Belgium

Alain Crepin

President of jury of the Golden saxophone international competition. Professor of saxophone at the Brussels Conservatoire Royal de Musique. Musical director of the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Air Force. Artistic director of all the bands of the Belgian Army. President of jury of the International Saxophone Contests at Dinant. Author of numerous works for symphonic band as well as for saxophone and piano.
YURIY VASILEVICH (UKRAINE)
Clarinetist, saxophonist. Honored Artist of Ukraine (since 2008). Professor of the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music (since 2008). Soloist of the Orchestra of the National Opera of Ukraine named after Shevchenko. Founder and director of the Kyiv Saxophone Quartet in the National Philharmony of Ukraine (since 1985), Winner of the Prize of the Name of M. V. Lysenko.
Ukraine

Yuriy Vasilevich

Clarinetist, saxophonist. Honored Artist of Ukraine (since 2008). Associate Professor of the National Music Academy of Ukraine (since 2008). Teacher of clarinet and saxophone in the Kiev Special Musical School named after Lysenko. Soloist of the Orchestra of the National Opera of Ukraine named after Shevchenko. Founder and director of the Kiev Saxophone Quartet in the National Philharmony of Ukraine (since 1985).
Russia

Nikita Zimin

He is the one of the brightest representatives of the Russian classical school of saxophone. Winner of the most prestigious international competitions: Aeolus (Dusseldorf, Germany, 2009), Adolphe Sax Saxophone Competition (Dinant, Belgium, 2014). Scholar of Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation, «Russian performing art» Foundation, the Scholar of the President of the Russian Federation Foundation, the Scholar of the French Government and of the French Foundation Meyer. Official representative and artist of company Selmer-Paris. President of the Eurasian Saxophone Association.
Poland

Pawel Gusnar

Saxophonist, chamber and session musician; professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Academy of Music in Łódź. He studied saxophone performance at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and the Fryderyk Chopin Academy (now – University) of Music in Warsaw. In 2016 he was elected deputy vice-rector at that University. As a versatile artist open to many styles and forms of expression, he is one of the few saxophone players to be active as a high-class performer in all the three fields: of classical, jazz and pop music. His unique contributions to the composition and promotion of Polish music for that instrument include about a dozen Polish and foreign premieres every year. More than 70 works have been written specially for him. In this number there are more than a dozen pieces with orchestra (by e.g. Saxophone Concerto by Penderecki). He also promotes Polish music by publishing a score series of his own name (The Paweł Gusnar Collection). 2018 saw the publication of his edition of Orchestral Studies for Saxophone. Gusnar gives performances in prestigious philharmonic and chamber music venues in Poland and abroad. The artist regularly collaborates with numerous symphony orchestras including Warsaw Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as jazz and pop bands such as Tomasz Szymus Orchestra, Adam Sztaba Orchestra, Kukla Band, Krzysztof Herdzin’s Big-Band. His discography comprises more than 50 CDs. He has recorded nearly 60 albums, including six in solo: New Polish Music for saxophone and organ, Jazz Sonatas, Komeda-Inspiration, Saxophone Impressions and Saxophone Varie – prize-winning to the Fryderyk 2014 award and Saxophone Varie vol. 2. He was nominated for this award several times, also in the category of Artist of the Year. The winner of Fryderyk 2015 (Paweł Łukaszewski. Musica Sacra 5) and Fryderyk 2016 (Verbum Incarnatum recorded with Mulierum Schola Gregoriana Clamaverunt Iusti). The artist was nominated twice to the prestigious title Coryphaeus of Polish Music (2014, 2015). As an unquestionable authority in his field, he has been invited to serve on competition juries and teach master classes at the world’s major music centres from South Korea and China to Ukraine, Croatia, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Estonia, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain.