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Jury of the Tartini 2021 competition


Piano
Sijavuš Gadjiev, Italy / Russia
Julija Gubaidullina, Moldova / Croatia
Eduard Lanner, Austria
Denys Masliuk, Slovenia


Violin
Žiga Brank, Slovenia
Fabio Sperandio, Italy
Miodrag Bogić, Serbia
Bogomir Petrač, Slovenia


Chamber music for strings with piano
or Chamber music for strings without piano

Žiga Brank, Slovenia
Martin Sikur, Slovenia
Fabio Sperandio, Italy
Eduard Lanner, Austria
 
Sijavuš Gadjiev, Italy / Russia



Sijavuš Gadjiev completed his musical education at the Tschaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow as a student of famous teachers such as Bella Davidovich, Boris Zemliansky and Mikhail Voskresensky. At the Moscow Conservatory he obtained the Master of Music degree and was invited to teach in the prestigious Central Special Music School for gifted pupils of the Moscow Conservatory. He taught many highly talented pupils such as Termizan Erzanov, Alexei Nabioulin, Konstantin Masljuk, Viktorija Korčinskaja, etc. who were winners of many prestigious international competitions.
Siavush Gadjiev has held recitals in many cities of the ex Soviet Union, USA and Europe. He performed with Slovak philharmonic orchestra, Rotterdam Chamber orchestra, Philharmonic orchestra Schpor of Kassl, Philharmonic orchestra of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Chamber orchestra of Bratislava, etc. He has calaborated with distinguished musicians such as violinist Wilchok, Vladimir Mendelssohn, the celists Michael Flaksman, Mihail Dančila, Jozef Podhiranski, etc. and with music directors such as Nijazi, Semjon Kogan, Konrad Van Alphen, Kirk Trevor and others. He is a member of the Ljubljana Piano Trio.
He holds special classes for future pedagogues and talended pianists around the world (Los Angeles, Domingos Hills in California, Dortmund, Belgrade, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Academy Franz Liszt in Budapest, many Italian Conservatories of music such as Milano, Pescara, Genova, Trieste, etc.). Since 1994 he has been living and working in Italy and Slovenia.
He teaches piano at the Glasbena matica in Friuli Giulia in Trieste and at the Ljubljana Conservatory of music. He is a jury member of many international piano competitions, amongst them: “Ferenc Liszt” in Budapest, “J. N. Hummel” in Bratislava, “Città di Cantù” and “Premio Benassi” Varallo. He is also the Artistic Director of the “Giuliano Pecar” International Piano Competition in Gorizia.
He is the recipient of the Slovenian Fran Gerbič Award for lifetime achievement and outstanding achievements in the field of pedagogical and organizational training in the promotion of music education.
 
Julija Gubaidullina, Moldova / Croatia



Julia Gubaidullina was born in Kishinev (Moldova) in a family of prominent musicians. She started playing piano at the age of four and achieved her first major success as a twelve-year-old, performing with the Moldovan Philharmonic Orchestra. Julia graduated "summa cum laude" at the Academy of Music in Kishinev and completed her postgraduate studies in Moscow in 1999, with a master's degree from the prestigious Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky State Conservatory.
She won the 1st prize at the International Chamber Music Competition (Romania, 1993), and as a soloist, she came to prominence in 1997 by winning the 1st prize at the International Competition in Moldova and the 3rd prize at the Citta di Sulmona International Competition (Italy, 1999). She is the winner of the UNESCO Special Award for Special Artistic Achievements. Julia has performed with leading symphony orchestras and delivered a series of major piano concertos by Bach and Beethoven, Brahms and Franck, Schumann and Ravel, Rachmaninov and Scriabin, under the direction of renowned conductors (V. Doni, M. Secikin, M. Ahmet-Zaripov, Ch. Rehli, E. Leducq-Barome).
In the year 2000, she moved to Sarajevo, where she taught at the Academy of Music and became a permanent member of the ensemble SONEMUS, with which, focussing on contemporary music, she successfully performed in Zurich (2004) and at Zagreb Music Biennale (2005, 2007). Since 2005, she has been living in Croatia, working at the Music Academy, University of Zagreb, as a professor of chamber music. Julia Gubajdullina has been performing in a piano duo with Ruben Dalibaltayan for fifteen years. Together, they co-founded a summer school in Makarska, where she has been holding master classes since 2006. She is also a frequent guest professor at seminars in Croatia and abroad.
 
Eduard Lanner, Austria



Eduard Lanner was born in Leoben in 1968. He studied piano (with Annelies Illenberger-Urbanitsch), organ (with Ernst Triebel) and music education at the Graz University of Music, as well as German at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz. Eduard Lanner continued his piano studies from 1990-94 with Prof. Paul Badura-Skoda at the Vienna University of Music and completed it in 1996 with Rolf-Dieter Arens at the "Franz Liszt" University in Weimar with an artistic diploma. He received further lessons from Akira Imai, Ludwig Hoffman, Sarah Maria Sargent and Tatjana Nikolajeva.
He has given concerts as a soloist and piano accompanist in various European countries, as well as in the Far East, and has appeared on radio and television.
Eduard Lanner has worked with many well-known singers and instrumentalists at numerous concerts and master classes: Angelika Kirchschlager, Christa Ludwig, Stefanie Kopinits, Martina Serafin, Wolfgang Klos (Vienna Symphony Orchestra), Josef Hell (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Robert Rother (Mnozil-Brass ) among others In addition to the works of Mozart, Brahms and Liszt, he is particularly interested in contemporary music (world premieres, Austrian premieres, several CDs).
 Since 2005 Eduard Lanner has been employed as a piano teacher and répétiteur at the Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory of the State of Styria in Graz. In 2011 he was appointed director of studies, in 2014 interim director and since January 2015 he has been director of the conservatory. In recent years he has set additional accents as co-initiator and organizer of the Styrian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the International Béla Bartók Piano Competition and the International Franz Cibulka Music Competition, which was held for the first time in October 2018.
The European education program Erasmus + is of particular concern to him.
 
Denys Masliuk, Slovenia



Denys Masliuk was born in the Ukrainian town of Kmelnitski. His parents, both professional musicians, soon recognised Denys’s musical talent. After acquiring a grounding in piano performance in his native country, he continued his education at the Music Lyceum of the Academy of Music in Minsk, Belarus.
As a student in Minsk he performed numerous times with the national symphony orchestras of Belarus and Ukraine. His virtuosity and his unusually mature and in-depth interpretation also caught the attention of competition judges. He won first prize at the Balis Dvarionas International Competition in Lithuania, second prize at the Vladimir Krajnev International Competition in Ukraine, and second prize at the Irina Zwetajeva International Competition in Belarus.
He completed his studies at the Academy of Music in Minsk with distinction in 2001, going on to win a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Belarus for his musical achievements. He continued his studies at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, giving numerous commanding performances in Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Solingen, Stuttgart, Lindau, Herrenchimsee, Bad Wörishofen, Öschelbronn, Freiburg, Leipzig, Potsdam and Munich.
In 2005 Masliuk won two international competitions in Italy: the Marco Fortini Competition in Bologna in June and the San Nicolo di Bari Competition in Bari in December. In February 2009 he won third prize at the Alexander Scriabin International Competition in Grosseto, Italy. Denys Masliuk has been living in Slovenia for several years and works as a professor of piano at the Grammar School of the Arts in Koper. Many of his pupils have gone on to win national and international competitions, and he is adept at passing his knowledge and experience on to younger generations at summer schools, seminars and masterclasses.
He has given performances in Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Croatia and the Netherlands, and has appeared at all major concert halls in Slovenia, including: the Slovenian Philharmonic in Ljubljana, Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana, Nova Gorica Cultural Centre and Kosovelov Dom Sežana. His recitals have been recorded by the Slovenian national broadcaster.
Denys Masliuk also dedicates a lot of his time to composing. Through his own works he shows an exceptional knowledge and awareness of the range of his instrument, and they frequently appear as delightful additions to his recitals of the classical piano repertoire.
 
Žiga Brank, Slovenia



Slovenian violinist and pedagogue Žiga Brank currently holds a teaching position at the Academy of Music Ljubljana and at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana. Numerous critics regard his playing as technically brilliant, also emphasising his refined feeling for interpretation and his convincing conveyance of the music to listeners.
In this season he is preparing the release of two CDs - Beethoven's violin concerto and 2 romances (with the RTV Slovenia Orchestra under the baton of S. Kulenovic) and release of the sonatas for violin and piano by J. Brahms with slovenian pianist R. Palčič. His other releases for the Slovenian national label ZKP include E. Ysaye's Solo violin sonatas and the Paganini's 24 Capricci, both reviewed with excellent critics.
Žiga Brank was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he started learning the violin at the age of six. He studied with M. Kosi, later at the College of Music and Theatre Rostock with C. Hutcap. In 2000 he continued his studies with prof. J. Rissin at the Karlsruhe College of Music, where he graduated in 2005. He was later a member of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, a member of the Zagreb Soloists and concertmaster of the SNG Opera and Ballet Maribor.
Among the most important performances with orchestras is the 2017 first performance of then newly discovered L. M. Škerjanc's violin concerto with the RTV Slovenia orchestra at the Festival Ljubljana with conductor S. Krečič. As a soloist he performed also with Sarajevo Philharmonic, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra of Košice, Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
His recent chamber music projects include numerous concerts with pianist Petar Milić, cellist Milan Hudnik, at the most important slovenian festivals (Festival Maribor, Festival Radovljica, Festival Tartini, Narodni dom Maribor, Ljubljana Drama)
Žiga Brank plays on violin by C. F. Landolfi, made in 1750 in Milan, previously played by one of the most prominent Slovenian violinists, Dejan Bravničar, between 1957 - 2018.
 
Fabio Sperandio, Italy



The violinist and conductor FABIO SPERANDIO graduated with distinction and praise from the Music Institute in Modena under the direction of Prof. Albert Bologni. He then continued his studies with professors such as Giulio Franzetti, Cristiano Rossi, Salvatore Accardo, Franco Gulli and Kolja Blacher. At the well-known International School in Devin, he studied chamber music with the members of the Trio di Trieste and then enrolled at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich in the class of Prof. Ane Chumachenco.
He participated in many national and international competitions where he achieved high placements. He gained a lot of experience as a concertmaster by working with the Italian Youth Orchestra, under the direction of R. Muti and C.M. Giulini. With the Camera Italiana, under the direction of Salvatore Accardo, he has performed in the most important musical centres of the world. He successfully conducted many auditions, which allowed him to collaborate with important orchestras led by famous conductors, such as: Z. Mehta, M. Viotti, E. Inbal, Y. Termirkanov, Z. Pesko.
He also often presented himself to the audience as a soloist with orchestras. He also likes to devote himself to chamber music with the pianist Hector Moreno, exploring lesser known works.
In addition to his violin studies, Fabio Sperandio also studied conducting, especially contemporary repertoire. In Berlin, he conducted B. Ferneyhough's challenging composition for large orchestra as part of the MaerzMusik2013 concerts.
His interest in contemporary music led him to found Zipangu Ensemble, with which he has appeared in various broadcasts of the Italian station Radio3 and at major festivals of contemporary music. He is actively involved in promoting contemporary music among young people through various projects.
In 2019, Dischi di Angelica released a CD with the christening performance of Cassandra Miller's A large house for strings and percussion and C. Palestine.
 
Miodrag Bogić, Serbia


 
Bogomir Petrač, Slovenia


 
Martin Sikur, Slovenia