Ivan Yerhiev is a chairman of the jury in the group of nominations “Folk Instruments”. Ivan Dmitriyevich is an outstanding musician, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Doctor of Arts, Professor, Head of the Chair of Folk Instruments of the Odessa National Musical Academy named after A.V. Nezhdanova, the founder of the Ukrainian “modern-bayan”, an unrivaled interpreter-propagandist of modern Ukrainian music. Yerhiev I.D. is a laureate of many prestigious international competitions.