The reception of applications for participation in the IV Yankelevich International Violin Competition, which will be held in Omsk this spring. The honorable President of the contest is Vladimir Spivakov. He personally chose for the winner the main prize - the antique violin by the Venetian master Eugenio Degani.
For the qualifying round, each candidate sent a video recording with the execution of essays determined by the state of the competition. 34 applications were accepted by applicants from the junior group.
In the older age category, 59 applications were registered. Among applicants, students of such institutions as the Moscow State Conservatory. P.I. Tchaikovsky, St. Petersburg State Conservatory. ON. Rimsky-Korsakov, St. Petersburg Musical College. M.P. Mussorgsky, the State Musical College. The Conservatory "Mozarteum" in Salzburg (Austria), the Central Music Conservatory in Beijing (China), the Conservatory of New England in Boston (USA), the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (Great Britain), the Kazakh National University of Art, the Berlin University of Arts and many others.
The geography of participants of the qualifying round of the contest is very wide. Applications were received from violinists from Austria, Armenia, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Kazakhstan, China, the Republic of Korea, the United States of America, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, France, Sweden and Japan.
Within a week the contest commission from musicians of the State Chamber Orchestra "Virtuosos of Moscow" under the chairmanship of the People's Artist of USSR Vladimir Spivakov will evaluate the skill of the performers and decide on admission of candidates to participate in the on-site tours of the international violin competition.
Recall that to participate in the first round of the competition will be allowed a limited number of participants: in the younger age group (9-15 years) - no more than 20, in the senior (15-25 years) - no more than 12 violinists. Candidates who passed the qualifying round will be announced on February 1, 2018.