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Violin JURY in 2016


Pavel Berman (Italy)

Pavel Berman attracted the international attention when he won the First Prize and Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 1990.

Pavel Berman was born in Moscow where he studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 1992 he moved on to study with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York and with Isaac Stern.

Berman has appeared as a soloist and/or conductor with such orchestras as Italian Virtuosi, Moscow Virtuosi, Mantua Chamber Orchestra, Haydn and Bolzano Orchestra, Toscanini Symphony of Parma, Verona Symphony Orchestra, Genoa Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra RAI of Turin, La Fenice Orchestra of Venice, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philarmonie Orchestra, Prague Symphony, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Portuguese National Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Royal Philharmonic, Lisboa Theatre, Wurtembergische Philharmonie Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Berliner Symphoniker, Vilnius Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Beijing Philharmonic, etc.

Pavel Berman has reached audiences at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Herkulessaal in Munich, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Bunkakaikan in Tokyo, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and others.

He founded the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania in 1998, which became Symphony Orchestra and was Musical Director of the “Kaunas Symphony Orchestra”.

Berman has recorded for Koch International, Audiofon, Discover, Phoenix Classics and Dynamic.

He teaches in Lugano and performs on the Antonio Stradivari violin, Cremona 1702 ‘ex David Oistrach’ lent to him by the Pro Canale Foundation, Milan.

Jurgis Dvarionas (Lithuania)

Jurgis Rimas Dvarionas gratuated from the Moscow Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky (in 1965) with distinction and finished the postgraduate course as well (in 1969). From 1969 started working at Lithuanian State Conservatory. In 1973 at The Moskow State Conservatory defended the dissertation „Violin Concertos by Lithuanian Composers“, for what The Science Board granted him the art critic's degree. He is the organiser of six piano and violin science-methodical conferences (in 1975-1985) as well the compiler and editor of the conference thesis. In 1981 became an associate professor. Since 1983 is the member of Lithuanian Composers' Union. Was a LCU critic, chairman of the Musicologists sections member of the Board. Has published over a hundred reviews and articles. In 1992 became a professor.

Jurgis Rimas Dvarionas for three decades (1965–1995) was giving concerts in the countries of Europe, USA, ex-Soviet Union. Has recorded a number of vinyl records and pieces performed by him in radio stations of Vilnius, Moscow, Warsaw New York, Madrid. Is the first performer of pieces for violin by lithuanian composers and editor, author of many transcriptions for violin and piano.

During the pedagogical work that lasted for a half of the century professor taught many violinists, among them there are more than twenty laureats of national and international competitions. He gave masterclasses in the schools of higher education institutions of Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Malmö, Warsaw, Moscow. Taught in the international summer seminars Gintarinė svetainė in Lithuania, music universities in Greece, interpretational masterclasses in Poland. Is constantly invited to participate in the work of the jury of various violin competitions that are taking place in various countries, Jurgis Rimas Dvarionas is as well one of the formers of the Lithuanian cultural life. In 1989–1998 was a chairman of the Lithuanian Cultural Foundation, is the initiator and organiser of the International B. Dvarionas, J. Heifetz (Vilnius), A. Glazunov (Paris) competitions for violinists.

Michal Grabarczyk (Poland)

For over thirty years Michał Grabarczyk (b. 1947) has been associated with Poznań. Graduate of Moscow Conservatory in Professor Dmitri Cyganov's class, for years he has been Professor at the Academy of Music in Poznań. Since graduation he has combined educational work with intense concert activity (concerts and recitals in numerous venues round the world). Having won a prize at the Wieniawski Competition, he went on to became laureate of International Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris (Silver Medal) and Nicolo Paganini Competition in Genoa (3rd Prize). Has released several records (including Caprices Op. 10) by Henryk Wieniawski), as well as made radio and television recordings. Member of the Board of Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Poznań, he sits on the jury of numerous competitions.

Sergey Kravchenko (Russia)

Professor of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Sergey Kravchenko was born in 1947. He graduated from the famous Stolyarsky School of Music in Odessa in 1965 and entered the Moscow Conservatoire. His teacher was world-renowned violinist, professor, musician Leonid Kogan.

After he became a Prize winner at Paganini competition in Geneva (in 1969), his concert career began. Later he also became a Prize winner in J. Thibaut competition in Paris (in 1971) and in Competition of String Quartets in Liege, Belgium (in 1972).

Sergey Kravchenko toured extensively throughout Russia and abroad. He played and gave master classes in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, South and North Korea, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Brazil, Finland, Israel, USA, Australia.

Since 1972 he has been teaching violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, where he started as Leonid Kogan's assistant and then became a full-time Professor. From 1996-2001 he was the Dean of Orchestral Faculty.

Many of his students are winners of international competitions: V. Igolinsky, V. Mullova, A. Lukirsky, S. Krylov, A. Halapsis, I. Gaisin, A. Kagan, J. Ko, N. Sachenko, A. Stepanenko, E. Stembolsky, O. Shurgot, N. Kozhuhar and others.

He is a member of jury at many prestige International competitions: Tchaikovsky competition, Brahms competition, Oistrakh competition, Enescu competition, Lysenko competition and others.

Sergey Kravchenko has made numerous recordings in Russia, Germany, France, Italy and other countries. He is also an author of several methodic books for violin.

For his outstanding achievements Sergey Kravchenko was awarded an honorary title: "Distinguished Artist of Russia".

František Novotny (Czech Republic)

Frantisek Novotny was born 1964 in Znojmo in the former Czechoslovakia. He studied violin at the Brno Conservatory and the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts. Additionally, he has taken part in master classes with both Zachar Bron and Victor Tretjakov. He has participated in more than twenty competitions both at home and abroad with great success, including the Tchaikovsky Competition, the Prague Spring competition, and the Premio Paganini. From 1987 - 1995 he was the principal soloist for the State Philharmonic Orchestra in Brno. Presently he is the principal soloist for the Prague Chamber Orchestra and an associate professor of violin at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts. He has given concerts on the most famous stages of Europe, Japan and the USA, including Carnegie Hall. He records with leading radio companies and, since 2001, has been working with the largest Japanese television network.

Eszter Perenyi (Hungary)

Eszter Perényi completed her studies at Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 1967. She was appointed as university professor in 1998. She has been leading the Strings Department since.

Her students participate at national and international competitions with great success. The list of her students includes names such as Péter Somogyi, Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin Kokas, Ádám Banda, Ernő Kállai, etc.

She has been leading master classes in Hungary (Budapest and other towns), China (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin), Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Israel, 2012 Guest Professor in Tokyo University of Arts (Geidai) etc.

Regular invited professor at the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest.

Prof. Perényi is frequent member of significant international competitions (e.g. Menuhin Competition – Great Britain , Kreisler Competition – Vienna, Wieniawski Competition – Poznan, Szigeti-Hubay Competition – Budapest, Yampolsky Competition – Moscow, Osaka Chamber Music Competition.

Professor Perényi is performing as a soloist and plays in chamber music ensembles in various countries all over the world and also in Hungary. Miklós Perényi, Jenő Jandó, Dénes Várjon, Ilona Prunyi, Gyula Kiss, Rohmann Imre are among her chamber music partners.

She has played at concerts with various Hungarian and national orchestras – National Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Budapest String Quartet, London Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, RAI Symphony Orchestra – with such conductors as Erich Leinsdorf, István Kertész, Yuri Simonov, Ádám Medveczky, Ervin Lukács, etc.

Her repertoire covers a wide range of music literature, she lays special emphasis on chamber music and contemporary music. Many composers dedicated pieces to her – e.g. József Soproni, Miklós Kocsár, Emil Petrovics, Attila Bozay, József Sári, István Láng.

Professor Perényi has prepared many TV and radio recordings, Decca Naxos and Hungaroton published various recorings of her.

Eszter Perényi was awarded many prizes, e.g. Franz Liszt Prize (1987), Small Cross of the Hungarian Republic (1995), Bartók-Pásztory Prize (2002).

Petras Radzevičius (Lithuania)

In 1956 Petras Radzevičius graduated from Kaunas Ten Year School of Music (current J. Naujalis Music Gymnasium). From 1956 until 1962 has been studying at State Lithuanian Conservatory (current Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre). From 1967 until 1968 he has been having his internship with a professor from P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory – Evgeny Strachov. From 1974 until 1975 has been doing his internship in Berlin's H. Eisler Music Academy. From 1960 to 2010 played in the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (the first viola).

From 1962 until 2012 has been working as a teacher at M. K. Čiurlionis Arts School (from 1994 – earned the title of teacher-expert). From 1963 has been working as a teacher in the String department, at the Lithuanian State Conservatory, from 1978 became associate professor, from 1987 – professor, the Head of the String Department.

In 1962 he received a 2nd prize at the International Viola Competition in Helsinki.

As a soloist and a member of various chamber ensembles he has been giving concerts in various countries, such as Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, Balcan countries. With Lithuanian Chamber Orchesra he has been giving concerts in the USA, Egypt, South Africa, Japan, Arab Emyrates, various European countries.

Professor P. Radzevičius is author of etudes and scales for viola, as well of methodic comments on the J. Ch. Bach’s Concert for Viola in C minor and the G. Ph. Telemann’s Concerto for Viola in G major, he is also the editor of B. Dvarionas Transcriptions for Viola. He was the first one to perform the pieces of Lithuianian composers – V. Bagdonas, T. Makačinas, A. Rekašius, F. Bajoras, B. Kutavičius.

He has been leading masterclasses in the Academy of Music in Malmo (Sweden, 2000, 2009), Paris National Conservatory (CNSMD, 2002), Summer Music University Les Orres (France, 2003), Latvian Academy of Music (2005, 2007), Music and Theatre University in Vienna (2007), Nordic Viola Symposium in Sweden (2009), Royal Music Academy of Stockholm (2009), Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory in France (2011), Estonian Music and Theatre Academy (2011), Music and Theatre University in Graz (Austria, 2012).

In 1974 he was named the Honoured Lithuanian Artist, in 1986 – Honoured Lithuanian Nation's Artist.

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