Competition Judges

2018 Judges

Matt Albert Eric Byers
Matt Albert
Chair of Chamber Music at University of Michigan’s School of Music,
Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan
Eric Byers
Cellist, Calder Quartet

2017 Judges

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Christopher O’Riley
Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, Christopher is known to millions as the host of NPR’s “From the Top.” His repertoire spans a kaleidoscopic array of music from the pre-baroque to present-day. He performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences.
Bruce Uchimura
Bruce Uchimura is professor of music at Western Michigan University where he conducts the University Symphony Orchestra, teaches cello, and coaches chamber ensembles. He joined the faculty in the fall of 1987, having taught previously at the Augusta College Center for Creative Arts, Michigan State University, and the Preparatory and Adult Education department of the Cleveland Institute of Music.