Jury 2019



SERGEY EKIMOV (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Dean of the Faculty of Composition and Conducting, Head of the Department of Choral Conducting of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, artistic director of the Concert Choir of the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and the Women’s Choir of the St. Petersburg N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Music College, artistic director of the International Festival of Choral Art «The Singing World» and the International Competition for Young Choir Conductors (St. Petersburg), member of the Union of Composers of Russia and the Interregional Union of Concert Performers, winner of the St. Petersburg Government Prize and the Prize of the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga in the field of spiritual culture and art, professor.


PRIEST ILIYA MAKAROV (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chairman of the Council for Culture of the St. Petersburg Diocese, First Deputy Chairman of the Department of Religious Education and Catechesis of the St. Petersburg Diocese; Associate Professor of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy, Candidate of theology.


Diploma from the Council on Culture of the St. Petersburg Diocese «FOR THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF SPIRITUAL CHANT»

 Prize named after Holy Martyr Seraphim Metropolitan of Petrograd «FOR THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ORTHODOX DIVINE CHANT»


EVGENIY USTINSKOV (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Choir conductor, composer, music teacher, Doctor of Education, author of more than two dozen publications, head of the Choir Conducting department of the St. Brok Daugavpils Music Secondary School, chief conductor of the Daugavpils region, and the Daugavpils Daugava mixed choir, artistic director of the SILVER BELLS International Festival of Spiritual Music, St. Brok International Young Conductors Competition, International Competition for Young Christmas Singers, O. Strok International Piano Competition.


BLANKA JUHAŇÁKOVÁ (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, chaired the Choir Singing Committee of the National Center of Education in Slovakia, a member of the Concert Artists´ Committee for the Music Fund a member of Council of Arts and Sciences at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, owner of the «Crystal Wing Prize» for chorus master performances on international music stages.


ALEXEY KUBYSHKIN (Petrozavodsk, Russia)

Acting Rector of the Petrozavodsk A.K. Glazunov State Conservatory, assistant professor of choir conducting, winner of international competitions, artistic director and conductor of the Nord-West Studium chamber orchestra. Winner of the Certificate of Honor For High Professional Excellence of the Moscow Festival Russia, My Motherland and the diploma of the International Youth Prize of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society For Loyalty to the Vocation.


ALEXEY ELIZAROV (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Director and teacher of “St. Petersburg music and pedagogical college“, from 2012–2017 — conductor of the choir of the State Academic Chapel of St. Petersburg. Artistic Director and Chairman of the organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg open competition of conductors of children’s choirs named after P.A. Rossolovsky, international vocal and choral competition “The voice of Youth“. Member of the jury of competitions and festivals. Member of the state attestation commissions. Guest conductor of choral festivals for the day of Slavic writing and culture 2016, 2018. Lecturer of professional development programs.