Young Kazakh pianist Margulan Onerbayev won the grand prize at the festival in the UAE
Young Kazakh pianist Margulan Onerbayev won the grand prize at the festival in the United Arab Emirates. Relatives and friends welcomed the winner of the famous contest in the capital's airport. Dubai hosted the event between March 19th and 26th. The 20-year-old pianist presented to the jury classical music arrangements and modern pieces. He won in the creative competition with the virtuoso performance of Ramin Djavadi’s composition, the title theme from the famous HBO series ‘Game of Thrones.’
MARGULAN ONERBAYEV, PIANIST:
- Of course, competition was very tough. Pianists from the local music academy and from other countries were in my nomination. I have won first places in other competitions but this is my first grand prize. I set myself to win in any competition.