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9 November , 21:30

Vladimir Spivakov International Competition winners will receive three valuable violins

Ufa will host the III International Vladimir Spivakov Violin Competition from November 22 to 27.

More than 300 applications from 12 countries of the world were submitted for the competition. Twelve people from five countries (Japan, Germany, South Korea, Brazil, Russia) enter the first round of the competition by the international jury's decision.

The musicians will compete for the right to own the most valuable violins made by Italian, French, and Russian masters. The prize fund includes three violins: 1st prize - violin by master Giuseppe Pedrazzini (Milan, 1918), 2nd and 3rd prizes - violins by Nicolas Cossena (Nyoshato, 1860-1870) and Igor Ulitsky (Moscow, 2019 .).

The jury chairman is Mikhail Kopelman, People's Artist of Russia, Professor of the Eastman School of Music (USA). Jury members - People's Artist of the USSR Vladimir Spivakov (Russia), Professor at the Vienna University of Music and the University of Music and Theater in Graz, Honorary Professor of the Central State Conservatory in Beijing Boris Kushnir (Austria), international expert, restorer and violin maker Julie Reed (USA), Guest Conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, President of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition Foundation Joji Hattori. (Japan).

Competition schedule:

November 22, "Bashkortostan" State Concert Hall, Small Hall - draw, beginning at 10.30 am

November 23, Small Hall - first round (12 participants), starting at 12.00 pm

November 24, Small Hall - second round (8 participants), starting at 12.00 pm

November 25, "Bashkortostan" State Concert Hall, Big Hall, beginning at 7.00 pm - third round (4 participants). Participants of the competition will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the soloists of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Conductor - finalist of the London Symphony Orchestras Competition and the Evgeny Svetlanov Conducting Competition Mikhail Gerts (Estonia/Russia).

November 26, Great Hall, beginning at 7.00 pm - solemn ceremony and gala concert. The competition winners will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan and soloists of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov.

Author: Leila Aralbaeva

Author:Tatyana Aksyutina