Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Yekaterinburg to host international music contest on April 7

Yekaterinburg will play host to an international music contest on Saturday, April 7.

The music contest will feature 24 young pianists participating from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Japan, English.RUVR.ru reports.

The purpose of the contest, according to organizers, is to select and support young talent from all over the world.

The contest will feature performances of pieces by noted Russian composers, including Alexander Skryabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky, according to English.RUVR.ru.

Alexander Skryabin was a noted Russian composer and pianist who wrote five symphonies, including the "Divine Poem" in 1903, the "Poem of Ecstasy" in 1907 and the "Poem of Fire or Prometheus" in 1909. His 10 piano sonatas are staples of many pianists' repertoire.

Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is one of the most popular and performed composers of the 20th century, with works that include "Piano Concerto No.2" in 1901, "Symphony No.2" from 1906 to 1908, "The Isle of the Dead" in 1909 and "The Bells" in 1913.

Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor whose best-known works include the march from "The Love for Three Oranges," the suite "Lieutenant Kijé," the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" and "Peter and the Wolf."

Igor Stravinsky was a Russian-born American composer and is regarded as one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. He first achieved international fame with three ballets, "The Firebird" in 1910, "Petrushka" in 1911 and "The Rite of Spring" in 1913.