Jury ENG 2023
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Rena Shereshevskaya



A graduate of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and a holder of a doctorate in teaching and interpretation, Rena Shereshevskaya is a titular of “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”, (France), a laureate of the Ippolitov-Ivanov International Prize in Musical Education (Russia) and an Honorary Professor of the Moscow Ippolitov-lvanov Musical and Pedagogical Institute.  During 12 years she taught at the Central Special Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and then was invited to the Moscow Ippolitov-lvanov Musical and Pedagogical Institute as a head of a piano chair and a professor of piano. In 1993 she was invited as a guest professor by the Colmar National Conservatory (France) for the organization of an educational branch for gifted children; since then, she works in France, also in the Paris National Superior Music Conservatory, in the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory and in the A. Cortot Paris Superior Music School (l’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortot) where she still works. Rena Shereshevskaya gives master classes all over the world (France, USA, Canada, Russia, Italy, Monaco, Germany, China, Sweden, Switzerland), many of her students became prize-winners of grand international competitions. Among them Alexandre Kantorow (1st   Prize and a Grand Prix at the 16th Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow, 2019), Lucas Debargue (4th Prize and a Special Prize of the Association of Musical Critics at the 15th  Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow, 2015), Rémi Geniet (the 2nd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition, Brussels, 2013), Dmitry Sin (laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Competition, Brussels, 2021), Juliyan Trevelian (the 2nd Prize, the Prize for the best interpretation of Mozart concerto and the Public Prize at the Geza Anda International Competition, Zurich, 2021), Maroussia Gentet (the 1st Prize and all special prizes  at the 13th Orlean International Piano Competition, Orlean, 2018), Aleksandr Kliouchko, Marcel Tadokoro, Aimo Pagin, Slava Guerchovitch and many others. Her first laureate Alexandre Slobodjanik Jr. has become in 1989 the youngest winner of “The Young Concert Artists International Auditions” in New-York. She has also published in French and foreign magazines a number of articles on the problems of the musical education. In parallel with her intense pedagogical activity, she plays chamber music with internationally renowned musicians, and also performs in duo with her daughter, mezzo-soprano Victoria Shereshevskaya. She is also a creator and an Art Director of a festival “Artistic Dynasties and Families”.