Prof. Dr. Peter Sadlo Prof. Dr. Peter Sadlo (Germany)
  • Professor at the Munich University of music, Germany
  • Professor at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, Austria
  • Doctor of Music Science
  • Doctor h. c. at the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of music – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • At age of 20, he accepted the position of solo timpanist at the Munich Philharmonic under S. Celibidache
  • Has recorded more than 15 solo CD’s
  • Has worked with the world’s most influential conductors, such as L. Bernstein, S. Osawa, L. Maasel, Z. Mehta, D. Barenboim
  • Artistic director of the Les museiques festival, Basel, Switzerland
  • Endorser for a wide range of percussion instruments
  • Composer, arranger, scientist


Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Mycka Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Mycka (Poland, Germany)
  • Founder of the International Katarzyna Mycka Marimba Academy, Poland
  • Professor of marimba at the Paderewski Academy of music in Poznan, Poland
  • Has been awarded the honor of Ambassadress of Polish Percussive Arts by the Polish Percussive Arts Society
  • Has been member of the jury at numerous competitions
  • Has given master classes in the USA, Germany, Poland, Japan, China, Mexico, Luxembourg and Switzerland
  • Has been guest soloist with many orchestras in Europe and Asia
  • Prize winner of many international percussion competitions
  • Numerous CD recordings
Prof. Nebojsa Zivkovic Prof. Nebojsa Zivkovic (Germany)
  • Composer
  • Concert artist
  • Visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Hartford
  • Percussion department chair and visiting professor at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Has been member of the jury at numerous competitions
  • Has given master classes in the USA, Germany, Canada, Austria, Slovenia, Russia
  • Founder of the Zivkovic International Summer Academy for Marimba and percussion

Prof. Emmanuel Séjourné Prof. Emmanuel Séjourné (France)
  • Composer
  • Professor at the Conservatory of Strasbourg
  • Author of a vibraphone method
  • Pedagogy advisor for the Ministry of Culture
  • Has performed with numerous orchestras, in numerous festivals
  • Has recorded for various labels
  • Has been member of the jury at numerous competitions
  • Has given master classes in the USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, France, Spain
Mrs. Tatiana Koleva Mrs. Tatiana Koleva (Netherlands, Bulgaria)
  • Internationally renown virtuoso solo and ensemble musician in contemporary music
  • Has given master classes throughout Europe, the USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico
  • Co-founder and member of ELECTRA ensemble
  • Has duos with the jazz saxophonist Rutger van Otterloo and organist Jan Hage
  • Solo album "Knock on Wood" and numerous CD recordings
  • Solo multimedia program "Rituals & Confessions"
  • Co-founder of PPP/TK Education Prize for young Bulgarian talent
  • Musician of the Year 2007 for "all-round musical activities and significant contribution to European integration of Bulgarian culture" by the National Radio of Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Tatiana Karparova Prof. Dr. Tatiana Karparova (Bulgaria)
  • Professor of percussion instruments at the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of music, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Doctor of music science
  • Co-founder and member of Contemporary music trio
  • Has given many chamber music recitals
  • Recordings for numerous radio and TV programmes in Bulgaria and Europe
Mr. Alexander Kamenarov Mr. Alexander Kamenarov (Austria, Bulgaria)
  • Co-founder and member of Via Nova Percussion group, which won First Prize at the International Competition for Percussion instruments in Luxembourg (IPCL) 200
  • Member of different austrian ensembles for new music
  • Has given chamber music recitals in Japan, HongKong, Taiwan, and all over the Europe
  • CD Next generation
  • Solo timpanist of Philharmony of Nations, Germany

Mr. Pencho Penchev Mr. Pencho Penchev (Bulgaria)
  • Percussion instruments teacher at Dobrin Petkov National School for Music and Dance
  • President of PENDIM Co
  • Chairman of the PENDIM Foundation
  • Founder of the PENDIM Competition for Percussion Instruments