The triumph of Eugene Konnov in the Palace of Catalan music Automatic translate
BARCELONA. At the Maria Canals contest, Russian Evgeny Konnov won.
The Barcelona – Gaudi associative chain has long needed to be supplemented. In addition to the Sagrada Família, the Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Música Catalana) is a universally recognized architectural masterpiece. The brainchild of Luis Domenech i Montaner in the Art Nouveau style with a glass mosaic dome, sculptures of Greek muses, stained glass windows, bas-reliefs and columns is the main concert hall of the beautiful city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are the stars of classical music, jazz, pop. Since 1954, it is also the main venue for the Maria Canals International Music Competition. Thanks to the enthusiasm and active work of the pianist, teacher, representative of the famous creative dynasty Maria Canals, Barcelona has a reputation as one of the main musical capitals in Europe.
Her own international career and collaboration with the best orchestras in the world began at the age of 15. Canals’ desire to support young performers led to the creation of the Ars Nova Academy, which brought up more than one generation of talented musicians. Autobiographical book “Life in Music. Stories in pink and black ”- a fascinating story about the love of music and hometown, about amazing meetings and the first in Spain International competition of performers.
Domestic performers have repeatedly become laureates and winners of the Maria Canals Competition. The new season turned out to be truly triumphant for them. The first place, the prize of audience sympathy, as well as the opportunity to record an album at the Naxos Records studio with the works of Catalan composer Anthony Soler was won by pianist Evgeny Konnov. For the first time in the history of the contest, he was awarded the prize of the Fund of Jesus Serra (Fundación Jesús Serra). In the next two years, Connova is expected to perform with leading Spanish orchestras in Seville, Bilbao, Tenerife, Madrid.
A native of Tashkent, Konnov turned 7 in Moscow at the age of 7. He entered the Gnesinka, after its completion - at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Further, the trajectory of fate brought him to Robert Schumann College (Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf). The last 5 years he has lived in Augsburg, where he studied at the Leopold Mozart Center. The potential of a gifted pianist was obvious from the start. Since 2015 - invariably first places in various international competitions: in Augsburg, Milan, Morocco, Malta. In November 2017, Konnov won the Concurso Internacional de Piano, also in Spain.
Third place is also held by the Russian pianist. Alexey Sychev is a graduate of three conservatories at once: the Moscow Tchaikovsky, the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Vienna Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. From 2012 to 2015, he won 7 victories at various international competitions, 23 received the title of laureate.
Second place - the British pianist Luke Jones (Luke Jones).
Elena Tanakova © Gallerix.ru
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