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Jury
The names of the jury members are announced after the video preselection round, together with the names of the selected candidates.

While the composition of the jury may vary from one round to another, members of the jury attend the whole of the round that they have been appointed to judge. Each member of the jury gives his or her marks for all the candidates to the ministerial official at the end of each round. The members of the jury may not vote for their own students. No consultation takes place between them.
The role of the Chairperson of the jury is to direct the operations of the competition. He or she is assisted in this task by a Secretary. Neither takes part in the voting. As from 2019, the jury of the next instrumental sessions (2019, 2020 & 2021) is chaired by Gilles Ledure, that of the next voice session (2022) by Bernard Foccroulle.
Personalities
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Chairperson of the Jury
Count Eugène Traey (1915-2006) was born in Amsterdam of Belgian parents and studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerp, where his piano teacher was Emmanuel Durlet. He went on to study in Paris under Robert Casadesus and in Germany under Karl Leimer and Walter Gieseking. After this international training as a pianist, Eugène Traey pursued a career both as a concert performer and a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, of which he was the director until 1980. He gave recitals, performed with orchestras and took part in chamber music recitals with Arthur Grumiaux and Jean Laurent, as well as performing piano duos with Frédéric Gevers. He was the founder of the deSingel concert hall in Antwerp and was a regular member of juries at international competitions (Moscow, Warsaw, Munich and Tokyo, among others). From 1982 until 1995 Eugène Traey presided over the jury of the Queen Elisabeth Competition.
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Born in Lima, the Peruvian tenor Luigi Alva made his operatic debut in I Pagliacci (Arlecchino) in that city in 1951. In 1953 he left his native country for Italy, where he perfected his art with Emilio Ghirardini and then with Ettore Campogalliani. His appearance at the Voci Nuove competition won him a place among the Cadetti della Scala. In 1955 he inaugurated the Piccola Scala and in 1956 began his long association with La Scala in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with, among others, Maria Callas. Luigi Alva became a great specialist of this opera, singing it in six different recordings and in two films. He has appeared on the leading stages: at the Vienna Opera, Covent Garden, the Bolshoi, the Zarzuela and the Metropolitan, as well as in other opera houses throughout the world and at the festivals of Glyndebourne, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, among others. Luigi Alva is founder and director of the Prolirica Association in Peru and has received that country's highest honorary distinction for cultural achievement. He was also awarded the Viotti d’oro in Italy and teaches now at the Academy for opera singers at the Scala of Milan.
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From the stages of the world’s most prestigious opera houses - New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, London’s Covent Garden, Milan’s La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, and the Buenos Aires Teatro Colón - to the concert halls of Salzburg, Berlin, Rome, Paris, and New York - the name of Martina Arroyo (New York) has become synonymous with music-making of the highest order. Famous for her interpretations of Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, and Mozart, she is equally at ease with contemporary music. She has made more than 50 recordings, including major operas and orchestral performances with internationally renowned conductors. She is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of the faculty of Indiana University, a Trustee of Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was a member of the National Endowment for the Arts for six years, and was a recipient of the first American Council for the Arts awards. Martina Arroyo is founder and artistic director of the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Inc., which sponsors two programmes for young singers, a ‘Role Development Class’ and ‘Prelude to Performance’, which is a six week summer residence programme. Martina Arroyo has been awarded the Kennedy Center Honor, as well as honorary doctorates from several universities and institutions, including the Juilliard School, Hunter College, the New England School of Music, and Rutgers University.
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After having followed studies devoted to literature, Jules Bastin (1933-1996) entered the Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Frédéric Anspach. In 1958 he obtained first prizes magna cum laude in singing and opera and in 1960 was engaged by the La Monnaie opera. He swept first prizes at the 's-Hertogenbosch Competition in 1962 and that of Munich in 1963. Jules Bastin has performed on the world's great stages (La Scala, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan, Théâtre du Châtelet) under the most eminent conductors (Karajan, Kleiber, Barenboim, Böhm, Boulez, etc). He has interpreted the majority of the repertoire's famous bass roles, including Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier), Falstaff, the Father (Louise)...
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Viennese bass-baritone Walter Berry jointly followed studies in civil engineering and singing, the latter at the Vienna Academy under Hermann Gallos. In 1949 he was Laureate of the Mozart Competition in Vienna, as well as in the competitions of Verviers and Geneva. In 1950 he was appointed soloist at the Vienna Opera. Moreover, he has appeared at the re-opening of this opera house in 1953, as well as at the openings of the operas of Berlin, Munich and of Tokyo's Nissai Theatre. Alongside a performance career with the world's greatest orchestras and conductors, Walter Berry is also reknowned for his interpretation of Lieder. He has also taken part in the Wiener Festwoche, at the festivals of Salzburg, Munich, Lucerne, Montreux, Aix-en-Provence, Saratoga and Prague, as well as in productions for television. His recordings on disc are quite numerous. Numerous, too, are the distinctions that have been accorded him in his native land, such as the title of Kammersänger in 1963. Invited to serve on the faculties of many academies and universities, he has often been on the jury of international competitions and has held the post of professor of Lieder and oratorio at the Musikhochschule in Vienna.
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La soprano roumaine Ileana Cotrubas a suivi ses études au conservatoire de Bucarest avec les professeurs Elinescu et Stroescu. Après ses débuts à l'opéra de cette même ville en 1964 où elle interprète Yniold dans Pelléas, elle remporte les concours de Bois-le-Duc en 1965 et de Munich en 1966. Elle compléta par la suite sa formation à l'Académie de musique de Vienne. Une grande carrière internationale s'ensuivit. Elle a chanté les plus grands rôles (Susanna, Pamina, Violetta, Mimi, Gilda, Mélisande,...) sur la plupart des grandes scènes lyriques du monde (Covent Garden, la Scala, la Wiener Staatsoper, les festivals de Salzbourg, Glyndebourne et Florence,...). Elle a en outre eu une activité de concert importante avec les plus grands orchestres européens. En 1981, Ileana Cotrubas fut nommée Kammersängerin par le gouvernement autrichien. Depuis 1990, elle s'est retirée de la scène et consacre son temps à la formation de jeunes chanteurs.
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De Nederlandse sopraan Cristina Deutekom kreeg haar muzikale opleiding aan het Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Haar loopbaan begon in 1964 in Nederland met de rol van de Koningin van de Nacht in De Toverfluit. Deze rol hernam ze in 1967 in de Metropolitan Opera. Voor haar vertolking van de Koningin van de Nacht ontving ze de Grand Prix du Disque. Cristina Deutekom heeft op de grootste lyrische scènes van de wereld gezongen, ondermeer in Londen, Parijs, Wenen en Buenos Aires, en op vermaarde festivals in Italië en Duitsland. Haar favoriete componisten zijn Verdi, Rossini, Bellini en Donizetti. Ze wordt beschouwd als de grootste vertolker van Lucia di Lammermoor, met ongeveer 170 vertolkingen van deze rol op haar actief. In 1988 stopte ze met haar zangcarrière en sindsdien richt ze zich op het begeleiden van operatalenten en het geven van master classes op nationaal en internationaal niveau. In 1987 werd het Deutekom Operaconcours opgericht.
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De Belgische tenor Louis Devos trad sinds 1950 in alle belangrijke muziekcentra van Europa en Amerika op, onder leiding van dirigenten als Solti, Kubelik, Haitink, Celibidache e.a. Zijn repertoire was zeer gevarieerd en bestreek zowel de barok-, klassieke als hedendaagse muziek met werken van ondermeer Lutoslawsky, Stravinsky, Penderecki en Frank Martin. Naar aanleiding van de 100ste verjaardag van Schönberg in 1974 zong en speelde hij de hoofdrol van Aron in de verfilming van de opera Moses und Aron. Geregeld werd hij als jurylid op internationale wedstrijden uitgenodigd. Met zijn ensemble van oude instrumenten, Stichting Musica Polyphonica, heeft hij talrijke prijzen voor cd-opnames bij Erato behaald. Louis-Devos is ere-docent aan de conservatoria van Amsterdam, Brussel en Maastricht. Jarenlang heeft hij ook de Meisterkursus Barockgesang aan de Internationale Haendel Akademie van Karlsruhe gegeven.
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Après avoir étudié à la Harvard University où il commença à chanter, le ténor Robert Gartside vint à Paris étudier avec Pierre Bernac et travailler avec Francis Poulenc et Nadia Boulanger. Après quelques tournées de récitals et d'oratorios en Europe à partir de 1960, il fait ses débuts à New York en 1964 où les critiques rendent hommage à la qualité et l'authenticité de son répertoire de récital français. En 1967, il retourne définitivement vivre aux États-Unis où il est professeur de chant à l'université de Boston. Il est connu aux États-Unis pour ses séminaires sur l'interprétation de la littérature vocale française et comme professeur de technique vocale. Il a sorti deux éditions annotées des compositions pour la voix de Maurice Ravel et Gabriel Fauré.
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Born in Travnik (Bosnia) of an Austrian mother and Croatian father, soprano Sena Jurinac studied voice with Marja Kostrencic at the Conservatory in Zagreb. She made her debut as Mimi (La Bohème) in the theatre of that city in 1942. Karl Böhm called her to the Vienna Opera in 1944 and she remained active there until 1982. Sena Jurinac has performed in the world's greatest opera houses (Covent Garden, La Scala, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Melbourne) and has sung at prestigious festivals such as Salzburg and Glyndebourne. She has made a great name in the soprano roles in the works of Mozart and Strauss. Her interpretations in Der Rosenkavalier and Ariadne auf Naxos have left their mark on operatic history. After 1982, she continued to teach, give master classes and participate as a jury member at international competitions.
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