JURY - G.Gershwin Music Competition 2017
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 […]
Eduardo Chama (Argentina/Israel)
Bass-baritone Eduardo Chama has received resounding recognition for his work on both the operatic and concert stages of the world. As Don Pasquale, the Seattle Times declares “Eduardo Chama was born to sing the title role. The Argentine bass-baritone … does heroic work on every level.” The Calgary Herald agrees, stating after performances of Le nozze di Figaro, “Argentine bass-baritone Eduardo Chama sang the title role of Figaro in an easy, stylish way, his voice […]
Richard Glazier (United States)
Every artist has an epiphany. For classically-trained, award-winning pianist Richard Glazier, it happened at age nine, when he saw the film “Girl Crazy” with a score by George & Ira Gershwin. He was so excited by the music he heard, he was prompted to write a fan letter to famed lyricist Ira Gershwin. After corresponding with each other for three years, Gershwin invited his young friend, then 12, to meet him in Beverly Hills.
During their visit, Ira asked Glazier to play […]
Olga Makarina (United States)
Born in Archangel, Russia, Metropolitan Opera soprano Olga Makarina, made her first New York appearances at New York City Opera as Lucia di Lammermoor and has performed there as Gilda in Rigoletto , Konstanze in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio and Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann . Other roles in Ms Makarina’s repertoire include Ilia in Idomeneo (Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival), Violetta […]
Maria Bukhina (United States/Ukraine)
Vice President in Public Relations, President of the New York Branch of the Int'l Academy of Science, Education, Industry and Arts, soprano Maria Bukhina was born in Poltava (Ukraine), USSR, where she received her early music and vocal training. She completed her graduate degree with high honors in voice at the Rostov State Conservatory of Music, one of the major conservatories in the Soviet Union. Within a short period of time she was recognized and obtained a reputation of a […]
Yana Eminova (United States/Russia)
Lyric soprano, Yana Eminova, has toured the USA, Italy, Russia, England, Japan, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and Lithuania. Now a New York City resident, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with a degree in conducting and voice.
Ms. Eminova’s past appearances include Alice Tully Hall and […]
David Gvinianidze (United States/Russia)
David Gvinianidze (barytone), the founder of the foundation «Talents of the World», the art- director and the author of concert programs, classical singer and concert touring singer, the adjudicator of different vocal contests and festivals, the teacher and regular member at various musical TV-programms and talk-shows of Russian and American national cable television. David was born in Georgia. Graduated with honours […]
Sergey Tkachenko (United States/Russia)
Sergey Tkachenko, tenor, was born in Moscow, Russia.
He started singing in at an early age in the "Great TV and radio childeren's choir" in Moscow, then in the church choir. After having studied choir conducting in Academic Music College in Moscow (honor degrees) and singing in […]