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Myrian DAUELSBERG - President of Jury

Ms. Myrian DAUELSBERGBorn in Rio de Janeiro, in a family with three generations of musicians, Myrian Dauelsberg is one of the most important references in the Brazil’s classical music scenery.

She started studying with Arnaldo Estrella in Brazil and continued her studies in Europe at the National Conservatoire of Paris with Vlado Perlemutére. She also attended courses in Vienna with Bruno Seidelhofer at Accademia Chigiana (Italy), Carlo Zecchi and Lorenzi and has been to several tours throughout Europe and USA with the Duo Dauelsberg (piano and violoncello). She holds a Doctor Degree in Musicology by the University of Sorbonne in Paris.

Besides her position as a professor of the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she carries out a parallel pedagogical activity. Her students have achieved important awards in national and international competitions, including: International Contest of Koln (Germany), Santander (Spain), Dublin (Ireland), Liszt (Holland), Barcelona (Spain), Epinal (France), Porto (Portugal), Andorra (Spain), San Marino (Italy), Salt Lake (USA), among others.

Myrian Dauelsberg was the director of the Sala Cecilia Meireles, one of the most important Brazilian concert halls, as well as a member of several important international Councils of Culture and Head of the Ministry of Culture and Education. She was the Coordinator of the Science and Culture Forum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (from 1994 to 1998) and she is the President of Dell’Arte, a 30-year old company responsible for bringing to South America several of the most important orchestras, soloists, ballets and famous stars of the international musical world scene.

She has been a member to various juries in international competitions, including the Tchaikovski International Competition in 1998 and the International Competition in Kiev in Honor of Vladimir Horowitz.

She has received several awards, including: Estácio de Sá Award (Government of Rio de Janeiro), Pedro Ernesto Medal, the Order of Rio Branco and L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France). In 1998, she was chosen by the National Council of Brazilian Women as one of the 10 most important women of the year because of her work on behalf of the classical music in Brazil. In 2005, she received the title of benefactor citizen of the State of Rio de Janeiro.