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Distinguished Jury

Meet the jury

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Paul Roczek born in Vienna in 1947, he received a brilliant violin education by Franz Samohyl and Max Rostal. He was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra already during his student days and later on of the renowned Vienna Soloists.

Paul Roczek (Austria)

Chairman of the jury
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Graduated in 2004 in the class of Prof. Yevgeny Xaviereff at the Music Academy in Sarajevo. In 2007 she completed her postgraduate studies in the same class and in 2015. doctoral studies at the Music Academy in Sarajevo.

She is the artistic manager of the chamber ensemble Mostar Sinfonietta and a member of chamber ensemble Music Academy AMAS.

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Professor Faruk Sijarić was born in 1942, Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 1947, he lives in Sarajevo.

First and secondary music education (in violin) Faruk Sijarić received in Sarajevo. He, also, studied violin at Music academy in Sarajevo and continued violin studies in Moscow Conservatory, with the best Russian violin pedagogues, where he got his master degree in violin.

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Yeonju Jeong started playing the violin at the age of five. By the time she was nine years old, she won first prize at the National Students Music Contest in her native Korea.

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Violinist, pedagogue, conductor, chamber musician and professor at the Music Academy in Zagreb. Orest was born to parents professor dr.sc. Bogdan Shourgot and violinist Volodymyre Shourgot.

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Vladimir Markovic was born in Pristina (Serbia) in 1967. His violin education began at the Music school “Mokranjac”, in hometown. Continued his education at the school for musical talents in Cupria (Serbia).

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Michaela Girardi comes from Salzburg; she received her musical training at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, at the Indiana University in the USA and at the Lübeck Academy of Music.

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Studied in Salzburg with Sándor Végh and with members of the Amadeus Quartet in Cologne. First violinist in the Pro Arte Quartet Salzburg.

Harald Herzl

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A distinguished Albanian violinist, born in Prishtina(Kosova) in 1967, in a musician family.