MINSK, 21 October (BelTA) – Eleven young musicians will represent Belarus at the 14th Youth Delphic Games of the CIS member states, BelTA learned from Vice Rector of the Belarusian State Academy of Music Nelly Matsaberidze.
“The next Delphic Games will feature students of our academy and the national gymnasium-college at the academy,” Nelly Matsaberidze said. “This year's games will be held in the format of a championship for the second time. Young musicians will compete with each other not only in various categories, but also in age groups. We will send pianist Olga Makarova, violinist Anna Teran and singer Albina Tonkikh and two college students: violinist Nikon Mazol and pianist Kirill Bartashevich. All the students are tutored by renowned teachers. Participants of the games should prepare up to seven performances. They can perform any piece of music up to three minutes long,” she added.
The Belarusian team will also include students of Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, Rimsky-Korsakov Mogilev State Music College, Mogilev Gymnasium-College of Arts, and Glinka Minsk Music College. Moreover, the open category will feature the folk dance group Belaya Rus of the National Art Center for Children and Youth.
The 14th Youth Delphic Games of the CIS member states will be held in Moscow Oblast on 22-26 November. The games are expected to draw more than 400 musicians aged between 10 to 25. Teams will compete in six categories: piano, violin, academic, folk, and pop singing, and the open category.
The participants shall compete in pairs at all stages of the games. Only one artist of a pair shall qualify for the next stage. Winners of two semi-finals will advance to the final. Two second-placed semi-finalists will share the third place. More than 50 prominent figures of arts from the CIS member states will take part in the event as guests or members of the jury.More about Society