The Jury

Valerian Shiukashvili - Artistic Director

Pianist, founder and General Director of Nodar Gabunia International Piano Competition, General Director of Art Academy Georgia, director of UG Music Academy, Valerian Shiukashvili participated in many international music festivals and competitions. He serves as a jury member for various National and International piano competition and festivals. He had performances as a soloist and also with orchestras in Georgia, Russia, Japan, Israel and other countries. 

Tamara Poddubnaya - Chairperson of the Jury

 Professor and Dean of Music Department at Long Island Conservatory of Music, New York. She has adjudicated as a chairperson numerous international competitions and festivals, held master classes and performed all over the world. She was a co-founder of "Peter the Great Festival" in Netherlands, Portland International Piano Festival, "Music without Borders" International Piano Festival at Gould Academy, Bethel, ME. She is a holder of the Golden Muse and Si. Sophia Awards in Bulgaria.


Tatiana Nechaeva

Talented performer, docent of Piano Department at Saratov State Conservatory, head of Piano department at Sobinov Music College, Tatiana Nechaeva had been a jury member and co-founder of a number of international music festivals and competitions. She and her students had performed and won all over the Russia and other countries.


Tamara Licheli

Gifted soloist, Associate Professor of Tbilisi State Conservatoire. She’s a founder and artistic director of Tengiz Amirejibi International Music Festival and National Piano Competition, director of “classical music development foundation”. A prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions she serves as a jury member of different national and international competitions.  

Tinatin Gambashidze

Laureate of international trio competitions, co-founder of EVRUS Piano Trio, professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. The pianist became known through numerous solo performances with a number of orchestras.


Victoria Power

One of Stockholm’s most sought after piano teachers and performers. Since 1998 she has been teaching piano at the music school Lilla Akademien in Stockholm, where she during the years has had a lot of students who have won first prizes at international and national piano competitions. Aside from her work as a teacher, she is also a very engaged soloist, chamber musician, composer and arranger.

Margar Sedrakyan

Famous pianist, piano teacher and lecturer at the Piano Department of Yerevan State Conservatory, head of the Piano Department at Sayat-Nova specialized music school. Winner of several international piano competitions, he had performances in Armenia, Russia, England, Japan, USA, Germany and Slovenia, he had been a member and a chair of the jury of national and international piano competitions.