Jr. Peace and Music Ambassador Judge Panel


Junior Peace and Music Ambassador

Distinguished Members of our Judge Panel 


Yoonhak Baek
Professor at Yeungnam University and Artistic Director at ConcertOPERA, Philadelphia, Mr. Baek is busy as a conductor in both the fields of orchestra and opera. He has been invited to conduct renowned orchestras such as Korean Broascast System Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Suwon Philharmonic, Daegu Symphony and Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic, among others.
  Johan de Meij 
Conductor, trombonist and composer; well known for his Symphony No. 1 "Lord of Rings";    2014 guest conductor of both The New York Wind Symphony and The Kyushu Wind Orchestra in Fukuoka, Japan.
  Elemer Lavotha
      Principal cellist for Sweden Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Member of Royal Academy of Music; professor at the Royal College of Music
 Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma

Born in Paris to Chinese parents, Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma gave her first public performance at age seven, and played piano with her brother Yo-Yo Ma for over a decade. She was winner of the French National Competition "Royaume de la Musique" and played Mendelssohn Concerto with the Denver Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10.

Currently, Dr. Ma is Executive Director of the Children's Orchestra Society and has been recognized by St. Joseph's College in West Hartford, with a doctorate in humanities honoris causa, the New York Public Advocate Award for leadership and advocacy for Asian American Youth, and the Francis Riker Davis Award from the Brearley School for outstanding community service

Dr. Inesa Sinkevych 
Ukrainian born Inesa Sinkevych has established herself as one of the leading pianists of her generation.  Professor at the Manhanttan School of Music, New York. 

Ohad Bar-David

Cellist for the Philadelphia Orchestra; international chamber musician and cross-cultural performer; newest album "Beyond Borders"





Misoon Ghim

Possessed of a powerful voice and striking stahe presence, Misoon Ghim has appeared on the stages of the New York City Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Opera Delaware.