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Be hungry for music and creativity!

A photo: Oksana FOMINA

There are many firsts in this competition. For the first time there is a creative competition of accompanists, constant companions of singers and co-authors of their success. And this is not accidental: Khibla Gerzmava is a pianist by her first education.

For the first time, such a solid prize fund awaits the winners. The winner of the Grand Prix will receive 2.5 million rubles, and 1.5 million will be awarded for the first place. Another option for the winners is a debut on the stage of the opera house. Venues, by the way, will be serious: the theater. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, the theater “Helikon-Opera” and others.

As Hibla noted, this competition has a very wide geography of participants.

– We reviewed the applications of about 800 applicants from 38 countries, literally from all over the world: from Brazil, Kazakhstan, France, the USA, China, Mongolia. Very good vocalists and accompanists, some of them are already working in opera houses, while others are just starting their journey. They are all very young! – said Khibla Levarsovna.

A photo: Oksana FOMINA

According to Roman Karmanov, General Director of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives, not only vocalists from friendly countries, but also from so-called “unfriendly” countries sent their videos, which suggests that culture cannot be canceled against the will of politicians.

55 participants entered the face-to-face tour – 39 vocalists and 16 accompanists.

Creative competitions begin today, January 13th. And the names of the winners will be announced on January 22, at the same time a gala concert will be held with the participation of the best vocalists of the competition.

– Be hungry for music and creativity! – the star of the opera admonished young performers.

A photo: Oksana FOMINA

After the grand opening, a concert took place, in which soprano Khibla Gerzmava, bass Ildar Abdrazakov and pianist Ekaterina Mechetina once again showed off their talent.

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