Friday, June 23, 2017

Russian composer honored at Young Euro Classic music festival

Russian composer and Yekaterinburg resident Olga Viktorova competed in and won an honorary award at Berlin's Young Euro Classic music festival.

The organizers of the prestigious event announced their decision on Monday. The competition brought together more than 1,000 young musicians from 49 countries, the Voice of Russia reports.

Yekaterinburg's Olga Viktorova received recognition for her composition Lux Aetenea (Eternal Light). The piece was written expressly for the festival and performed by the Urals Youth Symphony Orchestra on Friday, according to the Voice of Russia.

The Young Euro Classic is the world's premiere festival for symphonic youth orchestras. The one day festival features performances of classic composers as wells as contemporary compositions and traditional music from diverse cultures. The event has been going on for 12 years in Berlin, acting as the prime destination for young orchestras throughout the world. The festival hopes to promote in humanity the spirit of solidarity and partnership that is inherent in any musical collaboration.