IV Yankelevitch International
Violin Competition

Approved the regulations and composition of the jury of the IV Yankelevitch International Violin Competition
27 Aug 2017
The Minister of culture of the Omsk region Yury Trofimov has signed the Position of the IV Yankelevitch International Violin Competition, which approved the rules of the competition, prize money, jury and musical program. The competition will be held in Omsk from April 24 to may 1, 2018.

For participation in the competition is open to violinists of two age categories: from 9 to 15 years and 15 to 25 years. Candidates who have reached the age of 15 have the right to choose the category in which they will perform (has changed 14.11.17). Little musicians will compete for cash prizes from 18 thousand to 50 thousand rubles in two rounds of competition. Violinists in the older age category will perform in three rounds, in the final – as soloists with the Omsk academic Symphony orchestra. The main prize for the future winner was personally chosen by people's artist of USSR, Honorary President of the competition Vladimir Spivakov. This time the winner will be awarded a violin made by the famous Italian master E. Degani in 1890 in Venice and a cash prize of EUR 2 485 000.

For the first time in the history of the competition will be held qualifying round for the video materials submitted by candidates to the Commission, whose composition will be approved in December 2017 Vladimir Spivakov. Thus, at auditions will be allowed a limited number of participants in the youngest age group - not more than 20 in high - no more than 12 violinists. Applications from candidates will be accepted from September 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018. Candidates who pass the qualifying round will be announced on 1 February 2018.

Judging the contestants will be a competent jury, which was headed by the Professor of the Mozarteum - Pierre Amoyal (France). Also, the jury will include: familiar to Omsk from past contests - Elisabetta Garretti (Italy) and Boris Kushnir (Austria), as well as the winner of the III competition for violinists. Yankelevich Sergey Dogadin (Russia) honored artist of Russia Alexander Muralov (Russia, Omsk).

In the competitive program, the young participants will demonstrate the performance of the Bach sonatas I., N. Paganini, Wieniawski, J. Donte, P.; cantilena and virtuoso pieces of your choice, as well as concerts for violin with piano accompaniment. Young violinists will play the compulsory piece "Chaconne" T. A. Vitali. In the programme of the senior age category – sonatas I. Bach, L. Beethoven, R. Schumann and other authors, one of the concerts of W. A. Mozart, Caprice N. Paganini, as well as miniature, modern, virtuoso pieces and Concerto accompanied by the orchestra of choice.
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