Jury members of the «New Music Generation 2020»

Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin (Kazakhstan)

The Chairman of Jury and Artistic Director of the Competition

Composer and pianist, author of 2 operas and more than 100

classical music compositions. Laureate of the State Youth Award «Daryn», holder of the Honorary Badge «For Merits in the Development of Culture and Art» of the CIS Inter-parliamentary Assembly, member of the Association of

Tchaikovsky Competition Stars. Winner of the National project «100 new faces of Kazakhstan».

Martin Loridan (France)

Member of Jury

Graduated from the Paris Conservatoire. He has been awarded prizes in international competitions such as the Reinl-Foundation Composition Prize, Prix André Jolivet, Vareler Kompositionpreis. He currently pursues a PhD at the University of Leeds.

His works are published in the electronic library “BabelScores”

Yuriy Kasparov (Russia)

Member of Jury

Honored artist of the Russian Federation. Was awarded by the badge of Kazakhstan “Madeniet Salasini Uzdigi”. Knight of the order of merit in art and literature of France.

Professor at the Moscow State Conservatory after P.I. Tchaikovsky

Jin BAEK (South Korea)

Member of Jury

Artistic Director of Gyeongbuk Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra(GPO) and Busan Festival Orchestra. He is an Artistic director of Busan Maru International Music Festival. He has also been a Principal Guest Conductor of China’s Tianjin Symphony Orchestra since 2004. He had been in the position of an Artistic Director of Masan Philharmonic Orchestra for eight years from 2003.
He is currently working as conducting professor at Dongseo University Graduate School.

Emil Ribarski (North Macedonia)

Member of Jury

Has a Master’s degree of the Faculty of Music in Skopje as a student of Visiting Professor Andrei Diev.

Emil Ribarski received the degree Doctor of Piano Interpretation on 7th of February 2020 defending the Doctoral Thesis at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius: The Pianistic Texture in the Piece “24 Preludes Op. 28” by Frederic Chopin.

First Prize at the Youth International Interfest Piano Competition, the First Prize at the International Competition Ars Kosova in Prishtina, and the First Prize International Interfest-Bitola Piano Competition.

Currently, Emil Ribarski works as Professor of piano at the State Music School “DMBUC – Ilija Nikolovski-Luj” in Skopje

Ernest Hoetzl (Austria)

Member of Jury

Professor for Music History at University of Music Graz
Artistic Director of Musikverein Kärnten and Jeunesse Kärnten
Principal Conductor of EuroSymphony SFK

Ernest Hoetzl conducted more than 80 orchestras worldwide

Honorary Cross for Science and Art of the Republic of Austra
Gold Merit for Achievements for the Republic of Austria
Gold Merit of the Province of Styria
Grand Merit of the Provinve of Carinthia

Ernest Hoetzl is affluent in 10 languages

Matthias Kranebitter (Austria)

Member of Jury

Studied electro-acoustic composition, film and media composition and piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna.

Postgraduate course at the Conservatory van Amsterdam as well as at the University of Graz

His works received awards such as 1st Prize Gustav Mahler Composition Competition 2006, the 1st Prize Project Young Composers Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam 2009 and the Impuls Composition Competition Graz 2013. He represented Austria at the ISCM World New Music Days 2012 in Belgium and 2015 in Slovenija. He has been awarded with the Publicity Prize of the SKE Austro Mechana 2013 and the Förderungspreis of the City of Vienna 2014, Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart 2020 and the Erste Bank Kompositionspreis of Wien Modern / Klangforum Wien 2020.

He is founder of the ensemble Black Page Orchestra.