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

The jury of the I International competition-festival clarinetists "Happy birthday, Maestro!"

Yuan Gao
At the age of 13, began study ing the clarinet with Guangri Jin at the Central University of Nationalities College of Music in Beijin g, Ch ina. Barely 3 years later, he won the First Prize at the National Clarinet Co1npetition. The follow ing year, he also won the  top prize at Jeunesses Musicales International Music Competition in Romania. The performance  was broadcast by CCTV (China Central Television) in China and the goven1ment honored him by including his name in the list of pro1ninent Chinese musicians.

One of the leading Russian musicians of his generation.

He was born into a family of musicians. He has been playing concerts since he was 13. He graduated the Gnesin Russian Academy of music and postgraduate school pf the Gnesin Academy (class I. P. Mozgovenko).

He underwent training at master-courses led by artists  M.Bourgue, S. Meyer, M.Lethiec,  J. Milkis.

Igor Fedorov
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.
Arno Devigne (France)-composer, master's degree in Sorbonne, national Conservatory of music and dance of Paris, musical Director of the theater troupe Le Tiers-Théâtre.
Arno Devigne
Valentin Azarenkov
Valentin Azarenkov. Clarinet and historical clarinet teacher of the Moscow State “Tchaikovsky” Conservatory, Head of the woodwind department of the Moscow “Aleksandrov” music school, principal clarinet of the Moscow opera theater “Helikon-opera” under D.Bertman, opera singer of the “G.Vishnevskaya” opera center of Moscow.
Laureate of international competitions, soloist of the international level, associate Professor OF the Moscow state Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Graduated with honors from the Paris Conservatory of Music, the Moscow State Conservatory P.I.Tchaikovsky and the Musikhochschule of Freiburg. He studied clarinet performance with Ivan Mozovenko in Russia, Michel Arrignon and Richard Vieille in France, Wolfgang Meyer and Jörg Widmann in Germany, Thomas Friedli in Switzerland and Charles Neidich in the USA. He won first prizes at the Moscow Clarinet Competition, the chamber music competition in Baden-Wuertemberg (Germany)...
Valery Berezin
Doctor of arts, Professor of the Department of history and Wind Instrument Performance Art of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Russian Gnesin Academy of music.
Russian clarinetist, Methodist Of the state Academy of additional professional education (advanced training) of Moscow "Adminisration of culture and art educational programs", professor of the academic musical College of the Moscow State "P. I. Tchaikovsky" Conservatory, Honored cultural figure of the Russian Federation.
He performed in the orchestra of the state academic Bolshoi theatre. He has performed extensively throughout the world, performing on stages such as LA SCALA and the METROPOLITAN OPERA (1982 – 2002).
Andrey Valov
Mozgovenko Nikolai Vasilyevich
soloist of The Russian national orchestra, people's artist of the Russian Federation, Professor of the Gnesin Russian Academy of music.

He graduated from the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music, worked as a soloist of The academic Symphony orchestra of the Moscow Philharmony.

He has collaborated with such outstanding conductors and soloists as: K. Kondrashin, E. Svetlanov, G. Rozhdestvensky, B. Haikin, K. Mazur, L. Maazel, Z. Mett, D. Kitayenko, M. Jansons, Y. Temirkanov, V. Gergiev, K. Ostrach, L. Kogan, S. Richter.

He participated as a solo and chamber performer in the festivals: "Russian winter", "December nights", "Salzburg", "Edinburgh".
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.