Olga Kern, Artistic Director & President of the Jury

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Olga Kern Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great pianists. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship, and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Marian Tanau, Executive Director


Marian Tanau Marian Tanau is currently the Executive Director of the New Mexico Philharmonic.  He was appointed to the position in 2011, and the NMPhil is currently in its fifth successful season under his leadership.  He is also the founder and president of the American Romanian Festival, Inc., a nonprofit organization

Danielle Frabutt, Director of Operations

Danielle Frabutt A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Danielle Frabutt currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she works passionately in performance, administrative, promotional, and educational areas of music. Reaching the lives of many children and adults, Danielle has had a very successful private teaching studio for the last 12 years, both