October 24 — IA “News”. In the Northern capital officially ended the international competition of violinists in the name of Leopold Auer. The awards ceremony was held in the Academic Capella of St. Petersburg. Contestants were congratulated by the famous Russian-Belgian violinist Mikhail Bezverkhny, who heads the jury this year.
About 60 violinists from different countries for a week fought for the title winners, and only 7 of them won it. And, as last year, in the Senior section was not second place, but third prize noted two young musicians. First prize eventually took Sofia from Vnukovo Zhukovsky, the third — Muscovite Kristina Traulko and Catherine White.
Most powerful musician in the Junior category named Sofia Yakovenko from Ukraine, second place — Mikhail Usov from Moscow, and the third — Sofia Koltakova from Barnaul and Alexander, Weissbecker from Kazan.
The jury also noted by diplomas of the five participants. After the presentation of gifts was held the gala-concert of the winners accompanied by the Youth Symphony orchestra of St. Petersburg.
Recall V international competition was held in the Northern capital, from 13 to 22 October. The jury included prominent figures of the violin scene — Mikhail Bezverkhniy, honored artist of Russia Graf mourja, Alejandro Drago, honored artist of Russia Andrey Dogadin, Alla Aranovskaya, Nina Nikitina and Anna Smith.
The organizing Committee of the V International violin competition.L.Auer