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On April 1st we have finished accepting applications for participation in the Odessa International Violin Competition. To the first round 67 applications were accepted from 18 countries of the world:

Ukraine – 35, Poland – 8, England – 3, Germany – 2, Japan – 2, Turkey – 2, Italy – 2, South Korea – 2, Belarus – 2, Hungary 1, Vietnam – 1, USA – 1, Switzerland – 1 , Russia – 1, Bulgaria – 1, Belgium – 1, Austria – 1, Moldova – 1.

Members of the jury will be provided with a list of participants, which only contains information about the age and the links to the video with the program of the first round of the contestants (photo). The results of the sellection, along with the names of all the contestants, will be published in April on the official website of the competition www.odessacompetition.com and on the Facebook page of competition.

We remind that 24 contestants will be invited to the second round, which will be held in Odessa from 14th till 17th of June.

We wish you success!

When fluffy snow falls outside the window, it is difficult to make plans for the next summer. However, young violinists should already begin now to prepare “for the beach season”, because during the 14-17 June 2018 the Odessa International Violin Competition will be held in sunny Odessa.

To compete in the skills will be able to talents from all around the world in two age categories: junior – up to 16 years old and senior – performers from 17 to 23 years old. Among the jury members are well-known violinists of the younger generation: Andrej Bielow, Stanislav Pronin, Aleksey Semenenko, Bogdana Pivnenko, Andrey Murza. The competition will take place at the Special Music School named after. P.S. Stolyarsky, which has a long history of education of young talents and whose graduates are playing at the best concert venues in the world.

Young musicians should think about participation in the competition right now, because the deadline for the applications is March 31, and in the first round of the competition the jury members will evaluate the video recording of contestant’s performance. Therefore, do not forget to practice on holidays Etudes, Caprices and Sonatas by Mozart! Detailed information about regulations of the competition can be downloaded here.

Only 12 participants from each age category, who will be selected by the jury in the first round, will go to Odessa for participation in the second round of the competition. Among the prizes of the competition are monetary awards, as well as special prizes from the German musical publishing house “Bärenreiter”, the manufacturer of strings and accessories “Pirastro” and free studio audio recording from the information resource “Moderato”.

A few more pleasant gifts: the laureates of the competition will be able to perform at the Odessa Philharmonic, and the best representative from Odessa will receive a prize from the Swiss association “Legato”. Within the framework of the
competition the jury members will give a master classes to the participants of the II round.
So, a good secret desire on New Year’s Eve will be participation and a worthy performance at the Odessa Violin
Competition, and perhaps – a bright victory!

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Moderato.in.ua

Odessa International Violin Competition opens a new page in the cultural life of the city that can rightfully be considered the capital of the violin performing arts of Ukraine. Right there in Odessa in 1933, the Special Music School for gifted children was founded by professor Peter Stolyarsky who brought up a generation of outstanding violinists of the 20th century, among which are David Oistrakh and Nathan Milstein. The Stolyarsky School became a factory of talents discovering new names, whose performances captivate audience at the best venues of the world.

The acceptance of applications for the Odessa International Violin Competition up to the age of 23 has began. The competition is open to young violinists from all countries, and provides an opportunity to receive worldwide recognition and a ticket to a great creative life from the homeland of musicians whose names are written in gold in the world history of classical music.

Odessa International Violin Competition will be held from June 14 to 17, 2018 at the Odessa Special Stolyarsky Music School, Sabaneyev Most 1, Odessa 65026, Ukraine. The competition is supported by the mayor of Odessa, Department of Culture of Odessa City Council and Odessa Special Stolyarsky Music School. Goals of the competition are: development of international cultural connections, popularization of Ukrainian musical culture, strengthening of international reputation of Odessa as one of the centres of musical art, support and preservation of traditions of the Odessa violin school.

The competition is open to the violinists from all countries and is held within two age categories: junior under 16 years old senior from 17 to 23 years old. The age is determined by the day of the competition opening.

The competition is held in two rounds: I round video pre-selection II round open auditions. No more than 12 people from each category will be admitted to the second round. Names of the participants admitted to the second round will be announced in April 2018. The total prize fund is 53 thousand hryvna.

SPECIAL PRIZES

Prize from «Bärenreiter» publishing house (Germany). Prize from the strings and accessories manufacturer «Pirastro» (Germany). Recording of two pieces for violin solo at the «OliMusic» recording studio (Lviv / Ukraine), provided by Ukrainian musical blog «Moderato». Prize from the «Legato» association (Bern / Switzerland) for the best participant from Odessa or Odessa region. A concert at the Odessa Philharmonic Hall during the 2018/19 season.

Applications are accepted until March 31, 2017.

Detailed information on the website of the competiton.

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The competition is supported by the mayor of Odessa, Department of Culture of Odessa City Council and Odessa Special Stolyarsky Music School.

The competition is open to the violinists from all countries.
The age of contestants of junior category should not exceed 16 years old, and senior – 23 years old, at the time of opening the competition (June 14, 2018).

The application must be submitted via the competition website www.odessacompetition.com by 31 March 2018.
The first selection round will be held on the basis of the video recordings of contestants, among which jury members will choose 12 candidates from each age group to participate in live audition of the second round.

Live auditions will be held in the Great Hall of the Stolyarsky School.
The awarding ceremony and gala concert of laureates will be held on June 17th in the Great Hall of the Stolyarsky School.

The Jury: Andrej Bielow, Stanislav Pronin, Bogdana Pivnenko, Alexey Semenenko, Andrey Murza.
3 prizes in each age group will be awarded according to the results of the Odessa International Violin Competition.

Призовой фонд Одесского международного конкурса скрипачей:

Junior group
I prize – 10.000 UAH.
II Prize – 5.000 UAH.
III prize – 3.000 UAH.

Senior group
I prize – 20.000 UAH.
II Prize – 10.000 UAH.
III prize – 5.000 UAH.

The special prizes from the partners of the competition will be awarded as well: German publishing house «Bärenreiter», German manufacturer of strings and accessories «Pirastro», Swiss association «Legato» and Ukrainian musical resource «Moderato».

Odessa International Violin Competition opens a new page in the cultural life of the city that can rightfully be considered the capital of the violin performing arts of Ukraine.

Right there in Odessa in 1933, the Special Music School for gifted children was founded by professor Peter Stolyarsky who brought up a generation of outstanding violinists of the 20th century, among which are David Oistrakh and Nathan Milstein. The Stolyarsky School became a factory of talents discovering new names, whose performances captivate audience at the best venues of the world.

The competition is open to young violinists from all countries, and provides an opportunity to receive worldwide recognition and a ticket to a great creative life from the homeland of musicians whose names are written in gold in the world history of classical music.

Goals of the competition are: development of international cultural connections, popularization of Ukrainian musical culture, strengthening of international reputation of Odessa as one of the centres of musical art, support and preservation of traditions of the Odessa violin school.

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