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Competition jury

Competition jury

Sergey Starostin
Sergey Starostin
Moscow, jury chairman
Performer, Russian folk and jazz composer. Collector and maker of traditional folk music instruments. Nominee of the BBC World Music Award (2003). “Mirovaya derevnya” (World Village) TV series producer. Animated feature film “Knyaz Igor” record producer. Sergey Starostin gives lectures and masterclasses on the history and theory of Russian culture.
Anatoly Hlopkov
Anatoly Hlopkov
Krasnoyarsk, jury co-chairman
Artistic director of the Krasnoyarsk State Ensemble “KrasA”, earned numerous honorary degrees: Honored Worker of the Russian Music Society, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, and holder of the second-class Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”.
Inna Zhelannaya
Inna Zhelannaya
Moscow, jury member
Founder of the band Farlanders that existed from 1994 to 2004. Soloist of the band Alliance during 1990s. In 1994, the Music album “Sdelano v belom” (Made in White) by Alliance was awarded with the Grand Prix of Radio France in the category “Best pop and rock music in the East”, and the band performed at a concert of laureates in Paris. In 1996 Inna Zhelannaya performed in Atlanta (USA) at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Leonid Yeryomin
Leonid Yeryomin
Republic of Khakassia, Abakan, jury member
Minister of Culture of the Republic of Khakassia, chairman of the Herald's Committee of Khakassia, candidate of Historical Sciences, museologist and archaeologist
Arthur Marluzhokov
Arthur Marluzhokov
Republic of Khakassia, Abakan, jury member
Singer, musician, actor, winner of the first prize of the Voice of Asia Festival, Honored Artist of the Republic of Khakassia and Altai, Artistic Director of the Republic's Philharmonic.
Albina Degtyaryova
Albina Degtyaryova
Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Yakutsk, jury member
Virtuoso mouth harp player. Leader of the ensemble Ayarhaan, Honored Artist of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), holder of the Russian Federation Government Award “Dusha Rosii” (Soul of Russia).
Vladimir Tsaregorodtsev
Vladimir Tsaregorodtsev
Moscow, jury member
Professor of the Choral and Solo Singing Department of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, many-times jury chairman, leader of masterclasses of the All-Russian level.
Lydia Tsaregorodtseva
Lydia Tsaregorodtseva
Moscow, jury member
Choirmaster and consultant of the children’s folk ensemble Zvonnitsa (“Bell Gable”), teacher and consultant of the Folk Department of the Evgeny Svetlanov Children’s School of Arts, laureate of international and All-Russian competitions, many-times jury chairman and leader of masterclasses of the All-Russian level.
Albert Kuvezin
Albert Kuvezin
Republic of Tyva, Kyzyl, jury member
Tuvinian guitar player and singer, Honored Artist of the Republic of Tyva, BBC Radio prize holder in the category “Best World Music Singer of the Asian-Pacific region”, one of the founders of the Huun-Huur-Tu band, founder of the Yat-Kha band.