The Ordinance of the Minister of Culture of the Omsk Region amended the Regulations of the IV Yankelevich International Violin Competition, which will be held in Omsk from April 24 to May 1, 2018.
Changes affected the age restrictions for participants. By decision of jury members in the younger group, the age range has expanded - now musicians from 9 to 15 years old can compete here. 15-year-olds will be able to choose which group they will perform, as in the senior group for the main prize will now be able to compete contestants from 15 to 25 years.
In the junior group, the award for musicians based on the results of two rounds will be money prizes from 18 thousand to 50 thousand rubles. Fiddlers of the older age group will perform in three rounds, in the final - as soloists with the Omsk Academic Symphony Orchestra. And the main prize was chosen personally by People's Artist of the USSR, Honorary President of the contest Vladimir Spivakov. This time the winner will receive a violin, made by the famous Italian master E. Degani.
Today, applications for participation in the contest are being continued and will last until January 15, 2018. Candidates who passed the qualifying round will be announced on February 1, 2018.
Members of the jury also made changes to the contest program. For the younger age group, in the second round, the required work was replaced for performance - now it will be A.Alexandrov's play "Aria". And also expanded the list of works by choice, adding one more - E. Lalo "The Spanish Symphony" for violin and orchestra, op. 21 (1 part).