The jury will be made up of internationally renowned musicians and people related to the musical world:

THE JURY 2021

Vadim Gladkov

Vadim Gladkov graduated from the National Academy of Music “P. I. Tchaikovsky” in Ukraine, obtaining the Diploma of Soloist with Honorable Mention. He then completed his training at the “Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía” under the direction of Prof. Dimitri Bashkirov.

He has won numerous International Competitions, including the Grand Prize at the IX International Piano Competition “Da Cidade do Porto”, the First Prize at the XII Ibiza International Piano Competition and the First Prize and Gold Medal at the I International Competition “N. Lysenko” (Kiev).

Gladkov has performed at festivals in Toledo, Girona, Sant Feliu de Guixols, the Santander Music and Academy Meeting, Reims, Colmar, St. Petersburg, Oslo, Kronberg, Montreux-Vevey, Guildford, among others, and has given concerts in his home country, Ukraine. as well as in Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Holland, England, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Mongolia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Russia, Tunisia and Switzerland playing in halls the size of Santory Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Concertgebouw, Rudolfinum, Zaragoza Auditorium, Teatro Real de Madrid, Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, etc. In Madrid he has played a recital (“Tribute to Rostropovich”) with Natalia Gutman.

He has been a member of juries for numerous piano competitions and has given Master Classes in Spain (Conservatories of Cartagena, Palencia, Alcalá de Henares, Menéndez Pelayo International University), Mongolia and in the United Kingdom (Wells Cathedral School). Since 2014 he has been a Piano Teacher at Encore Music Projects International Summer School (Wells, Somerset).

Vadim has recorded the CD’s: “Romantische Verwandlungen” with H.-J. Schellenberger (oboe), G. Causse (viola) and R. Vlatkovič (horn), and “In Recital” with violinist Mayuko Kamio for SONY BMG.

He currently combines artistic activities with teaching at the “Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía” as an Accompanying Pianist Professor in the Violin Chair, headed by Professor Zakhar Bron.

Roeland Jagers

Roeland Jagers is a passionate chamber musician and was a founding member of the Rubens Quartet, laureate of several international competitions including in Eindhoven (Tromp 2004), Prague (Spring Competition 2005) and Graz (Schubert Competition 2006). The quartet enjoyed an active international career for 16 seasons in Europe, the United States and Israel. He is also a member of Metamorphoses, a trio made up of international chamber musicians (clarinetist Jean Johnson and pianist Ilona Timchenko), which recently released a highly acclaimed debut album.

Roeland performs regularly in prestigious concert venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Zürich, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Berlin’s Philharmonie. He is also a frequent guest at international festivals such as Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Schleswig Holstein (Germany), Larzac (France), Kuhmo (Finland), El Paso Pro Musica, Sitka Music Festival and Indiana University Summer Music Festival (US).

As a soloist Roeland has appeared with several ensembles. In past seasons he performed the Solo Sonata by György Ligeti throughout Europe and the US with great success; this sonata is one of the highlights of the viola repertoire, and yet is considered by many to be unplayable. Between 2013 and 2017, Roeland was principal violist of Sinfonia Rotterdam. He plays regularly with Amsterdam Sinfonietta and with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and recently joined the North Netherlands Orchestra as principal violist.

Roeland is a viola and chamber music teacher at the prestigious Indiana University Summer String Academy (Bloomington, US). He has extensive teaching experience, working regularly with all levels from amateurs and students to aspiring professionals. In 2014 he wrote a chamber music method specifically meant for amateur musicians, in which subjects such as score study, leadership and rehearsal techniques are addressed.

Roeland studied viola with Gisella Bergman and Ferdinand Erblich. In 2001 he received his Bachelor of Music diploma with honours, and continued on to receive a Master of Music in 2004 with Vladimir Mendelssohn, also with honours, at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Roeland also studied piano with Paul Komen at the Brabant Conservatory, where he received his Bachelor of Music diploma in 2003.

Roeland plays on a viola made by Giovanni Pistucci, from the collection of the Dutch National Instrument Foundation (NMF), and a bow made by Joseph Henry (1865).

Jean Johnson

British-American Clarinettist Jean Johnson is an international collaborator in chamber music programs and as such has played in some of world’s finest venues notably the Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts. As part of her varied music life, Ms. Johnson is a member of the critically acclaimed trio ensemble,”Metamorphoses”and forms a duo with pianist Steven Osborne. 

Notable chamber music festivals include Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center NYC, International Chamber Music Series Southbank Centre London, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Spannungen in Heimbach, Lammermuir Festival, Festival Peregrinos Musicales in Santiago de Compostela, Bath Music Festival, Hindsgavl Festival Denmark, Schwetzingen, Prussia Cove in Cornwall, St. Magnus Festival in Orkney, and many others.  She has collaborated with chamber music groups around the world and has been a concerto soloist with leading orchestras. Forthcoming collaborations include recitals with pianist Danny Driver, concerts with Metamorphoses, and performances throughout the UK, Spain, Netherlands, America, and further afield.

Jean Johnson was a student of Michael Sussman at the University of Massachusetts. She attended Indiana University as an Associate Instructor in Clarinet, studying with Eli Eban and Alfred Prinz. As a Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival she studied with Theodore Oien. 

Ms. Johnson began her career with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in the posts of Associate and Acting Principal Clarinet. She has been invited as a Guest Principal with leading orchestras such the Bergen Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra among many others.  Jean has recorded both Brahms and Rozsa Sonatas on the Avie label with Steven Osborne.  According to the New York Times, “a fine recording by the poised clarinetist Jean Johnson. Beautiful renditions of Brahms’s Clarinet Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 round out this lovely album.“ Her most recent debut recording with Metamorphoses has earned the trio unanimous rave reviews from major publications around the world.

www.jean-johnson.com

Sarah Kapustin

Sarah Kapustin’s musical activities have taken her across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia in performances as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She has performed with such orchestras as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Vogtland Philharmonie and the Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong. Sarah has received prizes and honors in numerous competitions, including 1st prize of the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen. For over a decade she has performed duo recitals with pianist Jeannette Koekkoek. In addition to covering a wide range of the violin/piano repertoire, their 2010 recording of the complete Beethoven sonata cycle for the Olive Music label received international acclaim.

Sarah received a Masters degree in violin performance at The Juilliard School with Robert Mann in 2005. She previously received a Bachelor of Music and an Artist Diploma from Indiana University as a pupil of Mauricio Fuks, and formerly studied with Mimi Zweig and James Przygocki at the String Academy of Wisconsin. Sarah was the 1st violinist of the renowned Rubens Quartet from 2008 until the group’s final season in 2016.

Currently Sarah resides in Zwolle, the Netherlands, where she is active as a chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster. She also performs and tours regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Increasingly sought after as a teacher, she is professor of violin at the ArtEZ Conservatorium (Zwolle), professor of chamber music at the Prins Claus Conservatorium (Groningen), and in 2017 she joined the faculty of the Sweelinck Academie (preparatory division of the Amsterdam Conservatory). She has given masterclasses in the US, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Columbia and Hong Kong, and is a faculty member of the Indiana University Summer String Academy.

Sarah plays on the ”Nico Richter and Hetta Rester” G.B. Rogeri, Brescia, ca. 1690, on loan to her from the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds in Amsterdam.

Tatiana Melnychenko

Tatiana Melnychenko debuted at both Teatro Regio in Torino as Abigail in Nabucco in February 2020 and at Mikhailovsky Theater in Saint Petersburg as Aida in November 2019 (maestro Alexander Vedernikov).

In January 2019 debuted as Turandot at Teatro Massimo di Palermo and in March the same year also debuted as Tosca at Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv (maestro Daniel Oren)

After her successful debut as Abigail in Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, soprano Tatiana Melnychenko was re-engaged to sing Giorgetta in Puccini “Il tabarro” by the same opera house in November 2018.

Debuted as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana at Deutsche Oper Berlin  in March 2018. In June the same year sang Verdi Requiem at the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon in Spain.

Sang the role of Abigail at the premier of a new production of Nabucco at the Arena di Verona and debuted also as Abigail at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (maestro James Levine).

Appeared as Lady Macbeth (Verdi Macbeth) at the Staatsoper Hamburg, as Abigail in Nabucco at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Gran Teatre del Liceo in Barcelona and Royal Opera de Wallonie in Liege.

Other engagements included Abigail in Nabucco at the Arena di Verona (with Placido Domingo as Nabucco), Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv and L’opera de Montreal, Lady Macbeth (Verdi’s Macbeth) in the new production of Stadttheater Klagenfurt and at the Greek National Opera in Athens.

The period from 1996 to 2005 was a time of great success for Tatiana  at highly prestigious international singing competitions – she  won the ones in Toulouse, France (Grand Prix), “Julián Gayarre” in Pamplona, Spain (1st Prize), received by world famous tenor Jose Carreras; Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic (1st Prize), Verviers, Belgium (2nd Prize), “A. Fernández Carriedo” of the Guerrero Foundation  (1st Prize) and “Francisco Alonso”  (1st Prize), both in Madrid.

In 2000 the great Spanish tenor Alfredo Kraus chose her for the singing department of the Queen Sofia School of Music in Madrid where she stayed for studying with renowned mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza.

Steven Osborne

Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians whose insightful and idiomatic interpretations of diverse repertoire show an immense musical depth.  His numerous awards include The Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year (2013) and two Gramophone Awards.  His residences at London’s Wigmore Hall, Antwerp’s deSingel, the Bath International Music Festival, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra are a testament to the respect he commands.

Described by The Observer as “always a player in absolute service to the composer”, Steven Osborne recently released a much praised recording of Prokofiev’s War Sonatas, his 30th release for Hyperion, which was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award.  

Steven Osborne’s recitals are publicly and critically acclaimed without exception, and 20/21 sees his focus shift to works by Debussy and Rachmaninov in preparation for his next recordings.  He has performed at many of the world’s prestigious venues including the Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Kennedy Center Washington and is a regular guest at both Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall. 

Concerto performances take Steven Osborne to major orchestras all over the world including recent visits to the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Radio, London Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, St Louis Symphony, Aspen Music Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center with repertoire ranging from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Messiaen through to Tippett, Britten and Julian Anderson who dedicated his 2017 Piano Concerto to Steven.  

2021 sees Steven Osborne release French duet repertoire with colleague Paul Lewis, his 31st recording for Hyperion.  A label artist since 1998, his 30 recordings have accumulated numerous awards in the UK, France, Germany and the USA including two Gramophone Awards, three Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Awards and a Choc in Classica Magazine in addition to a clutch of Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and Recordings of the Year from The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times.  His recordings span a wide range of repertoire including Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Messiaen, Britten, Tippett, Crumb and Feldman.  

Steven Osborne won first prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Competition (1991) and the Naumburg International Competition (1997).  Born in Scotland he studied with Richard Beauchamp at St. Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and Renna Kellaway at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.  He is Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Patron of the Lammermuir Festival and in 2014 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Hans van der Zanden

Hans van der Zanden, solohorn of Brussels Philharmonic, is regarded as one of the leading french-horn players of Europe nowadays. After graduating from the conservatory he was invited as soloist to the Berlin Chamber Orchestra (Neues Berliner Kammerorchester), conducted by Jac van Steen where he brilliantly began his career as a solohorn playing with hornplayers such as Sarah Willis (Berlin Philharmonic) and Bodo Werner (Komische Oper Berlin)

Hans van der Zanden is also a successful soloist. Recently he performed Haydn’s Concerto for two horns and orchestra with the Hamburger Camerata, Schumann’s Konzertstück op.84 for four horns and orchestra with Collegium Musicum Düsseldorf and Britten’s Serenade op.31 for tenor, horn and strings with the Novosibirsk Chamber Orchestra. He was guest soloist at a ‘Holland – Russia Festival’ with the Cheliabinsk Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anton Grishanin. During this festival,Hans van der Zanden performed Mozart’s Horn Concerto KV417 and Strauss Horn Concerto no.1 op.11.

Due to these succesfull performances he was invited back to Cheliabinsk, to perform the Rheinhold Glière Horn concerto op.91. Hans van der Zanden was contracted as Post-Degree-Teacher with the Ural State Philharmonic Orchestra of Ekaterinburg, Russia. During these intensive teaching periods he also plays with the Ural State Philharmonic including the Britten Serenade op.31 during festival EURASIA, which was recorded and broadcasted through live stream. Other solo appearances include Strauss Hornconcerto op.11 with Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart KV447 with St. Peterburg Radio Orchestra, live TV broadcast of Haydn’s 2nd hornconcerto with Brussels Philharmonic and many others.

Hans van der Zanden is also an active chamber music performer and he has played with StefanVladar, Anastasia Goldberg, Gil Sharon, Rivka Golany, Alexander Kagan, Georgy Yufa and many others. Furthermore he is a member of the Goldberg Ensemble.

Hans van der Zanden has been Principal Horn with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra since 2002. As of 2011 he is solohorn with Brussels Philharmonic.