Young Laureates of “The Muse Junior” 2010 Competition
The 2nd International Music Competition "The Muse Junior" has just come to its conclusion for this year. From September 3 until 7, young artists from around the world, aged between 5 and 17, were performing in front of the international audience at the concert hall of a 17th century mansion on the Greek island of Santorini. Rising stars from Armenia, Germany, Greece, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, and Uzbekistan have been awarded for demonstrating their skill and artistic abilities during the days of the competition. All of them have shown great potential to shine on concert stages in the future, so watch out for Dunja Kalamir, Hong Kai Ong and Yi Ting Ong, Anne Maria Wehrmeyer, Anastasia Larina, Anush Sargsyan, Zaharias Fotis, among other prize winners whom we unfortunately could not fit in this short article.
Nine quartets ready for Banff
Other recently updated chamber music competitions include the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa, the 12th International Chamber Music Competition ''Premio Vittorio Gui'' and the 4th Discover National Chamber Music Competition in Illinois.
We'll now update you on solo contests. The 24th "Cidade de Ferrol" International Piano Competition will be held in Spain from November 7 until 14, 2010. The 4th International Telekom Beethoven Piano Competition, which has adjusted its name and changed the age requirements from "up to 30" to "18 " 32" years of age, will take place in December 2011. The 3rd International Piano Competition R. Schumann in Lamporecchio, Italy will be held from December 3 until 7, 2010.
The Cologne International Music Competition will now be held once every three years. The competition has changed its practice of rotating three disciplines each year and will start in the new format in the fall of 2011, simultaneously open for pianists, violinists, and vocalists.
Recently announced competitions include: Dudley International Piano Competition, the 3rd International Kurt Leimer Piano Contest, the 24th Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, and the 9th International Competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz.
As always, we search for new competitions and have recently added two of them: the 1st International Vocal Competition in memory of Nezhdanova, 4th Svetislav Stancic International Piano Competition.
Successful Year for Euterpe Competitions
More than 600 young musicians took part in the 12th edition of the "Euterpe" Music Competition this year. Samuel Allan-Chapkowsky and Anna Shabalina have become the absolute winners in the Strings section of the competition. Anna and her pianist Maria Razmakhina have also been named the winners in the Chamber Music section. Calabrian group "Corpo bandistico città di Cirò" was the winner in the Orchestral section, which contracted a jet to arrive to Corato, where the competitions take place.
Among the winners in other divisions of the competitions are a singer Maria Leone, pianists Giuseppe Santarella, Angela Lachezar Todorova, Marco Monterisi, Fabio Di Gennaro, Kohei Asai, Hanna Oh, and Akiko Yoshimitsu.
"As usual, the level has been very high." concludes Mr. De Santis.
The Muse Junior adjusts deadline
The competition is open to young musicians not older than 17 years of age playing piano, violin, cello, and wind instruments. "The Muse Junior" competition will take place on a Greek island of Santorini for the second time and will be held from September 3 until 7, 2010.