Meet the Judges
Meet our world renowned and distinguished panel of expert judges
Maxim Anikushin is a pianist, Doctor of Musical Arts, graduated from Julliard.Dr. Anikushin triumphantly performed in Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital and Isaac Stern Auditorium) and internationally, received numerous awards and honors.
Mela Tenenbaum is an internationally acclaimed soloist, who has toured extensively throughout the world. She has been concertmaster of the American Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi since 1993. Equally at home as a violinist, and player of the rarely heard viola d'amore; she appears regularly with the orchestra as a soloist and chamber musician on prestigious venues and events.
Olga Lompteva graduated from Moscow conservatory under guidance of Elena Obraztsova. Ms. Lompteva played many roles throughout her career, including performances in New YorkCity Opera where she recently performs in Rachmaninov's "Aleko".
Susanne Jeffery, former ballerina and Rockette dancer at Radio City Music Hall.
She toured extensively in Europe as well as around the United States, performing with the circus as gymnast and acrobatic dancer. She devoted herself to teaching children with a professional goal in mind, promoting talented dancers by given them an opportunity and showcasing their talents in beautiful NYC theaters, offering them exposure to be discovered.
Alexandra Sarest , pianist, Doctor of Musical Arts, Aleksandra Sarest won top prizes at numerous state and international competitions, graduated from Manhattan School of Music , became a prize winner International Piano Competitions, won many awards and honors, performed in Carnegie*s Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, and Yamaha Hall, other venues.