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Jury Members 2018

                                      Head of Jury 
                             Jelena Lorena Shvilpe

Composer, producer, professional voice teacher,

head of the board of “European Centre of Children’s Music”

Resident of the Festival “Riga Symphony” in Riga (Latvia) 

Member of the World Organization of Festivals WAF,

Official representative of the Festival Slavianski Bazaar in Riga

Manager of exchange program “Passport to Hollywood” in the Baltics and “Baltic Transit” in Jurmala (Latvia), the member of the International Jury Association in 80 countries


                               Marianna Tsolova

educated choral conductor with an additional profile 

 she  trained hundreds of children singing and playing piano.

The prizes won by theirs  students are also numerous - from the National Contests  have all the prizes that can be won, including several singing and piano titles.  Her Students Won International Competitions in Russia, Romania , Switzerland, , Sardinia, Itali,,Georgia, United States of America. member of an international jury of competitions in Romania , Sardinia , Georgia, Russia.

                          VASIL KOLKHIDASHVILI

The audience was amazed by brilliant Georgian baritone Vasil Kolkhidashvili, who sang Rodrigo in Don Carlo. - Career Plus 2014


(upcoming event) VASIL KOLKHIDASHVILI – hosting “Opera Gala Concert,” at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, New York, NY. 2013


VASIL KOLKHIDASHVILI - hosted “KOLKHIDASHVILI OPERA GALA CONCERT” at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center, New York, NY.


A native of the Republic of Georgia, baritone VASIL KOLKHIDASHVILI sings Scarpia in Miami Lyric Opera’s production of Tosca this season and Fauré’s Requiem with the Moraga - Rossmoor Chorus in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been acclaimed as Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera with Connecticut Opera, Germont in La Traviata with New York City Opera.Tonio in Pagliacci with Taconic Opera, Scarpia in Tosca with New Jersey Verismo Opera, Eletsky in Pique Dame and the title roles in Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni with Tbilisi Opera Theatre; Alfonso in La Favorita and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with Sverdlovsk Opera; Amonasro in Aïda and Monterone in Rigoletto with National Lyric Opera; Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette and Lescaut in Manon with Long Island Opera; Don Carlo in La Forza del Destino with Amato Opera, Germont in La Traviata and the title role in Rigoletto with Regina Opera and Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, Rodrigo in Don Carlo and Silvio in Pagliacci with Dicapo Opera Theatre. Mr. Kolkhidashvili has performed as a recitalist at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Gateway Music Society, and was the winner of the William Matheus Sullivan Music Foundation, Dicapo Opera Theatre Vocal Competition and the National Vocal Competition of Tbilisi Opera. In addition, he was a semi-finalist in the International Vocal Competition, “Concors de Cant Francesc Viñas.” Recipient of a Masters Degree in voice and composition from Tbilisi State Conservatory, Mr. Kolkhidashvili also received a Bachelor’s Degree from Tbilisi State College in both voice and violin.

                          ELENE  PINDZHOYAN

 founder and Artistic Director of the theater-studio "Neposedy".

Holder of the order " Service to Art " the I degree,

Holder of the order "For Mercy", winner of the award "Kind angel".

By the decree of the President of Russia in 2011 the founder and

Artistic director of the Studio “Neposedy”

Elena Pindzhoyan awarded the title “Honored worker of culture”.

"Neposedy" is a children's theatrical studio, which was founded in 1991.

Over the years, "Neposedy" prepared many future stars of the Russian stage,

theater and film artists, TV and radio journalists.

The members of the Studio are active participants of international and all Russian competitions.

"Neposedy" receive the status of an iconic children's Studio in Russia.

                                   Tolga Gurdil

Composer – Producer

President of international festival Shining Star

Director of children and youth festivals of WAFA

As a composer and arranger he has many awards in national and international festivals

and in Eurovision Song Contests.                

He was only 17 years old when he was chosen 'The best composer' in SOPOT festival in Poland .

He represented Turkey in festivals in Kazakistan and Sweeden very succesfully.

As a tv producer he organized concerts and cultural events for children and people in need.

Since 1994 he has the honorary Certificate of Producer from  the Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism.     

He is an active member of different Associations,Organizations and Foundations like POPSAV and MESAM. 

As a member of the Jury : 


Spain,Poland,Latvia,Makedonia,Georgia,Czech Republic,Portugal,Serbia international festivals…

                          Nutsa Shanshiashvili

Singer – Painter

Unique voice, the best of choice of song, incredible energy, exceptional format and only love music. Nutsa have no boundaries repertory; world classic hits, romances and jazz famous songs


The Pianist - Music Teacher

                                Merab Ebralidze
                                Manana Askurava

Vocal Teacher

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