We will announce the jury for the 3rd “Sava Dimitrov” International Clarinet Competition soon!

Jury of the 2nd “Sava Dimitrov” International Clarinet Competition


ARKADIUSZ AREK ADAMSKI received his master degree from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the clarinet class run by Professor A. Janicki. While still a student, he won awards at numerous national and international music competitions, including First Prizes at the
National Chamber Music Competition in 1983 (the duo category) and the 2nd Karol Kurpiński International Clarinet Competition (1985).

He has attended international masterclasses in Germany, France and Poland and continued to improve his skills with Professor J. Schou in Denmark thanks to a Polish government grant. In 1985 he began to collaborate with the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, two years later becoming a Principal of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic…


ĐURO PETE (Serbia) completed elementary and high school of music in Osijek (Croatia) in the studio of Vjekoslav Burić. He embarked on his undergraduate studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (Serbia) in 1980 in the studio of Mihajlo Kelbli, graduating in 1984, and his master’s studies at the same institution under Nikola Srdić. He has taken part in master classes led by M. Arignon, J. Kotar and M. Bekavac, Z. Szatmari, B. Kovacs and W. Fuchs. As a student he won a number of prizes at clarinet competitions including the Second Prize at the Young Performing Artists of Yugoslavia Competition (Zagreb, Croatia, 1983), First Prize at the Vojvodina Province Students Competition (Novi Sad, Serbia 1981), First Prize at the State Competition of the (former) Yugoslavia (Sarajevo…

Emil Visenescu

Prof. Emil Visenescu received his PhD at the National University of Music in Bucharest and he’s been Principal clarinet of the George Enescu Philharmonic since 1993. A high caliber performer of international acclaim, Mr. Vişenescu has played as a soloist with the Bern Symphony Orchestra, Biel Symphony Orchestra and Ludus – a private orchestra from Bern, the Philarmonia Chamber Orchestra Bucharest, George Enescu Philarmonic Orchestra, and the National Radio Orchestra in Bucharest. He’s made recordings with the Romanian National Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra and Mozaic Trio, recitals at the Academy of Music and Dance – Jerusalem and Salon d’Or Hotel Behague in Paris, and concert tours with the Profil Simfonietta in Bern and Biel (Swizerland), at the Elzenveld Cultural Centre, Anvers (Belgium), and at the Internaţional Festival The Warshau Automn, in Basel, Zürich and Berlin…


Born in Hungary in 1974, Gabor Varga studied at the University of Szeged and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest gaining his diplomas in 1996 and 1998 respectively. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire as a Postgraduate in 2002.

His professional orchestral career began in 1995 when he was engaged as Principal Clarinet in the Györ Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1996 he became Principal of Concerto Budapest, and since 1997 he has been Principal in the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Between 2005 and 2007 he served as Principal with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra while on sabbatical from Budapest. He has also worked regularly with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra since 2001…


The renowned croatian clarinetist Marija Pavlovic was born in Dubrovnik. Her path took her beyond the borders of Croatia, and the desire to further her development opened the way to
an international career.

Marija Pavlovic graduated from the Zagreb Music Academy in the class of Milko Pravdic after which she perfected her art at the Salzburg Mozarteum in the class of Alois Brandhofer. Additionally, she worked with Walter Boeykens, Ivo Lybeert, Pascal Moraguez and Yehuda
Gilad. Marija is the recipient of numerous awards that include the annual prize of the Zagreb
Philharmonic Orchestra and PBZ American Express prize for the most successful young
musician of the year (1998)…


Dr. Vanguel Tangarov is an associate professor of clarinet at Texas State University and an artistic director and founder of the annual international clarinet event Texas State Clarinet Fiesta. Vanguel Tangarov performs as a principal clarinetist for the Austin Opera, Mid-Texas Symphony, and Victoria Symphony orchestras.

Tangarov previously served as principal clarinet of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Bulgaria, Academia Chigiana Symphony Orchestra, Italy, Jeunesses Musicales World Symphony Orchestra, Germany and the Monterrey Symphony Orchestra (OSUANL) in Mexico. He has appeared as a soloist with the Mid-Texas Symphony in USA…


Yuan Yuan is recognized throughout the world as one of the most active Chinese clarinetists on the international stage. After graduated from China Central Conservatory of Music and Conservatorium van Amsterdam, studied with prof.Huang Yuanfu, prof. Tao Chunxiao and prof. Herman Braune, Mr.Yuan has started a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, successfully cooperated with leading orchestras and prestigious virtuosos both in China and abroad.

Mr.Yuan is now the clarinet professor of China Central Conservatory of Music( CCOM ), Director of CCOM Orchestra Teaching and Research Office, Artistic Director of CCOM International Clarinet Festival…