Natalia Gutman (Program selector)

Natalia Gutman (Program selector)

Natalia Gutman is one of the world’s most esteemed musicians, often referred to by audiences and critics alike as the “Queen of the Cello”.

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Sandra Belić (Program selector and Jury member)

Sandra Belić (Program selector and Jury member)

Sandra Belić graduated under André Navarra at “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst” in Vienna, cum laude of University.
During her studies, she received a scholarship from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Culture.

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Dragan Đorđević (Jury member)

Dragan Đorđević (Jury member)

Press and critics have described Dragan Đorđević as one of the most original performers of his generation.

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Romain Garioud (Jury member)

Romain Garioud (Jury member)

Romain Garioud is a prize winner at such prestigious international competitions as Moscow’s Tchaikovsky (2001) and Paris’ Rostropovitch (2002), he is also a second prize winner at Chile’s Vina del Mar competition in 2002.

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Xenia Janković (Jury member)

Xenia Janković (Jury member)

Xenia Jankovic was born into a family of Serbian and Russian musicians. The cello soon became her instrument of choice and she made her debut with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of nine.

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Meehae Ryo (Jury member)

Meehae Ryo (Jury member)

Cellist Meehae Ryo’s breathtaking technical virtuosity and captivating melody puts her as the most recognized cellist in the Republic of Korea. She endeavors to play music which makes both herself and her audiences happy. Not only is she a beloved cellist, but she is also determined to train pupils by sharing her experiences and skills.

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Götz Teutsch (Jury member)

Götz Teutsch (Jury member)

Götz Teutsch is great-grandson of Georg Daniel Teutsch and grandnephew of Friedrich Teutsch. He attended schools in Reps and Kronstadt as well as the mountain school Schäßburg. 

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Giovanni Gnocchi (Jury member)

Giovanni Gnocchi (Jury member)

The Salzburg-based Italian cellist Giovanni Gnocchi has established himself as one of the most interesting personalities of his generation, with an international activity both as a soloist and a refined chamber player.

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Denis Severin (Jury member)

Denis Severin (Jury member)

Denis Severin is a professor of cello at the Geneva University of Music and the Bern University of Arts (Switzerland), where he teaches cello as a major, baroque cello as a minor and chamber music.

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