Konzervatorium Bratislava

Jury

flautiada 2017

Performances will be judged by an international expert jury. It consisting of the following distinguished artists:

Vladislav Brunner jr. (D, SK) – (President)

Vladislav Brunner studied flute playing under his father Vladislav Brunner at the Bratislava Conservatory and College of Performing Arts. After completing his studies he was a soloist with the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava (1962-1977). Since 1977 he was a soloist with the Slovak Philharmonics, a teacher at the Bratislava Conservatory and at the same time a soloist with the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Frankfurt on the Main in Germany. As a solo player he performed at many stages across the world – Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Hamburg, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Budapest, Warsaw, Moscow, Amsterdam, New York, Toronto, etc. He participated in many recordings, having conducted some himself. At present he is a professor at the College for music and fine art (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst) in Frankfurt on the Main. In addition, he engages in conducting and giving master classes.

Hansgeorg Schmeiser (A)

Univ. Prof. Hansgeorg Schmeiser started his flute studies at a college in Graz under Gottfried Hechtl, continued in Paris under Alain Marion and in Vienna under Wolfgang Schulz, where he obtained a diploma with honors in 1982. After completing his studies, he attended master classes given by Alain Marion, Aurel Nicolet and Karl-Heinz Zoeller. He won several awards in the Austrian competition Jeunesse Musical. In 1982 he became the principal flute at the Volksoper in Vienna. Since 1984 he has been teaching at the Music Academy (now Music University) in Vienna, starting as the assistant to Wolfgang Schulz and from 2000 onwards as a regular professor leading his own class. He has performed as a soloist and a chamber player in a number of European countries as well as in Japan and South Korea where he regularly gives master classes. He is the art director of the Neuberger Kulturtage festival from 1993 and leads the International Flute Academy in Fiss from 2001.

Jan Ostrý (CZ)

Jan Ostrý studied at the Prague Conservatory in the class of Professor J. Malotín, continued in 1992 at the Conservatoire National de Région de Versailles in France. In 1995 he won a golden medal and a grant from the French government to continue his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon in the class of Philipp Bertold, where he won the first prize again. He was a member of the XX Century Studio in Lyon. Later on during his studies he worked with Hansgeorg Schmeister at the Music University in Vienna. As a solo player he performed in Linz, Lyon, Bonn, Vienna, Paris, Stuttgart, Oslo, Prague and many chamber music festivals in a variety of countries. He is a standing master classes teacher at the European Flute Academy in the Austrian Fiss and Neuberg. In addition, he teaches at the Prague Conservatory and Department of Fine Arts at the Ostrava University.

Katalin Stefula (HU, D)

Katalin Stefula was born in 1977 in Budapest (Hungary). She first studied at the Bratislava Conservatory. In 1995-1996 she studied at Liszt Academy in Budapest under the direction of János Bálint and later at Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg as a student of Michael Kofler.
She received numerous awards from important international competitions such as Prague Spring in 1996 and 2001, Jean Pierre Rampal competition in Paris, and Cremona competition (Italy). She won the 1995 Concertino Praga competition, Leonardo de Lorenzo competition in Viggiano (Italy), and the 2002 Krakow competition. She was a member of the Orchestra Academy of the Munich Philharmonic and the first flutist of the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK in the 2001-2002 season. Since 2002 she has been the first solo flutist of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra as well as the Gewandhaus Brass Quintet and Bach Orchestra. She also worked at the University F.M. Bartholdy. As a soloist she performed with such orchestras as the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Prague Philharmonia, the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie and many others.  In 2004 she gave a guest performance at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival. She regularly travels on tours to Japan where she established a partnership with the company Pearl. She uses a golden Pearl Handmade Maesta F9850 flute (body 14K, headjoint 18K).

Zsuzsanna Szelnéndi (HU)

Zsuzsanna Seléndi studied at the Music Academy Franz Liszt in Budapest in the class of Lórant Kovács and Erika Sebök. She has played long period principal flute in the Symphonic orchestra of Pécs. Until today she leads the flute class at the Conservatory of Pécs. She is active chamber music player.

The expert jury will announce winners of each category and the participant with the highest score will be declared the overall winner of the competition. The decision of the jury is final and irreversible. No appeals are possible.