Four Russian pianists will take part in the prestigious music contest 07/01/2018 automatic translate
LEEDS. Surnames of Russian musicians who will take part in the International competition of pianists are announced.
Saturated cultural life and an abundance of attractions in the third largest city in the UK is an opening for those whose knowledge of the geography of the United Kingdom is limited to London. The appearance of Leeds harmoniously combines the signs of the day of yesterday and today. The cathedral, the ruins of Kirkstal Abbey, the House of Herwood, the Town Hall, the discovery of which a half century ago was honored by the presence of Queen Victoria. Art Gallery (Leeds City Art Gallery) with Twilight canvases by Atkinson Grimshaw and a collection of sculptures by Henry Moore. The city in which they invented a mousetrap and fluoroscopy.
Significant contribution to the development of the city was made by natives of the Russian Empire or their descendants. One of them was Michael Marks, the creator of the flourishing trading empire Marks & Spencer, whose beginning was put by the Penny bazaar shop in the city market, where the cost of any product was 1 pence.
Founder of the International Pianoforte Competition - Fanny Waterman, daughter of a jeweler who emigrated from Russia at the beginning of the last century. In the coming year, the Dama-Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the teacher, the author of the popular textbook "Me and my piano" (Me and my piano) will celebrate this year’s 98th birthday. The contest is held every 3 years, beginning in 1963. Among its winners there are representatives from Russia: Ilya Itin (1996), Sofia Gulyak (2009), Anna Tsybulyova (2015). In the new season, four young musicians will take part in the contest. Oleg Akkuratov - a unique musician, who is equally subject to classics and jazz. The lack of vision and difficult life circumstances did not prevent him from becoming a winner of many international competitions.
Anna Geniuchene is also a regular participant and laureate of the most prestigious musical competitions, winner of the Grand Prix of the International Contest "Bluethner" (2006) in Kaliningrad, winner of the competitions Musika be Sienu (2009) and Sgeepdrove competition (2017) in Newbury. Since 2016 has been training at London’s Royal Academy of Music in the class of Professor Christopher Elton. Alexei Sychev is the winner of The Muse (2009) in Greece, Premio Franz Liszt (2009) in Italy, Massarosa and Ennio Porrino (2012) in Italy, Dr. Luis Sigall (2015) in Chile. Scholar of various funds, now studying in the graduate school of the largest Austrian conservatory Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Samson Choi is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory and Royal College of Music in London, winner of two dozen international competitions and the London Philharmonic Orchestra Prize, a scholarship holder of the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation, one of the most talented musicians of his generation.