The winners of the competition at home, ’the king of violinists’
VILNIUS. In Lithuania named winners of the contest of violinists named Jascha Heifetz
Childhood «king of violinists» Jascha Heifetz held in Vilnius. His father was a klezmer Reuben, an amateur musician, who earns a living performing at family celebrations and holidays. It was he who introduced his son prodigy with the basics of playing the violin. Later in his life he had other teachers-professionals, who helped bring the game technique on the instrument to perfection, and the glory of the world. But it all started in Vilnius. The competition is named Jascha Heifetz, who became the springboard for a new generation of gifted musicians, held in the capital of Lithuania in 2001. Since its establishment the work of the international jury led by renowned violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer (Gidons Kremers). In late February, the winners Tarptautinis Jaschos Heifetzo smuikininku konkursas honored for the fifth time. The competition, held in the capital of Lithuania 13-19 February musicians took part in no older than 27 years.
One of the winners, in 2009, was a Russian violinist and violist Sergey Malov, a graduate of the Hochschule fur Musik in Salzburg, Madrid, Berlin. This year, the winner of international competitions Stepan Starikov was awarded an honorary diploma. The winner of the first prize was the 22-year-old singer from Japan Yurina Arai (Yurina Arai), a student of professor at Tokyo University of the Arts Natsumi Tanai (Natsumi Tamai). In the final competition she brilliantly performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Third place also went to the representative of Japan - Renosuke Fukuda (Renosuke Fukuda), which has taken in his hands the violin, like Heifetz, as early as the age of three. At age 14, she won the 1st prize at the 15th Violin Competition in Kloster-Chantal. 15 won the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in Austin. Second place - a talented 17-year-old violinist from Kharkiv Dmytro Udovichenko. After his performance at the festival «Moscow Meets Friends» in 2013, Vladimir Spivakov, admiring virtuosity of the young Ukrainian musician gave him a violin of the famous Italian masters.