On February 22 we completed the acceptance of applications for participation in the International Youth Piano Competition named after Sergei Rachmaninoff. In total, 120 applications from 8 countries of the world were submitted for the competition: Russia, Belarus, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, China, Colombia, Norway and Uzbekistan. The largest number of applications came from Russia and China.
“I am very glad that our competition aroused interest not only in Russia but also in other countries. And I am happy that the hometown of this great Russian pianist, composer and conductor will become the center of attraction for fans of the piano art in the anniversary Year of Rachmaninoff,” said Denis Matsuev, artistic director of the competition.
Upon completion of all technical procedures for processing applications, the next stage will begin: the jury members will conduct a virtual selection of participants based on the submitted videos. The results of the qualifying round will be announced in the coming days.
The International Youth Piano Competition named after Sergei Rachmaninoff consists of an absentee qualifying round as well as live I and II (final) rounds. No more than 15 pianists will be allowed to participate in live rounds. According to the results of the competition the finalists will be awarded 5 prizes of a laureate of the competition in the amount of 350 thousand rubles and 10 prizes of a diploma holder of the competition in the amount of 100 thousand rubles each. According to the results of the performance of the laureates in the final gala concert, the Grand Prix winner will be determined.
The organization and holding of the competition is carried out by the FSBIC ROSCONCERT with the support of the Government of the Novgorod Region.