Congratulations on the beginning of the contest!
For the fourth time Omsk takes one of the most prestigious competitions of young violinists. Over the years, the competition has taken one of the most honorable places on the Russian musical map, won absolute authority throughout the world. This is evidenced by the broad geography of the participants, and the fact that representatives of different countries and continents became laureates: Russia, Belarus, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Korea, USA, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France and Japan.
Professor of the Moscow Conservatory Yuri Isaevich Yankelevich, whose name is the Competition, founded a famous violin school, brought up a galaxy of outstanding performers. The traditions of the great teacher continue today. And the contest in Omsk is a vivid confirmation of this.
We do not doubt that the current competition, like all the previous ones, will become a bright event in the world of violin art and will open new names of talented musicians.
We wish inspiration and luck to the organizers and participants of the contest, and to all listeners - great joy from the meeting with the Music!
Chairman of the Council of the Association of Music Competitions,
chief editor of the newspaper "Musical Review"
The Secretariat of AMCR