“Happy Birthday, Maestro!”
Dedicated to the 95th Birthday Anniversary of Professor,
People’s Artist of Russian Federation I.P. Mozgovenko

Jury senior age group

Victor Kulik
Victor Kulik is a Russian clarinetist. He graduated from the Saint Petersburg Concervatory in 1994 (the class of Valery Bezruchenko). In 1989-1991 he played in the 'Saint Petersburg Camerata' orchestra, and in 1991-1994 in the Mikhailov's theatre orchestra.
Alan Vivian commenced his studies in Sydney, Australia, and, after winning first prize in the National Young Performer’s Competition, at the Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, where he was a student of Professor Alfred Prinz, Solo Clarinet of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alan Vivian
Philippe Cuper

« He is one of the best representatives of the instrument, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, he is on all fronts with the same quite ease, the same comforting serenity. »
(Michael Le Naour, journalist « Le Monde de la Musique »).

Principal Clarinet of the Paris National Opera Orchestra (since 1984), Philippe Cuper was invited by the Berlin Philharmonic, « La Scala de Milano », Bavarian Radio Symphonic, Czech Philharmonic, Moscow Symphonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre de Paris, National de France, Ensembles Contemporains in Paris… under the direction of the maestros Sawallisch, Ozawa, Abbado, Maazel, Mehta, Boulez, Prêtre, Dohnanyi, Barenboim, Gergiev, Salonnen, Conlon, Chung, Jordan…

Istvan Varga is one of the most renowned and respected clarinettists of the day. He graduated from the Ferencz Liszt Academy of Music in 1981 and the post graduate studies at the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 1983.

Istvan Varga
Sergey Petrov

Sergey Petrov is a graduate of the Gnesin Academy of Music. He was a student of People’s artist of Russia Professor Ivan Panteleyevich Mozgovenko’s class.

In 2001-2003 he was a principal clarinet of Moscow’s State Philharmonic Orchestra.

He’s been a solo performer and a principal clarinet of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre since 2002.

Sergey Petrov been awarded many prizes: a laureate of the 2001 Klingental ensemble competition (Germany), a laureate of the 2002 Moscow Classical Heritage competition (Russia), a first degree laureate of the 2005 St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov First international competition (Russia)

He is also a recipient of the prize of the Bolshoi Theatre Guardian Council.

Sergey Petrov is a member of the wood-wind quintet of the Bolshoi Theatre giving successful concert tours worldwide.