JUDGES FOR THE 67TH WIDEMAN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
Stanislav Ioudenitch has garnered notable successes in music competitions including the gold medal at the XI Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001 as well as the gold medal in the 1999 Wideman Competition. The Van Cliburn Competition launched a career that has taken Ioudenitch around the world for appearances with major orchestras in many of the world’s important musical venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Fort Worth’s Bass Hall, the Gasteig in Munich, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Mariinsky Concert Hall, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, and the “Forbidden City” Concert Hall in Beijing. He has appeared at major festivals including the International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron in France, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Ruhr Music Festival in Germany. In addition to concert performances, Ioudenitch has held a lifelong passion for teaching. Ioudenitch joined the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2017 and he also teaches and serves as artistic director at the International Center for Music, Park University. Abroad, Ioudenitch is on the faculty of the International Piano Academy Lake Como and is director of the Lake Como Summer Piano School. Ioudenitch is continually invited to teach master-classes around the world. Among his former and current students and class participants are winners of major international competitions and artists with outstanding careers, such as Behzod Abduraimov, Kenny Broberg, Andrey Gugnin, François Dumont, Benjamin Moser and Severin von Eckardstein.
Al Mouledous, a student of Cecile Genhart, Walter Gieseking and Alfred Cortot, has been Professor of Piano at the Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, for 46 years. A soloist chamber musician, Mouledous has performed throughout the United States and collaborated performing concerti with conductors Solti, Leinsdorf, Hanson, Mata, Paray, Kletzki and Johanos. He recorded for Mercury and Envoy records.
Jeffrey Rink has been guest conductor on three continents including Mexico, Japan, Manila, Switzerland, Mexico, Asia, and Europe. Recipient of the 2005 Jacopo Peri Award, he was appointed in 2007 as the Mattie Kelly Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Music at Northwest Florida State College and Music Director of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Rink had an eighteen-year tenure as Music Director of the Chorus pro Musica, and thirteen-year tenure as Music Director of the Newton Symphony Orchestra. He also was Director of Orchestral activities at the Longy School, and completed sixteen seasons as Music Director of Concert Opera Boston. During Rink's eight year directorship of the New England Philharmonic, the orchestra was nationally recognized in three of eight seasons by ASCAP for its adventuresome programming and commitment to new music, having played over twenty premiers. He served as a cover
conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra assisting James Levine, James Conlon, Hans Graf, Robert Spano, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, Sir Colin Davis and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. In the spring of 2016, Rink will again lead the Teatro Lirico Europa as well as the Tokyo Amadeus Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony.