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IV International competition for performers on wind and percussion finished in Cherepovets on April 17th.

19.04.2019 09:03

The International competition for performers on wind and percussion "Northern Rhapsody" was held in Cherepovets (Vologda Region) from 14 April to 17 April.

The competition gathered 260 soloists, 28 ensembles and 18 orchestras from 23 Russian regions and 6 foreign countries - China, Korea, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

The competition aims to identify the most talented and artistic young musicians and to open opportunities for further professional career. In addition, it contributes to the strengthening and expansion of international contacts.

Young musicians are able to demonstrate their skills playing the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, tuba and percussion instruments.

The musical contest allows participants not only to demonstrate their talent and skill, but also to exchange professional experience, to listen to the advice of prominent artists during master classes and round table discussions.

Competitive performances were evaluated by international competent jury consisted of well-known Russian and foreign specialists.

The contestants from the Vologda Region were highly appreciated by eminent professionals.

The chairman of the jury was the horn player and conductor Dariusz Mikulski (Poland). Dariusz Mikulski participates in various chamber music ensembles and regularly works with renowned musicians. As a soloist he has performed with orchestras of international standing.

Dr.Dariusz Mikulski is known as the founder and director of the symphony orchestra BIG PHILHARMONIE Poland. Mikulski is founder and Managing Director of CONCORNO Cultural Management in Stuttgart. He leads the Horn class of the Music Academy in Lodz, International Mozart Akademie Wien-Berlin, Polish Chamber Symphonic Orchestra as well as the European Young Opera with many important projects home and abroad.

Gabor Varga (Hungary), a co-chairman of the jury, he is holding the position of International Chair of Clarinet at the RNCM, Manchester, UK.

Each year the contest discovers new and exciting talents from all over the world and provides young performers with opportunity to showcase their skills on a professional level.

Photos: vk.com/severnaya_rapsodiya

Culture, Cherepovets, Department of Culture and Tourism

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