Astana will host the 7th International Violin Competition where young talents will compete in performing arts. The age limit for the contest is 17 years. Contestants will perform classical masterpieces by Bach, Paganini, Henryk Wieniawski and etc. According to organizers, the competition is a platform for young gifted violinists giving them opportunity to win public affection and recognition of the professional community. The jury consists of outstanding musicians from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. They will also hold a series of master classes for the contestants.

 

ALEXEI DULOV, JURY, BELARUS:

 - The most important thing is the participant’s originality. A unique style can be acquired through hard work. The worst case scenario is when a person copies other performers. The main thing is having one’s own style. Some technical deficiencies can be forgiven if the performance is truly beautiful.

 

A talented violinist from Almaty, Omar Kuanyshev plays the violin from the age of four. The musician is one of the best students of Kulyash Baiseitova Republican Music School. He had previously won the international Flame Competition in the Paris Conservatory. Then the musician won the attention of the French audience with honed his technique and rich sound. Now Omar aims to win in Astana.

 

OMAR KUANYSHEV, CONTESTANT:

 - Competition is a movement and career development for many soloists. Participation is a great experience. I've prepared Chaconne by Bach for the first round. I will also play Paganini's Caprice, Ysaye Sonata No 3 and Serkebayev's Almaty.

 

The musical competition will take place within a few busy days and will end with a gala concert.

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