Nouvelles Etoiles organizers

Nouvelles Etoiles international online music competition is organized by the international cultural association ArtimA (based in Paris, France), represented by Maria Christiany (president of ArtimA and jury member of Nouvelles Etoiles) with the support of Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental (CRD) Jean Wiener (conservatory based in Bobigny, Grand Paris, France) and "Bright Bows" professional chamber orchestra from Novossibirsk (Siberia, Russia)


ARTIMA Association (Paris, France)

Founder and co-organizer

Franco-Russian music and arts center, ArtimA is the founder and co-organizer of Nouvelles Etoiles music competition and festival. Based in Paris, the school offers various artistic activities for children and adults, in several languages ​​(French, Russian and English). ArtimA is represented by Maria Christiany, violinist-concertist at an international level and violin teacher based in Paris (France).

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Conservatoire Jean Wiener (Bobigny, France)

Co-organizer and partner

The "Jean Wiener" Departmental Conservatory in Bobigny has been a co-organizer and partner of Nouvelles Etoiles international online music competition since the beginning, in 2020. It offers music, song, theater and dance lessons, as well as a university, a documentation center and loan of instruments for its students.

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BRIGHT BOWS professional orchestra

Co-organizer and partner

"Bright Bows" is a professional chamber music orchestra from Novossobirsk (Siberia, Russia), founded and directed by Marina Kuzina, violin teacher and emeritus artist in Russia who is also member of Nouvelles Etoiles highly qualified jury.

By creating this worldwide music competition, the objective of the organizers is to promote cultural exchanges between France and other countries and to support the professional development of talented young musicians from all over the world, especially since the Covid-19 sanitary crisis.


Nouvelles Etoiles Jury Members

The Jury of Nouvelles Etoiles is composed of 11 French and Russian highly internationally renowned music professionals.


Maria Christiany is the president of the Franco-Russian music and arts school ArtimA, founder and co-organizer of Nouvelles Etoiles competition.

Maria is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow. After a concert career in Russia and at the international level, Maria moved to Paris in 2008 where she obtained the Certificate of Aptitude at the CNSM (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique) in Paris as well as a Master of Musicology at Paris 8 University.

Today, Maria is largely dedicated to teaching students of different ages and levels and organizes cultural exchange programs between France and Russia.

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Xenia Gamaris-Akeynikova is a quartet and chamber music teacher at the specialized school for gifted children "Gnessin" in Russia and First Violin at the "Rusquartet", in Russia as well. 

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Larissa KOLOS

Larissa Kolos is a Professor at Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional (CRR) de Paris and CNSM de Paris, in France and Luxembourg.



Emeritus artist in Russia, Mila Goreva is a Professor at the folk song department of the specialized school for gifted children "Gnessin Music Academy" in Moscow (Russia).



Dmitry Chuvakhin is a Professor at the Winds Instruments department of the State University "Ippolitov-Ivanov" in Moscow, (Russia).



Tatiana Chuvakhina is a distinguished lyric and choir artist in Russia, based in Moscow.

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Deborah TANGUY

Deborah Tanguy is a professor - coordinator of the Department of Jazz at the Jean Wiener Conservatory, Bobigny, France




Patrick Villanueva is a professor of jazz piano at the Bobigny Conservatory, Grand Paris. Author of a reference methodology for teaching jazz in France. Didactics teacher.



Vadim Larchikov is Head of the Strings Instruments Department and Professor at the Higher Institute of Arts of Culture in Belgorod (Russia).

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Alexis Galpérine is a French classical violinist.

During more than 30 years of career, Alexis Galpérine has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in most countries of Europe as well as in Japan, Russia, the Middle East and America.

Today Alexis is also a violin and pedagogy Professor at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMD) in Paris and at the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau

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Andrei Shatskiy is a Professor at the Wind Instruments department of the State University "Ippolitov-Ivanov" in Moscow (Russia).

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Violin teacher and emeritus artist in Russia, Marina Kuzina is Head of the Strings Department at the Novosibirsk Conservatory (Siberia).

Marina is also founder and director of the chamber music orchestra “Bright Bows”, co-roganizer and partner of Nouvelles Etoiles.

Marina is a former student of famous Russian violin teachers Zakhar Bron and Galina Turshaninova.

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Marianna Shalitaeva is a Professor and Head of the Piano and accompaniment department at the specialized music school for precocious children "Gnessin Music Academy" in Moscow (Russia).


Marianna is also an honored worker of the cultural sector in Russia.

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Gonçalo Cordeiro is a guitar teacher at CMA 13 Maurice Ravel and professor of specialized didactics at Pôle Sup 93 (France).

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Aurélie SARAF

Aurélie Saraf is a harp teacher at CMA11, speaker in different Cefedem (Rouen, Lyon, Metz) and Pôles Supérieurs (Dijon, Aubervilliers), pedagogical trainer and supervision of students in degree training at DE.