Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lotar-Shevchenko Piano Competition begins in Yekaterinburg

The 4th International Lotar-Shevchenko Piano Competition kicked off in Yekaterinburg on Monday.

The two week competition is named after Vera Lotar-Shevchenko and features the talents of 37 young musicians from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, according to Voice of Russia.

Prominent Hungarian conductor Tamas Vasari will head up the jury.

Pianist Vera Lotar-Shevchenko was born in Turin in 1901 and was already playing with the Arthuro Toscanini Orchestra by the age of 12. In the late 1930s she married a Soviet diplomat and then left Italy for the USSR, Voice of Russia reports.