Yuriy Kot is the chairman of the jury in the nomination group “Piano”. Yuriy Nikolayevich is an outstanding musician. Professor of the Department of Special Piano No. 2 of the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Tchaikovsky (Kiev). Yuriy Nikolayevich graduated from the Kiev State Conservatoire named after P.I. Tchaikovsky specializing in “Piano”. Work experience in the specialty is 22 years. Scientific title is an Associate Professor. Honorary title is “Honored Artist of Ukraine”. Yuriy Nikolayevich is a laureate of many all-Ukrainian and international competitions: the First Urban Competition of Young Pianists named after Pukhalsky (Kiev); The first international competition of young pianists named after S.S. Prokofiev (St. Petersburg, Russia); The first international competition of young pianists, violinists and cellists (Tbilisi, Georgia); First, Second and Third International Competitions for Young Pianists GRADUS AD PARNASSUM (Kragujevac, Serbia); The second international pianist competition MEMORIAL ISIDOR BAJIC (Novyi Sad, Serbia); Contest named after V. Gavrilin (Vologda, Russia); 7th International Karaminov Pianists Competition (Simferopol); All-Ukrainian competition of pianists-students of music schools named after I. Karabits (Artyomovsk); competitions of the memory of G. Neuhaus and S. Richter (Kirovohrad and Zhitomir); competitions in Belgrad, Sabac (Serbia), Ljubljana, Celje and Maribor (Slovenia), Ohrid (Macedonia); competitions of pianists under the patronage of Sberbank of Russia and D. Matsuyev (Kiev); Competition “Accords of Khortitsa” (Zaporozhye) and others.