11.09.2017 Results of the 10th MIKAEL TARIVERDIEV INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION
September, 8 a press conference on the results of the 10th Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition was held in the Kaliningrad Cathedral.
4-5 September the Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic hosted auditions of 2 rounds 10th Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition, in which 21 organists from Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Germany, USA and Korea took part. Only 6 organists from Russia, Poland, Hungary and the USA were admitted to participate in the final 3 round, which took place in the Cathedral on September 7.
The competition’s award and closing ceremony, with a concert by the awardees, were held at the Cathedral, on 8th September. Representatives of leading Russian and international concert venues were awarding the prizes to the winners. The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky took part in the ceremony.
At a press conference, Martin Haselböck summarized the results of the 10th Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition and named the winners:
First Prize - Zita Nauratill (Hungary)
Second Prize - Mansur Yusupov (Russia)
Third Prize - Maria Lesovichenko (Russia) / Krzysztof Musial (Poland)
Diploma - Tyler Boehmer (USA)
Special Prize "For the Best Interpretation of Mikael Tariverdiev’s Music" - Tyler Boehmer (USA)
Special Prize, instituted by Mr. Nikolay Tzukanov - Zita Nauratill (Hungary)
«Russia’s Hope», Special Prize, instituted by Mr. Gr. Boos - Vladimir Korolevsky (Russia)
Diploma of the final - Anna Alekseeva, Russia
"Faith, Hope and Love" Vera Tariverdieva’s Special Prize - Sora Yu and Jihoon Song, Korea
Dane & Pole Organ Recital Hall Special Prize | Solo concert, 2018–2019 concert season, and 5000USD - Raphael Attila Vogl, Germany
Audience Prize - Mansur Yusupov, Russia
Special Prize of the Shostakovitch Philharmonic Society of St. Petersburg — A Special Award for the best performance of the concert programme in the final round of the Competition | Awarded with a solo recital in the Great Concert Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, 2018–2019 concert season - Krzysztof Musial, Poland
Special Prize of the Kaliningrad Cathedral | Solo recital, 2018–2019 concert season - Krzysztof Musial, Poland
Special Prize of St. Michael’s Church in Hamburg | Solo recital in the St. Michael’s Church, 2018–2019 concert season - Krzysztof Musial, Poland
Special Prize of the Art of Goodness Foundation for one of the winners of the Competition | Solo recital at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary in Moscow, 2018–2019 concert season - Tyler Boehmer, USA
Special Prize of St. Jakobi, Lubeck | Solo recital, 2018–2019 concert season - Krzysztof Musial, Poland
Special Prize of the Dom Cathedral in Riga | Solo recital at the Summer Festival in 2018 - Mansur Yusupov, Russia
Special Prize of the Mikhail Glinka State Museum of Musical Culture | Solo concert at the Museum, 2018–2019 concert season - Maria Lesovitchenko, Russia
Special Prize of the Orgelkring Roermond Foundation, The Netherlands | An invitation to the first prize winner of the Mikael Tariverdiev Organ Competition 2017 to give an organ recital on the Louvigny-Robustelly-Verschueren organ of the Caroluskapel in Roermond during the organ recital series in the summer of 2018 - Zita Nauratyill, Hungary
Special Prize of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Society | Solo recital, 2018–2019 concert season - Tyler Boehmer, USA
Special Prize of the Tomsk Philharmonic Society | Solo recital, 2018–2019 concert season - Tyler Boehmer, USA
Special Prize of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Society | Solo recital, 2018–2019 concert season - Tyler Boehmer, USA
Special Prize of the Hall of Organ and Chamber Music, Chelyabinsk | Solo recital, 2018–2019 concert season - Tyler Boehmer, USA
Special Prize of the International Organ Music Festival in Krasnodar | Solo WILM in the concert season of 2018–2019 - Tyler Boehmer, USA
Special Prize of the Art-Assembly and Tavricheskaya Chapel, St. Petersburg, "For the best rendition of baroque music" | Solo recital in Tavricheskaya Chapelin, 2018–2019 concert season - Sora Yu, Korea
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann Special Prize (instituted by Boris Bartfeld) — "For the best rendition of German music" - Elizabeth Ruleva, Russia
Prize of Radio Russia - Tyler Boehmer, USA
Apart from the title of laureates and prizes, all the finalists have received unique prizes - solo concerts in the most prestigious concert halls of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Krasnodar), Europe (Hamburg, Lubeck, Riga, Roermond, Arezzo) and the USA.
During the announcement of results Martin Haselböck noted that it was a certain challenge for the jury to make the final choice, since the level of all the contestants is very high.
The art director of the contest Vera Tariverdieva welcomed all finalists of the contest and wished them good luck and great victories in their artistic life.
The winner of the competition, a student of the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts Zita Nauratill, thanked the jury for the honor and award she received.
The competition’s award and closing ceremony, with a concert by the awardees, were also held at the Cathedral, on 8th September. Representatives of leading Russian and international concert venues were awarding the prizes to the winners. The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky took part in the ceremony, which was presented by the renowned stage and film actor Vladimir Koshevoy.
The city of Kaliningrad could rightfully be called the world’s organ capital, and its Cathedral is a unique venue that has brought together musicians from across the world. And it will be no exaggeration to say that this September, Kaliningrad and the Cathedral became the centre of musical life in Russia and beyond. As Cathedral director Vera Tariverdieva has said about the playbill of the milestone 10th Competition and its accompanying festivals, “The stars are all coming here!”.
The Kaliningrad Cathedral is also recieving the "Organ+" festival, traditionally accompanying the Competition. Their schedule included a rich variety of events. The geography of Organ+ concerts included familiar Kaliningrad locations such as the Cathedral and the Friedrichsburg Gate as well as experimental venues such as the Tram Depot No. 1 which, on 9th September, hosted a concert titled, Here’s What’s Been Going On with Me, marking the 90th anniversary of the film director Eldar Ryazanov and featuring Emma Ryazanova, Gosha Kutsenko, and the Traditional Instrument Soloists’ Ensemble of Kaliningrad conducted by Andrey Stepanenko. The choice of location for this concert was not an arbitrary one; it is the depot of the city tram decorated with photographs of the competition’s finalists.
On 6th September, the evening of music by Leonid Desyatnikov, titled A Poet’s Love and Life and featuring Yulia Korpacheva (soprano), Alexey Goribol (piano), Semyon Gurevich (violin), and Rustam Komachkov (cello) was held outside by Friedrichsburg Gate: the part of the fortress Friedrichsburg 17th century. The Organ+ festival concluded with a concert by the American professor and organist James Higdon titled Bach, Cathedrals, and a Bit of America. James Higdon’s concert will also be dedicated to the Kaliningrad Cathedral’s anniversary.
For the first time in the history of the Organ+ festival, Kaliningrad hosted a series of concerts of the Open Festival Territory of Peace – Territory of Music. This year, as part of that festival, two international celebrity musicians and Distinguished Artists of Russia, the pianist Boris Berezovsky and the cellist Boris Andrianov, appeared in concert at the Cathedral. On 4th September, Boris Andrianov exclusively presented a programmatic concert with an ensemble including Anton Dressler (clarinet, Italy), Rodion Petrov (violin), Fyodor Belugin (alto), Anna Koshkina (cello), Marfa Gorynya (percussion) and Natalia Stadnikova (synthesizer).
Then, on 5th September, took place a truly grand event: the first concert in Kaliningrad by Boris Berezovsky, one of the greatest virtuoso pianists of our time, an awardee of the Tchaikovsky Competition and holder of numerous prestigious prizes.
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