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XII International F. Chopin Competition 28.01. - 04.02.2018

Organizers: Narva Municipality with support of Estonian Ministry of Culture, Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Embassy of Poland in Estonia, National Institute of Chopin, Chopin Society in Warsaw.


  

Кesults of the competition 2018:

Grand-Prix Starovoitov, Timofei - Russia 5000 €, teacher 2000 €

I age group

The winner of the II award Aydin, Duru - Turkey
The winner of the III award Semernina, Aksinia - Russia
Diplomas:
Zueva, Irina - Russia
Kontchits, Yaroslav - Belarus
Shymchak, Anastasiya - Belarus
Amiraslanova, Shirin - Azerbaijan

Special diplomas:
„The best performer of F.Chopin work“ Starovoitov, Timofei - Russia
“The best performer of a work of the country” Semernina, Aksinia - Russia

Thanksgiving letters:
“The participant of the second round” Bondarenko, Darja - Latvia
“The participant of the second round” Potštarjova, Jana - Estonia
“The participant of the second round” Takanbekova, Melissa - Latvia

II age group

EMSY diplom Wojciechowski, Pawel Miroslaw - Poola
The winner of the I award Wojciechowski, Pawel Miroslaw - Poola
The winner of the II award Megelinskas, Kristijonas - Lithuania
The winner of the III award Baltrushaititie, Dana - Ukraine

Diplomas:
Czerwinski, Piotr Zbigniew - Poola
Petrov, Vitalii - Russia
Matinyan, Gevorg - Armenia
Kvichia, Sofia - Estonia


Special diplomas:
“The best performer of I.S. Bach work” Wojciechowski, Pawel Miroslaw - Poola
“The promising young performer” Matinyan, Gevorg - Israel

Thanksgiving letters:
“The participant of the second round” Liiv, Tähe-Lee - Estonia
“The participant of the second round” Dedik, Aleksandra - Russia
“The participant of the second round” Dugalis, Bogdan - Serbia
“The participant of the second round” Aslanova, Ayan Valeh Qizi - Azerbaijan
“The participant of the second round” Kustova, Anastasia - Russia
“The participant of the second round” Bao, Zexin - China
“The participant of the second round” Sidarovich, Ilona - Belarus
 

III age group

The winner of the I award Kliuchereva, Elizaveta - Russia
The winner of the I award Lozowska, Julia - Poola

Diploma:
Gao, Shanxiaoyang - China
 

Thanksgiving letters:
 
 “The participant of the second round” Namiraslanov, Nariman - Azerbaijan
“The participant of the second round” Narits, Arko - Estonia
“The participant of the second round” Behbudov, Rashid - Azerbaijan
“The participant of the second round” Frölich, Soleilo - Austria


Press about us:

http://prospekt.ee/society/8906-galereya-gran-pri-shopenovskogo-konkursa-zavoeval-10-letniy-rossiyanin-timofey-starovoytov.html


Participants of the final concert:

Aydin Duru (Turkey)
Starovoitov Timofei (Russia)
Semernina Aksinia (Russia)
Megelinskas Kristijonas (Lithuania)
Baltrushaititie Dana (Ukraine)
Wojciechowski Pawel Miroslaw (Poland)
Kliuchereva Elizaveta (Russia)
Lozowska Julia (Poland)


III age group III round:

1 Kliuchereva Elizaveta Venemaa
3 Gao Shanxiaoyang China
5 Lozowska Julia Poola

Attention! Programme changes:


1 February (Thursday)
08.00 – 09.40 Rehearsals in recital room
08.40 – 09.55 Piano tuning
10.00 – 11.30 II round I age group (10)
11.30 - 11.45 Break
11.45 – 14.00 II round II age group (6)
14.00 – 15.00  Lunch
15.00 - 18.45 II round II age group, continuation (8)
18.00 - 19.30 Concert of the groups, not performing in II round (Narva Castle)
19.00 - 22.00 Rehearsals


II age group II round:

2 Czerwinski Piotr Zbigniew Poola
3 Megelinskas Kristijonas Leedu
4 Petrov Vitalii Venemaa
9 Khvichia Sofia Eesti
10 Dugalic Bogdan Serbia
11 Liiv Tähe-Lee Eesti
14 Aslanova Ayan Valeh Qizi Aserbaidžaan
16 Baltrushaititie Dana Ukraine
18 Bao Zexin China
19 Kustova Anastasia Venemaa
20 Dedik Aleksandra Venemaa
21 Mantinyan Gevorg Armenia
23 Sidarovich Ilona Valgevene
25 Wojciechowski Pawil Miroslaw Poola

I age group II round:

1 Zueva Irina Venemaa
2 Bondarenko Darja Läti
4 Potštarjova Jana Eesti
5 Aydin Duru Türgi
6 Takanbekova Melissa Läti
7 Shymchak Anastasiya Valgevene
8 Starovoitov Timofei Venemaa
9 Amiraslanova Shirin Ažerbaidžaan
12 Semernina Aksinia Venemaa
14 Kontchits Yaroslav Valgevene

Attention! Programme changes:

30 January (Tuesday)
08.00 – 08.40 Rehearsals in recital room
08.40 – 08.55 Piano tuning
10.00 – 12.00 I round I age group (numbers 1-15)
12.00 – 12.30 Break
12.30 – 14.00 I round II age group, ending (numbers 1-5)
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch
14.45 – 14.55 Piano tuning
15.00 – 16.50 I round II age group (6-11)
16.50 - 17.00 Break
17.00 - 18.30 I round II age group, continuation (numbers 12-16)
18.30 - 22.00 Rehearsals
20.00 - 21.30 Evening excursion „Legends of the Old Castle“ (Narva Castle, in English, in Russian registration needed, 20 persons.)
21.00 Announcement of the results of the I round (I age group), notice-board, website

31 January (Wednesday)
08.00 – 08.40 Rehearsals in recital room
08.40 – 08.55 Piano tuning
10.00 – 11.30 I round II age group, continuation (numbers 17-21)
11.30 – 12.00 Break
12.00 – 13.15 I round II age group (numbers 22-25)
14.00 - 15.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.45 Rehearsals in recital room
14.45 - 14.55 Piano tuning
15.00 - 16.15 II round III age group, ending (3)
16.15 - 16.30 Break
16.30 – 18.30 II round III age group (4)
18.30 - 22.00 Rehearsals
20.00 - 21.30 Evening excursion „Legends of the Old Castle“ (Narva Castle, in Russian, registration needed, 20 persons.)
21.00 Announcement of the results:
I round (II age group),
II round (III age group), notice-board, website


1 February (Thursday)
08.00 – 08.40 Rehearsals in recital room
08.40 – 08.55 Piano tuning
09.00 – 10.15 II round I age group (8)
10.15 - 10.30 Break
10.30 – 14.00 II round II age group (7)
14.00 – 15.00  Lunch
15.00 - 16.40 II round II age group, continuation (4)
16.40 – 17.00 Break, Piano tuning
17.00 – 18.40 II round II age group, ending (4)
18.00 - 19.30 Concert of the groups, not performing in II round (Narva Castle)
19.00 - 22.00 Rehearsals
 


III age group II round:

1 Kliuchereva Elizaveta Venemaa
3 Gao Shanxiaoyang China
5 Lozowska Julia Poola
6 Narits Arko Eesti
10 Fröhlich Solei Austria
11 Behbudov Rashid Aserbaidžaan
12 Amiraslanov Nariman Aserbaidžaan

Dear music friends!
Welcome to Narva, which thanks to you, good musicians, music teachers and judges, will become Estonia’s winter capital of piano music.
Narva is an important centre of international cultural and musical life in Estonia, and one of the iconic events is the International Chopin Competition, which will take place for the 12th time this year. As confirmation of the long friendship between Poland and Estonia and the love of Fryderyk Chopin’s music, 63 talented young pianists from 15 countries will meet in Narva and take pleasure in making music and enjoy the superb music that will fill the days of this competition.
The competition is much more than just a contest that will determine the most brilliant interpreters of the day. The competition provides a window onto the wide world of music, an opportunity to compare one’s playing skills with one’s contemporaries, and to get excellent advice from the best teachers. This is an opportunity to listen, gather ideas and experiences, and to question and dream boldly! I am sure that more than one of the participants in today’s competition will be a welcome guest on the world’s best concert stages in the future or will be a respected teacher, who will attract students from around the world.
We are waiting with excitement to hear the emotional colouring and accents that these young people will discover in Fryderyk Chopin’s work. I hope that the International Chopin Competition will be a memorable meeting place for you, where a large audience will share in your talent and dedication, and where you will find life-long friends and confreres.
I want to thank the organisers, supporters, judges, teacher and participants of the Chopin competition – everyone who is dedicated to young musicians and has contributed to the success of this competition.
Have a successful competition and enjoy the music!
Indrek Saar
Minister of Culture, Republic of Estonia
Patron, International Chopin Competition
 


Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with great pleasure that I greet the participants of the 12th International Chopin Competition in Narva, and cordially congratulate and thank the City of Narva, the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Polish Embassy in Tallinn, the National Chopin Institute, and the Estonian Broadcasting Company for perseverance and consistency, which brought the result in the form and shape of today's joyful experiences and the celebration of the beauty of the music of one of the most outstanding composers of the world.
The Music of Fryderyk Chopin characterized by classical perfection has a timeless value and strengthens us in the conviction that music penetrates the essence of the world and gives it an artistic dimension. The noble contest of young artists from many different countries proves yet again the value of the works of the great Polish composer, making it free of the boundaries of space and time. The uniqueness of the works is the reason for us to be proud of our prominent countryman; their Polish character, so easily perceptible in the rhythms of the mazurka and nostalgic cantilena, makes us express special gratitude to the organizers of the 12th International Chopin Competition in Narva, which for many years have contributed to the development and promotion of Polish culture in Estonia.
Dear Competition participants!
I wish the beauty, nobility, and perfection of Fryderyk Chopin’s music to be audible in every sound you make. Let your music intuition to conquer the hearts of both the listeners and jury members.
Good luck!
 

Prof.Piotr Glinski

REPUBLIC of POLAND
Deputy Chair of the Council of Ministers
Minister of Culture
and National Heritage
 


For almost twenty years Narva has been speaking the Chopin language in the middle of winter. Thanks to young talents from all over the world, we have the opportunity to recognize or discover anew the music of the most outstanding Polish composer. This time we meet in Narva in the year that is special for both Poland and Estonia. One hundred years ago the dreams of many generations of the Estonians and Poles became reality as Estonia gained its independence and Poland regained it after 123 years of partitions.
The music of Fryderyk Chopin is part and parcel of the Polish romanticism – and ideological and creative movement, which keeps shaping the hearts and minds of the Polish people. In the political dimension the movement was and still is an expression of peoples’ aspirations for freedom. These aspirations are universal – that is why we would call Fryderyk Chopin, who first and foremost is a Pole and a European – a musician of the world. This idea is perfectly reflected in the words of the outstanding romantic poet Cyprian Kamil Norwid, who wrote about Chopin: "A native of Warsaw, a Pole in the heart, and a citizen of the world by the talent". Indeed, the number of participants in this year’s Chopin Competition, which has gathered 63 young talented musicians from 15 countries, just proves the point.
Poland and Estonia have very strong ties in many areas, including culture. The Polish government has prepared a comprehensive programme for celebration of the 100th anniversary of regaining its independence. Also in Estonia we have planned a number of events that will help you get to know Poland better. It is a great pleasure and honor for me to open this year’s cultural programme entitled “Independent” in Narva, on the occasion of the 12th International Chopin Competition.
Although it was written two centuries ago, the music of Fryderyk Chopin remains amazingly fresh; it can surprise and it can inspire. The influence of Chopin can be traced in the creations of many famous Polish jazz composers, such as Krzysztof Komeda and Leszek Możdżer. The Polish music is becoming more and more popular in the world thanks to its reference to Chopin, among other things. I firmly believe that the young pianists, who have come to Narva to play the Chopin’s repertoire, will be successful in life and part of their success will be their inspiration by the music of the great Chopin.
Dear pianists and their teachers! I would like to congratulate you on the fact that you decided to compare your musicality with the extremely demanding music of Fryderyk Chopin. I wish you all good luck. But I also wish you to find the meaning in the music. The meaning that transpires the limits of technical mastery of the performance, i.e. have an aesthetic experience. As Chopin himself put it, “there is nothing more repulsive than music without hidden meaning”.
I wish all the participants and listeners unforgettable impressions!

Dr. Robert Filipczak
Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in the Republic of Estonia


Message from the EMCY President
Founded in 1999, and EMCY member since 2002, the International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of 'Fryderyk Chopin' has become a well-established biannual European competition.
This year 63 young pianists from 15 countries have been pre-selected in the three different age categories to compete in the final rounds and present themselves before an international jury.
Music competitions are much more than just measuring your talents with others, it is an opportunity to gain experience, exchange with others and develop further, not only musically but also as a person. I would encourage all participants to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the competition and wish them good luck!
The organisers of the competition the Narva Municipality with support of Estonian Ministry of Culture, Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Embassy of Poland in Estonia, National Institute of Chopin and Chopin Society in Warsaw, illustrate how music crosses borders and have established a competition that brings valued experience and collaboration to the European Union of Music Competition for Youth (EMCY) network.
I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Mirosław Pieńkowski for his dedication to young talented musicians as the permanent general sponsor of the competition.
I wish everyone a musically rewarding competition and present to you Europe’s musical future!


Paul Scholer
President
European Union of Music Competitions for Youth
www.emcy.org

 


Dear friends of the International Chopin Competition and Chopin music!
The Chopin Competition in Narva has always been a week of Chopin music not only in Narva Music School but also a lively topic of discussion on the streets of the city.

Young participants have created a wonderful atmosphere for Chopin music and for support of the healthy spirit of competition, which helps all children to accept any decisions of the jury, which are sometimes hard to take.

I am thankful to the participants of all the Chopin competitions for the unforgettable emotions and their work; I am grateful to the organizers for the years of cooperation, at times difficult cooperation; I wish the 12-th International Chopin Competition lots of luck!

From the bottom of my heart I wish the participants bright emotions, new friendships, and top places in their groups. To the very friendly Narva audience I wish great enjoyment, which has always improved the climate during this week in the month of January. I hope that the future competitions will increase the Narva event its international acclaim.

The possibility to be actively involved in the creation and development of the Chopin Competition in the last 20 years has been a great honor for me.

M. Pienkowski
Jan 2017
 


Dear participants!

Recital hall and classes are available after registration

24.01.2018


There are special prices in hotel Inger for the participants of the competition

Hotel INGER
st. Pushkina 28, Narva
Tel.
+372 688 11 07
Fax. +372 688 1101
sales@inger.ee
www.inger.ee


25.02.2016

http://www.emcy.org/projects/emcy-prize/959-the-xi-international-f-chopin-competition.html


Konkursi 2016 tulemused:

Grand-Prix Kaplunov, Nikita - Russia

I age group
The winner of the I award Nasser, Alshaikh Mohammad - Israel
The winner of the I award Kliuchereva, Anastasiia - Russia
The winner of the II award Dedik, Aleksandra - Russia
The winner of the II award Daugele, Laura - Latvia
The winner of the II award Shchukina, Anna - Russia
The winner of the III award Mishina, Mariia Magdalina - Russia
The winner of the III award Limorova, Marya - Belarus
Diploma:
Laganovskis, Arturs - Latvia

Special diplomas:
“The promising young performer” Gervits, Elizabet - Israel
“The best performer of a work of the country” Daugele, Laura - Latvia
“The participant of the second round” Mozgovoy, Dmitry - Russia
“The participant of the second round” Gavrilova, Jelizaveta - Estonia

II age group
The winner of the I award Papoian, Ilia - Russia
The winner of the I award Kambarov, Mikhail - Russia
The winner of the II award Ismailova, Narmina - Azerbaijan
The winner of the III award Gigashvili, Giorgi - Georgia

Diplomas:

Rzazade, Sabina - Azerbaijan
Heidarli, Nigar - Azerbaijan
Special diplomas:
”For virtuosity and inspiration” Gigashvili Giorgi - Georgia
“The best performer of I.S. Bach work” Kambarov, Mikhail - Russia

III age group
The winner of the II award Shagaev, Alexey - Russia

Diplomas:

Janusz, Aleksandra - Poland
Nutt, Karl Johan - Estonia

Special diplomas:
„The best performer of F.Chopin work“ Janusz, Aleksandra - Poland
“The participant of the second round” Niftiyev, Elkhan - Azerbaijan
“The participant of the second round” Karwowski, Cezary - Poland


Slideshow - Photoreview of competition

Watch record of Gala concert in the Concert Hall Estonia via link: http://kultuur.err.ee/v/muusika/b9702916-5668-4642-b112-84b3e2e59ff4

The competition livestream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chopin

31.01.2016