The jury of the International Competition Musica Antiqua 2018 is composed by:
As a soloist on harpsichord and organ Johan Huys (president of the jury) performed on different stages in Europe and worked with other musicians and ensembles such as René Jacobs, Barthold Kuijken, Hans-Martin Linde and Philippe Pierlot. He was head teacher harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where he got appointed director in 1982.
He is a member of the jury since 1977 and president of the jury since 1981. Johan Huys is also music advisor of the International Competition Musica Antiqua, president of the Board of Directors of the Orpheus Institute and a member of the Advisory for Music from the Flemish Ministry of Culture.
In the last 25 years Carole Cerasi has established herself at the very front rank of early keyboard players and recording artists in her field; she has given recitals throughout Europe as well as in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombia, Israel, Canada and the United States.
Her CDs have won many major awards (Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Gramophone Awards; C.P.E. Bach and Thomas Tomkins, Diapason d'Or de l’Année; J.S. Bach and the Möller Manuscript, Diapason d’Or de l'Année and Gramophone Awards). Her CD set of François Couperin’s complete harpsichord works is due for release in Spring 2018. Besides being Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School, Carole is a much sought-after pedagogue by talented students of the younger generation.
Conductor, harpsichordist and organist Andrea Marcon is a renowned musician specialist in baroque music. He was prize winner at the Organ and Harpsichord competitions in Brugge, Bologna, Innsbruck.
In 1982 initiated one of very first Italian baroque ensembles, the Sonatori de La Gioiosa Marca and then in 1997 founded the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
Is artistic director of La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel and Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. Furthermore he collaborates with Concerto Köln and Freibuger Barockorchester. As well he worked with leading symphony orchestras as Berliner Philharmoniker, BRSO Munich, WDR Köln and at operas houses in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Basel, Madrid and Moscow. Andrea Marcon recorded more that 50 Cds as soloist and conductor awarded with important prizes. Andrea Marcon is harpsichord Professor at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and lives in Basel and Treviso.
Olga Martynova is one of the founders of the Russian harpsichord school that has taught an entire galaxy of exceptional players. She is a leading harpsichordist and fortepianist with the Pratum Integrum Orchestra and Gnessin Baroque ensemble.
In addition to concertos by Bach and his sons and well-known concertos by classic Viennese composers, she has brought works by Platti, Schobert, Wölfl, Fodor, Bortnyansky and Hassler to public attention. Martynova’s solo recordings on the Russian-Dutch label Caro Mitis include Bach’s English Suites, Johann Christian Bach’s Clavier Sonatas, works by Geminiani, Fisher, Shostakovich, Schumann, Mendelssohn.
She teaches in two of the finest music schools in Russia, the Gnessin School of Music and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.
Virtuoso harpsichordist, director and founder of Capriccio Stravagante and the label Paradizo, artistic director of the Parisian festival Terpsichore, artistic advisor of the Piccola Accademia di Montisi in Tuscany, Skip Sempé is the root of many large-scale musical projects and collaborations.
He combines nonchalance and power, creativity and liberty of expression in order to quash received wisdom and find back the original timbre and aesthetics of the 16th and 17th century.
In addition to concert engagements and recordings with Capriccio Stravagante, Skip Sempé collaborates frequently as a guest musical director, including projects with Collegium Vocale Gent, Vox Luminis, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, B'Rock, Holland Baroque, Choeur Pygmalion, Chanticleer and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.
Menno van Delft studied organ with Piet Kee and Jacques van Oortmerssen, harpsichord with Anneke Uittenbosch, Gustav Leonhardt and Bob van Asperen, and musicology at the University of Utrecht. Under the direction of Wim van Gerven, he performed Gregorian chant in the Schola Cantorum of the Amsterdam students.
In 1988, Menno van Delft won the clavichord prize at the C.Ph.E. Bach Competition in Hamburg. On several labels, Menno van Delft recorded works by J. S. Bach, as well as an integral recording of the keyboard works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (awarded with an Edison and the Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik Preis); he issued clavichord recordings on iconic period instruments, as well as repertoire for two harpsichords by Rameau, François Couperin and Gaspard le Roux.
In 2018, a recording of Bach’s Partitas on the 1784 Hoffman clavichord will be released. Menno van Delft teaches harpsichord, clavichord and basso continuo at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.