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Jury President

Artistic director




Child prodigy from the former Soviet Union, Vladimir Soultanov, pianist of Uzbek origin, gives his first recital at the age of 7. Soviet television devoted a documentary to him in 1970 on gifted children. Considered one of the great hopes of his country, he joined the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he became a pupil of Léo Naoumov and gave numerous concerts in the largest halls of the Soviet Union. In 1984, he received the concert pianist diploma with the congratulations of the jury. At the end of his studies, he was appointed soloist of the Tashkent Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1988, Vladimir Soultanov decided to settle in France.
In addition to his teaching duties at the Roubaix Conservatory, he embarked on an international career which led him to perform all over the world: in Russia, Japan, Italy, Belgium and France, as well as before the Queen of England. and the King of Spain.
Today he participates in many juries of international competitions.




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Denis Pascal performs both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, in Europe, the United States and Asia where he conquers audiences at numerous international festivals.
Regarding his repertoire, Denis Pascal rigorously applies a constant ethic both in the Lisztian repertoire and in impressionist or post-Romantic music. This singular approach as well as his ardor in defending rarer works and composers make him one of the most outstanding artists on the French scene.
His recordings devoted to Liszt, Schubert, Berg and Brahms (with clarinetist Jérôme Comte) or Jean Wiener as part of a monographic record have been widely praised by the musical press.
Disciple of Pierre Sancan, Denis Pascal studied at the CNSM in Paris also with Jacques Rouvier, Léon Fleisher and György Sándor, Denis Pascal finally improved his skills with György Sebök.
Unanimously appreciated pedagogue, he has been teaching since 2011 at the CNSM in Paris.





After obtaining her First Prizes in piano and chamber music at the CNSM in Paris, Marie-Josèphe Jude perfected her skills in London with Maria Curcio-Diamand, a great teacher disciple of Arthur Schnabel.
Winner of the Clara Haskil International Competition in Vevey in 1989 and “New Talent” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 1995, her solo career has taken her to venues and festivals around the world, where she collaborates with the greatest orchestras.
Confirmed chamber musician, Marie-Josèphe Jude has formed a duo with Laurent Korcia for many years. She has also traveled a very large part of the repertoire for two pianos and four hands with Jean-François Heisser, Claire Désert and Michel Béroff. Numerous recordings under different labels punctuate his pianistic performances.
Marie-Josèphe Jude also devotes a large part of her activity to teaching. She has been teaching since 2016 at the CNSM in Paris.


Music producer





After studying at the Sorbonne as well as at the CNSM in Paris where he won several First Prizes, Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier has been a producer since 2006 at France Musique where he produces several series of programs, notably the musical news magazine “En piste », In duet with Emilie Munera.
Also a composer, Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier composes for the piano and his works are interpreted by pianists such as Anne Queffélec, Claire-Marie Le Guay, Momo Kodama, during festivals such as La Folle Journée de Nantes, Les Serres d'Auteuil or the Montpellier Festival.
Geoffroy Couteau and François-Frédéric Guy recorded in 2015 all of his piano music for the Odradek label.
In 2015, Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier was also a laureate of the Banque Populaire Foundation and in 2016, he founded the Muse et Piano festival at Louvre-Lens. Since 2017, he has been providing advice for the La Scala-Paris theater.





Mikhaïl Faerman, born in Moldova (ex-URRS), began studying the piano at the age of three. His exceptional talent enabled him to join the Central School of Music in Moscow at the age of 12, where he was admitted to Evgenia Yarmonenko's class. He then entered at the age of 17 at the Moscow State Conservatory of Music with the eminent professor Jacob Flier.
In 1975, he won the First Prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Competition in Brussels.
In October 1978, Mikhaïl Faerman left the USSR to settle in Belgium where he taught at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in 1979, then in 1997 he became professor of piano at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
Mikhaïl Faerman is regularly invited as a member of the jury by the Conservatoires of Luxembourg and Paris. He also participates in the jury of several international competitions.
Throughout his career, Mikhaïl Faerman has been invited as a soloist on various major international stages.




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Born in Würzburg, Germany, Stefan Arnold began piano lessons at the age of four. After graduating from the Mozarteum Musikhochschule in Salzburg, he received the award for outstanding young artist of the year from the Austrian government and completed his studies at the Musikhochschule in Berlin. Winner of numerous international competitions, Stefan Arnold has established himself as one of the most gifted pianists of his generation.
He has performed with major European orchestras, as well as at the International Mozartwoche in Salzburg, at the Mozartfest in Würzburg, at the Klaviersommer Bonn, at the Bologna-Festival, at the Rossini-Festival in Pesaro, at the Art & Music Festival in Junsele, at the Royal Palace Festival in Stockholm, the October Musical Carthage Festival and the St. Pauls Festival in New York.
He also participates in many competition juries.