This year the performances of young virtuosos will be evaluated by an international jury from seven countries of the world, which will include professional musicians, teachers and producers.
The most difficult task of impartial judging will fall on the shoulders of Valery Pyasetsky (Russia), Tolegen Mukhamedzhanov (Kazakhstan), Lee Mingyan (China), Maxim Mogilevsky (USA), Boris Petrushansky (Italy), Amir Tebenikhin (Kazakhstan-Germany) and Martin Engstrom (Sweden) ).
The jury will be headed by the constant artistic director of “Astana Piano Passion”, People's Artist of Russia - Denis Matsuev. In the next publications we will focus on the biographies of each jury member.
We also remind that the acceptance of applications for the competition will start on January 30, 2019 and will last until March 30. The pre-selected contestants will be invited to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, to participate in the semifinal and final auditions.
From May 12 to 18, 2019 young talents will perform on the stages of the State Opera and Ballet Theater “Astana Opera”.