The acceptance of applications for participation in the V Yankelevitch International Violin Competition, which will be held in Omsk from May 22 to May 29, 2020. The Honorary President of the competition is the People's Artist of the CCCR Vladimir Spivakov. He personally chose the main prize for the winner - the violin of the work of the Italian master Giulio Degani and the special prize - the bow of the French master Joseph Arthur Vigneron.
For the qualifying round, each candidate sent a video recording with the performance of essays determined by the provisions of the competition. 47 applications were accepted by the commission from applicants in the younger group. Their videos were sent by students of such famous schools as Gnesins Music School (Moscow), secondary school of music of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Central School of Music at the Moscow State University named after P.I. Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Children's Art School. V.A. Gavrilina (St. Petersburg), Children's Music School No. 1 named after E.D. Aglintseva (Ryazan).
In the older age category, 41 applications were registered in total. Among applicants, students of institutions such as the Moscow State Conservatory named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, Juilliard School (USA), St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov, St. Petersburg College of Music named after M.P. Mussorgsky, Gnesins State Music College, Central Music Conservatory in Beijing (China), RSSMShI them. Kulyash Baiseitova (Almaty), Wells Cathedral School (Great Britain), Vienna Conservatory, Mozarteum University and Graz University of Music and Performing Arts (Austria), University of Zurich (Switzerland), Maastricht Conservatory (Belgium), Mongolia State Conservatory.
The geography of the participants of the qualifying round of the competition is very wide. Applications were received from violinists from Azerbaijan, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, Donetsk People's Republic, Kazakhstan, China, Greece, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Great Britain, Belgium, and South Korea.
During the week, the competition commission appointed by the honorary president of the competition, consisting of metropolitan musicians, will evaluate the skill of the performers and make a difficult decision on the admission of candidates to participate in the face-to-face tours of the international violin competition.
Recall that a limited number of participants will be allowed to participate in the first round of the competition: in the younger age group - no more than 20, in the older - no more than 12 violinists. Candidates who have passed the qualifying round will be announced on March 16, 2020.