JUDGES

...fully committed to the art of music, and which through their combined experience wish to infuse their energy and life into the competition.

 

Our judges will be involved in each particular stage:

Video Selection (10): Gosta, Polyanichko, Brett, Moore, Scarlato, Fossheim, Facini, Simic, O'Neil, Vidovic

Live Stage (10): Gosta, Polyanichko, Brett, Scarlato, Fossheim, Facini, Simic, Pavlovic, O'Neil, Vidovic

Semifinals (10): Gosta, Polyanichko, Brett, Scarlato, Fossheim, Facini, Simic, Pavlovic, O'Neil, Vidovic

Finals (10): Gosta, Polyanichko, Scarlato, Fossheim, Facini, Simic, Pavlovic, O'Neil, Vidovic, Draganoff​​

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Makris Symphony Orchestra • New Belgrade Opera • Gwinnett Ballet Theatre • New Trinity Baroque

Conductor (RS / US)

PREDRAG
GOSTA

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Conductors' Academy • Audite! International Conducting Competition • English Classical Players

Conductor (UK)

JONATHAN
BRETT

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Royal College of Music, London  • Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Rome • Internationally Acclaimed Composer

Conductor & Composer (IT)

DIMITRI
SCARLATO

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Croatian Radio Television Chorus • Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra • Antiphonus Vocal Ensemble

Conductor (HR)

TOMISLAV
FACINI

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Belgrade Philharmonic • Makris Symphony Orchestra • University of Arts Novi Sad 

Violinist / Concertmaster (RS)

MIROSLAV
PAVLOVIC

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Clarinetist, Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome • International Professional Actor • Fashion Promoter

Clarinetist / Actor  (UK/FR)

PETAR
VIDOVIC

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Mariinsky Theater • Bolshoi Theater • Royal Theatre Covent Garden • Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Conductor (RU)

ALEXANDER
POLYANICHKO

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University of Miami • 6 State Marching Band Champion • Past Makris Competitons' President

Conductor (US)

STEVEN
MOORE

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State Opera of Buryatia, Russia • State Opera of Karelia, Russia • Norwegian Musical Heritage

Conductor & Pianist (NO)

JØRN
FOSSHEIM

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Composer in Residence at MSO • Internationally acclaimed through collaborations with NASA, UN, etc.

Composer (RS)

ALEKSANDAR
SIMIC

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Handel & Haydn Society • New Belgrade Opera • Makris Music Society Board Member

Cellist / Pianist (US)

ANDRÉ LAURENT O'NEIL

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State Opera Stara Zagora • Blue Danube Opera Competition • Internationally renowned Impresario

Director / Opera Manager  (BG)

OGNIAN

DRAGANOFF