Jury of Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music - 2010


Jury Head JudgeEugene Skovorodnikov - Piano. Web site: www.encoreconcerts.org

Eugene Skovorodnikov took his post-graduate course at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia) where he remained teaching until 1990 when he left the country. In 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Musical Arts by Kharkov State University of Arts, Ukraine, for his achievements in performance and teaching. Since 1991, Eugene Skovorodnikov has been teaching at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He is a prize winner of Nikolai Lisenko National Piano Competition (Ukraine).

Eugene Skovorodnikov is the President and Artistic Director of “Music Encore Concert Society”, which presents concert seasons of solo recitals and chamber music performances in Vancouver, Canada.



Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 - Piano

Piano. Boris KonovalovBoris Konovalov - Piano.

Education: 1979-1982 Doctorate of Musical Arts. 1979-1983 Postgraduate studies, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, USSR (Under Prof. Vera Gornostaeva) 1969-1973 Specialized Musical School for Gifted Children

Adjudicator Experience: 1999 Canadian Music Competition (in 9 Canadian cities) 1999,2000 North Shore Festival, Vancouver, Canada

Piano Competitions: 1992 Second Prize, National Piano Competition, Israel 1977 First Prize, National Piano Competition, USSR 1967 First Prize, Competition for Young Pianists, Novosibirsk, USSR 1992 Second Prize, National Piano Competition, Israel

Adjudicator Experience: 1999 Canadian Music Competition (in 9 Canadian cities) 1999, 2000 North Shore Festival, Vancouver, Canada

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 - Violin/Viola

Violin - Robert RozekRobert Rozek - Violin.

Robert Rozek is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music where he studied the violin with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay. He continued his studies at the Academia Chigiana of Siena, Italy. There he studied violin with Franco Gulli and conducting with Sergiu Celibidache. Later he studied the violin with Nathan Milstein in New York, London and Zurich, Switzerland.

Mr. Rozek's teaching career began in New York. He held positions at the Barlow School, Columbia University, the State University of New York, Hamilton College and Colgate University. In the 1990's until 2003 Mr. Rozek was professor of violin at the University of Miami School of Music. At this time he conducted the chamber orchestra, taught string pedagogy and headed the Summer String program in Europe.

Presently Rozek is the Head of the Violin Department at the Vancouver Music Academy in Canada. He is also a conducting teacher and conductor of the chamber orchestra.



Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 - Piano

Piano. Marina NavrotskyMarina Navrotsky - Piano.

Marina Navrotski, originally from Russia, comes from a family of piano teachers. She began her music studies at the age of 5 and debuted as a soloist with the Crimea Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra at 10.

She pursued her love for piano at the Gnessin Musical and Pedagogical Academy in Moscow under the guidance of professor Evgeny Liberman.

After graduating with a Masters degree in Pedagogy and Piano Performance, she has been passing her devotion to music to her students, continuing the pedagogical tradition established in the middle of the 20th century by the legendary teacher and pianist Heinrich Neuhaus.

Marina's teaching career began in Moscow and continued in musical colleges in Russia and Ukraine, as well as in South Korea where she served as a quest professor of music.




Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 – Voice

Piano. Victor and Tatiana ShevtsovyBoris Poludo – Voice

Boris Poludo studied voice with professor Nina Meshko at Russian Music Academy in the name of Gnessin in Moscow and Italian soprano Maria Pellegrini of Ottawa Opera Lyra company

Mr.Poludo took part in several Ottawa Opera Lyra productions such as Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor and L'elisir d'amore, Verdi Traviatta, Puccini Tosca and others.

Boris Poludo also has been a substantial addition to Moscow State Chorus in the name of Pyatnitsky as well as Drezden Academic song and dance military ensemble.

Since coming to Canada, Boris has been performing in many concerts and recitals around Canada and USA

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 - Strings

Piano. Victor and Tatiana ShevtsovySergei Silin –Strings www.siliny.com

He started his music career and education in Estonia.

There Sergei Silin majored in Classical Saxophone under the guidance of Alexander Rjabov, renown Estonian musician.
After moving to Canada Sergei Silin started studying at Capilano University with Stan Karp where hi completed the Jazz Music Program in 2007.




Russian Music Vestival-Vancouver 2008 - Piano

Piano. Victor and Tatiana ShevtsovyVictor Shevtsov & Tanya Shevtsov - Piano. Web site: www.youngstars.ca

Victor and Tanya Shevtsov were born in Russia. They studied music in Moscow and graduated with Doctor's degrees in Piano Performance and Teaching.

Mrs. and Mr. Shevtsov taught piano in Music Schools in Moscow, Musical-Pedagogical Institute in Rostov and later in the Academy of Music in the University of Tel-Aviv (Israel). They were also active as a Piano Duo Performers giving concerts in Russia, Israel, Switzerland and other countries.

After coming to Canada Mrs. and Mr. Shevtsov run their private Piano Studio in Richmond B.C.

Victor's and Tanya's outstanding professional skills and commitment are an earnest of the success of their students, who are doing extremely well in all kinds of festivals, competitions and RCM exams.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2008 - Piano

Piano. Marina VinnitskyMarina Vinnitsky - Piano.

Marina Vinnitsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine.She began studying piano at the age of 5.She graduated with honours from Kiev State College of Music. She continued her education and received her Masters Degree in Teaching and Performance from the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music.

Since coming to Canada in 1989, she has been performing in many concerts and recitals around Vancouver as pianist, accompanist and chamber musician on stages like Vancouver Playhouse, Christ Church Cathedral, Tom Lee Music Hall and Centre.

Currently Marina is an active teacher of piano in Vancouver.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2008 - Violin/Viola

Violin, Viola - Yuri ZaidenbergYuri Zaidenberg - Violin. Web site: www.yurizaidenberg.com

Yuri Zaidenberg, born in Kiev, Ukraine, began playing violin at the age of seven. After post-graduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory with professor Valery Klimov, a disciple of David Oistrakh, he appeared in many concerts and on radio and television throughout the former Soviet Union.

Since coming to Toronto, Canada in 1991, he is much in demand as a concert soloist, also performing in various chamber music groups and as a member of several orchestras.

This year Yuri will join the faculty of prestigious Interharmony International Music Festival in Germany and welcomes string players to his class (www.interharmony.com/hiimf/faculty).

Mr. Zaidenberg presented the Canadian premiere of the complete works for violin and piano by the contemporary Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. He was a founder, artistic director and performer of the "Russian Musical Heritage Series" concerts, representing a variety of Russian classical and contemporary music.

His students participate in different music festivals and competitions in Canada and have won more than 140 awards and scholarships.


Music Teachers of Participation of RMF
Great Vancouver (Canada)
Vancouver: Piano
Rada Bukhman (604)760-7212 reminor123@gmail.com
Erika Galinskaya             (604)-872-2485   erikaodessa@shaw.ca
Karlena Nygaard                (604) 722 8043     karlena@shaw.ca
Svetlana Krivaia               (604) 267-1772      composer37@hotmail.com
Donna Symons                  (604) 807 9716      raul.velasco@shaw.ca
Alina Raskin                      (604) 431-8134     a_raskin@shaw.ca  www.alinaraskinmusic.ca
Tatiana Tyuleneva             (604) 361-0867      ttlnv@yahoo.com
Marine Vinnitsky‎                (604)430-2067       vinn22@shaw.ca
Kristl  Armsrong               (604)266-2401     kristlaa@hotmail.com
Alina Raskin                       (604) 431-8134     a_raskin@shaw.ca  www.alinaraskinmusic.ca
Alla Shmaenok                   (604) 628-8233     violin@dikman.net
Elvira Voskanyan              (604) 773-6197      pstrazh@shaw.ca
Marina Osmolovskaya       (604) 801-6555       psorokin@shaw.ca
Alina Raskin                       (604) 431-8134     a_raskin@shaw.ca  www.alinaraskinmusic.ca
Nikolai Kolesnikov             (604) 215-1213       rainikkol@telus.net
Olga Kholina                         (604)438-9164       olga_kholina@yahoo.com
North Vancouver: Piano
Pier-Andree Joyal              (604)987-6563       pierandree@studiojoyal.ca
Galina Martyniouk             (604) 983-7026      mgalina7@hotmail.com
Natalya Mykhaylova          (604) 904-3404      natasha@natashastudios.com
Alexander Pechenyuk‎       (604) 904-2010      pechal@telus.net (composer, theory)
Diane  Sanford                         (604) 921-7204    redhedgehheg_ds@hotmail.com
Luda Tkatchenko                (604) 988-7574     Luda_music@hotmail.com
Richmond: Piano
Olga Ioutskevitch (604)275-5699        olgai@shaw.ca
Victoria Moiseyeva            (604)271-3009       victoria_music@telus.net
Marina Navrotsky               (604)304-0934     piano.rmd@gmail.com
Tanya Shevtsova               (604) 241-7534        tatianashevtsova@shaw.ca
Victor Shevtsov                  (604) 241-7534       vonbreuss@shaw.ca
Eugene Skovorodnikov     (604) 241-2934        eskov@shaw.ca  www.encoreconcerts.org
Victoria Smus                     (604) 241-9543       vsmus@shaw.ca  www.victoriasmus.com
Emilia Vorobeichikova‎        (604) 275-0152       vlad_2437@shaw.ca
Larisa Lebeda                  (778) 688-7462         lebedamusic@shaw.ca
Yuri Zaidenberg (604) 272-7304          yuzai360@yahoo.com  www.yurizaidenberg.com
Natasha  Forezi                (604) 241-7534  natasha@natashaforesiflute.ca  www.natashaforesiflute.ca
Classical Guitar
Galina Jitlina                   (604) 241-3964         gjitlina@telus.net
Burnaby: Piano
Irina Faletski                    (604) 436-5238        faletski@shaw.ca
Donna  Fishwick                   (604) 431-6700      donnafishwick@yahoo.com
Dina Kholina                     (604) 434-8686        dina_kholina@yahoo.com
Karine Bruncau‎                (604) 268-4296        karineangella@hotmail.com
Tetyana  Savchyshyn        (604) 874-5110       ta.sav@shaw.ca
Larissa Divakova               (604) 436-0577       divakova@gmail.com
Alex  Deyneko                    (778) 322-4531             adeyneko@yahoo.com
Olga Kholina                       (604) 438-9164         olga_kholina@yahoo.com
Larissa Divakova                (604) 436-0577          divakova@gmail.com
Clarinet- Saxophone
Sergei - Silin                  (778) 231-4955        sergei@siliny.com
Robert Jordan                     (604) 2619380         rcjordan@shaw.ca
Coquitlam: Piano
Irina Jilina                           (604) 613-3070          irinajilina@hotmail.com
Natalia Gaisenok‎                (604) 767-0949         dominanta_music@yahoo.ca
Dimitri Kubyshkin               (604) 464-5852         kubynya@yahoo.ca  www.dmpiano.com
Irena Marakhova                 (604) 941-0401         marakhov@telus.net
Lucy Visotsky                   (778) 987-6691 lucyvysotsky@yahoo.com
Elena Ilina                              (604)944-0591            elena@violinschool.ca
New Westminster: Piano
Irina Raikova                     (604) 628-5431          iraraikova@gmail.com
Classical Guitar
Rimma Kolesnikova          (604)519-0284           rimmaKolesnikova@gmail.com
Surrey: Piano
Nataliya Zadnipryana         (604) 585-7074            nata_piano@hotmail.com
Assia Angelova                  (604) 594-6255             assiaan@yahoo.com
Abbotsford: Clarinet - Saxophone‎
Alexander Maier                   (604) 850-2471             amaier1@shaw.ca
Heilwing von Konigslow     (604)857-9675           heilwing@shaw.ca