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JURY

Dr Hyunkyung Kate Lee

Dr Hyunkyung Kate Lee

Head of Jury

Studied Music at the New York University
Performed extensively throughout the United States, South Korea, Italy, and Southeast Asia including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall or the Seoul Art Center.
Currently, Kate is a professor of music at Kangwon National University in Korea. She has worked in the past as a lecturer at the Catholic University of America and as a professor at the Catholic University of Korea

Michael Mermagen

Michael Mermagen

has graduated from The Juilliard School and is currently a Professor of Cello at UMKC Conservatory and Head of Strings. Michael was formerly Associate Professor of Cello and Chamber Music and Head of the Instrumental Division at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America. Michael has held the prestigious position of principal cellist of the Aspen Chamber Symphony for over twenty-five seasons. He has succesfully performed and recorded on numerous occassions.

Shawn Moore

Shawn Moore

A graduate of Bard College and Yale University, Shawn holds degrees in both music and Asian Studies. He resides in Beijing and concurrently holds a position as Bard’s East Asia Representative.

Shawn makes regular appearances at the Geneva Music Festival and the Bard Music Festival, concerts and music festivals in China, Korea and Thailand, and other engagements throughout the world.

Dr Aleksander Danda

Dr Aleksander Danda

Honorary Judge

Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Hong Kong

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