Adépo Yapo (Côte d'Ivoire)

Composer & Musicologist
Knight of the Order of Cultural Merit of the Ministry of Culture and Francophonie;
Director of Development and Research at the Regional Center for Cultural Action (CRAC) in Lomé, Togo;
Member of French Society of Ethnomusicology;
Member of International Music Council (CIM) at UNESCO.

Marlos Nobre de Almeida (Brazil)

Composer & Conductor
Conductor of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London;
President of the International Music Council of UNESCO;
Director of Brasilia Foundation for Culture;
Marlos Nobre de Almeida (Brazil).

Alain Nonat (Canada)

International Singing Competition Judge;
French Ministry of Culture Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of  Arts and Letters recipient);
“Linden of Friendship” civil medal recipient, Slovak International Club;
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient.

Seiji Ozawa (Japan)

He was the Guest Conductor for major operas and symphony orchestras around the world;
For an extraordinarily long period (1973–2002), Ozawa served as a music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra;
He was the principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera from 2002 to 2010;
He was nominated for several Grammy Awards, winning for Best Opera Recording for Ravel: L’Enfant et les sortilèges;
In 2011, Ozawa received the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale prize for music;
He was named a Kennedy Center honoree in 2015.