Participants from nine countries applied for the Competition. The International Competition for Young Musicians “Symphony of Yamal” will be the first academic music competition to be held in Russia’s Arctic Zone.
Participants from nine countries applied for the first International Competition for Young Musicians “Symphony of Yamal”, the regional government's press service said.
A total of 146 applications from nine countries were received. Most of the participants are from Russia and China. However, musicians from France, Japan, Colombia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the Republic of Belarus also applied.
The Jury Board of the competition includes classical music performers not only from Russia but also from foreign countries, including representatives from Belgium, Germany, Japan, Finland and Switzerland.
In each nomination, five of the most talented performers will be selected to come to Russia and take part in the face-to-face stages.
The regulations of the Competition set the following nominations: “piano”, “violin” and “cello”.
The competition is held for musically gifted youth from 16 to 30 years old inclusive.
The I round is held remotely (by video recordings), the II, III rounds and the Final will be held in person in the city of Salekhard, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Russia’s Arctic Zone.
The second round, the third round and the Final (Closing Ceremony) will take place from 6 to 11 February next year.
The International Competition for Young Musicians “Symphony of Yamal” will be the first academic music competition to be held in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation.
The Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation (AZRF) — is part of Russia’s Arctic territory where special taxation and administrative schemes are applied.
The competition is destined to promote classical music. It will help young gifted musicians to make themselves known, meet fellow musicians, and exchange their experiences. Besides, the Competition aims to strengthen and expand cultural ties between countries.