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Nomeda Kazlaus, Lithuania, chairperson

NOMEDA KAZLAUS, international opera diva, one of the most outstanding Lithuanian opera sopranos of the contemporary generation of singers; laureate of four international singing competitions; TV host; vocal professor; jury chair and member of many international competitions, winner of the Lithuanian Ministery of Culture Young Artist 2007 award. She is author and host of the „Skambantys pasauliai su Nomeda Kazlaus” (The Ringing Worlds with Nomeda Kazlaus) talk show series at the Lithuanian National TV where she interviews world-famous music personalities like Montserrat Caballe, Christoph Eschenbach, Sarah Brightman, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sasha Walz etc. N.Kazlaus is a chair of Eurovision National Jury in Lithuania (2016); chair of Lithuanian national singers‘ competition named after V. Jonuskaite-Zauniene; chair of „Music Talent League” (2016); jury member of the „Golden Voice“. She is a founder of the international annual vocal and stage acting
masterclasses in Lithuania Nomeda Kazlaus’ Summer Academy of Vocal and Acting Techniques (the project started as PALANGA SUMMER ACADEMY - ’PALANGOS VASAROS AKADEMIJA’); author of singing master classes at the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy (2014). N.Kazlaus is as frequent a guest on some of the most prestigious European theatre and concert stages, international festivals as she stars in international productions. She has been performing along a 20th century opera legend Montserrat Caballe since 2000. International reviewers describe the singer as being gifted with an impressive and powerful voice of rich and vibrant color, vast range, exceptional musicality, perfect pitch on every register, emotional precision, enchanting acting and personal charm.

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Tadeusz Pszonka, Poland

Graduated from the Vocal and Acting Faculty at Karol Lipiński Music Academy in Wrocław.
Was a soloist at the State Opera in Wrocław, the Grand Theatre - National Opera in Warsaw, the Roma Music Theatre in Warsaw and the Vienna Chamber Opera. Has won awards at many vocal competitions.
Has performed at such theatres as: Operhaus in Leipzig, Grand Theatre and Musical Theatre in Łódź, Musical Theatre in Wrocław; has also performed on such renowned stages as: Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Konzert Haus, Vienna Hofburg, Tonhalle in Zurich, Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, Brno Philharmonic, National Philharmonic in Warsaw and others. Has travelled to Switzerland, Austria, Australia, Belgium, former Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Holland, Japan, France, Italy, Russia and Norway. 
Has made recordings for Polish Television, Polish Radio, Austrian Television ORFF. Has recorded albums in Austria (Wiener Konzert Haus - Recital), France (Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Requiem by H. Berlioz), Poland (Opera Arias and Songs, Liturgia Domestica Op. 79 by A. T. Gretchaninov) and Germany 
(Die Grosse Johann Strauss Gala).
Was the Chief and Artistic Director of the Karkonosze Music Festival in Karpacz, the "Szprotawskie Divertimenta" Vocal Festival and Workshops in Szprotowa. Currently, Artistic Director of the International Jan Kiepura Vocal Competition in Krynica-Zdrój, Chief and Artistic Director of Halina HalskaFijałkowska International Vocal Competition in Wrocław and the Festival of Vienna Music in Szczawno-Zdrój, Artistic Director of the National Vocal Competition in Mława, as well as Artistic Director of Jan Kiepura Festival in 
Krynica-Zdrój. Conducts many courses and vocal workshops, academic seminars, among others in Wrocław and Kraków. Member of many vocal competition juries in Poland and abroad.
Participant of international programmes (e.g. Norway 2017, 2018 / Trondheim University).
Three-times recipient of the Austrian Government’s scholarship at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, the University of Vienna (1996/97, 1997/98) and Universität für Musik in Vienna (1998/99). 

Awarded the title of Professor of Art pursuant to a decision of the President of the Republic of Poland of 17.02.2015. 
Additionally, completed post-graduate studies at the Wrocław School of Banking at the Faculty of Corporate Finance Management, and completed opera studies in Bolzano (Italy). In 2017, was awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda with a silver medal for his multi-annual service, and received a golden badge for his work for the development of the city of Wrocław from the Society of 
Wrocław Friends. In September 2018, received a prestigious award – "Merito de Wratislavia - Meritorious for Wrocław" commemorative medal.

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Sylwia Burnicka-Kalischewski, Poland/Germany

Sylwia Burnicka–Kalischewski, soprano, graduated from the State School of Music of Feliks Nowowiejski in Szczecin in the solo singing class of Andrzej Kwiczała. She graduated from the Faculty of Russian Language and Applied Linguistics at Warsaw University (1996). In 1997 she graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music of Frederic Chopin in Warsaw in the solo singing class of prof. Urszula Trawińska-Moroz. In 2002 she completed her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics and East Slavonic Philology at Warsaw University and she received the academic degree of Doctor of Humanities. In 2012 she received the academic degree of Doctor of Arts of Music in the Arts "Vokalistik" and 2016 the academic degree of Doctor habilitatus at the Academy of Music of Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz in Łódź. She participated in master classes conducted by Ryszard Karczykowski, Maria Fołtyn, Bożena Betley. The first stage experience she gained during numerous tour with the Polish Music Theatre in Warsaw. The most frequently performed roles in a stage andas a concert are: I, II, Lady of "Magic Flute", Donna Elvira in the opera „Don Giovanni”, Countess Almaviva in „The Marriage of Figaro” by W.A . Mozart, Rosalinda in „Die Fledermaus” by J. Strauss, Maggie and Gertrude in „Hänsel and Gretel” by E. Humperdinck, Leonora in „Il Trovatore”, Amelia in „Masquerade ball” by G. Verdi. She has performed as soloist at the Polish stages: the National Theatre in Warsaw, Theatre „Na Woli” in Warsaw, the Grand Theatre in Poznan, Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, as well as on the stages of opera houses in Germany: Bremen, Hannover, Hamburg, Erlangen, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart , Wuppertal, Kiel, Münster, Mannheim, Regensburg, Dortmund, Hamm, Osnabrück, Schwedt, Lübeck, and many other cities. In 1997-2004 she worked as a soloist in the Powszechny Theatre of Zygmunt Hübner in Warsaw. She played a role of Sophie de Palma, a pupil of Maria Callas, in the „Maria Callas- masterclass” of Terrence McNally. At the same time she was also a soloist in the Warsaw Philharmonic with which she toured throughout Poland. The artist was invited to participate in many important festivals. She had guest performances at the XXXVII Festival of Stanislaw Moniuszko in Kudowa-Zdrój, V Opera Festival in Bydgoszcz, II Opera Meeting in Grudziądz, VII and VIII Festival of Peace in Jawor and Usedomer Musikfestival. She has performed in Poland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, and France (Paris), Austria (Vienna) and the U.S.A. (Chicago). Sylwia Burnicka-Kalischewski made many recordings for radio and television. Since 2002 she has been teaching solo singing at a music school Kreismusikschule Uecker-Randow in Ueckermünde. In 2004-2005 she collaborated as a teacher of solo singing with a music school Musikschulzweckverband „Kon.centus” in Neubrandenburg. Her students have won German local and international vocal competitions in Germany, Poland, Italy, Estonia, Greece, Finland, Great Britain, Serbia, Portugal, Russia, France, Japan, Latvia, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Swiss, Canada and U.S.A. In 2010-2021, she was artistic director of the International Singing Competition of Giulio Perotti in Seebad Ueckermünde. Since October 2013, Sylwia Burnicka-Kalischewski has have a solo singing class at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, and since September 2017 she has been an associate professor at this university. In January 2014, she was honored with the highest distinction of Ueckermünde - Honorary Diploma and Cultural Award - statuette of "UECKERICH für den Bereich Kultur 2013" for outstanding artistic achievements for the city and the region. Sylwia Burnicka-Kalischewski is the authoress of several monographs and many scientific articles in the field of singing, theory of music and linguistics. Since 2021 she is artistic director of the International BEL CANTO Singing Competition online.

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Tatyana Rudneva, Kazakhstan

Tatyana Rudneva (soprano) she graduated from Kurmangazy Alma-Ata State Conservatory on class of solo signing in 1985. She got the second higher education on specialty “Psychology” in 2007. She graduated from fellowship of Magnitogorsk State Conservatory (Academy) named after M.I. Glinka (Russia) on specialty “Academic Signing”. Term of pedagogical employment is more than thirty years. At the present time she is docent of department “Vocal Art and Conducting” of the Kazakh National University of Arts (Astana. Kazakhstan).
T.N. Rudneva works with all signing voices, conducts class of solo signing and chamber class, reads lecture courses on methods and history of vocal art. Students of T.N. Rudneva class a lot of times were laureates of international and republican contests. Alumni of her class successfully continue professional activity as soloists of opera theatres, philharmonias in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, and also as pedagogues of academic and variety vocal in musical colleges and higher educational institutions. Scientific and pedagogic activity of T.N. Rudneva is represented by writing of scientific articles and monographs on issues of history of establishment and development of Kazakhstan’s vocal art.
Concert and performance activity of T.N. Rudneva is represented by solo concerts, creative contests, master classes, recordings on television. She sang solemn “Mass” during the official visit of head of the Roman-Catholic Church Pope John Paul the II in Kazakhstan in 2001. She sang solo concert “Ave Maria” dedicated to victims of terror of the XX century for religious confessions of the CIS countries and abroad in 2002. Ten musical and thematic programs were recorded on the republican television: “A.S. Pushkin and Music”, “A. Akhmatova in Music”, “Musical Heritage of Abai Kunanbayev”, “Romances of P.I. Tchaikovsky”, “Russian Romance of the XVIII-XIX Centuries”, “Evening of Classical Operetta” and others. Foundation recordings “Russian Folk Songs” and “Kazakh Folk Songs” were executed on all-Union radio.
Tatyana Rudneva is laureate of international contests, Honoured Worker of Education of the RK.

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Juliette Galstian, Switzerland

Winner of the Viotti International Singing Competition in Italy, and a Laureate of Maria Calla Grand Prix (Greece) and Julian Gayarre (Spain) international competitions, Juliette Galstian makes her debut in 1996 at the Teatro Regio di Torino as Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème. 
Since 1996 she has performed more than 25 opera roles at the ROH Covent Garden, Opera Bastille, La Fenice, La Scala, Zurich Opera, Geneva Opera, Torino’s Teatro Reggio, New National Opera of Tokyo, Bergen Opera, Salzburg Festival, Prague’s National Theatre, Opera de Marseille, Teatro Galdos of Las Palmas, and others. 
She collaborates with symphonic and chamber orchestras all over the world and sings at New-York’s BAM, London’s Barbican, Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Bergen’s Grieg Halle, St Petersburg’s Great Philharmonic Hall, Budapest’s National Philharmonic Hall, Moscow’s International House of Music, Brussel’s Palais des Arts, Paris’ Chatêlet and Salle Gaveau, Colmar Festival, Festivals of Beaune and Ambroney.  
Juliette sang under the baton of James Conlon, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, William Christie, Michel Plasson, Armin Jordan, Adam Fisher, Evelino Pido, Zoltan Kocsis, Vladimir Spivakov and others. 
Juliette Galstian sang recitals and concerts with a large selection of songs in nine languages in Montreal, Zurich, Dubrovnik, Vienna, Paris, Innsbruck, Prague, Brno, Köln, Geneva, Nantes, Antwerpen, Stuttgart, Moscow, Tbilisi, Yerevan etc.
Music critics of Le Figaro, Le Monde, The International Herald Tribune, The Sunday Times, and numerous other newspapers, as well as of International Opera Magazines, have acclaimed Juliette Galstian’s magnificent, warm and beautiful voice, flawless technique, inborn sense of style, perfect diction, strong acting skills and stage presence. 
Her discography includes DVDs of “Iphigénie en Tauride” of Gluck, “Nina” of Paisiello (both from Zurich Opera), CDs of “Theodora” of Handel (under William Christie) and “Juliette Galstian Artist Portrait”. 
Since 2014, Juliette Galstian teaches at the Geneva Conservatoire, and since 2018 she is Head of the Voice Department. 
She is regularly invited to give masterclasses in Europe, Russia and Armenia, and was a jury member at international singing competitions in Norway and Russia. 

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Laima Domikaite, Vilnius, Lithuania

Laima Domikaite is an opera soloist(mezzosoprano) from the Lithuanian, a vocal teacher. She trained at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow for two years withs prof. E. Obraztsova, and three years in Graz(Austria) at the conservatory with Prof.L.Sukis.

The soloist had the pleasure of singing under the direction ofconductor Lord Menuhin in Valencia(G.F.Handel, s oratorio “Samson“),and in Austria under the conductor J.Franz.

 Laima Domikaite performed at concerts in the NATIONAL opera houses of Latvia,Estonia,,the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow....concerts in Spain, Greece, Germany, Poland, USA, France, Sweeden...

There are 120records in the archives of the Lithuanian Radio and Television. She is currently vocal teacher-expert,head of the Vocal Section. Her students are winners of the respublican, international vocal contest in Rome, Tokyo, Paris, Madrid....The teacher is a freguent member on committes of vocal contests, she delivers lectures at international and republican conferences, published methodological works, delivers open lectures.

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Aida Gainanova, Russia

Aida Arslanovna Gainanova known teacher, singer, performing works by Russian, Western, preferably composers of the Baroque and modern composers. Associate Professor of Opera singing of the Russian State Specialized Academy of Arts and the teacher of the State musical College named. Music work experience of about 40 years. A great connoisseur of music by composers of Baroque and Early Classicism. Very carefully working on all the strokes, featuring the instrumental and vocal voices, the subtlety of good breathing jet. She's a musicologist in his first specialty, Laureate of International competitions, has trained a large number of performers, UkrOliya theatres and concert halls of Russia and Abroad. Aida Arslanovna has the title of Honored worker of culture of the Republic of Tyva. Awarded honorary diplomas of Ministry of Culture of Russia, signed by Vladimir Medinsky. Many of them are Laureates of International and all-Union competitions, have honorary titles of National and Honored artists of Russia and the Republics.

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Simone Maria Marziali, Italy

Born in 1975 he had his classic studies with high achievement in pianoforte at the Music School of Fiesole, ancient music at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and Conducting of Lyric Opera at the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna.
M° Marziali has received first prizes in many national and international piano competitions, among these “ J. S. Bach” in Sestri Levante and “Città di Stresa International Piano Competition”.

For more than12 years principal prompter, repetitor and assistant conductor at the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago and around the world (Verdi Theatre of Pisa, Goldoni of Livorno, Giglio of Lucca, Donizetti of Bergamo, Avignone's Opera in France, Opera Australia in Melbourne, NHK in Tokyo, “Luciano Pavarotti” in Modena, Palma de Maiorca's Opera, Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo etc etc) 

M° Marziali has collaborated with the most famous singers such as Placido Domingo, Raina Kabaivanska, Katia Ricciarelli, Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato, Nicola Martinucci, Patrizia Ciofi, Norma Fantini, Stefania Bonfadelli etc. etc.

He was also assistant conductor of Alberto Veronesi, Kery Lynn Wilson, Roberto Tolomelli, Antonio Pirolli, Massimo de Bernart, Andrea Licata.

Due to his very broad experience he is one of the most appreciated accompanists and vocal coaches for lyric singers coming from all of the world to study with him .

He organizes and teaches in lots of Masterclasses with famous singers and artistic directors (like Stefania Bonfadelli, Cristina Park and Marco Balderi, Franco Trinca, Gundula Hintz etc etc).
Some of his masterclasses were at the Music School Ariadimusica in Roma with Stefania Bonfadelli, at the PLFM Contest in Tallinn, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in Roma, Lucca, Gubbio and Andria with Cristina Park and M° Marco Balderi, at the Rahmaninov School in St. Petersburg, in Helikon Opera and Lemeshev School in Moscow etc etc

He conducted Tosca at the Verdi Theatre in Firenze, various lyric recitals in Tuscany and around Italy and La Boheme at the historical Rinnovati Theatre in Siena.

In the summer 2013 he conducted Traviata in Monteriggioni (Siena) at the Openair Summer Festival “La Lirica al Castello”, his very successful and innovative productions, with the direction of Alberto Paloscia (artistic director of the Goldoni Theatre of Livorno).
In november 2014 he conducted Aida in tournèe in the most important theaters of Netherlands in a very prestigious production with the direction of Francesco Bellotto (artistic director of the Donizetti Theatre of Bergamo).

Between his recent successes he conducted Boheme at the Openair Festival of Casole d'Elsa and Butterfly at the Verdi Theater of Casciana Terme (Pisa) with great rewies in the most important Opera Magazines (Opera, Operaclick, etc etc)

Due to his important experience he founded the Lyric Agency Musikos, one of the most successful new realities of the International Lyric Management with contracts and artists in all of the world.

M° Marziali is often in the judging panels of some of the most important italian International
Competitions like “Martinelli Pertile” in Montagnana (Padova), “Marcella Pobbe” in Vicenza, “Federico II” in Andria (Bari), “La Fenice Competition” in Seravezza (Lucca), “Martinelli-Pertile's Prize” in Vicenza, International Competition “Citta’ di Lanciano”, “Rahmaninov Competition” in St. Petersburg, “PLMF Contest” in Tallin, “International Competition T.O.S.C.A.” in Andora (Savona), International Competition Hebrew University in Jerusalem, “Citta’ di Firenze”, “Giovan Battista Rubini” in Romano di Lombardia (Bergamo) etc etc

In 2020/2021 during the pandemic period he partecipated in the online Jury of the Competitions Lemeshev from Moscow and Olga Sosvnoskaya from Krosnadar in Russia conducting also very succesfull online masterclasses.
 

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Gocha Datusani, Georgia

Education:  1990-1995 Tbilisi D. Arakishvili Musical School Choral Conduct Faculty;
                    1995-2001 Tbilisi State Conservatoire Vocal Faculty;
Work experience:
Since 2020 Tbilisi V. Srajishvili conservatoire-vocal teacher
Since 2011 Kutaisi M. Balanchivadze Opera Theatre soloist;
Since 2002 Tbilisi V. Srajishvili conservatoire opera studio soloist;
Since 1998 Tbilisi Z. Faliahsvili Opera and Ballet Theatre soloist;

1998-2000    Batumi Opera and Ballet Theatre soloist;

Master classes: 
P. Burchuladze. B. Maisuradze. V. Brendeli. L. Baumani. F. Havlata.
Languages: Russian; (excellent) German; (good)  English; (good)  Georgian; (Native)
Additional (Other, Extra) Information:
Took an active part: at Academic and Government Concerts (more than 150)
Opera performances (more than 200);
International Festivals as in Georgia as abroad;
“Autumn Tbilisi” Georgia
“Gut imling” Munchen, Germany
“Rishion Lecion” Israel
“Israel Musical Festival”
F. Shaliapini 26th International Festival
Batumi Musical Festival
Telaviv-Israeli Opera –first performance of DJ.Verdi”Macbett”(banquo)2016
On tour was in: Russia. Israel, Switzerland, Baltic States;
He has taken part in the first World Opera Staging (performance) in the first premiere 13 J. Peri, Ephridike- “Euridice Pluton”
He took part in the charitable play “Aida” with the world famous mezzo-soprano Dolora Zakij; in February 26,28 2015 – With Carmen Giannatassio,Arturo Chacon Cruz , Nino Surguladze and maestro Gianluca Marciano in Beiruth All Bustan music festival sang Oroveso in Norma
Was a partner of such grandees  as P. Buchuladze, B. Maisuradze, L. Ataneli, G. Gagnidze, N. Machaidze, A.Rachvelishvili, Mikraideri, K. Giannatassio, Arturo Chacon-Cruz, Nino Surguladze, Lucio Gallo, Maria  Piscitelli, Gaston Rivero, Ricardo  Zanelatto.
Worked with conductors: J. Kakhidze,  G. Marciano.   Z. Azmaifarashvili,  G. Chichinadze, R. M. Boemi, S. okacu, 
Repertoire:
Peri  - “L Euridice” pluton
J.S. Bach - Cantata  BWV 82, “Ich habe genug”
F.I. Hayoln - Oratorum “jahreszeiten” basso
W.A.Mozart - “Requem”  Basso, “Die Zauberflote”  Sarastro, “Bastien und Bastienne”  Colas,
“Le nozze di Figaro” Don Bartolo, “Don Giovanni” Mazetto, Leporello, If Comendatore.
G.Donizetti -“L’elisir d’amore”  Dulcamara, “Lucia di Lammermoor”       Raimondo Bidebant, “Don Pasquale”  Don Pasquale
O. Nicolai - “Die lustigen Weiber  von Windsor”       Falstaf
G. Rossini - “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”  Don Basilio, “Stabat Mather” Bass
C. Orff -“Die kluge”  Peasant
G.Gounod -“Faust”  mefistofel
A.Boito - “Mefistofele” mefistofel
G.Verdi - Requem   Basso,  “Nabucco”  Zaccaria, “Ernani  “ Conte di Silva, “Attila”  Attila, “Luisa Miller”  Walter, “Macbeth”  Banquo, “Rigoletto”  Monterone, Sparafucile,“Il Trovatore” Ferando, “Un ballo in maschera” Tom, Silvano,“La forza del destino”  padre Guardiano,calatrava, “Don Carlo” Filippo, Il Grande Inquisitore,”Aida”-   Ramfis, Faraon
G.Puccini –  “Tosca”  IL Sacrestano,  “Madama Butterfly”  bonzo, “Gianni Schicchi” Betto, Simone
V. Bellini -“Norma” Oroveso, 
P.I. Tchaikovsky, “Eugeni Onegin” Gremin, “Iolanta”  King   Rene
S. Rachmaninoff – “Aleko” Aleko,  Old Gipsy
Z. Paliashvili - “Abesalom and Eteri  ”  King Abio, “Daisi” Tsangala, “Latavra”  King Engicher”
V. Dolidze -“Keto and Kote” - Makari

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Tatyana Smelkova, Russia

Professor, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia, Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of Russia. Since 2004 - Head of the Department of Solo Singing of the Russian State Pedagogical University named after Alexander Herzen. Member of the jury of a number of international competitions, head of the largest in Russia (over 200 participants) International Boris Shtokolov vocal competition. Her students successfully perform on the stages of the countries of Europe, Asia and America, she has brought up more than twenty laureates of international vocal competitions.

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Kirsti Tuominen, Finland

Kirsti Tuominen, a soprano, has graduated as a teacher of classical singing from The Conservatory of Turku. Since then she has taken several master classes, for example with Irina Arhipova, Gerhard Kahry, Silvia Geszty and Eva Blahova. She has also studied further singing in Berlin, London, Vienna and Praque. 
She has worked as a teacher of classical singing at The Conservatory of Turku, Turku college of music and Turku High School of Applied Sciences. Currently she teaches at Puolalanmäki High School of Music. 
As a Singer Kirsti Tuominen is extremely versatile, she has performed in various operas, operettas and musicals as well as a soloist with numerous orchestras. She has also performed in dozens of recitals, and been working as an actress on numerous theatre productions.  

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Josephine Polim, Indonesia

Josephine Polim is an Indonesian-born Soprano. She holds Master of Music Degrees in Voice Performance and Collaborative Piano from The University of Akron in Ohio, United States.

She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Music, majoring in Piano Performance from the UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur. She has won several competitions, such as the Sixth Annual James Tannenbaum Memorial Scholarship Competition, Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition, and Malaysian Youth Orchestra Festival Diploma Voice Category. As an active performer, she has appeared and performed in several countries such as the United States, Australia, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and has performed wide range of music from baroque to contemporary literature. 
 

Josephine has taught at Malone University and also served as Staff Accompanist at Malone University and Malone Opera Theater, The University of Akron Opera Lyric Theater, and Nordonia High School. In addition, she worked with the Vocal Arts Program at Interlochen Center for the Arts in as a Vocal Coach and Collaborative Pianist. Currently, she serves as the head of voice area at Universitas Pelita Harapan and the president/initiator of Indonesian Voice Association, a non-profit organization for the voice user community in Indonesia. She actively gives masterclasses and workshops to raise the awareness of vocal health in the
Indonesian community. 

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Galina Boyko, Russia

Russian soprano Galina Boyko was born in Moscow in the family of musicians.

Galina was a student of Moscow Academy of Music named after Gnessyns (vocal singing – class professor Sheveliova) when she began to sing in opera.

At present Galina Boyko was a soloist of the MOSCOW MUSICAL THEATRE named after STANISLAVSKY and NEMIROVICH-DANCHENKO from  1987 to 2009. She performed in this theatre all leading parts for coloratura soprano. Rosina (IL Barbiere di Siviglia),  Iolanta (Iolanta), Ludmila (Ruslan and Ludmila), Arsena (Zigeunerbaron), Konstanza (Die Entfuhrung  aus dem Serail). From 1997-1999 Galina Boyko worked with Moscow Academic Satz’s Children Musical Theatre. She performed KONIGEN DER NACHT (Zauberflote). 

 Galina Boyko had a contract with BOLSHOI THEATRE in Moscow from 1994 to 2005. She performed ROSINA (IL Barbiere di Siviglia), QUEEN OF SHEMAKHA (Golden Cockerel), ANTONIDA (Ivan Susanin). She released solo CD with Music Director and Chief Conductor Bolshoi Theatre Alexander Vedernikov.

In 2009, September – signed contract with Moscow Philarmonia.

In May (1998, 1999) Galina Boyko sang concerts in Hague on Birthday of Queen Netherlands. In January 2005 Galina Boyko with delegation from Russia with Vladimir Putin (President of Russia) at the head took part in Days of Russian Culture in Kazakhstan. She sang 2 parts in Opera Theater in Alma-Ata – Rosina (“Il Barbiere di Siviglia”)  and Gilda (“Rigoletto”). After these performances she took part in concert in Days Russian and Byelorussian Culture in Moscow.  Vladimir Putin (President of Russia) and Alexander Lukashenko (President of Belarus) were on this concert.

Galina has many performances and spectacles at Opera Theatres and Festivals in Russia and abroad. Festival of Modern Music in FRANKFURT, International Music Festival in ST. PETERSBURG, FESTIVAL RADIO FRANCE, “31st MAY OPERA EVENINGS” (Macedonia), “EL JEM” (Tunis), “Larnaca Festival of Classical Music” (Cyprus), “OCHRID SUMMER FESTIVAL” (Macedonia) and other different International Music Festivals.She performed  leading parts: ROSINA (IL Barbiere di Siviglia), VIOLETTA (Traviata), GILDA (Rigoletto),  MICAELA (Carmen), and others

Galina Boyko sang main female part PAK CHOU HI in first Russian – Korean opera “LI SUN SIN” by Vladislav Agafonnikov. 2003,2004.

Galina Boyko works with TV and Radio.

She released 6  CD: the DECCA RECORD COMPANY LIMITED, CHANT DU MONDE, PHILIPS, CITADEL RECORDS CORPORATION, RUSSIAN DISK

Galina Boyko works with famous conductors such as V. ASHKENAZY, E. SVETLANOV, P. BIANKALANA, A. ELSAEDI, M. ERMLIER, S. STADLER, M. GORENSTEIN, R. HAYRABEDIAN, J. JUDD, A. KAZ, M. MAI, J. PANULA, G. RINKYAVICHUS, V. SINAISKY, P. SOROKIN,  M. UROVSKY, A. VEDERNIKOV, D. VOLOSNIKOV  and others.

G. Boyko worked with B. POKROVSKY, K. MULLER

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Azamat Zheltyrguzov, Kazakhstan

Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Laureate of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Leader of the Nation, Laureate of the State Youth Award "Daryn" of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Laureate of the International Prize "Commonwealth of Debuts", Professor of the Department of "Vocal Art" of the Kazakh National University of Arts (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan),  Academician of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Hannover, Germany), Laureate of International and Republican competitions. 
2005-2006 – soloist of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2006 to present – soloist of the State Academic Philharmonic of the Akimat of Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan)
2007-2013 – soloist of the opera NTOB named after K.Baiseitova (Astana, Kazakhstan)
2009-2012 – Lecturer at KazNUI College (Astana, Kazakhstan)   
2012-2017 – Associate Professor, Head of the Department "Vocal Art and Conducting" of KazNUI (Astana, Kazakhstan)
2016-present - soloist of the Central Ensemble of the National Military-Patriotic Center of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2017 -present – Professor of the Department of Vocal Art of KazNUI (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan)
2018-present – soloist of kazakhconcert (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan)
2020-present - Director of the Opera House   
From 2016 to the present time - member of the Council of Creative Youth under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy N.A. Nazarbayev
From 2017 to the present time - Founder and Chairman of the NGO "Academy of Vocals"
– 2005 – XXVI Republican Competition of Young Performers – I prize (Shymkent, Republic of Kazakhstan); VIII International Competition "The Charm of Romance" – II prize (Shymkent, Republic of Kazakhstan); VIII Republican Vocal Competition named after K. Baiseitova – special prizes "Tilep" and "Nadezhda" (Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan); I Interregional Competition named after G. Zhubanova – II prize (Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan) 
– 2006 – I International Competition "Zhubanov Koktemi" – II prize (Aktobe, Republic of Kazakhstan); IV Youth Delphic Games of the CIS countries – gold medal (Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan); IX International Competition "Shabyt" – I prize (Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan) 
– 2007 – VI International Competition named after S. Moniuszko – Special Prize of the Polish Academy of Music (Warsaw, Poland)
– 2008 – I International Baritone Competition named after P. Lisitsian – diploma and prize "Inception" (Moscow, Russia); I International Competition named after N. Tlendiev – Grand Prix, Akim Prize of Astana (Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan); XXIII International Competition "Young Talents" – I prize (San Bartalameo, Italy); International Competition "Golden Oak" – IV prize (Italy); VII International Competition named after N. Sabitov – II prize (Ufa, Russia)
– 2009 – VI International Mirjam Helin Competition – IV prize (Helsinki, Finland)
– 2010 – IV International Competition of B. Tulegenova – Grand Prix (Almaty, Kazakhstan); I International Competition named after A.V. Nezhdanova – I prize (Odessa, Ukraine); V Bul-Bul International Competition – Grand Prix (Baku, Azerbaijan); Laureate of the State Youth Award "Daryn" of the Republic of Kazakhstan  
– 2011 – Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Respublikasynyn Enbek sinirgen kairatkeri
– 2012 – Maria Biesu International Competition for Opera Singers – I prize (Chisinau, Moldova)
– 2014 – V International Competition of Chamber Singers named after G. Sviridov – I prize and special prize (Kursk, Russia)
– 2015 – IV International Competition of Chamber Singers and Accompanists named after Rustem Yakhin – I prize (Kazan, Russia); 
Certificate of Merit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev
– 2016 – Laureate of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Leader of the Nation. Laureate of the International Prize "Commonwealth of Debuts" of the CIS (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic)
– 2016 – Associate Professor of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
– 2017 – XIII (I) International Competition of Vocalists named after A. Khachaturian – II prize and special prizes (Yerevan, Republic of Armenia)       
– 2018 – XV International Competition "Citta di Pesaro", dedicated to the 150th anniversary of J. S. Miller. Rossini – I prize (Pesaro, Italy)
– 2018 – Academician of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Hannover, Germany)

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Emilia Moraru, Moldova

Emilia Moraru is a doctor of Arts studies (2003), Associate professor (2006), Honored Artist (2019) and conductor of the men’s choir „Gavriil Musicescu” of the Department of Music Pedagogy of the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts from Chișinău, President of the Choir Conductors Section of the Musicians’ Union of Moldova (2012).
She graduated from the State Institute of Arts in Chișinău (1995) and the specialization internship at the Chișinău Academy of Music (both in the specialty of Academic Choir Conducting with prof. T. Zgureanu), master’s degree (specialization: Musicological Synthesis, scientific coord. – PhD, prof. A. Leahu) and doctoral studies (specialization: History of Music, scientific coord. – PhD, prof. V. Iliuț), both at the National University of Music from Bucharest (Romania).
Member of the Musicians’ Union (2004) and of Composer and Musicologists Union of Moldova (2011), Artistic Director of „Gavriil Musicescu” National Choral Performance Festival, organized by the Muscians’ Union (2011 – 2021), Jury member at national and international choral music contests (R. Moldova, Romania).
As conductor of the men’s choir „Gavriil Musicescu”, Emilia Moraru is the winner of several national and international choral music contests and festivals (Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, France, R. Moldova). Laureate of the Republican and Municipal Youth Awards in the field of Arts for the monograph „Astral Bells: Composer and Conductor Teodor Zgureanu” (2005), of the Awards „For High Conducting Performance” (2007) and „For the Best Young Conductor” (2009), obtained at the International choral Music Competition „Gh. Dimitrov” (Varna, Bulgaria).

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Svetla Georgieva Kaludova-Stanilova, Bulgaria

Professor, PhD of musicology and music art, vocal pedagogue, conductor, ethnomusicologist.

Graduate of the National School of Music and Dance / NUMTI / "Dobrin Petkov" in Plovdiv and the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts / AMTII "Prof. Asen Diamandiev”/ - Plovdiv, with two specialties: “Folklore Instruments and Folklore Singing” and “Music Pedagogy” including postgraduate qualification. Prof. Stanilova studied folklore singing in the class of prof. Asen Diamandiev and has recordings in the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) and the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) 
 
In her professional career prof. Stanilova has worked as a soloist-singer, conductor of Academic Folklore Choir and Folklore Ensemble "Philippopolis". With them she has realized many concerts in Bulgaria and abroad and has published multiple studio recordings. Today she is a professor at AMTII teaching folklore singing and conducting of a folklore choir, alongside being actively involved in research. Prof. Stanilova is author of a number of study programs in leading music disciplines. She teaches in several specialties, in which many foreign students are also taking part. For more than 20 years she has been teaching students from the USA, Australia, Denmark, Macedonia, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Slovenia and others.
 
Prof. Stanilova is the author of a large number of research papers in the field of song folklore, methodical handbooks, folklore song collections, and textbooks. She has numerous scientific publications in specialized journals, review reports for research papers and dissertations.
 
Prof. Stanilova holds many prestigious, personal awards such as: Honorary Badge of the City of Plovdiv; "Crystal Necklace" for overall contribution to the development of Bulgarian culture "; "Golden Lyre" from the Union of the Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers; Gold Medal for her achievements in conducting; Honorary plaque from NUMTI "Dobrin Petkov" - Plovdiv - for dedication to teaching; Diploma for high achievements in vocal pedagogy, etc.

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Yankelika Sushkova-Irina, Russia

Harpist, candidate of cultural studies, professor,
Director of the Maimonides Academy of the Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin (Technologies. Design. Art), Head of the Department of Concert Performance on Orchestral String Instruments, Dean of the Faculty of World Musical Culture.
Yankelika Sushkova-Irina is not only one of the brightest and most talented harp performers, but also an experienced leader in the field of Russian music education.
Born in Moscow in 1972. From the age of 4 she began to receive musical education in the piano class of Anna Danilovna Artobolevskaya, from the age of 5 she participated in concerts of Anna Danilovna's class in Moscow and other cities of the USSR. From 1979 to 1991 she studied harp at the Gnessin MsSMS. The first teacher for little Yankelika was Mark Abramovich Rubin (1979−1980), 1980−1988 - the class of Professor Milda Mikhailovna Agazaryan, 1988-1991 - the class of Nar. Art. RF, Professor Natalia Khamidovna Shameeva. Over the years of studying at school, she constantly gave concerts with solo performances and played solo with the orchestra, participated in competitions and reviews in Moscow and abroad.  1991–1992 Gnessin Russian Academy of Sciences (class of Prof. Shameeva N.Kh.). 1992–1996 — years of study at the Maimonides State Academy in the Nar class. Art. USSR, professors Kira Konstantinovna Saradzheva and Zasl. Art. RF, Professor Anna Borisovna Levina. In 1996, she became the first graduate of the Maimonides State Academy of Fine Arts in the harp class. 1996 - 1998 Years of study in the assistantship-internship of the Maimonides State Academic Institution (class of Zasl. Art. RF, Professor Anna Borisovna Levina). In 2001, she received a second higher education in the specialty jurisprudence (the supervisor of the thesis is lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky).
On December 11, 2009, she was awarded the badge "Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education" by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.
In 2010, she defended her thesis on the topic "Creators and consumers of modern artistic culture: typological analysis" (supervisor - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Loginova L.F.) in Moscow.
For more than 10 years she successfully headed the Faculty of World Musical Culture of the Maimonides State Classical Academy as Dean. From 2012 to 2016, she headed the Maimonides State Academy as Rector.
Author, organizer and head of a number of projects in the field of musical culture and education, including festivals, forums, conferences, music competitions, performances of opera performances, symphonic and pop-jazz concerts, master classes, summer schools, etc.
Conducts active concert and pedagogical activities, is the head of diploma and candidate works of students and postgraduates of the Maimonides Academy

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Mikhail Kizin, Russia

Professor, Head of the Department of Vocal Skills and Opera Training
Moscow State Institute of Music named after A.G. Schnittke
Doctor of Art History
People 's Artist of the Russian Federation
Singer-actor (baritone), performer of vocal chamber and opera works by Russian and Western European composers. Mikhail Kizin's work is characterized by the universality of repertoire stylistics: songs, romances, arias, church hymns - works of various genres, from ancient music to pop "saturated with rhythm" compositions. The multi-genre vocal programs performed in the studio at the Russian State Radio were included in the contents of numerous CD-ROMs.

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Georgy Migunov, Russia

In 2004 he graduated from Gnesin Russian Academy of Music as a pianist.

Since 2002 he has worked as an accompanyist at Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center.

Since 2005 he has worked as an accompanyist giving classes with  the People’s artists of the USSR Bella Rudenko, Irina Maslennikova, Vladislav Piavko and Makvala Kasrashvily in the Vocal Faculty of Moscow Conservatory. He also accompanied Vladislav Piavko at his concerts.

Since 2006 he has worked as an accompanyist and a vocal coach in the Irina Arkhipova Foundation. Several compact disks with the recorded concerts of the Foundation projects were released. These recordings were broadcast on  radio Orpheus.

In 2012 he became a member of the International Union of Musical Statesmen.

In 2017 he worked as an accompanyist  and a vocal coach for Mosconcert company.

In 2022 he was elected a member of the Russian National Section of the International Society for Music Education at UNESCO (RussSME)

He participated in a number of vocal competitions and he was awarded diplomas as the best accompanyist.
Georgy Migunov takes an active part in concert life and coaching practice and he has a large and varied repertoire.

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Ekaterina Skusnichenko (Vasilenko), Russia

Ekaterina Skusnichenko (Vasilenko) was born in Moscow. She graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.  Laureate of the International competition “Neue Stimmen“, Laureate of the International competition Bibigul Tulegenova, Laureate of the International competition named after Lysenko.
A third-year student was invited to the Moscow Theater "Helikon Opera" for the part of Maria (Tchaikovsky “Mazeppa”), in the same place she performed the parts of Tatiana (Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin”), Antonia (Offenbach “Tales of Hoffmann”) and Aida (Verdi “Aida”).
In 2000 performed the part of Tosca (Puccini “Tosca” in the production of the Vaassan Opera in Finland, the same year performed the part of Tosca as a guest soloist at the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, and from 2000 to 2015 was a full-time soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Opera Company. Performed at various opera houses in Russia and abroad (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Spain, China).
Over the years, the repertoire has included more than twenty different parties, including Emma (Musorgsky"Khovanshchina"), Liu (Puccini "Turandot"), Mimi (Puccini "La boheme"), Martha (Rimsky-Korsakov “The Tsar’s Bride”), Musetta ( Puccini “La boheme”), Leonora (Verdi “The Force of Fate”), Desdemona (Verdi “Otello”)  , Zemfira (Rakhmaninov"Aleko"), Lisa (Tchaikovsky "The Queen of Spades"), Cio-Cio-San ( Puccini "Madama Butterfly"),  Iolanta (Tchaikovsky “Iolanta”), Kupava (Rimsky-Korsakov “The Snow Maiden”), Fata Morgan (Prokofiev “Love for the Three Oranges”), Refugee (Desiatnikov “Children of Rosenthal”,  world premiere, first performer).  One of the first to sing the part of Polina in the world premiere of the first edition of the Prokofiev's “Player”, directed by G. Rozhdestvensky. 
She performed with outstanding conductors M. Ermler, M. Rostropovich, G. Kun, T. Zanderling, H. Norjanenn, V. Yurovsky, G. Rozhdestvensky, Z. Peshko, M. Pletnev, G. Rinkavichyus, A. Vedernikov, V. Sinaisky, K. Mulds;  tookpart in the productions of leading directors, including F. Zambello, G. Wieck, D. Pountney, E. Nyakroshyus, T. Chkheidze, V. Fokin.

Modern activity is associated with touring the cities of Russia, countries of Europe and abroad (Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Holland, France, Montenegro, Slovenia, Great Britain, China).
Professor of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Solo singing department).  Over the years, many students have become laureates of international competitions.
Holds master classes in Russia and abroad (Germany, China, Kazakhstan)
Honorary professor of the Heihe Music University (China).
Honorary professor of the Honghy Music University (Cnina).
Member of the International Union of Musical Figures.
The art director of the concert and creative project “Soprano’s area”, which is aimed at the interaction of beginning talented singers and already held professionals - colleagues and mentors, stars of world art.
Founder and General Director of the Association “New Musical Territory”.  The aim of the Association is to popularize classical national youth art, develop and disseminate it in the regions of Russia and abroad through joint creativity and exchange of experience of young musicians with stage masters.