21.02.2018 | Strongest young pianists will determine at the II International Contest «Piano Fest Almaty»

From 23 to 27 February, 2018 in the Almaty College of Music, named after  P.I. Tchaikovsky will host the II International Pianist Competition «Piano Fest Almaty». The competition is held with the full support of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy.

The aim of the «Piano Fest Almaty» is to identify young talents, exchange experience among pianists from different countries, assist in revealing the internal potential of the contestants in the process of creative competition.

82 contestants from Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan and South Korea will take part in the creative competition. The jury will be headed by the winner of international competitions, Professor of the Austrian University «Anton Bruckner» Oleg Marshev.

Competitive auditions will be held for three days. Students of children’s music schools, children’s art schools and specialized musical institutions, as well as students of music colleges and higher musical educational institutions will present works of world classics and the work of Kazakh composers.

The jury, which also included an honorary professor of the Kazakh National Conservatory, named after Kurmangazy, cultural activist of the Republic of Kazakhstan Valentina Timofeyeva, teacher of the highest category of Almaty College of Music, named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, «High achiever of culture» Bayan Kenzhetayeva and head of the special pianoforte department of the Kyrgyz National Conservatory Gulshan Konusheva, will evaluate contestants by age categories (college – 8-12 classes of special schools – conservatory, 1-4 classes of children’s music school, 5 -7 classes of children’s music school).

The best performers will be awarded three prize places, and the most talented will be awarded the Grand Prix.

The event is aimed at the professional orientation for gifted children and young people.

Within the framework of the competition there will be a concert of the famous pianist Oleg Marshev in the Philharmonic Hall named after Zhambyl, where with the symphony orchestra the Austrian musician will perform the II concert of Sergey Rahmaninov. Also, Marshev will give a number of master classes on the last day of the competition.

The grand opening of the second «Piano Fest Almaty» – February 23 (Friday) at 10:30 am, Great Hall of the Almaty College of Music, named after  P.I. Tchaikovsky at the address: Manas Str, 13 (the second building is lower than Abay avenue).

A detailed program of the contest is attached.

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Press Service of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

PR-manager Artur Zhumashev

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