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/ Main / News / Participants of the V International Piano Contest in memory of Emil Gilels, the youngest of them being 15 years old, showed amazing level of mastery


Placed: 29.10.2012 16:44:53

Participants of the V International Piano Contest in memory of Emil Gilels, the youngest of them being 15 years old, showed amazing level of mastery

The jury of the V International Piano Contest in memory of Emil Gilels in Odessa has highly estimated the participants’ level of performing, having handed in eight awards instead of traditional three. PICTURE STORY.

Odessa is famous all around the world as a motherland of talents, and Odessa piano playing school is a very famous one. The Piano Contest in memory of Emil Gilels is destined to discover new young talents who deserve to bear the honorary name of the winner of the prestigious international contest.

 
On October 16 – 27, 2012, 50 pianists from different world countries were participating in the V International Piano Contest in memory of Emil Gilels in Odessa.
The festive opening ceremony was held on October 16, 2012, at the Big Chamber of Odessa regional Concert Hall. At the ceremony, two piano concerts accompanied by Odessa National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Ukraine’s Honored Artist Hobart Earl were performed.

 
The respectable jury of the Contest consists of outstanding pianists and pedagogues, representatives of different piano playing schools of USA, Belgium, Ukraine, France and Russia.
The youngest contestant was just 15 years old.

 

The festive Closing Ceremony, awarding ceremony and laureates’ concert took place on October 27.

 

The jury of the V International Piano Contest in memory of Emil Gilels in Odessa has highly estimated the participants’ level of performing, having handed in eight awards instead of traditional three to the contestants from Ukraine, Russia and Japan.
Three contestants received the 1st Prize, the 2nd Prize was given to two participants, and three piano players gained the 3rd Prize.

 

Two citizens of Odessa became the winners of the contest: Kirill Korsunenko (2nd Prize) and Alexander Gromovoy (3rd Prize).

 

Odessa citizen Anton Kondus, graduate of Odessa P.S. Stolyarskiy Specialized Musical Boarding School, received the diploma for best performance of Ferenc Liszt’s “Campanella” .

 

Odessa City Mayor’s “Hope” Special Prize went to two citizens of Odessa, graduates of Odessa P.S. Stolyarskiy Specialized Musical Boarding School, Kirill Korsunenko and Alexander Gromovoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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