Sumy, April 3-7th, 2017
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Yuri Didenko (Russia)

Internationally acclaimed pianist, winner and prize-winner of numerous international competitions, Professor of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Yuri Didenko has performed recitals and with orchestras in the best concert halls of Moscow, including Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Moscow International House of Music, cities of the former Soviet Union and abroad: Belgium, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Japan, USA, Poland, Malta, Greece, Chile, China, countries of Western Africa, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, South Korea, Austria. Mr. Didenko is a winner and prizewinner of numerous competitions in Great Britain, Italy, USA, Belgium. In 2003, Mr. Didenko received the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture Award “For Special Achievements in Culture”. Mr. Didenko studied piano at the Central Music School affiliated with the Moscow Conservatory with Alexander Mndoyants and then at the Moscow Conservatory with Professor Merzhanov. Since 1994, he has been on the piano faculty of the Moscow Conservatory. Since 2005, he has his own students. In his class many talented students who are winners of various international competitions. Yuri Didenko recorded several compact disks with various romantic and XX century works. He made numerous recordings on the Russian State Radio. Mr. Didenko is in demand for master classes in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Kazakhstan, UAE, Germany, Spain, Malta, Italy, USA, South Korea, and China. He gives master classes for children and students. Such communication with the growing generation of young musicians allows him to select for his class of talented students. He has also served on piano juries of several international piano competitions in various categories, from children to adults (as a member and as a chairman of the jury) in Russia, Poland, USA, Greece, Malta, Italy, Germany, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, UAE, Turkey, Spain. He is Vice President of the International Rachmaninov society (Germany).

Albert Mamriev (Germany)

Since 1998 when Albert Mamriev won the 1. Preis at „Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition“ in Madrid, he has established himself internationally as one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. Prizewinner of many international piano competitions such as: "China International" in Peking, "Gina Bachauer" in Salt Lake City, "Citta Di Marsala" in Sicily, "Delia Steinberg" in Madrid, "Tunbridge Wells" in London, "Morice Clairmont" in Tel-Aviv, "Vianna Da Motta" in Lisboa, "Scottish international" in Glasgow, "Olym" in Netania, "Mauro Paolo Monopoli" in Barletta, "Seiler" in Kitzingen, and "UNISA" International Music Competition" in Pretoria - Albert Mamriev performing with the world famous Orchestras like Royal Scottish National, Israel Chamber, Mexico Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Pretoria Symphony, Haifa Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Gottinger Symphony, Beijing Symphony, Wernigerode Chamber, Bacau Symphony under the baton of Tan Li Hua, Alexander Lazarev, Christoph Mueller, Enrique Batiz, Flavio Florence, Gal Alterovich, Nicoletta Conti, Mauricio Linari, Salvador Masconde, Christian Fitzner, Ovidiu Balan and many others. Albert Mamriev was born in Dagestan and studied piano with his father - Jankel Mamriev, as well with Alexander Bakulov and Sergei Dorensky in Moscow and with Arie Vardi in Tel Aviv and Hannover. Albert Mamriev performing around the world at numerous prestigious festivals and as well the recitals in many music centers of the world, including Almeria, Augsburg, Beijing, Berlin, Braunschweig, Brussels, Cleveland, Dallas, Dusseldorf, Glasgow, Granada, Hamburg, Hannover, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Milano, Munich, Oberlin, Paris, Reykjavik, Salt Lake City, Seoul, Stuttgart, Taipei, Taijuan, Tallin, Tel Aviv, Toluca, Tui, Valencia and Venice. Albert regularly teaches master classes in China, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and the USA including the «Gnessin Academy» in Moscow, the Seoul National University, the Conservatoire «G. Verdi» in Milano, the «Buchman-Mehta» school of music in Tela Aviv, the Reykjavik Music Academy, the «Istituto Superioere Tchaikovsky» in Lamezia Therme and many other major music centers. His students include many of brilliant young concert artists. Many of them are top prize winners of major international competitions. He has been a jury member at several competitions including «UNISA», «Ettore Pozzoli», «Cantu», «Robert Schumann», «Spanish Composers», «Campillos», «Arcangelo Speranza», «Valesesia Musica», «Maurice Clairmont», «Isodor Bajic», «Cesar Franck», «F. Chopin», «Lyon» , «Parnassos», «Mozarte». The complete recording of Wagner-Liszt Transcriptions, and the World Premiere of Ami Maayani’s Piano Concerto with Beijing Symphony Orchestra - grows out of Albert Mamriev's fascination with the stylistic richness and diversity of piano music written between the periods of Late Romanticism and the Avant Garde, and his enjoyment of the technical and interpretive challenges it presents. 2009 founded Albert Mamriev the "Neue Sterne" International Piano Competition in Wernigerode ( and in 2010 the "Klaviersterne" International Festival in Konings Wusterhausen. In 2014 founded Mr. Mamriev the „Young Piano Stars“ International Competition in Konigs Wusterhausen ( From 2014 he performs as a conductor with the Symphony Orchestras in Germany and Romania. Also in radio and television Albert Mamriev is present. Recordings of his concerts sprang up all over Europe, the USA, Mexico, Australia and Asia. He also gave several interviews for the Radio, TV, Music magazines - most recently for the „Piano Forum“, the "Piano News" and the "Piano Wereld“. From 2015 Mr. Mamriev is a Professor of Piano at the „Tchaikovsky“ Music Academy in Nocera (Italy).

Chenxi Li (China)

Head of keyboard at the Central Conservatory of Music, Piano Academy at Gulangyu, Xiamen, China.

Li Chenxi studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, where he gained his master degree. Li Chenxi‘s recital works has taken him to many cities in China as well as many countries in Europe including Austria, Germany, Poland, France, Malta and Spain. In 2006, he was invited to give recitals at the Mozart 250 Anniversary Music Festival in Vienna and Barcelona. In 2013, he was invited to give a whole Debussy works recital on a piano which Debussy himself always uses. This piano was made by French piano making master Erard in 1884 and is collected by the Spanish National Museum. Li’s recital received critical acclaim by the audience and the press. Li Chenxi is now the head of keyboard at the Central Conservatory of Music, Piano Academy at Gulangyu, Xiamen, China. He has been a jury for many international Piano competitions and Festival including Pancho Vladigerov in Bulgaria, A.Scriabin in Italy, Clavicologne in Germany, Vila-Seca, Valencia in Spain, Bordeaux in France, Hong Kong and Shanghai international Piano Competition.

Natalia Gorezkaya (Ukraine)

Vice rector of the Kharkov National Ivan Kotlyarevsky University of Arts, Professor of Special Piano department.

In 1971, Natalya Gorezkaya entered Odessa State Antonina Nezhdanova Conservatoire where she studied under Professor Ludmila Ginzburg. Continued her studies at Kharkov Institute of Arts under the guidance of Professor Natalia Melnikova. After graduation from Kharkov Institute, she followed the postgraduate course at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire under the guidance of Professor Dmitri Bashkirov. She took part in many national and international festivals as a member of piano duets and ensemble player. Among her students, there are prize-winners of regional, national and international piano competitions and festivals. Natalia Gorezkaya served as a jury member in numerous piano and ensemble competitions. She gives master classes and takes part in summer courses. She is a member of Ukrainian Artist Society.

Lyudmyla Zakopets (Ukraine)

Lyudmyla Zakopets graduated Chernivtsi Music College in 1984 (class by Prasol M.I) and Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (class by prof.Vitte N.M.) in 1989 with honors. From 1989 up till now she has been working as a piano teacher in Lviv Solomiya Krushelnytska school of music. Lyudmyla Zakopets has been coordinator of international piano forum "Beshchady bez kordoniv" in Ukraine. Thanks to creative cooperation with Ya.Dzhevietskyi and Ya. Ostrovskyi near 300 young pianists have performed on the Forum stage and took part in workshops of provident educators. Lyudmyla Zakopets is an organizator and director of the first international young pianist competition "Feurich-virtuos" in Lviv. Over the years of teaching, the achievements are: 42 prizewinners of international and national competitions, 24 performances with symphonic and chamber orchestras in Ukraine and other countries, a number of Lyudmyla Zakopets' students continued the studies in Music Academies in Ukraine (Lviv, Kyiv) Poland (Krakow, Bydgosz) Austria (Graz) Spain (Barcelona). Lyudmyla was invited to "Dora Schwarzberg first summer international music school"as a teacher.Also worked as a member of jury of international and Ukrainian competitions. Lyudmyla is awarded with diploma by Ministry of Culture and "Achievement Medal".