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The results of the V International Competition have been summed up violinists them. Y.I. Yankelevich
May 31, 2022
In Omsk, the results of the V International Violin Competition named after V. Yu.I. Yankelevich. At the final press conference, the Honorary President of the Competition Vladimir Spivakov announced the names of the Grand Prix winners.

International Violin Competition. Yu.I. Yankelevich is a prestigious violin competition that has been held in Omsk under the leadership of People's Artist of the USSR Vladimir Spivakov since 2009.

Recall that initially the V International Violin Competition. Yu.I. Yankelevich was supposed to take place in May 2020, but was postponed twice due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Then 88 applications were submitted for participation in the competition. The geography of participants in the qualifying round of the competition is very wide. Applications were received from violinists from Mexico, South Korea, Germany, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Ukraine, China, Belgium, Japan, Great Britain and Russia

Due to the postponement of the competition to 2022, the results of the completed qualifying round were canceled. From November 1, 2021, the acceptance of applications was reopened. For the qualifying round, each candidate sent a video recording of the performance of compositions determined by the regulations of the competition. 22 applications were accepted by the commission from applicants in the younger group. A total of 33 applications were registered in the senior age category.

This year, the management once again faced a difficult choice due to the impossibility of full-time presence in Omsk of the jury members and some foreign contestants. According to the Deputy Minister of the Omsk Region Ivan Shein: "There was no doubt that the competition would be held in the year of the 200th anniversary of the Omsk Region, the question was only in the format. And the Governor of the Omsk Region Alexander Burkov, without hesitation, having agreed on the position with the President of the competition Vladimir Spivakov, decided that the competition will be held in an online format on the previously announced dates from May 23 to 30, 2022".

After the qualifying round, which ended in February 2022, 15 contestants in the younger age category from 9 to 15 years old and 7 contestants in the older category from 15 to 25 years old decided to continue the competition in an online format.

All participants provided records of all competitive rounds, in accordance with the previously approved Program Requirements. Video recordings were broadcast on the official website of the competition yankelevitch.com and the YouTube channel of the Omsk Philharmonic.

All contestants showed great skill and impressed the competent jury headed by People's Artist of the Russian Federation Mikhail Kopelman. And, nevertheless, according to the results of the competition, three winners were determined in the younger age category: The title of laureate of the 1st degree was awarded to a student of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria) Patricia Avsic (Slovenia). The title of laureate of the 2nd degree was awarded to a student of the Argentinean Lanus Orchestral School, Pilar Magali Policano (Argentina). The title of laureate of the 3rd degree was awarded to a student of the Children's Music School of the Academic Musical College at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Andrey Pokhlebaev (Russia).

The prizes in the senior age group were distributed as follows: The post-graduate student of the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Issei Kurihara (Japan), was awarded the 1st degree laureate title. The title of laureate of the 2nd degree was awarded to two participants at once: a student of the Moscow State Conservatory. P. I. Tchaikovsky Maria Arteeva (Russia), student of the Austrian University Mozarteum Alexandra Weissbecker (Russia-Germany). The title of laureate of the 3rd degree was awarded to a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory. P. I. Tchaikovsky Victoria Tulskaya (Russia).

At the final press conference, the Honorary President of the competition Vladimir Spivakov announced the decision, according to which the Grand Prix of the competition, one million rubles, was decided to be divided. The winners of the competition in the junior age category: Patricia Avsic from Slovenia and Pilar Magali Policano from Argentina became its owners. The jury decided to reward the winner in the senior group, Issei Kurihara from Japan, by awarding him a special prize: an antique bow by the French master Joseph Arthur Vigneron. In addition, Maestro Spivakov invited Grand Prix winner Patricia Avsic live on air to take part in the Moscow Meets Friends festival, which will be held on October 1 on International Music Day in Moscow, where she will perform with the Moscow Virtuosi orchestra conducted by maestro Vladimir Spivakov.

In conclusion, Vladimir Spivakov noted that "such a decision of the jury indicates that we have at the Competition. Yu.I. Yankelevich, everything is honest, everything is cordial, sincere, as it usually happens in Russia".

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