IVRY GITLIS      France

Ivry Gitlis

Chairman of the Jury
Alla Aranovskaya,    Russia-USA


Executive Secretary of the Competition

Winner of National and International Competitions, President of Leopold Auer Society, Prof. of Metropolitan Music Academy (USA), First violinist of the St. Petersburg String Quartet, Director of the St. Petersburg International Music Academy, Honored member of the Philharmonic Society of St. Petersburg, Russia

Levon Ambartsumian,  Russia-USA

Levon Ambartsumian
Winner of National and International Competitions, Honored Artist of Russia,

Artistic Director, Conductor, and Soloist of the ARCO Chamber orchestra,

Franklin Professor of Violin at the University of Georgia, USA

Alejandro Drago Argentina-USA

Alejandro Drago

Winner of National and International Competitions,

Violinist, Teacher, Conductor, Arranger and Composer.

Ass. Prof. of Violin and Viola, Director of Strings/Chamber Orchestra at University of North Dakota,USA


Andrey Dogadin, Russia


Winner of international competitions, Honored Artist of Russia,
Pricipal violist of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra, 
Professor of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory.

Ilya Ioff,  Russia


Honored Artist of Russia, art director and soloist of the  "Divertimento"string orchestra,
Concertmaster  and soloist of the "Divertimento"string orchestra,
Associate professor of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory.

Leonid Kerbel, Belgium-Israel

Leonid Kerbel photo

Professor at the Royal College of Music in London.

Guest professor at the International Menuhin Music Academy Gstaad,President of Musica Mundi International chamber music course and Festival.


Lidia Kovalenko, Russia 

Concertmaster  and soloist of the "Divertimento"string orchestra,
Associate professor of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory.

Nina Nikitina, Russia 

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Violinist,Head of string departmnent at the Lyakhovitskaya Special Music School, St. Petersburg

 Thomas Chun-yu Chen,  Taiwan

Chun-yu 2015 HRS 2

Internationally renowned conductor, violinist, composer, and stringed instrument maker and designer.
Member of the presidential string quartet, resident composer, and orchestra conductor
for the ministry of Defense Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan.

Chairman of the Jury appointed by the Auer Competition Committee.
The jury has the right not to award all prizes or divide one prize between several participants.
Decision of the Jury is final and not subject to revision.


 Artistic Director, Conductor, and Soloist