Prestigious Judges for Competition





The 2017 Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition is honored to announce three prestigious judges.

The 2017 Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition will be held Sunday, March 19 starting at NOON.   Admission is Free.

Stefano Miceli, piano

  • Has been principal guest artist with Cameristi della Fenice, Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana.
  • Is Music Director of Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana and Milano Metropolitan Orchestra.
  • Made his New York debut as soloist and conductor at Carnegie Hall in November 2010.
  • Is the Music Coordinator and Master Teacher at "La Scuola d'Italia" in New York City and founder of the Bergamo Festival Internazionale.
  • Is a Steinway Artist.

Stanley Alexandrowicz, guitar

  • Is internationally renowned for his thrilling virtuosity, poetic interpretations, and refined musicality.
  • Has premiered and commissioned over 100 works by composers from Europe, Asia, The United States, Cuba, and Latin America. 
  • Collaborates regularly in chamber music performances with some of the world's leading musicians in The United States and Europe.
  • Is a performer and member of the faculty for Alion Baltic International Music festival.
  • Is a scholar and specialists in 19th century Romantic guitar composition.
  • CD "Ivan Padovec: Music for Guitar and Soprano" was issued on SHEVA COllection Recordings Italy.

Andrew Pecota, bassoon

  • Plays principal bassoon and is Winds Manager for The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
  • Has performed with leading orchestras and opera companies throughout New Jersey.
  • Has performed solo concerti of Vivaldi, Mozart, Butts.
  • Is a founding member of Zephyrs Winds and Fieldstone Ensemble.

The Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition features twelve of music's greatest young artists - ages 16-22.  

The Competition features music of Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rodrigo,  Stravinsky, Dvorak, Prokofiev,  Sibelius, and Schumann.

For more information on the 2017 Competition Artists, please click here. 

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