JURY

Jury of the 3rd “Sava Dimitrov” International Clarinet Competition

ARKADIUSZ ADAMSKI

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…

Fabio Di Casola

FABIO DI Càsola

Born in Lugano, Fabio Di Càsola won first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition (CIEM) in 1990. He also won the “Prix Suisse” prize for contemporary music and the “Prix Patek Philippe”. Again for contemporary music, he also won first prize at the Stresa competition. In 1998 he was elected ‘Swiss Musician of the Year’ in parallel by a jury of experts and the public. From 1990 to 2010 he held the position of principal clarinet in the orchestra ‘Musikkollegium Winterthur’. He has been professor of clarinet and chamber music since 1991 at the Hochschule der Künste in Zurich, where he teaches in English, French, German and Italian. He founded the chamber music festival klang  in 2006 and is its artistic director. Most of his CDs are published by Sony Classical…

GABOR VARGA

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…

Nicolas Baldeyrou

NICOLAS BALDEYROU

Nicolas Baldeyrou, a French clarinettist, has emerged as a prominent soloist of his generation. His versatility and mastery allow him to traverse various musical eras and styles with proficiency on both historical and modern instruments.

His skill has been acknowledged with prizes in prestigious competitions such as the Munich ARD Competition, Dos Hermanas Competition, and the ICA Young Artist Competition, leading to performances in renowned venues like Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

He frequently collaborates with top orchestras including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre National de France, working with distinguished conductors like Carlo-Maria Giulini and Claudio Abbado…

Shirley Brill

SHIRLEY BRILL

Shirley Brill’s career was launched with a performance as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. She has since performed with various international orchestras, such as the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Hamburger Symphoniker conducted by Jeffrey Tate, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Prague at the Kölner Philharmonie, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Münchner Symphoniker at the Philharmonie im Gasteig.

Ms. Brill is the winner of the Geneva International Competition in Switzerland, the Markneukirchen International Competition in Germany as well as a special prize recipient at the International ARD Competition in Munich…

VANGUEL TANGAROV

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

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…