to Shanghai Musicology in 1992. In the Piano Department of the college, he studied under […]

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