"Prizvanie" violin ensemble wins the Grand Prix of the 9th "Mozart-Prague" International Competition

03 June 2014

On May 10, 2014 the Moscow ensemble of young violinists with the support of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation demonstrated its skills at “Mozart-Prague”, the 9th International competition of choral and instrumental ensembles, and took home the main award!

The competition programme of “Prizvanie” included: “Adagio” by Schnittke, “Humoresque” by Dvorak, “Complaint” by Bach, “German Dance” by Mozart, “Concerto in D Minor” (I-st part ) by Vivaldi, "Toledo“(Bolero) by Metstsakapo, “Ave-Maria” by Bach/Gounod, and other works by great composers.

The young violinists also performed in Prague and Cesky Krumlov at the 10th Annual International Festival of Arts: “Czech-Russian musical dialogue”, which has been held together with the “Mozart-Prague” since 2007 and welcomes visitors from many European countries.

Both events have international status and are aimed at promoting Russian contemporary art in various genres and styles and strengthening cultural ties between the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic.

Aybaniz Rustamov, the chairman of the ensemble’s parent committee, said: “We are grateful to the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation for responding to our request. Now the young stars of ‘Prizvanie’ have the opportunity to travel and represent our country abroad. I’d like to stress that many kids are brought up in poor and large families and some of them are boarding a plane and leaving Moscow for the first time ever. For them, a trip like this is like a reward for their hard work”.

The “Prizvanie” violin ensemble was formed in 1974 from pupils at the Lev Oborin Children’s School of Music in Moscow. Since forming all those years ago, Honoured Worker of Culture, Elena Lyadova, has been its leader. “Prizvanie” has been a welcome guest at the Kremlin Palace, Pillar Hall of the House of Unions, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the “Russia” Concert Hall and other prestigious concert halls in Moscow.

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