JUDGES

Meet the Panels of world class musicians

David Coleman
trumpet

Coleman has taught and performed nationally and internationally for nearly 4 decades as a solo, chamber, commercial and orchestral musician. His career has taken him from Los Angeles to Carnegie Hall, from Seattle to Sarajevo, and from the mountains of West Virginia to the glaciers of Iceland, premiering new works by major composers and garnering numerous accolades.

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From International to Virtual Concert Halls, Award-winning Australian pianist Ka Long (Chris) Au is always passionate and dedicated to bringing the gift of music to your ears through refinement and sincere communication

Whilst studying at the Colburn School and the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music, he was privileged to work with artists such as John Perry, David Louie, Ory Shihor, Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, and Robert McDonald

Soo Bae
cello
Aphrodite Mitsopoulou
piano
Jong-hun Bae
conductor
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Conducted throughout Asia, Europe, and North America, Jong-hun Bae is renowned for his excellence in breathing new life into the traditional repertoire, presenting new works by living composers, and charismatic state presence.

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Avguste Antonov
piano
Jonathan Lane
double bass
Francis Wyatt
percussion
Michal Szostak
organ
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Award winning pianist Donna Weng Friedman enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, producer, curator and app developer.   Her new EP Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings, featuring exclusively AAPI/BIPOC artists, aims to promote understanding and tolerance and combat racism, with all proceeds donated to supporting the AAPI community.

In collaboration with WQXR, Ms. Weng Friedman created and produced Heritage and Harmony, a virtual concert video series in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  She is the co-creator and co-host of HER/MUSIC;HER/STORY, a mini-series on WQXR as well as a concert series that shines a light on women composers, past and present

Robert Voisey
composer
Natasha Bogachek, violin
Zino Bogachek, violin
Philippe Chao, viola
Igor Zubkovsky, cello
John Paul Johnson
conductor
Yuliya Gorenman
piano
Emil Chudnovsky
violin
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Emil is an expert violin teacher, faculty of the Catholic University, and a juror for local, regional, and international competitions. Chudnovsky conducts master-classes in the United States, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, China and Japan. His students often perform with renowned orchestras.

Galina Ivannikova
mezzo-soprano
Georgi Nikolov
conductor
Julia Kogan
soprano

Piano

James Adler
Avguste Antonov
Ka Long (Chris) Au
Donna Weng Friedman
Pablo Galdo
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Yuliya Gorenman
Fred Karpoff
Aprodite Mitsopoulou
Yael Weiss
Micah Yui
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Strings

Marat Bisengaliev
Natasha Bogachek
Zino Bogachek
Emil Chudnovsky
Kelly Hall-Tompkins
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Michelle Kim
Alexander Markov
Stanislav Pronin