The main prize of the IV Yankelevich International Violin Competition - the violin of the famous Italian master E. Degani was delivered to Omsk.
Last week the director of the regional philharmonic society Irina Lapshina left for a working visit to France, where the violin was handed over to the people of Omsk.
In September, an agreement was signed for the purchase of a violin with the owner of a rare instrument, French collector, expert and restorer Serge Boyer. All this time there was a registration of documents and settling of disputable questions. After the violin crossed the Russian border, in Novosibirsk the instrument went through customs registration and received an insurance certificate.
Now the management of the Omsk Philharmonic Society is negotiating with the Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after M.A. Vrubel that before the contest, which will be held from April 24 to May 1, 2018, the violin was in a specialized storage.
The main prize for the future winner was personally chosen 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 Italian master E. Degani in 1890 in Venice.
To give a rare instrument as the main prize to the winner began with the second Yankelevich competition. An ancient violin is given to a musician for life, which allows the musician to develop and improve his skills in the future. In 2011, the main prize was the violin of 1894 by the Italian master Eugenio Degani, in 2013 - the instrument produced in 1880 by Gaetano Antoniazzi in Milan.