Our team of Professional Musician Leaders works together to build the board of adjudicator.
Chairman and Artistic Director
Kirill Troussov Website: www.troussov.com
Supported and guided by Sir Yehudi Menuhin at a young age, Kirill Troussov is now widely recognised as one of the leading violinists of his generation. The international press describes his playing : “…impressive elegance, irreproachable technique, an exceptional musical sensitivity and sonorities of immaculate beauty…” Kirill Troussov is a regular guest in prestigious concert halls and renowned international music festivals all over the world.
Collaboration with celebrated conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Daniele Gatti, Lawrence Foster, Jiri Belohlàvek, Michail Jurowski, David Stern, Christoph Poppen, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikko Frank and Louis Langrée as well as with major orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de France, Radio Orchestra of Hessischer Rundfunk, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has brought him among others to Tonhalle Zürich, Berliner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palais des Beaux Arts Brüssel, Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, De Doelen, NCPA in Beijing, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival and Menuhin Festival Gstaad.
Passion for chamber music and friendship connects Kirill Troussov with artists like Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Daniel Hope, Joshua Bell, Gautier und Renaud Capucon, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Julian Rachlin, Christian Zacharias und Natalia Gutman.
Substitution for Gidon Kremer in Paris, Asia Tour with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, his spectacular performance at the BBC Proms and his activity as jury member at international competitions, a.o. at the “Schoenfeld International String Competition”, are just some of numerous highlights of his past concert seasons.
His international awards include the European cultural award “Pro-Europa”, the Davidoff-Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the international Yamaha Prize and the Reuters-Prize of the Verbier Festival.
Kirill Troussov regularly gives master classes at the Mozarteum Salzburg, European Music Intstitute Vienna, in Cremona, Milan, Madrid, Dublin, Berlin, Munich ,Oslo, Budapest, USA and Hong Kong.
Kirill Troussov’s recordings – among others for EMI Classics, Warner Classics, Dabringhaus und Grimm, Naxos and Farao Classics – have been repeatedly awarded by the international press. Furthermore he is to watch with Yuja Wang on her DVD with Kurt Masur. His recent CDs “Emotions” (MDG) and “Memories” (MDG) have been highly praised by the international press and the public – among others by “Süddeutsche Zeitung” and the french music magazine „Diapason“.
He completed his studies with Zakhar Bron and Christoph Poppen. His mentors have been Igor Oistrach, Herman Krebbers und Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
Kirill Troussov plays the Antonio Stradivari violin “Brodsky” of 1702, on which violinist Adolph Brodsky performed the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto on Dec 4, 1881.
Ilya Grubert began his violin studies at the Emīls Dārziņš Music School. He later studied at the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow Conservatory with Yuri Yankelevich, Zinaida Gilels, and Leonid Kogan. He is a multiple prizewinner of prestigious violin competitions. Earning his first international success by receiving 2nd prize at the Sibelius Competition in 1975, he subsequently won 1st prizes in both Paganini Competition in 1977, and Tchaikovsky Competition in 1978.
Since then Grubert has had a distinguished career and performed with orchestras such as the Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Russian State Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Netherlands Philharmonic. He has worked with conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Voldemar Nelson, Mark Wigglesworth, and Maxim Shostakovich.
Now Grubert lives in the Netherlands and is a professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory and at the University of Minho.
Zhang Zhi Xiang
Professor Peter Shi-xiang Zhang was born in Beijing, China and graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1956. He was a Violin Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory from 1956 until his retirement in 1995. He has contributed to the raising standard of violin performance and training of young violinists in China through his introduction of new ideas on the art of violin playing and his translations of many books on violin performance into the Chinese language.
The outstanding results of his violin teaching have resulted in many awards being presented to him. The late Lord Menuhin described him as “one of the greatest teachers in the world”. He was awarded a certificate for outstanding teaching by the Shanghai Conservatory in 1985 and a similar award for excellence in teaching by the Art and Literature Association of Shanghai awarded him in 1986. The Chinese Central Government awarded him the highest honor for his excellent work in violin teaching in China in 1994. In 1995 he was selected by the Bao-Gang Educational Foundation as the best teacher and by Shanghai Government to be in “THE TOP TEN OF 1995”.
Professor Zhang has been a juror in many International violin competitions, including the Bach International Competition in Leipzig in 1988, the Wieniawski Competition in Lublin, Poland in 1988, 1994;1997and 2000; the International Violin Competitions in Schontal, Germany in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1995; the Yehudi Menuhin Competition in England in 1995，1998 and 2000; the Novosibirsk Competition in Russia in 1995;1998 and 2001；the Krakow Competition in Poland in 1996. He has also been a member of the jury at the China National Violin Competitions.
He has published Chinese translations of many violin books, including THE WAY THEY PLAY, by Samuel Applebaume; The Principles of Violin playing and Teaching, by Ivan Galamian; <The science of Violin Playing > by Raphael Bronstein;< A New Approach To Violin Playing > by Kato Havas and <Conversations With Yehudi Menuhin >; < How to Practice the Violin>;<The Great Cellists > and <The Great Violinists >by Margaret Campbell.
As a visiting professor of violin, he has given master classes all over the world, including the United States, Australia and Germany. His Students have been successful in International violin competitions including first and third prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in England in 1983; first prize in 1985 and third prize in 1987; third prize in 1992; first prize in 1998;4th prize in 2000. His students also won first and third prize in the Wieniawski Competition in Lublin, Poland in 1985, and fourth prize in 1994, second and fourth prizes in 1997, second prize in 2000; two first prizes in 4th International Competition in Kloster Schontal, Germany in 1992, third and fifth prize in 1995; two 4th prizes in 1997, third prize in 1999; first and third prize in Russia in 1995 and second prize in Russia in 1998; first prize in Krakow, Poland Competition in 1996. Second prize in Gisborne Competition, New Zealand in 1997, second and third prize in 1998.2nd prize in 2000. 2nd prize in 2nd Yampolsky Competition in 1999.
In September 1995, Professor Zhang and his pianist wife Hu Jian-ming immigrated to Australia under the “distinguished talent” category. He is at present a violin lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Institute of Music. Since he arrived in Australia, his students in Australia have been successful in both national and international competitions and awards, including the ABC Young Performer Award and the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition.
Marianna Terteryan was born in Moscow,in family musicians. She studied violin at the Moscow Gnessin School under teacher Tatiana Berkul.She graduated Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and Post-Graduate Course under famouse russian violinist Professor Eduard Grach.
Also,she performed as a soloist and member of Chamber Orchestra”Moskovia” under conductor and music director Eduard Grach.She has given concerts in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Marianna has given performances at the Great Hall , Small hall and Rachmaninov hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, Moscow Philharmonic Hall by P.I.Tchaikovsky, Grand Hall of the St.-Petersburg Philharmonic,Suntory hall in Tokyo,Izumi hall in Osaka.While studying in Gnessin School and Moscow State Conservatory,she became the laureat of many intenational competitions-“Classical Heritage”in Moscow,in Sant-Petersburg “Virtuoses 2000”,”International Competition for Youth violinists”in Novosibirsk by Zakhar Bron,in Warsaw “Tadeusz Wronsky Competition for violin solo”,in Zagreb “Vaclav Huml”).
Marianna Terteryan was a member of lots of musical festivals:”Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse” in Israel,”Stars of the Planet”in Yalta(Ukraine),”The music weeks in Toure”(Toure,France),”Russian culture days” in Vietnam.She joined the masterclasses with world famouse musicians as Ida Handel,Shlomo Mintz,Vadim Gluzman.
She became a soloist of Moscow State Philarmony in 1997.Marianna played as a soloist with many famouse orchestras.She recorded several CD’s and other music on Radio and TV. Marianna Terteryan has perfomance in Russia,Ukraine,Poland,Croatia,Macedonia,Serbia&Montenegro, Greese,Israel,Cyprus,German,France,Usa,China,Japan,Vietnam,Macau and Hong Kong.
From november 2002 Marianna began to work in China (Shenzhen).For two years she worked as a member and soloist in Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra.Also she played with many symphony orchestras very famous Chinese violin concertos “The Butterfly lovers” by Chen Gang&He Zhan Hao and “Wang Zhao Jun” by Chen Gang.She recorded two CD’s-classical violin music and chinese violin music.Marianna was a first performer of Violin Concerto with Yunnan folk melodies by Victor Tso in China.She perform with famous conductors -Zhang Guo Young,Yen Shao,Yu Feng,Mikhail Khokhlov,Vladimir Ponkin, Arnold Katz, Eduard Grach, Igor Schtegman,Vladimir Ziva,Anatoly Oselkov.
She has a long experience in teaching students.Since 2002 she was teaching in one of the most famous music schools in Russia-Moscow Gnessin School. From 2018 she became a guest Professor of Shenzhen Art School.One of her student Paloma So got second prize in International Wieniawski youth Competition in Lubeck in 2015 and first prize in 8th International Competition in Novosibirsk for young violinist in 2016.
From 2002 Marianna performs as a violin duo with violinist Gleb Dontsov.
Gleb Dontsov was born in Omsk,in Russia.He graduated Tchaikovsky Moscow State College in 1992,under Professor Sergey Fatkulin. In 1997 he graduated Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, under Professor Eduard Grach. In 2001 he graduate Post Graduate Course of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. Gleb Dontsov is laureate of several national competitions in Russia. He performed in famous concert halls-“Moscow Philharmonic Hall”, “Big and small halls of Tchaikovsky State Moscow Conservatory”, “Rachmaninov Hall”, and others. He was the concertmaster and soloist violinist in the Symphony Orchestra of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. Also, he performed as a soloist and a member of Chamber Orchestra “Moskovia” under conductor and music director Eduard Grach.
Gleb Dontsov has played as a soloist with other orchestras as well. He has performance in Russia,Macedonia,Poland,Romania,Bulgaria,France,Greece,Italy,Herman,Austria, Czech rep. ,Japan ,Taiwan, China.From 1998 untill 2005 he was a concertmaster of Shenzhen Symphony orchestra.He perform with many famous conductors such Zhang Guoyoung, Maurice Peress, Lior Shambadal, Kirill Petrenko and others. Also he perfom as a chamber musician with Mary Meiloc Wu.Since 2006 he was a guest-concertmaster of Macau Symphony orchestra and Hong Kong City Chamber orchestra. From 2009 he became a Professor of Shenzhen Art School. Many of his students became a laureates of national and international competitions. In the same time Gleb became a member of directors of “Fine Strings” music studio. In 2014 his student Zhang Wei got a prize in 8th Tchaikovsky Youth International Competition.Another his student-Zhao Wan Yu got a second prize in 7th Hong Kong International competition in 2017. Every year Gleb invites to Shenzhen for master-classes famous professors such as Tatiana Berkul, Sergey Fatkulin, Zakhar Bron, Pavel Vernikov,Shlomo Mintz,Salvatore Accardo.From 2002 till this days Gleb Dontsov performs as a violin duo with violinist Marianna Terteryan.
早年他曾就读于维也纳国立音乐学院（MUSIK-HOCHSCHULE WIEN）、苏黎世戏剧与高等音乐学院(ZUERICH TEATER UND MUSIK HOCHSCHULE)和萨尔茨堡莫扎特音乐学院(SAZLBURG MOZATEUM)。曾于扎克布朗(ZAHKA BRON)、伊格欧齐姆（IGOR OZIM）和多拉施瓦茨贝格(DORA SCHWARZBERG)等名师学习过。
Dr. Artem Konstantinov
Artem Konstantinov is one of the most prominent musicians in Asia.
He is many times winner of region and National Russian cello competitions, Chamber music in Italy, Quartet competition in UK. Been accepted and performed in Tchaikovsky international Competition 3 times.: 1992 (junior division),2002 and 2007. Most of the time gives the performance on the cello. In his the repertoire of the majority of cello music of different ages and styles.
The style of his performance is full of rich and strong sound, subtle phrasing, filigree and virtuoso technique. The game Artem carries the great traditions of the Russian cello school. Great teachers of which transferred their knowledge and skills to Artem.
These names are: Mstislav Rostropovich, Natalya Shakhovskaya, Stefan Popov, Alexander Rudin, Alexander Knyazev, Kirill Rodin, Alexey Seleznev, Evgeny Nilov, Tatyana Magidina.
Knowledge obtained at the Moscow State Conservatory and then and a doctoral degree at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama in London created the base on which and improved the style of the artist.
“Bright personality and purity of tone “ – Peking central newspaper
“The penetrating depth of the game does not leave anyone indifferent “-Hong kong Financial Times
“The game you can listen to endlessly “-Taiwan news
All these and many other reviews speak of an unusually strong and individual style of cello performance.
In the archive of world and Asian premiere music as written works and dedicated to Artem and works already performed but not in Asia.
Dr. Patrick Yim
Honolulu-born violinist Patrick Yim has performed as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral violinist throughout the world, including performances in Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall (New York), Seoul Arts Center, Harpa Concert Hall (Reykjavik), Hong Kong City Hall, Severance Hall (Cleveland), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), and the Musikverein (Vienna).
He made his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony after winning the Honolulu Symphony Concerto Competition. He has performed in the violin sections of the Hawaii Symphony and The Cleveland Orchestra, among others. He joined The Cleveland Orchestra on tours to New York City, Chicago, Bloomington, Iowa City, Miami, and major cities in Europe, including Paris, Milan, Brussels, Luxembourg, Cologne, Munich, and Vienna.
Yim has performed chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Emerson, St. Lawrence, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets, and with musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. He has also performed chamber music at festivals in Canada (Banff and Toronto Summer Music Festival), China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, and throughout the United States, including a recent performance in Carnegie Hall with members of the Emerson Quartet.
As Guest Music Director of the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, he collaborated with world-renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man and performed concerts at the Hong Kong City Hall as violinist and conductor.
He has performed world premieres at festivals in the United States and Europe, and he recently curated a series of concerts related to the Silk Road at the Hong Kong Museum of History for which he commissioned and premiered new works for solo violin by Michael-Thomas Foumai (Honolulu), Austin Yip (Hong Kong), and Yao Chen (Beijing). He has performed with the Contemporary Chamber Players (New York) and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
Yim has taught violin and chamber music at Stony Brook University, the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department, the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, the Flatirons Chamber Music Festival, and the Rushmore Music Festival. He has taught masterclasses and workshops in the United States, Denmark, Iceland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.
He is a graduate with honors of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of David Updegraff and William Preucil and was awarded the First Prize at the Institute’s Darius Milhaud Performance Prize Competition for two consecutive years. At CIM, he studied chamber music with the Cavani Quartet and Peter Salaff of the Cleveland Quartet. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where he studied violin with Philip Setzer, Jennifer Frautschi, and Hagai Shaham, and chamber music with the Emerson Quartet.
He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Savva Fatkulin was born in Sverdlovsk, Rusia en 1981. He began his violin studies at the age of 6, under the direction of his after, Sergui Fatkulin, at the Dependent Music School of the Moscow Conservatory. Later, he completed his musical training at the College of Music of Reina Soﬁa, at the Violin Chair of the Telefónica Foundation of the professor Zahkar Bron, Holder of the said chair, where he received the Certiﬁcate of Honor as a member of the Best Chamber Group of the School, from the hand of her Majesty the Queen Lady Sofía.
Between 2001 and 2003 he completed his training with the professor Grigori Zhislin at the Conservatory of Wurzburg (Germany) and later ﬁnished his studies with a Certiﬁcate of Honor at the Advanced Conservatory of Yekaterinburg. Also, he has received master classes from M. Fuks, D. Zafer, P. Munteanu, O. Krysa, P. Vernikov, A. Niechiporuk, V. Repin, V. Tretiakov, J.L.G. Asencio, and D. Poppen. He has given numerous concerts in Germany, France, England, Ireland, Italy, Brazil, and Russia, a country in which he has acted as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nizhni Novgorod on various occasions. He has participated as a soloist and concert master in various recordings and concerts withe the Valencian Baroque Orchestra and with the Scarlatti Quintette.
Also included is his activity as ﬁrst violin of various chamber groups, among which the Arima quartet, with whom he made tours and concerts in Mexico, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg, the Alberti Trio, with whom he won the First Prize for the Arnuero Chamber Music Contest (Spain) and has given numerous concerts in Spain, France, and Italy.
He was also part of the Concordiae Trio, an emerging formation whose repertoire ranged from the most representative works of the Baroque, Classicism, and Romanticism to the music of our time, and with whom he won numerous successes in European stages, being as well awarded in numerous national and international competitions, such as the International Chamber Music Competition of Pinerolo, Italy; the International Competition “The Role of Music of Capellades”, Barcelona; The National Competition of Chamber Music of Lucena; The Competition of Chamber Music and Lied “Ciutat de Berga”; “Music Prize of the City of Manresa”, Competition of Chamber Music “Montserrat Alavedra” of Terrassa, among others.
Shortly after that the Concordiae Trio was been selected for the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme, in Aldeburgh (England).
Parallel to his artistic activity, he has been developing since 18years old his teaching career in various private Spanish schools, combining the basis of Russian schooling with other more recent methodologies.
Since 1997 he has worked with his father, Serguei Fatkulin, in the Fatkulin Academy Center of Advanced Performance of Madrid and Bonn, in which they have trained brilliant students, holders of numerous international prizes, such as Carla Marrero, Alicia Randó, José Fraguas, Jaime Naya, Alberto Sanz, Kaori Lopez and Sofía Rodríguez.
Also, since 2008 he has given masterclasses on various editions of the Katarina Gurska New Generation Musical Summer International Course (Segovia and Madrid), International Course of Llanes (Austurias), International Course Eduardo Ocón (Málaga), and the International Course “Caprichos Musicales” (Comillas, Spain)
He is currently developing his teaching as a violin professor at the Katarina Gurska Center for Advanced Musical Studies, where students of ﬁve years old take the initial steps at the Elementary Grade, to the Medium and Superior Grades.