JURY "Edelweiss 2019"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chairman

Samir Mirzoev (Azerbaijan)

Ph.D., Docent of Baku Music Academy. Concert pianist, lector in Antalya State Conservatoire, Turkey. Author of books on modern musical symbolism interpretation.

 

 

Egle Kirkaitė (Lithuania)

 

Pianist. Piano teacher and accompanist at "Musikum" Saalfelden/Salzburg .

 

E.Kirkaite is aktiv as chamber musician and takes part at various projects and festivals.

 

Jury member of the first and second international competition "Edelweiss" in 2016 and 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rasa Derbutienė (Lithuania)

Piano teacher - expert. Deputy Director in the First Music School Kaunas.
For a long time has worked as a Chairwoman of the association of piano teachers of  Kaunas county.

Organizer of several international competitions in Lithuania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veronika Kopjova (Lithuania)

Concert pianist, lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Since 2019 Veronika is member of contemporary music ensemble "Platypus" and chamber ensemble
„Trio lt“

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irina Mints (Germany)

Concert pianist and piano teacher. Highly successful in educating young pianists. She is a co-author of the book “Hello, Piano”, the piano method book for beginners.

 

 

 

Irmantas Andriūnas (Lithuania)

Soloist, teacher. The member of chamber ensemble „Trio lt“. Specialist in classical and folk blowing instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabrielė Kondrotaitė (Lithuania)

 

Doctor of art, lecturer at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater and Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University Music Academy, piano teacher - expert at the National M.K. Čiurlionis Art School. Chairman of the Piano Methodical Commission

 



  • Komisijos nariai nusišalina nuo savo mokinių vertinimo!
  • Jury members are aloof from evaluation of their students!

2017 JURY

The Chairman

Samir Mirzoev (Azerbaijan)

Docent of Baku Music Academy

Pianist, lector in Antalya State Conservatoire, Turkey

 

The pianist is a laureate of the national and international competitions. He graduated from the Azerbaijan State U.Gadzibekov Music Academy, then he completed post-graduate studies under the supervision of Professor I.Abaskuliev. Since 2007 he is an associate professor of Baku Music Academy. In 2002 he founded the Piano department at the Antalya State Conservatoire and was the Head of this Department in 2002 – 2007
S.Mirzoev - one of the founder of the Modern Music Ensemble “SoNoR“ in Baku.  The festival “Piano Days in Antalya“ was first held in Turkey on the initiative of Samir Mirzoev. He is an author of book about the symbolism in an avant-garde music, also - studies and articles, which have been translated into lithuanian, turkish, bulgarian, english languages. As international jury member or chairman, Samir Mirzoev has worked in Russia, Lithuania, the United States, Italy, Turkey. He made reports in Festivals at the Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria and Istanbul.
S.Mirzoev gave concerts in Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldavia, Holland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Germany. The pianist  has made many recordings for the radio and TV of Baku, Berlin, Moscow, Sofia, Antalya, Istanbul. He was the first who performed many opuses of contemporary composers of Azerbaijan, Austria, Georgia, Poland, France, Holland, Sweden. The Pianist is included to the list of modern music performers  the Library of Congress in the USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rasa Derbutienė (Lithuania)

Piano teacher - expert
Chairwoman of the association of piano teachers of  Kaunas county.
She started to play the piano in Kaunas 1st Music School and later continued her education in Kaunas Conservatory of Juozas Gruodis. In 1989 graduated Lithuanian State Conservatoire (now the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy) doc. P.Stravinskas class. After graduation R. Derbutienė regularly attends master classes and seminars in Lithuania and abroad as well.
 She has worked as piano teacher in Kaunas 1st Music School and Prienai Veiveriu A. Kucingis art school since 1983. A large number of R.Derbutienė students have become winners in national and international competitions that were held in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Spain.
 Teacher - expert R.Derbutienė organizes various events: concerts, competitions, festivals, conferences, seminars and workshops. The most important are: international  competition of young performers "Olympus Musicale (2005, 2008, 2011 2014), Musica pianoforte (2012 2015)," Trofeo Musicale "(2016). She is the initiator and art director of the Republican contest "Young piano leaders" (2013 2015). Also R.Derbutienė is regularly invited  as a member of juries in international and national competitions for young pianists.
2001. R.Derbutienė initiated edition of  information-methodical publication   for Republican piano teachers "The Pianist", and she  is its editor.

Anna Smekhova

(Ukraine)

Vice-rector for international relations Music Institut R.Glier, Kiev

graduated the Kiev State Musical College of R. Gliere in 1969, later the Kiev State Conservatoire of P. Tchaikovsky in 1975. 

 Anna Smekhova is the professional musician and highly qualified teacher, the talented pianist. She has been working for more than 40 years at the Kiev Gliere Music Institute.

Graduates of Anna Smekhova study and work in different musical academies of the world: in the USA, in Holland, Russia, Italy, Austria, Germany.  

Since 1995 Anna Smekhova  has worked  as a head of the preparatory department for foreign students of the Institute. 

An important area of work done by Anna Smekhova is her participation in the organization of concert activities for the students of the Institute. She has organized tours to Poland, France, Lithuania, Slovakia, Canada, USA, South Korea, China, Turkey, Syria, Germany, Iran.

Ms. Smekhova has made a significant contribution to the development of major international projects such as the International Competition of Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, the International Summer Music Academy, the International Festival "Kiev Summer Music Evenings" and "Virtuosos of the Planet".

 

 Over the years Anna Smekhova has been conducting master classes in Ukraine, Latvia, USA, Canada, China, Republic of Korea, Montenegro. She is also a jury member of the All-Ukrainian and international competitions in the USA, Montenegro, Ukraine.

 

 

 

 

 

Mag. Egle Kirkaitė

(Lithuania)

pianist, teacher

Began to study  piano at 7 years in Kaunas J.Naujalis music high school,  B.Kumpikienės class. In 2006, she graduated the Lithuanian Music Academy , and got a master's degree in music education (prof. Drasutiene's class) and chamber music master's degree (prof. J.Andrejevo class).
 E.Kirkaitė studied in master classes in Lithuania, Sweden and Austria with Professor A.Balk-Moller, G.Sproge A. Konjoumdjian, W.Klos R. Sloan et al.
In 2007, together with colleagues Šalčiūtė L. and A. Krištaponienė  and Symphony Orchestra of Kaunas  ( conducted  by M. Pitrėnas) have  performed Triple concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major, op.56 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Egle Kirkaitė is  a winner of various international solo and chamber ensembles competitions,   she won acclaim at concerts and festivals in Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Italy and Austria.
In 2006-2009, she worked as a piano teacher and accompanist Garliavos art school.
Since 2010, lives in Austria, works at "Musikum" as piano teacher and accompanist.

 

Jury member of the first international competition, "Edelweiss" 2016

Veronika Kopjova

(Lithuania)

Pianist, lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Lithuanian-born pianist Veronika Kopjova enjoys an active musical life as both a soloist and chamber musician, performing regularly in halls throughout Europe at prestigious venues such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Bratislava Philharmony, Graz Musikverein, NDR Hannover, Auditorio Ciudad de León, National House of Vinohrady Prague, Lithuanian National Philharmonic halls. As a soloist she has performed concertos with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Castilla y León and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Orchestra.  Her performances have been broadcast  on Dutch National Radio, NDR Kultur, Germany, ORF Austria and National Radio of Lithuania.

                             Veronika is a prize-winner of numerous international solo competitions in Germany, France, Spain, Lithuania. She has received scholarships from Yamaha-Foundation, Lithuanian Ministery of Culture, Live Music Now Hannover and University for Music and performing Arts Vienna           

                             Veronika has benefitted from solo and chamber music masterclasses with distinguished musicians such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Steven Isselis, Hatto Beyerle, Jacques Rouvier, Andrea Bonatta, Liana Issakadze, Jean-Guihen Queyras and others.

                             After graduating form Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius where she has received her Master degrees of Piano Performance and of Pedagogy  Veronika is currently specialising in Piano Chamber Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Avedis Kouyoumdjian. At the same time she is studying on the renowned postgraduate concert soloist course ‘Konzertexamen’ at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover with Prof. Ewa Kupiec. 

 

Mag. Irmantas Andriūnas

  (Lithuania)

soloist, teacher

 

graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 1996, where he studied birbyne with prof. Antanas Smolskus. In addition to all Lithuanian traditional wind instruments, he also plays the clarinet. For nearly twenty years, he lectured at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and taught and led the orchestra of folk instruments at the Balys Dvarionas Music School in Vilnius (Lithuania). Irmantas has regularly performed in concerts organized by the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, participates in chamber music festivals, and has appeared as a conductor at the Pupils’ Song festivals in Lithuania. He has performed in Sweden, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Italy, has given solo concerts at the Two Days & Two Nights of New Music international festival in Odessa (2000, 2008), and together with the Vaivora ensemble has toured in Germany, the USA, Poland and Russia. Currently he lives in Vienna..

Jury member of the first international competition, "Edelweiss" 2016



2016 JURY/ŽIURI

Komisijos pirmininkas / The Chairman

 Samir Mirzoev (Azerbaidžanas)

Baku muzikos Akademijos Docentas

Pianistas, Antalijos (Turkija) valstybinės konservatorijos dėstytojas


Respublikinių ir tarptautinių konkursų laureatas. Baigė Azerbaidžano valstybinę U. Gadžibekovo muzikos akademiją, vėliau - aspirantūrą (prof. I.Abaskulijevo kl.) Nuo 2007m. - Baku muzikos akademijos docentas. Antalijos valstybinės konservatorijos fortepijono katedros kūrėjas ir vadovas (2002 - 2007)
 S. Mirzoev – vienas iš šiuolaikinės muzikos ansamblio „SoNoR“ (Baku) įkūrėjų; festivalio „Fortepijono dienos Antalijoje“ organizatorius; straipsnių, išverstų į lietuvių, turkų, bulgarų, anglų kalbas bei knygos apie avangardinės muzikos simboliką autorius.  Kaip tarptautinių konkursų žiuri narys ar pirmininkas, Samir Mirzoev dirbo Rusijoje, Lietuvoje, JAV, Italijoje, Turkijoje. Skaitė pranešimus tarptautiniuose festivaliuose Sofijos muzikos akademijoje Bulgarijoje, Stambule.
 S.Mirzoev koncertinė geografija aprėpia 17 šalių, tarp kurių: Azerbaidžanas, Belgija, Bulgarija, Čekija,  Estija, Gruzija, Kazachstanas, Moldavija, Olandija, Rusija, Turkija, Ukraina, Uzbekistanas, Vokietija. Atlikėjas koncertavo Baku, Berlyno, Maskvos, Sofijos, Antalijos, Stambulo radijuje ir televizijoje. Jo atliekami pirmą kartą praskambėjo  šiuolaikinių kompozitorių iš Azerbaidžano, Lenkijos, Gruzijos, Austrijos, Prancūzijos, Olandijos, Švedijos kūriniai.


Samir Mirzoev (Azerbaijan)

Docent of Baku Music Academy

Pianist, lector in Antalya State Conservatoire, Turkey

 

The pianist is a laureate of the national and international competitions. He graduated from the Azerbaijan State U.Gadzibekov Music Academy, then he completed post-graduate studies under the supervision of Professor I.Abaskuliev. Since 2007 he is an associate professor of Baku Music Academy. In 2002 he founded the Piano department at the Antalya State Conservatoire and was the Head of this Department in 2002 – 2007
S.Mirzoev - one of the founder of the Modern Music Ensemble “SoNoR“ in Baku.  The festival “Piano Days in Antalya“ was first held in Turkey on the initiative of Samir Mirzoev. He is an author of book about the symbolism in an avant-garde music, also - studies and articles, which have been translated into lithuanian, turkish, bulgarian, english languages. As international jury member or chairman, Samir Mirzoev has worked in Russia, Lithuania, the United States, Italy, Turkey. He made reports in Festivals at the Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria and Istanbul.
S.Mirzoev gave concerts in Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldavia, Holland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Germany. The pianist  has made many recordings for the radio and TV of Baku, Berlin, Moscow, Sofia, Antalya, Istanbul. He was the first who performed many opuses of contemporary composers of Azerbaijan, Austria, Georgia, Poland, France, Holland, Sweden. The Pianist is included to the list of modern music performers  the Library of Congress in the USA.

Nariai/ Members

Mag. Eglė Kirkaitė (Austrija)

pianistė, pedagogė

 

Baigė Kauno J. Naujalio muzikos gimnazijoją, mokytojos-ekspertės B.Kumpikienės klasėje. Vėliau - Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademijos muzikos pedagogikos magistro studijas (prof. L. Drąsutienės klasė) ir kamerinės muzikos magistro studijas (prof. J.Andrejevo klasė).
 Pianistė tobulinosi įvairiuose meistriškumo kursuose Lietuvoje, Švedijoje ir Austrijoje pas profesorius A.Balk-Moller, G.Sproge, A. Konjoumdjian, W.Klos, R. Sloan ir kt.
2007 metais kartu su Kauno simfoniniu orkestru (dirig. M. Pitrėnas) bei kolegėmis L. Šalčiūte ir A. Krištaponiene atliko L.van Beethoven trigubą koncertą smuikui, violončelei ir fortepijonui C-dur, op.56.
Eglė Kirkaitė yra įvairių tarptautinių solo bei kamerinių ansamblių laureatė, pripažinimą pelnė koncertuose ir festivaliuose Lietuvoje, Latvijoje, Švedijoje, Italijoje bei Austrijoje.
2006-2009 metais dirbo pianino mokytoja ir koncertmeistere Garliavos meno mokykloje.Nuo 2010 metų gyvena Austrijoje

 

Mag. Egle Kirkaitė (Austria)

pianist, teacher

Began to study  piano at 7 years in Kaunas J.Naujalis music high school,  B.Kumpikienės class. In 2006, she graduated the Lithuanian Music Academy , and got a master's degree in music education (prof. Drasutiene's class) and chamber music master's degree (prof. J.Andrejevo class).
 E.Kirkaitė studied in master classes in Lithuania, Sweden and Austria with Professor A.Balk-Moller, G.Sproge A. Konjoumdjian, W.Klos R. Sloan et al.
In 2007, together with colleagues Šalčiūtė L. and A. Krištaponienė  and Symphony Orchestra of Kaunas  ( conducted  by M. Pitrėnas) have  performed Triple concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major, op.56 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Egle Kirkaitė is  a winner of various international solo and chamber ensembles competitions,   she won acclaim at concerts and festivals in Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Italy and Austria.
In 2006-2009, he worked as a piano teacher and accompanist Garliavos art school.
Since 2010, lives in Austria.

Irmantas Andriūnas (Austrija)

solistas, pedagogas

 

1996 m. baigė Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademiją birbynės specialybę prof. A. Smolskaus klasėje. Atlikėjas groja visais lietuvių tradiciniais pučiamaisiais instrumentais, klarnetu. Dėstė Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademijoje, B. Dvariono muzikos mokykloje vadovavo liaudies instrumentų orkestrui I. Andriūnas – respublikinių J. Švedo jaunųjų atlikėjų konkursų laureatas, Lietuvos nacionalinės filharmonijos organizuojamų koncertų, kamerinės muzikos festivalių dalyvis, Moksleivių dainų šventės dirigentas. Koncertavo Švedijoje, Turkijoje, Čekijoje, Italijoje. Atliko solines programas tarptautiniame šiuolaikinės muzikos festivalyje “Two Days&Two Nights of New Music” (2007, 2008) Odesoje (Ukraina). Su ansambliu ,,Vaivora” gastroliavo Vokietijoje, JAV, Lenkijoje, Rusijoje. Nuo 2008 metų – ansamblio BAccK dalyvis

 

 

Mag. Irmantas Andriūna (Austria)

soloist, teacher

 

graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 1996, where he studied birbyne with prof. Antanas Smolskus. In addition to all Lithuanian traditional wind instruments, he also plays the clarinet. For nearly twenty years, he lectured at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and taught and led the orchestra of folk instruments at the Balys Dvarionas Music School in Vilnius (Lithuania). Irmantas has regularly performed in concerts organized by the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, participates in chamber music festivals, and has appeared as a conductor at the Pupils’ Song festivals in Lithuania. He has performed in Sweden, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Italy, has given solo concerts at the Two Days & Two Nights of New Music international festival in Odessa (2000, 2008), and together with the Vaivora ensemble has toured in Germany, the USA, Poland and Russia. Currently he lives in Vienna..Au

Rasa Derbutienė (Lietuva)

Fortepijono mokytoja ekspertė,

Kauno krašto fortepijono mokytojų draugijos pirmininkė.


Mokytis skambinti fortepijonu pradėjo Kauno 1-oje muzikos mokykloje, vėliau mokslą tęsė Kauno Juozo Gruodžio konservatorijoje. 1989 m. Lietuvos Valstybinėje konservatorijoje (dabar Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija) baigė doc. P.Stravinsko fortepijono klasę. Po baigimo nuolat tobulinasi įvairiuose meistriškumo kursuose bei seminaruose Lietuvoje ir užsienyje.
Pedagoginį darbą R.Derbutienė dirba nuo 1983 m. Ji dėsto fortepijoną Kauno 1-oje muzikos mokykloje ir Prienų r. Veiverių Antano Kučingio meno mokykloje. Didelis būrys mokytojos R.Derbutienės parengtų mokinių yra tapę laureatais nacionaliniuose ir tarptautiniuose konkursuose Lietuvoje, Latvijoje, Lenkijoje, Čekijoje, Vokietijoje, Prancūzijoje, Italijoje, Ispanijoje.
R.Derbutienė organizuoja įvairius renginius: koncertus, konkursus, festivalius, konferencijas, seminarus-praktikumus. Ji yra tarptautinių jaunųjų atlikėjų konkursų „Olimpo musicale“ (2005, 2008, 2011, 2014), „Musica pianoforte“ (2012, 2015), „Trofeo musicale“ (2016), respublikinio konkurso „Jaunieji fortepijono lyderiai“ (2013, 2015) iniciatorė ir meno vadovė. Taip pat R.Derbutienė yra nuolat kviečiama dirbti tarptautinių ir respublikinių jaunųjų pianistų konkursų vertinimo komisijose.
2001 m. R.Derbutienė iniciavo respublikinio fortepijono mokytojų informacinio-metodinio leidinio „Pianistas“ leidimą ir yra jo redaktorė.

 Rasa Derbutienė (Lietuva)

Piano teacher - expert
Chairwoman of the association of piano teachers of  Kaunas county.


She started to play the piano in Kaunas 1st Music School and later continued her education in Kaunas Conservatory of Juozas Gruodis. In 1989 graduated Lithuanian State Conservatoire (now the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy) doc. P.Stravinskas class. After graduation R. Derbutienė regularly attends master classes and seminars in Lithuania and abroad as well.
 She has worked as piano teacher in Kaunas 1st Music School and Prienai Veiveriu A. Kucingis art school since 1983. A large number of R.Derbutienė students have become winners in national and international competitions that were held in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Spain.
 Teacher - expert R.Derbutienė organizes various events: concerts, competitions, festivals, conferences, seminars and workshops. The most important are: international  competition of young performers "Olympus Musicale (2005, 2008, 2011 2014), Musica pianoforte (2012 2015)," Trofeo Musicale "(2016). She is the initiator and art director of the Republican contest "Young piano leaders" (2013 2015). Also R.Derbutienė is regularly invited  as a member of juries in international and national competitions for young pianists.
2001. R.Derbutienė initiated edition of  information-methodical publication   for Republican piano teachers "The Pianist", and she  is its editor.