Jury 2019

Established on the initiative of the Tchaikovsky Music School in Brussels and with the support of influential personalities in the world of music


Nataliya Chepurenko

Nataliya Chepurenko (Belgium)

Pianist and piano teacher, graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev, the Royal Conservatory of Liege and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Founder of the Tchaikovsky Music School (Brussels, Belgium) www.e-m-t.be. Several years main pianist of the Royal Ballet of Flanders and «Brussels International Ballet School», guest pianist at many International ballet companies. Founder and artistic director of the competition “Merci, Maestro!”, jury member of several international piano competitions.

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François Thiry (Belgium)

Piano teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Liège (Belgium). President of the department « Keyboard ». Vice-Chairman of the Council of contemporary music. President of jury of the competition “Merci, Maestro!”


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Olivier Roberti (Belgium)

Piano teacher at the Music Conservatory of Yerres (France), artistic director of the International Music Academy Switzerland (IMAS). Founder and director of the International Musical Encounters of Enghien.

Herman De Vleeschhouwer

Herman De Vleeschhouwer (Belgium)

Director of the Musica Mundi School; Honorary director of the Academy for Music, Theater and Dance of Sint-Niklaas (Flanders); Honorary president of VerDi, interest group for art education at policy level; former lecturer for Music Theory at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent; Delegationleader of the International Music school Seminar

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Lubov Aroutiounian (Belgium)

Concert pianist, graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, piano teacher at the the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Tchaikovsky Music School, jury member of several international competitions.


Milana Chernyavska (Germany)

Concert pianist, Piano Professor in Kunstuniversitet Graz, numerous international awards, recorded >20 CDs on well-known labels, member of jury on the numerous International Piano competitions among which is ARD, Munich, Bluthner awardes (Vien) and others, piano graduated with distinction from the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Hith Music School (Hochschule Munich).

Xin Wang

Xin Wang (China)

Concert pianists of the inner Mongolia China, graduated from Cologne and Nurnberg Conservatoires, won numerous honors and prizes piano competition. Xin Wang is founder and artist director of the international piano festival in Geilenkirchen Germany and jury president of the international piano competition “Euregio Piano Award”; jury member in many international piano competitions; teaches as a guest professor at different music universities in China and gave several master classes in China and Germany.

Ioan Dragos Dimitriu

Ioan-Dragoș Dimitriu (Romania)

Pianist & artist management ; Artistic Director of the Transylvanian International Piano Competition; Founder of Aegeria Artists Management Vienna; President at Ton Der Jugend Symphonie Orchester Wien

Anthony Tam

Anthony Tam (China)

Pianist, music examiner, competition judge, clinician and writer Anthony Tam is based in Hong Kong ; concertised in different parts of the world; judged many competitions such as the Steinway Piano Competition, The International Mozart Piano Competition, the Euterpe Competition etc; Hong Kong President of the World Piano Teachers Association and is responsible for organising the association’s regional competition. He has examined for various boards such as the Victoria College of Music, the National College of Music and Con Brio Examinations of Australia. He is also the Director of International Studies of Ultimate Music Theory.  In 2019, he will be the Artistic Director of PianoFocus (British Columbia, Canada)


Katja Avdeeva

Katja Avdeeva (Switzerland)

Internationally acclaimed pianist specialized in Russian and contemporary music ;Artistic Director at Week ends du piano au Temples du Bas ; Founder and artistic director  of the International Piano Competition “Val de Travers”




Jury members on the first round on April, 26th 2019

  • Francois Thiry 
  • Nataliya Chepurenko 
  • Milana Chernyavska 
  • Olivier Roberty 
  • Lubov Aroutiounian 
  • Katja Avdeeva 

Jury members on the second round on April, 27th 2019

  • Francois Thiry 
  • Nataliya Chepurenko 
  • Milana Chernyavska 
  • Olivier Roberty 
  • Lubov Aroutiounian 
  • Xin Wang 
  • Ioan Dragos Dimitriu 
  • Anthony Tam 
  • Katja Avdeeva 
  • Herman De Vleeschhouwer