PAST JURIES

VIVA LA MÚSICA is organized by ORFEUM European Music Festivals Organization
and it is a festival member of ALFA Alliance of Festivals Associations

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ALFA Advisory Committee and Special International Jury 2021

Music Festivals Organizers
Sorted alphabelically by surname

Francesco Colasanto
Francesco ColasantoItaly
Composer, musician, music teacher, orchestra conductor and music producer. President of cultural association “Rosso Arancio” and director of Festival “Canzoni dal Mondo”
Nuno Figueira
Nuno FigueiraPortugal
TV producer (Delegation of the National TV of Portugal in Eurovision). _Artists promoter. Director of the International Music competition “Festival da Canção Serra da Estrela”
Elijus Romanovas
Elijus RomanovasLithuania
Concerts promoter, producer of music and cultural events, director for the Palanga Intercomm Festival, music, culture and traditions international meeting.
Rossi Yordanova
Rossi YordanovaBulgaria
Singer, composer, piano player, vocal coach and music teacher. Director of the international music festival “Abanico” and “Sofia Grand Prix”

INTERNATIONAL JURY VIVA LA MÚSICA 2021

Sorted alphabetically by surname

Evelina Batey
Evelina BateyMalta
Musician. Director of the Festival Golden Voice Malta, President of World Association of Performing Arts Europe (WAPA).
Árgel Campos
Árgel CamposSpain
Opera and pop singer. musician, composer, lyricist and vocal coach. Winnser of Festival Eurosingers. Internationally awarded in Lithuania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy, United Kingdom and USA.
Daniel da Hora
Daniel da HoraBrazil
Musician, composer, lyricist and music producer. Leader of the group “Banda da Hora”. GRAND PRIX Festival Viva la Música 20219
Javier de Juan
Javier de JuanSpain
Musician, composer, author and producer. Member of the band “Los Botines” (Camilo Sesto), Founder of the bands “Cadillac” and “La Década Prodigiosa”. Spanish representative in Eurovision. President of AMA (Authors of Music Association). Musician with Juan Carlos Calderón, Joaquín Sabina, Mecano, Tino Casal, Rocío Jurado, Paloma San Basilio, …
Claudio de Miguel
Claudio de MiguelSpain
Journalist, radio speaker and presenter. Specialist in radio music programmes.
Crister García
Crister GarcíaSpain
Musician, composer, music publisher and music producer.
General Manager – Crister Music. Composer for “Cadena Ser” and several TV channels. Artist Director of Antonio José (Junior Eurovision).
Pedro Izquierdo
Pedro IzquierdoSpain
Timplist, guitarist, composer, arranger. Professor at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Two solo albums and participation in more than 40 productions for other artists.
Pasquale La Rocca
Pasquale La RoccaItaly
Musician, composer, lyricist, arranger and taletns scout. Creator of the Neapolitan classical song festival “Il Pulcinella D’Oro”. International Jury in several countries.
Mariana Lev
Mariana LevUSA
Singer, music and TV producer. Awarded participant in the first edition of the Festival UNIVERSONG, in 2001.
Viviam María López
Viviam María LópezUSA
Presenter, producer and announcer in radio show “Cubaneando”, voice actress and specialist in public communications
Montse Martínez
Montse MartínezSpain
Artists agent and artists promoter and manager. Director of Discoloco Records
Tatiana Martyanova
Tatiana MartyanovaRussia
Founder of DBF “HARMONY”. Teacher of the highest category of the Children’s School of Arts 9, Chelyabinsk. Head of the children’s vocal studio “We are stars” at the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Chelyabinsk region
Jenni Moneva
Jenni MonevaBulgaria
Senior music editor at Bulgarian National Radio, hosting two radio music shows: “Eurobox” (for European pop, rock and world music) and “Be what you are” (Bulgarian pop and rock music)
Chema Muñoz
Chema MuñozSpain
Singer, composer, lyricist, poet, storyteller and presenter. Winner of first edition of Universong – The Canary Islands International Song Festival (2001) – Best Song Lyrics.
Endla Murd
Endla MurdEstonia
Singer and vocal coach. Director of Golden Rose Festival and private shcool director
Gabriela Nechita
Gabriela NechitaRomania
Composer, lyricist, cultural and artistic events organizer and vocal coach. Director of the international music festivals “Crystal Stars Music” and “World Voices Music”. President of the Mellos Cultural Association
Tozé Novais
Tozé NovaisPortugal
Musician, music producer and music-therapist. Vice president at “MUTEpt- Portuguese Music Therapists Association”
Miriam Reyes
Miriam ReyesSpain
Singer. Spanish representative in USA and UK. Singer in the musicals “Jesuschrist Superstar” and “Evita”. Winner of Festival Universong 2018.
Lucia Rodrigues
Lucia RodriguesBrazil
Manager and Music and Cultural Events producer and promoter
Ricardo Salaberry
Ricardo SalaberryUruguay
Press, Radio and TV journalist. Director of Radio Guardabosques. Member of the World Association of Latinoamerican Writers.
Marta Solís
Marta SolísSpain
Singer, musician, composer and lyricist.
Winner of the “Festival de Benidorm” (Spain). Winner of Billboard Song Contest (USA). Awarded by SGAE – Spanish Authors and Music Publishers Society
Santa Treilība
Santa TreilībaLatvia
Musician, music teacher and vocal coach. Member of the ECHO – European Culture Heritage project team and the European Youth Choir.
Patricia Varas
Patricia VarasSpain
Music publisher. General Manager at Alondra Music, international music publishing and licensing company. Representation in more than 30 countries. Catálogue with more than 10,000 musical works.
Orazio Zampaglione
Orazio ZampaglioneItaly
Director of Radio Orion, Radio Magic Italia, Radio Magic Europa

International Jury VIVA LA MÚSICA 2020

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Tatyana Apanasenko
Tatyana ApanasenkoUkraine
Art critic and music producer. Director of the music festivals “Young Europe” and “Musical Constellations”
Ewa Bellomo
Ewa BellomoSwitzerland
Singer, music teacher, vocal coach, music manager, and choir director
Figen Cakmak
Figen CakmakTurkey
Composer and lyricist. Turkish representative in Eurovision. President of WAFA
Robert Cefai
Robert CefaiMalta
Music festivals and Cultural events organizer. Secretary General of WAFA
Francesco Colasanto
Francesco ColasantoItaly
Composer, musician, music teacher, orchestra conductor,
Anne Marie David
Anne Marie DavidFrance
Singer. Winner of Eurovision Festival
Roberto Distefano
Roberto DistefanoArgentina
Singer, composer, lyricist and music producer. Director – FM Espacio Radio
Nuno Figueira
Nuno FigueiraPortugal
TV producer. Director of the Festival Serra da Estrela
Armando Gukasyan
Armando GukasyanArmenia
President of World Association of Performing Arts
Teana Kovacevik
Teana KovacevikCroatia
Singer, music and singing teacher and mentor.
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Sabrina Lemus
Sabrina LemusSpain
Opera singer, music teacher and vocal coach
Alfonso Llorens
Alfonso LlorensCuba
Musician, composer and lyricist
Yvette Moiano
Yvette MoianoSwitzerland
Director of the festival Star Voices
Jenni Moneva
Jenni MonevaBulgaria
Senior music editor at Bulgarian National Radio, hosting two radio music shows: “Eurobox” (for European pop, rock and world music) and “Be what you are” (Bulgarian pop and rock music)
Miguel Morales
Miguel MoralesPhilippines / Spain
Singer, musician, composer and lyricist. Member of the famous Spanish bands “Los Brincos” and “Barrabás”
Blair Parham
Blair ParhamUnited Kingdom
Music Director & Conductor; International Festival Producer including the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival and Scots Music Festival in China
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Lucía Pérez
Lucía PérezSpain
Singer. Spanish representative in EUROVISION
Cornel Pop
Cornel PopRomania
Singing teacher at the “Bella Musica” Club, soloist at the Music Hall in ClujNapoca, composer and Director of “Transylvanian Stars” International Festival
Chema Purón
Chema PurónSpain
Composer, singer, musician and music producer. Spanish representative (composer) in EUROVISION. Viña del Mar Festival winner, OTI Festival winner.
Lucia Rodrigues
Lucia RodriguesBrazil
Manager and Music Events producer and promoter
Elijus Romanovas
Elijus RomanovasLithuania
Concerts promoter, producer of music and cultural events, director the Palanga Intercomm Festival
Goyo Tavío
Goyo TavíoSpain
Singer. Vicepresident of Orfeum – European Music Festivals Organization. Member of Alfa – Alliance of Festivals Associations
Santa Treilība
Santa TreilībaLatvia
Music Teacher and Vocal Coach
Lexy Weaver
Lexy WeaverBelarus
Singer and songwriter. Winner of First Prize (Original Song Category), 2017 edition.
Edwin Willianson
Edwin WilliansonIreland
Vocal coach, tenor , music producer and songwriter
Rossi Yordanova
Rossi YordanovaBulgaria
Singer, composer, piano player and music teacher. Director of the international music festival “Abanico” and “Sofia Grand Prix”
Orazio Zampaglione
Orazio ZampaglioneItaly
Director of Radio Orion, Radio Magic Italia, Radio Magic Europe (Italy)
Onute Zukiene
Onute ZukieneLithuania
Singer and music teacher. President of the International contest of vocalists “Amber Voice”

International Jury VIVA LA MÚSICA 2019

Teana Kovacevik
Teana KovacevikCroatia
Singer, music and singing teacher and mentor.
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Rossi Yordanova
Rossi YordanovaBulgaria
Singer, composer, piano player and music teacher. Director of the international music festival “Abanico” and “Sofia Grand Prix”
Ewa Bellomo
Ewa BellomoSwitzerland
Singer, music teacher, vocal coach, music manager, and choir director
Tatyana Apanasenko
Tatyana ApanasenkoUkraine
Art critic and music producer. Director of the music festivals “Young Europe” and “Musical Constellations”
Alexandra Kirsanova
Alexandra KirsanovaBelarus
Singer. Belarusian representative in EUROVISION
Onute Zukiene
Onute ZukieneLithuania
Singer and music teacher. President of the International contest of vocalists “Kaunas Talent”
Isabel Villagar
Isabel VillagarSpain
Vocal Coach. Director of Vocal Center. Music Pedagogy, Pianist. Member National Assoc. Teachers Singing – USA. Member of EVTA, European Voice Teacher Assoc.. Director of Spanish Professional Musicians Association. Specialized in children and youth voices.
Fani Hodara
Fani HodaraTurkey
Songwriter and piano player. Eurovision artist
Yvette Moiano
Yvette MoianoSwitzerland
Director of the festival Star Voices
Lucía Pérez
Lucía PérezSpain
Singer. Spanish representative in EUROVISION
Sabrina Lemus
Sabrina LemusSpain
Opera singer and Vocal coach
Julio Castejón
Julio CastejónSpain
Singer, composer, musician and music producer. Leader of the Spanish rock band “Asfalto”.
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Viktor Leis
Viktor LeisGermany
Producer. Director of the Festival Europop Berliner Perler.
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Nuno Figueira
Nuno FigueiraPortugal
TV producer. Director of the Festival Serra da Estrela
Francesco Colasanto
Francesco ColasantoItaly
Composer, musician, music teacher, orchestra conductor. Director of Festival Canzoni dal Mondo
Robert Cefai
Robert CefaiMalta
Music festivals and Culture organizer. Secretary General of WAFA
Chema Purón
Chema PurónSpain
Composer, singer, musician and music producer. Spanish representative (composer) in EUROVISION. Viña del Mar Festival winner, OTI Festival winner.
Roger Ricco
Roger RiccoBrazil
Singer, composer and music producer
Emil Strundhev
Emil StrundhevBulgaria
Composer, musician and music teacher. Director of Academy Stringendo and the international festival Trixie
Orazio Zampaglione
Orazio ZampaglioneItaly
Director of Radio Orion, Radio Magic Italia, Radio Magic Europe (Italy)
Roberto Di Stefano
Roberto Di StefanoArgentina
Singer, musician, composer and lyricist. Radio Espacio FM
Chema Muñoz
Chema MuñozEspaña
Singer-songwriter and poet. Winner Festival Universong 2001. Best song lyrics

International Jury VIVA LA MÚSICA 2018

Viktor Leis
Viktor LeisGermany
Producer. Director of the Festival Europop Berliner Perler
Teana Kovacevic
Teana KovacevicCroatia
Singer, singing teacher and singing mentor
Roberto Di Stefano
Roberto Di StefanoArgentina
Singer, musician, composer and autor. Radio Espacio FM
Lucia Rodrigues
Lucia RodriguesBrazil
Producer of cultural events and concert promoter. Director of Vinil No Quadro
Alexandra Kirsanova
Alexandra KirsanovaBelarus
Singer. Belarusian representative in EUROVISION
Eddy Santana
Eddy SantanaCuba
Singer. Latin music
Nadia Boteva
Nadia BotevaBulgaria
Jazz singer and vocal coach
Ludek Malar
Ludek MalarCzech Republic
Music producer. festival director
Min Joung Sim
Min Joung Simkorea
Opera singer
Orazio Zampaglione
Orazio ZampaglioneItaly
Director of Radio Orion, Radio Magic Italia, Radio Magic Europe (Italy)
Santa Treilība
Santa TreilībaLatvia
Music teacher and vocal trainer
Francesco Colasanto
Francesco ColasantoItaly
Musician, pianist, music teacher, music producer, orchestra conductor, director of the festival Canzoni dal Mondo
Madalina Rucsanda
Madalina RucsandaRomania
Dean of the Faculty of Music at the University of Brasov, director of the Youth Choir, teacher of piano and singing, musicologist and researcher in the musical field. Director of the Festival “Stars of Song”
Elijus Romanovas
Elijus RomanovasLithuania
Concerts promoter, producer of music and cultural events, director of de festival Palanga Intercomm
Viviam María López
Viviam María LópezUSA
Presenter, producer and announcer in radio show “Cubaneando”, voice actress and specialist in public communications
Constantin Moscovici
Constantin MoscoviciMoldavia
Musician, pan-flautist, festival director
 Miguel Morales
Miguel MoralesPhilippines / Spain
Singer, composer and musician. Member of the famous Spanish bands “Los Brincos” and “Barrabás”
Verónica Cagigao
Verónica CagigaoSpain
Musician at Tak-Nara Percussion Group and teacher at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón” (CSMA). Adams Instruments, Innovative Percussion and Southern Percussion Artist
Joaquim Caetano
Joaquim CaetanoPortugal
Musician, music teacher, vocal coach and director of the project “Pauta Musical”
Marta Solís
Marta SolísSpain
Singer, composer and lyricist. Winner of the Festival de Benidorm. Winner of Billboard Song Contest

International Jury VIVA LA MÚSICA 2017

Anne Marie David
Anne Marie DavidFrance
Singer. Winner of Eurovision Festival
Roberto Di Stefano
Roberto Di StefanoArgentina
Singer, musician, composer and autor. Radio Espacio FM
Lucia Rodrigues
Lucia RodriguesBrazil
Producer of cultural events and concert promoter. Director of Vinil No Quadro
Baruch Friedland
Baruch FriedlandIsrael
Singer, songwriter, narrator, music publisher and music producer
Nadia Boteva
Nadia BotevaBulgaria
Jazz singer and vocal coach
Constantin Moscovici
Constantin MoscoviciMoldavia
Musician, pan-flautist, festival director
Teana Kovacevic
Teana KovacevicCroatia
Singer, singing teacher and singing mentor
William Luque
William LuqueVenezuela
Composer, author, singer and music producer – hits maker
Min Joung Sim
Min Joung Simkorea
Opera singer
Rolando D'Angeli
Rolando D'AngeliItaly
Manager, music producer, music publisher and concerts promoter
Madalina Rucsanda
Madalina RucsandaRomania
Dean of the Faculty of Music at the University of Brasov, director of the Youth Choir, teacher of piano and singing, musicologist and researcher in the musical field. Director of the Festival “Stars of Song”
Janis Trebillis
Janis TrebillisLatvia
Music teacher and Choir director. Founder of European Youth Choir
Julie Freundt
Julie FreundtPerú
Cantante, compositora y productora
Marilyn Berglas
Marilyn BerglasUSA
Composer, piano player and music producer