On October 27-29, winners of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young musicians performed within the presentation of a new Russian project ”Young Musicians – Ambassadors of Peace” in Czech Republic. The event was organized by The Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars with the support of the Russian Centre of Culture and Science in Prague.
Presentation of ”Young Musicians – Ambassadors of Peace” project took place in Czech Republic
The first recital of laureates of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians took place at the “Crystal Hall” of the Russian Center of Culture and Science in Prague on October 27. The opening ceremony was held by the Head of the ”Rossotrudnichestvo” representative office in Czech Republic – Leonid Gamza, who introduced the musicians and wished the audience to enjoy meeting the young musicians from Russia and Kazakhstan.
Andrey Sherback, the General Director of the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars, spoke about a new project ”Young Musicians – Ambassadors of Peace”: ”The project aims to unite young talented musicians from all over the world. The concerts within the project will be charitable and will involve the winners and diplomans of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, which is now one of the major and reputable youth competitions in the world ” – he emphasized.
The concert featured the winner of the IX International Tchaikovsky Conpetition for Young Musicians, cellist Anastasia Ushakova from Omsk, Russian and violinist Ruskan Turuntaev from Kazahstan, the winner of the VIII International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (Moscow, 2014), together with Kirill Rodin, the soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, and Anna Vershinina, the concertmaster and laureate of many international competitions.
Young musicians masterly performed most complicated pieces of Russian and international classical music. Anastasia Ushakova played ”Largo” by Francesco Veracini, ”Tarantella” by William Henry Squire, ”Nocturne” and ”Sentimental Waltz” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and also one of the most difficult cello pieces – ”Pezzo capriccioso” by Tchaikovsky. Ruslan Turuntaev’s program included «Molinara» и «Cantabile» by Niccolo Paganini, ”Russian dance” from the Tchaikovsky’s ballet the Swan lake.
Krill Rodin performed the first part of the Sonata by Edvard Grieg and the Spanish serenade by Alexandr Glazunov. The highlight of the concert was the duet by Anastasia Ushakova and Krill Rodin, who performed the first and the second parts of the Sonata in G minor by George Handel.
The first recital within the ”Young Musicians – Ambassadors of Peace” project at the Crystal Hall was visited by more than 70 people of local and Russian citizens.