Members of the Jury are all star international singers: Olaf Bär, Ben Heppner, Vesselina Kasarova, François Le Roux, Waltraud Meier, Deborah Polaski, Kiri Te Kanawa and Jorma Silvasti (chair).
German operatic baritone Olaf Bär is considered to be one of the foremost Lieder interpreters of his generation.
Canadian tenor Ben Heppner is acclaimed worldwide for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense.
Vesselina Kasarova has become world famous for her interpretation of Mozart operas, the belcanto fach and the French opera.
French baritone François Le Roux is known of his vast operatic repertoire, and the critics have appointed him as " the greatest Pelléas of his generation".
German mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is one of the foremost Wagner singers of our times.
American born soprano Deborah Polaski is specialized in dramatic soprano roles and celebrated for her expertise and interpretation in Wagner and Strauss heroines.
New Zealand born Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is a one of the most famous sopranos in our time. She is critically acclaimed of her repertoire of works by W.A. Mozart and Richard Strauss.