Nine 1st prizes won by ZBSM violin students at international online competitions
20 January 2021
At six international online music competitions which were held in Europe, USA and Russia our violin, cello and piano students won ten prizes: nine first prizes and one second prize. All first prizes were won by the Zakhar Bron School of Music violin students, and the only second prize was won by a piano-cello duet.
At the third edition of the Nouvelles Étoiles (Paris) that was held last week our students won:
- 1st prize in the violin solo category up to 8 years old: Tatiana Filimonova (studio of Inna Khriplovich);
- 1st prize in the violin solo category up to 11 years old and a special prize – performance with the Bright Bows Ensemble: Nikita Koller (studio of Inna Khriplovich and Liana Tretiakova);
- 1st prize in the ensembles category up to 12 years old: duet of Tatiana Filimonova and Emily Euschen (both violin students, studio of Inna Khriplovich);
- 2nd prize in the ensembles category up to 12 years old: duet of Arkady Brunner (piano, studio of Christophe Berruex) and Benjamin Branson (cello, studio of Matthieu Gutbub).
At the 5th international online music competition ‘Golden Classical Music Awards’ (New York) which was also held last week ZBSM violin student Nikita Koller won the 1st prize and a special prize – opportunity to perform at the ‘Winners’ Concert’ at the Carnegie Hall this summer.
Earlier this academic year our young violinists won four first prizes and three invitations to perform at the gala concerts at Bonn, Salzburg and Paris editions of the Grand Prize Virtuoso international music competition:
- 1st prize in the violin solo category (up to 15 years old, Bonn edition): Sophie Branson (studio of Liana Tretiakova);
- 1st prize in the chamber music category (adults, Bonn edition) and invitation to perform at the gala concert: Sophie Branson in duet with Sofya Menshikova (piano, alumnus of Mira Marchenko);
- 1st prize in the violin solo category (9-11 years old, Salzburg edition) and invitation to perform at the gala concert: Nikita Koller;
- 1st prize in the violin solo category (juniors, Paris edition) and invitation to perform at the gala concert: Ilva Eigus (studio of Liana Tretiakova).
Finally in summer 2020 our violin student Ilva Eigus won the highest prize – grand prix – at the 1st International Kamerton Online Music Competition in Moscow.
Our heartfelt congratulations our prize-winners, their parents and their teachers!
In the picture: prize-winning duet of Tatiana Filimonova (left) and Emily Euschen (right) and their teacher Inna Khriplovich.