Our People

Meet the dedicated people behind JMI

JMI Board

Jessie Westenholz

Jessie Westenholz

President
France
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Nenad Bogdanovic

Nenad Bogdanovic

JMI Vice President
Cyprus
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Paul Soyeur

Paul Soyeur

Treasurer
Belgium
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

JMI Executive Director
Belgium
Macedonia
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Peng Jiapeng

Peng Jiapeng

Member
China
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David Zsoldos

David Zsoldos

Member
Hungary
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Alessandra Costa

Alessandra Costa

Member
Brazil
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Julien Beurms

Julien Beurms

Member
Belgium
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Joelle Khayat

Joelle Khayat

Member
Lebanon
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JMI Head Office

Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

JMI Executive Director
Belgium
Macedonia
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Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Programs & Marketing Director
Belgium
South Africa
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Giulia Annibaletti

Giulia Annibaletti

Programs Manager
Italy
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Suchet Malhotra

Suchet Malhotra

Ethno Program Director
India
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Zak Hantout

Zak Hantout

Office & Financial Manager
Belgium
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Janina Hakopuro

Janina Hakopuro

Ethno Program Assistant
Sweden
Finland
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JMI Foundation Council

Paul Soyeur

Paul Soyeur

President
Belgium
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Jessie Westenholz

Jessie Westenholz

Treasurer
France
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

JMI Executive Director
Belgium
Macedonia
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Joelle Khayat

Joelle Khayat

Member
Lebanon
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Rob Van Waaijen

Rob Van Waaijen

Member
Netherlands
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Music Crossroads Head Office

Joe Herrmann

Joe Herrmann

Music Crossroads International Director
Germany
Colombia
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Natasha Hosken Lange

Natasha Hosken Lange

Project Coordinator
South Africa
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Tapiwa Chimbiro

Tapiwa Chimbiro

Member
Mozambique
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Mathews Mfune

Mathews Mfune

Member
Malawi
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Melody Zambuko

Melody Zambuko

JMI Board Representative
Zimbabwe
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Election Commission

Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen

Member
Denmark
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Elisabetta Parisi

Elisabetta Parisi

Member
Italy
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Aleksandar Gerasimovski

Aleksandar Gerasimovski

Member
Macedonia
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Auditor

Delphine Leclerc

Delphine Leclerc

Member
France
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Classical Music Committee

David Zsoldos

David Zsoldos

Chair
Hungary
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Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen

Member
Denmark
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Julien Beurms

Julien Beurms

Member
Belgium
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Wojtek Hazanowicz

Wojtek Hazanowicz

Member
Poland
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Naima Balić

Naima Balić

Member
Croatia
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Phillip Chiu

Phillip Chiu

Member
Canada
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Simona Gajdoska

Simona Gajdoska

Member
Macedonia
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Klevis Gjergi

Klevis Gjergi

Member
Albania
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Ethno Committee

Lamija Saric

Lamija Saric

Chair
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Erik Rask

Erik Rask

Chair
Sweden
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Alessandra Costa

Alessandra Costa

Member
Brazil
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Joelle Khayat

Joelle Khayat

Member
Lebanon
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Mathews Mfune

Mathews Mfune

Member
Malawi
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Simon Voigt

Simon Voigt

Member
Denmark
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Emanuelle Soupart

Emanuelle Soupart

Member
Belgium
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Lauren Spiceley

Lauren Spiceley

Member
United Kingdom
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Lucile Jauffret

Lucile Jauffret

Member
France
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Ikra Asma Slaim

Ikra Asma Slaim

Member
Albania
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Hanna Wiskari Griffiths

Hanna Wiskari Griffiths

Member
New Zealand
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Faisal Kiwewa

Faisal Kiwewa

Member
Uganda
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Mario Gulisano

Mario Gulisano

Member
Italy
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Martin Tomoana

Martin Tomoana

Member
Solomon Islands
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Magdalena Barszcz

Magdalena Barszcz

Member
Poland
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Sami Karkar

Sami Karkar

Member
Tunisia
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Ihssan Al-Ma'ani

Ihssan Al-Ma'ani

Member
Jordan
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Camila de Oliveira Silva

Camila de Oliveira Silva

Member
Brasil
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Mete Seymen

Mete Seymen

Member
Norway
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Cédric Berner

Cédric Berner

Member
Germany
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Tristan Griffiths

Tristan Griffiths

Member
New Zealand
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Filip Verneert

Filip Verneert

Member
Belgium
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Tapiwa Lange

Tapiwa Lange

Member
Mozambique
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Verica Ajtovska

Verica Ajtovska

Member
Macedonia
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Ioanna Charalambous

Ioanna Charalambous

Member
Cyprus
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Tamer Haddad

Tamer Haddad

Poland
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Orsolya Balogh

Orsolya Balogh

Member
Hungary
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Maria Concepcion Neuling Pereira

Maria Concepcion Neuling Pereira

Member
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Lucija Maroevic

Lucija Maroevic

Member
Croatia
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Samuel Kissi

Samuel Kissi

Member
Uganda
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Valerie Burinyuy Tafon

Valerie Burinyuy Tafon

Member
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Imagine Committee

Gustaf Elmelid

Gustaf Elmelid

Chair
Sweden
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Arnaud Réveillon

Arnaud Réveillon

Member
France
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Melody Zambuko

Melody Zambuko

JMI Board Representative
Zimbabwe
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Rob Driessen

Rob Driessen

Member
Netherlands
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Elin Feen

Elin Feen

Member
Norway
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Katarzyna Konciak

Katarzyna Konciak

Member
Poland
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Camila de Oliveira Silva

Camila de Oliveira Silva

Member
Brasil
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Celine Simonet

Celine Simonet

Member
Belgium
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Young Audiences Committee

Noora Herranen

Noora Herranen

Chair
Finland
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Elfa Lilja Gisladottir

Elfa Lilja Gisladottir

Vice Chair
Iceland
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Jesper Gotlieb

Jesper Gotlieb

Vice Chair
Denmark
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Naima Balić

Naima Balić

Member
Croatia
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Patrick Lenaers

Patrick Lenaers

Member
Belgium
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Simona Gajdoska

Simona Gajdoska

Member
Macedonia
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Emanuelle Soupart

Emanuelle Soupart

Member
Belgium
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Morten Brenne

Morten Brenne

Member
Norway
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Sophie Im

Sophie Im

Member
France
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Paula Oberscheider

Paula Oberscheider

Member
Austria
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Helena Rung

Helena Rung

Member
Sweden
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Mathews Mfune

Mathews Mfune

Member
Malawi
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World Meeting Centres Committee

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Member
Croatia
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Ulrich Wuester

Ulrich Wuester

Member
Germany
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JM Jazz World Orchestra Board

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Member
Croatia
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Rob Van Waajen

Rob Van Waajen

Member
Netherlands
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Nenad Bogdanovic

Nenad Bogdanovic

Member
Cyprus
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Luis Diego Bonilla

Luis Diego Bonilla

Member / Artistic Director
Austria/USA
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Executive Director
Belgium
Macedonia
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Music Crossroads International Foundation Board

Rob Van Waaijen

Rob Van Waaijen

Chairperson
Netherlands
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Treasurer
Macedonia
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Dag Franzen

Dag Franzen

Board Member
Sweden
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Egil Franzen

Egil Franzen

Board Member
Belgium
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Joe Herrmann

Joe Herrmann

Board Member Ex-Officio
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World Youth Choir Foundation Board

Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

JMI Executive Director
Belgium
Macedonia
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Joana Costa

Joana Costa

World Youth Choir Manager
Portugal
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Stéphane Grosclaude

Stéphane Grosclaude

Treasurer
France
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Sasho Tarachevski

Sasho Tarachevski

Member
Macedonia
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Euro-Arab Youth Music Center

Nenad Bogdanovic

Nenad Bogdanovic

JMI Vice President
Cyprus
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

JMI Executive Director
Belgium
Macedonia
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Kifah Fakhouri

Kifah Fakhouri

Chair
Lebanon
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Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Member
Croatia
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Livia Prodromou

Livia Prodromou

Member
Cyprus
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Husham Sharaf

Husham Sharaf

Member
Jordan
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Tatiana Tsieti

Tatiana Tsieti

Member
Cyprus
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JM Europe Executive Committee

David Zsoldos

David Zsoldos

Member
Hungary
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

JMI Executive Director
Belgium
Macedonia
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JM of the Americas

Alessandra Costa

Alessandra Costa

Member
Brazil
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

JMI Executive Director
Belgium
Macedonia
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Per Ekedahl

Per Ekedahl

Member
Brasil
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Danièle LeBlanc

Danièle LeBlanc

Member
Canada
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Joe Herrmann

Joe Herrmann

Member Ex-Officio
Colombia
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JM Africa

Tapiwa Chimbiro

Tapiwa Chimbiro

Member
Mozambique
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Matthew Mfune

Matthew Mfune

Member
Malawi
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Paul Nchu Ngang

Paul Nchu Ngang

Member
Cameroon
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Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Member Ex-Officio
South Africa
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JMI Honorary Presidents

Per Ekedahl

Per Ekedahl

JMI Honorary President
Brazil/Sweden
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Pierre Goulet

Pierre Goulet

JMI Honorary President
Canada
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Jordi Roch

Jordi Roch

JMI Honorary President
Spain
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Maria Tania Siver †

Maria Tania Siver †

JMI Honorary President
Uruguay
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Rob Van Waaijen

Rob Van Waaijen

JMI Honorary President
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Emeritus Members

Naima Balić

Naima Balić

Member
Croatia
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Dag Franzen

Dag Franzen

Board Member
Sweden
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Magnus Bäckström

Magnus Bäckström

Sweden
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Elef Neshiem

Elef Neshiem

Norway
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Angelika Moeser

Angelika Moeser

Austria
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Luc Leytens

Luc Leytens

Belgium
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Claire Ringlet

Claire Ringlet

Belgium
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Beata Schanda

Beata Schanda

Hungary
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Hadelin Donnet  †

Hadelin Donnet †

Belgium
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Per Uddu

Per Uddu

Norway
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Ivo Josipović

Ivo Josipović

Croatia
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Joseph Rouleau †

Joseph Rouleau †

Canada
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Michael Jenne

Michael Jenne

Germany
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Antun Dolicki

Antun Dolicki

Croatia
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Iur Naessens

Iur Naessens

Netherlands
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Gunnar Nolgard  †

Gunnar Nolgard †

Sweden
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Nicolas Desjardins

Nicolas Desjardins

Canada
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Claude Micheroux +

Claude Micheroux +

Belgium
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Echkart Rolf  †

Echkart Rolf †

Germany
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Mica Pavlovich

Mica Pavlovich

Serbia
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Manuel Capdevila

Manuel Capdevila

Spain
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Chris Evans  †

Chris Evans †

United Kingdom
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Ebbe Høyrup †

Ebbe Høyrup †

Denmark
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