JURY

 

JURY

An authoritative jury from five different countries

John Axelrod

Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra; Artistic Director of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla

With an extraordinarily diverse repertoire, innovative programming and charismatic performance style, John Axelrod is widely recognized as one of today’s leading conductors and he is sought after by orchestras throughout the world. Since 1996, Mr. Axelrod has conducted over 175 orchestras around the world, 33 operas and 60 world premieres. Among his long term relationships, invitations and recordings with European orchestras we remember NDR Symphony Hamburg, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, Orchestre de Paris, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI in Turin, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Camerata Salzburg and the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg.

Tilmann Boettcher

Leitender Dramaturg at Beethoven Orchester in Bonn

Tilmann Boettcher is a German musical dramaturg and music educator. He works currently as head of programming for  Beethoven Orchester Bonn, one of Germany’s biggest municipal orchestras with residence in Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace Bonn. Previously he has worked for orchestras and theatres in Mannheim, Bielefeld, Augsburg and Graz. From 2006 to 2010 he worked for the German section of Jeunesses Musicales as director of Musikakademie Weikersheim, responsible for the music education program of the Academy.

Oleg Caetani

Prize Winner at RAI (Italian National Radio Television Orchestra) in Turin and Karajan Competition in Berlin

Oleg Caetani, one of the greatest conductors of his generation, moves freely between symphonic and opera repertoire. Caetani has conducted all over the world including: La Scala in Milan, the Mariinsky in Saint Petersburg, the Royal Opera House in London, the Opera House in San Francisco, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Suntory Hall in Japan, the Sydney Opera House, the Accademia of Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Staatskapelle Dresden. He has worked with the greatest soloists in our day including Marta Argerich, Sviatoslav Richter, Danil Trifonov, Vadim Repin, Misha Maiisky, Gautier Capucon, Viktoria Mullova, and Emmanuele Pahud. 

Mihai Constantinescu

Executive Director at George Enescu Festival

Accomplished professional Music Manager, Advisor and Producer with proven skills in producing and managing International artists and staging events, Mihai Constantinescu has a huge experience gained in the classical music industry domain with extensive expertise in the areas of events management, media liaison and public relations. He has successfully organized 12 editions of the “George Enescu International Festival and Competition” and more than 100 international artistic events in Romania and abroad.

As ARETXIM GM he has worked with some of the most representative artists in the world like Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Barenboim, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Sir Simon Rattle, Gidon Kremer, Salvatore Accardo, Vladimir Spivakov, Misha Maisky, Myung Whung Chung.

Ruben Jais

General manager and Artistic Director at Fondazione Orchestra e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi “LaVerdi”

Ruben Jais conducts instrumental, choral and symphonic music for several Italian and international institutions such as Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Milano Musica, Teatro alla Scala, RTSI Lugano, Budapest Hungarian Radio, Saint Moritz Festival, Teatro Real de Madrid, Orquesta National de Cile, UiS Stavanger Norway, international organ festivals. General manager and Artistic Director at Fondazione Orchestra e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi “LaVerdi”, he is also the founder of LaBarocca, ensemble devoted to the performance of Baroque and classical repertoire on period instruments.

György Lendvai

General Manager of MAV Symphony Orchestra

MAV Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1945 immediately after World War 2 and has played a major role in Hungary’s music life ever since. It performs frequently abroad and was the only Hungarian ensemble to accompany the legendary “3 Tenors”, for a concert in Tokyo in January 1999. The orchestra has been a regular guest at the Palace of Arts ever since the initial testing phase of the building with its “Master Series” which invites many leading musicians to perform with them. Irwin Hoffmann from America became world famous when he was music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra before Sir Georg Solti took over, and he also remained a resident conductor alongside Solti. 

Piero Romano

Artistic Director of the Magna Grecia Orchestra

Piero Romano has been the creator, founder and artistic director of the ICO Magna Grecia Orchestra since 1993. Since 2014 he has been artistic director of the Mysterium Festival. As a pianist he has won various national and international competitions and has performed in America, Spain, France, Austria, Italy, ecc. As a conductor he collaborated with Aldo Ciccolini, Stefano Bollani, Ray Chen, Gregory Porter, Noa, Serena Autieri, Tony Hadley, Sergey Krylov, Luis Bacalov, Luigi Piovano, Giuliana Gianfaldoni, ecc. He is full professor of “Practice at the” ER Duni “Conservatory of Music in Matera. He has held the position of artistic director and music consultant for numerous Italian associations and festivals. From 2014 to 2017 he was Director of the” ER Duni “Conservatory of Music in Matera.In 2018 he was awarded the honorary title of “Knight of the Italian Republic”

Michael Rosewell

Director of Opera at the Royal College of Music, London

Michael Rosewell began his career as a member of the Vienna State Opera music staff. In Vienna he assisted Claudio Abbado and other leading opera conductors and directors, and worked closely with many of the world’s greatest singers, including Pavarotti, Domingo, Gruberova, Freni, Carreras, Alfredo Kraus, and Cappuccilli. He went on to take up the position of Senior Staff Conductor at the Nationaltheater, Mannheim and has enjoyed unparalleled success in showcasing and training some of the most talented young musicians, both from Britain and around the globe. Michael is also Music Director of English Touring Opera, the UK’s leading, Olivier award winning, opera touring company. 

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John Axelrod

Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra; Artistic Director of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla

With an extraordinarily diverse repertoire, innovative programming and charismatic performance style, John Axelrod is widely recognized as one of today’s leading conductors and he is sought after by orchestras throughout the world. Since 1996, Mr. Axelrod has conducted over 175 orchestras around the world, 33 operas and 60 world premieres. Among his long term relationships, invitations and recordings with European orchestras we remember NDR Symphony Hamburg, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, Orchestre de Paris, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI in Turin, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Camerata Salzburg and the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg.

Tilmann Boettcher

Leitender Dramaturg at Beethoven Orchester in Bonn

Tilmann Boettcher is a German musical dramaturg and music educator. He works currently as head of programming for  Beethoven Orchester Bonn, one of Germany’s biggest municipal orchestras with residence in Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace Bonn. Previously he has worked for orchestras and theatres in Mannheim, Bielefeld, Augsburg and Graz. From 2006 to 2010 he worked for the German section of Jeunesses Musicales as director of Musikakademie Weikersheim, responsible for the music education program of the Academy.

Oleg Caetani

Prize Winner at RAI (Italian National Radio Television Orchestra) in Turin and Karajan Competition in Berlin

Oleg Caetani, one of the greatest conductors of his generation, moves freely between symphonic and opera repertoire. Caetani has conducted all over the world including: La Scala in Milan, the Mariinsky in Saint Petersburg, the Royal Opera House in London, the Opera House in San Francisco, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Suntory Hall in Japan, the Sydney Opera House, the Accademia of Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Staatskapelle Dresden. He has worked with the greatest soloists in our day including Marta Argerich, Sviatoslav Richter, Danil Trifonov, Vadim Repin, Misha Maiisky, Gautier Capucon, Viktoria Mullova, and Emmanuele Pahud. 

Mihai Constantinescu

Executive Director at George Enescu Festival

Accomplished professional Music Manager, Advisor and Producer with proven skills in producing and managing International artists and staging events, Mihai Constantinescu has a huge experience gained in the classical music industry domain with extensive expertise in the areas of events management, media liaison and public relations. He has successfully organized 12 editions of the “George Enescu International Festival and Competition” and more than 100 international artistic events in Romania and abroad.

As ARETXIM GM he has worked with some of the most representative artists in the world like Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Barenboim, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Sir Simon Rattle, Gidon Kremer, Salvatore Accardo, Vladimir Spivakov, Misha Maisky, Myung Whung Chung.

Ruben Jais

General manager and Artistic Director at Fondazione Orchestra e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi “LaVerdi”

Ruben Jais conducts instrumental, choral and symphonic music for several Italian and international institutions such as Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Milano Musica, Teatro alla Scala, RTSI Lugano, Budapest Hungarian Radio, Saint Moritz Festival, Teatro Real de Madrid, Orquesta National de Cile, UiS Stavanger Norway, international organ festivals. General manager and Artistic Director at Fondazione Orchestra e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi “LaVerdi”, he is also the founder of LaBarocca, ensemble devoted to the performance of Baroque and classical repertoire on period instruments.

György Lendvai

General Manager of MAV Symphony Orchestra

MAV Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1945 immediately after World War 2 and has played a major role in Hungary’s music life ever since. It performs frequently abroad and was the only Hungarian ensemble to accompany the legendary “3 Tenors”, for a concert in Tokyo in January 1999. The orchestra has been a regular guest at the Palace of Arts ever since the initial testing phase of the building with its “Master Series” which invites many leading musicians to perform with them. Irwin Hoffmann from America became world famous when he was music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra before Sir Georg Solti took over, and he also remained a resident conductor alongside Solti. 

Piero Romano

Artistic Director of the Magna Grecia Orchestra

Piero Romano has been the creator, founder and artistic director of the ICO Magna Grecia Orchestra since 1993. Since 2014 he has been artistic director of the Mysterium Festival.. As a pianist he has won various national and international competitions and has performed in various Italian and foreign cities. As a conductor he collaborated with Aldo Ciccolini, Stefano Bollani, Raphael Gualazzi, Mischa Maisky, Amii Stewart, Lucio Dalla, Uto Ughi, A. Gavrilov, Mariella Devia, Ray Chen, Milva, Albano, Gino Paoli, Gregory Porter, Vladimir Davidovič Aškenazi, Noa, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Renzo Arbore, Serena Autieri, Tony Hadley, Beppe Fiorello, Andrej Vladimirovič Gavrilov.

Michael Rosewell

Director of Opera at the Royal College of Music, London

Michael Rosewell began his career as a member of the Vienna State Opera music staff. In Vienna he assisted Claudio Abbado and other leading opera conductors and directors, and worked closely with many of the world’s greatest singers, including Pavarotti, Domingo, Gruberova, Freni, Carreras, Alfredo Kraus, and Cappuccilli. He went on to take up the position of Senior Staff Conductor at the Nationaltheater, Mannheim and has enjoyed unparalleled success in showcasing and training some of the most talented young musicians, both from Britain and around the globe. Michael is also Music Director of English Touring Opera, the UK’s leading, Olivier award winning, opera touring company.