Friday, August 18, 2017

Young pianists attend competition in Siberia

Several young musicians returned to Yekaterinburg after being recognized at the IV Inter-regional open competition of young performers of the VJ Shabalin pianists Children's Music School.

Yekaterinburg's department of culture reported that Sophia Menshikov and Leonid Titov received winning diplomas. Menshikov is taught by Natalia Makarova and Titov was taught by Lyubov Bulls, Ekburg.ru reports.

The VJ Shabalin competition was established in 2002, marking the 100th anniversary of the Omsk-native's birth. Shabalin was a composer and teacher, People's Artist of Russia, the winner of the State Prize of the USSR, a doctor of the arts and professor at the Moscow State Conservatory.

The goal of the competition is to find new and talented young people, improve their performance and secure the best traditions of Russian musical pedagogy. It also strengthens creative contacts between educational institutions.

Participants at the event attended meetings, workshops and participated in a concert. A ceremony and gala was held for winners in the Omsk's magnificent organ hall.

The Department of Culture said that the contestants were elated with their success and development and were left with a desire to return to Siberia in the future, Ekburg.ru reports.