The high violinist Andrey Baranov was the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition

BRUSSELS, May 27. 

Russian Andrey Baranov was the winner of the prestigious International Music Competition of Queen Elizabeth. This year, the competition of academic musicians in the Belgian capital determines the best violinist. Its results were known in the night from Saturday to Sunday.

In the first semifinal of a 26-year-old native of St. Petersburg performed the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 by Mozart, and the second — a work of Tchaikovsky's "Memoirs of a dear place" / Three Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 42 /. For the finale, which was held last Thursday, the violinist chose the Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 other Russian classics — Sergei Prokofiev. His masterful performance of world classics Andrey Baranov captured members of the jury of the Queen Elizabeth awarded him first prize and cash equivalents in the amount of 25 thousand euros.

Second prize / 20 thousand euro / got 20-year-old native of Japan Tatsuki Narita, the third / 17 thousand euros / — 24-year-old violinist from South Korea's Shin Soo Hyun.

Just a musical contest participated 78 violinists, among them — seven musicians from Russia, two — from the Ukraine and Belarusian Artem Shishkov was one of six winners of the competition. The right to participate in the finals were only 12 people.

The competition was first held academic musicians in Brussels in 1937. Then he was named Belgian violinist and composer Eugene Ysaye. However, the Second World War, which broke out in 1939, the tradition was interrupted for more than 10 years, and the competition resumed only in the early 50's of the last century, in honor of the Belgian Queen Elizabeth.

The competition is held annually in one of four musical disciplines — violin, piano, singing and songwriting academic art. The Soviet and Russian musicians were getting 13 times its winners.

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