XX International Television Contest for Young Musicians ‘The Nutcracker’ has been completed.
48 talented performers from 18 countries, including Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Great Britain, Georgia, Egypt, Iceland, Spain, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Norway, Slovakia, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Japan and 16 cities of Russia participated in the anniversary contest.
One of the most cherished projects of the RUSSIA-KULTURA Television Channel, each year the ‘Nutcracker’ contest unravels new and exciting talents from all over the world and provides young performers with opportunity to showcase their skills on a professional level, as well as exchange experiential knowledge and receive the judgment of eminent professionals.
The ‘Nutcracker’ has earned the reputation as one of the most prestigious music contests for children in Russia. It enjoys close attention of a wide and diverse audience, from professionals to classical music enthusiasts. The contestants perform in front of many millions of viewers, as the auditions are both televised and streamed live on the channel’s website. This means that the participation in ‘Nutcracker’ is an inspiring opportunity for young performers to step into spotlight. Besides, finalists are honored to perform at one of the most prestigious Moscow venues – the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall – with a symphony orchestra accompaniment.
The Young Musicians applied for the title of ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze Nutcracker’ in the categories’ Piano ‘,’ Strings, ‘Wind and Percussion Instruments’.
The results of the XX International Television Contest for Young Musicians “Nutcracker”:
I PRIZE, Gold Nutcracker – Himari Yoshimura, 8 (violin, Japan)
II PRIZE, Silver Nutcracker – Richard Kollert, 11 (violin, Czech Republic)
III PRIZE, Bronze Nutcracker – Polina Tkhay,11 (cello, Russia)
WINDS AND PERCUSSIONS:
I PRIZE, Gold Nutcracker – Alexander Dolgov, 10 (saxophane, Russia)
II PRIZE, Silver Nutcracker – Elena Krivorotova, 13 (flute, Russia)
III PRIZE, Bronze Nutcracker – Ivan Ilyin, 12 (percussion instruments, Russia)
I PRIZE, Gold Nutcracker – Ryan Martin Bradshaw, 13 (Slovakia – Australia)
II PRIZE, Silver Nutcracker – Anahit Stelmashova, 13 (Georgia)
III PRIZE, Bronze Nutcracker – Ziyu Shao, 9 (China – Russia)
AUDIENCE AWARD – Ivan Ilyin , Russia.
The EMCY Prize was assigned to Ryan Martin Bradshaw (Slovakia – Australia).
The Jury: Elena Bashkirova (pianist, Russia – Germany), Anna Tsybuleva (pianist, Russia), Alexander Yakovlev (pianist, Russia); Zakhar Bron (violinist, Russia – Germany), István Várdai (cellist, Hungary), David Geringas (cellist, conductor, Lithuania – Germany); Hayrapet Arakelyan (saxophonist, Armenia – Germany), Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic (percussionist, composer, Serbia – Germany), Ivan Stolbov (clarinetist, conductor, Russia), Johannes Fischer (percussionist, composer, Germany).