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A panel of 7 jury is formed with renowned musicians. The jury has been invited by means of the artistic commitee.

Lyon International Chamber Music Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) from 2007.



Goran Končar

Goran Končar

violin - Zagreb Quartet
Croatia

 

Goran Končar

Goran Končar

violin - Zagreb Quartet
Croatia

Goran Končar, one of the most prominent Croatian violinists, born 1954, studied at the Zagreb Music Academy in the classes of Martin Borić and Josip Klima. He achieved his M.A. degree in the class of Leonid Kogan at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. He continued his musical training with Max Rostal in Bern and Henryk Szeryng in Geneve. Then he continued studying under Yfrah Neaman in London to become his assistant at the Guildhall School of Music in the period 1981 – 1983.

He started his international soloist career in 1982, undertaking guest tours in most European countries, the USA, Japan and Israel.
In the period from 1984 to 1994 he was concert master of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Croatian Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra and the Zagreb Philharmonic. He also performed in many concerts with eminent orchestras and conductors throughout the world.
Končar is the recipient of many first and special awards at numerous national competitions in the country, as well as the Music Life award in Moscow (1980) for the performance of the Concerto for the Violin and Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich, the first prize at the International Competition in Bratislava (1984) and other top acknowledgments. The long list of his awards includes the outstanding Vladimir Nazor Award (2006).
Končar’s first disc was published in 1984 by EMI in London, and he has also recorded for the BBC, CBS, France Musique, HRT and other radio and television stations. Croatia Records published one of the rare integral performances of Eugène Ysaÿe’s solo violin sonatas.
From 1987 to 2012 he directed the Zagreb Quartet and for the quarter of the century he embedded his skill and art into the existence of this oldest chamber ensemble, not only in Croatia but in Europe as well. The Zagreb Quartet was established as far back as 1919, and for the period of almost a century it was a basis of the tradition of chamber music-making in Croatia; in this tradition Goran Končar is certainly one of the pivotal personalities. During this period he appeared in more than 2,000 concerts, and under his guidance the Zagreb Quartet had more than 1,000 performances, appearing on all continents in best known world concert halls, and cooperated with a large number of Croatian and foreign soloists. Končar also played the majority of first performances of works composed by Croatian composers written for the strings quartet, and he also published 15 albums. What should not be forgotten is the fact that the Quartet had to find a solution for their working space as a crucial problem. In the year 2007, supported by the City of Zagreb, the Zagreb Quartet was granted their own studio in 31 Ilica Street. Under Končar’s guidance the Zagreb Quartet performed all quartets composed by Shostakovich, Mozart, Prokofiev, Janáček, the majority of Haydn’s quartets and all quintets.

Kyril Zlotnikov

Kyril Zlotnikov

cello - Jerusalem Quartet
Israël - Portugal

 

Kyril Zlotnikov

Kyril Zlotnikov

cello - Jerusalem Quartet
Israël - Portugal

Born in Minsk, Belarus to a family of professional musicians, Kyril Zlotnikov began his studies at the Belarusian State Music Academy with Prof. Vladimir Perlin. He continued his studies in Israel with Prof. Uzi Wiesel and Hillel Zori, completing his musical education under the direction of Prof. Michael Khomitzer in Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance.
While a student, Kyril Zlotnikov participated in master classes and courses with such prominent musicians as Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Natalia Gutman, Boris Pergamenschikow, Aldo Parisot and Georgy Kurtag. Since 1991 Kyril Zlotnikov was a recipient of a scholarship from the America- Israel Culture Foundation, won prizes in many contests including the Clairmont Competition, the Braun-Roger Siegl Competition, the Pierre Tarcali Prize.

He is a founding member of the recognised for its artistic creativity, one of the most dynamic and exciting quartets currently performing - The Jerusalem Quartet. The musicians have been giving multiply performances all over the world and become the Israel's leading string quartet. Since 2002 till 2020 the Jerusalem Quartet has recorded exclusively for Harmonia Mundi. From 2022 the Quartet records for BIS Records.

Along with his extensive chamber music appearances Kyril Zlotnikov has performed and been broadcast as a soloist with internationally renowned orchestras, such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Ludwigsburg Symphony Orchestra, The Gulbenkian Orchestra, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Jerusalem Camerata and enjoys artistic collaboration with acclaimed conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Lawrence Foster, Asher Fish, Simone Young. He has a wide repertoire covering the important cello works of the baroque, the classical period, romantic and the contemporary music.
Kyril Zlotnikov is a regular guests at major chamber music festivals such as the Proms Festival, Verbier Festival, Vancouver, Gstaad, Salzburg, Rheingau, Ravinia, Schleswig-Holstein, the Jerusalem and the Schwetzingen Festivals among others. 

A keen recitalist and chamber musician, Zlotnikov has shared the stage with the foremost artists of today such as Daniel Barenboim, András Schiff, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Pierre Boulez, Elena Bashkirova, Mitsuko Uchida, Natalia Gutman, Tabea Zimmerman, Miriam Fried, Michael Tree, Asher Fish, Nikolaj Znaider, Lang Lang, Itamar Golan, Martin Fröst.

Kyril Zlotnikov has served as a jury member for several international competitions, including the 2016 ARD International
Music Competition in Munich, 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, 2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

From 2001 till 2012 Kyril Zlotnikov was a principal cellist and a teacher of the cello group at the "West- Eastern Divan Orchestra" under Maestro Daniel Barenboim. He also frequently took part in special projects and tours of the Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra as a principal cellist. 

Among many recordings with the Jerusalem Quartet, Zlotnikov has recorded the complete Mozart piano trios with Maestro Daniel Barenboim and violinist Nikolaj Znaider. The two CDs were released by EMI in April 2006.
Since 2020, Kyril is an ambassador for Jargar Strings. Kyril Zlotnikov plays an Amati Brothers cello made in Cremona, circa 1610 which is on loan from a Charitable Trust. 

Luc-Marie Aguera

Luc-Marie Aguera

violin - Ysaÿe Quartet
France

 

Luc-Marie Aguera

Luc-Marie Aguera

violin - Ysaÿe Quartet
France

 

Luc-Marie Aguera began the violin in Rouen (France), and met the famous French teacher Dominique Hoppenot, who was to play an influential role in his later musical life. Then he entered the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the Gérard Jarry's class, and won the violin and the chamber music first prizes, awarded by unanimous vote from the jury. At the same time, he was appointed for two years Concertmaster of the Orchestre des Prix du Conservatoire.
 
Passionate about the string quartet repertoire, he joined in 1985 the Ysaÿe Quartet, for a thirty years intense musical adventure. They received the invaluable advices and support from the Amadeus Quartet at the Köln Musik Hochschule, and have also been inspired by lessons with Hatto Bayerke and Walter Levin.
 
From the awarding of the first prize in the Evian International Competition in 1988, to its last concert the 24th of January 2014 at the Cité de la musique in Paris, the Ysaÿe Quartet has played on the world's major stages: the London's Wigmore Hall , the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Wien, the Berlin Philharmonie , the New York's Carnegie Hall, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and also in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Madrid, Barcelona, Roma, Milano, Firenze, Melbourne, Sydney....
The Quartet has played in several prestigious festivals : Salzburg, Lockenhaus, Aldeburgh, Kuhmo, Stavenger, Schleswig-Holstein and La Roque d'Anthéron.
 
With this ensemble, Luc-Marie Aguera has recorded works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Magnard, Schulhoff, Boucourechliev, for the labels Decca, Philips, Harmonia Mundi, Aeon, and Ysaÿe Records.
He is grateful to perform with artists he had long admired : Jean-Claude Pennetier, Martin Lovett, Valentin Erben, Isabelle Faust, Janos Starker, Michel Portal, Hatto Beyerle, Yovan Markovitch, Nelson Freire, Gary Hoffman, Franz Helmerson, Nicholas Angelich, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Miklos Perényi...
 
Passionate pedagogue for more than twenty five years, the transmission holds a huge place in his musical life. He teaches the violin in Rouen, and holds a string quartet class at the Conservatoire Régional de Paris.
Luc-Marie Aguera was invited to give master-classes by the Dutch String Quartet Academy in Amsterdam (NSKA), the Jerusalem Music Center, the Hanns Eisler Hochschule of Berlin, the Festival Quatuors à Bordeaux,  the Frenswegen Sommer Akademie (Germany), the Orlando Festival (Netherlands), the Aldeburgh Festival (England) the Lucca Virtuoso e Belcanto Festival.
He is a regular faculty member (artistic advisor) at the Académie Musique à Flaine (France).
 
Luc-Marie Aguera has been invited to serve as a jury member at the ARD String Quartet Competition (Munich), and at the Orlando Competition (Netherlands).
 
The French Ministry of Culture made him Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 1999. He has been awarded in 2004 the Enesco Prizefrom the SACEM (French composers society).

Marie Chilemme

Marie Chilemme

viola - Ebène Quartet
France

  

Marie Chilemme

Marie Chilemme

viola - Ebène Quartet
France

 

Marie Chilemme, born into a family of musicians, began playing the viola at the age of three.

After a brilliant career in Toulouse and then in Paris, Marie was unanimously awarded a Master's degree at the CNSM of Paris with congratulations in Jean Sulem's class.

Also passionate about classical dance, which she has practiced since the age of four, she wrote a dissertation that brought together these two arts: "The expression of music through gesture".

She left for Berlin to perfect her skills with Tabea Zimmermann, and founded the Cavatine Quartet with which she won numerous international prizes (Banff in Canada, Hamburg...) and was subsequently invited all over the world.

Mihaela Martin

Mihaela Martin

violin - Michelangelo Quartet
Romania

 

Mihaela Martin

Mihaela Martin

violin - Michelangelo Quartet
Romania

The Romanian-born artist Mihaela Martin is one of the most outstanding violin virtuosos of her generation. Her father gave her her first violin lessons when she was five years old. She later studied with Stefan Gheorghiu, who was himself a pupil of George Enescu and David Oistrakh.

At the age of 19, Mihaela Martin won second prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, which was followed by further main prizes in Montreal, Sion and Brussels. Being awarded first prize in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis launched her international career. She has performed with leading orchestras such as the BBC Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Kurt Masur, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Charles Dutoit and Neeme Järvi.

Chamber music has a very important place in Mihaela’s life In addition to participating in many chamber music festivals, she is a founding member of the Michelangelo String Quartet since 2003 with whom she performed in Carnegie Hall, Boulez Hall, Wigmore Hall, Library of Congress, Concertgebouw, Theatre de Champs Élysée.

Since 2017 she is artistic director of the Rolandseck Chamber music Festival.

Mihaela Martin is a professor at University of Music in Cologne , at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin and at the Kronberg Academy.

She also gives masterclasses throughout the world and is a regular jury member at important international competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), Indianapolis (USA), Enescu (Romania) and Tchaikovsky (Russia).

Mihaela Martin plays a violin by J.G.Guadagnini that dates from 1748.

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