625 applications in various categories were presented to the jury.
Young talents (the youngest 4 years old) and older ones took part in the competition.
Participants represented 22 countries: Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, UAE, Thailand, Turkey, Moldova, Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Macedonia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Israel.
The jury noted the high level of the participants, their desire to create and develop their talents.
“It was a very difficult but valuable job for me. The number of applications and their variety exceeded my expectations. I liked the folklore performances of different countries and the vocal skills of some of the performers (singing with scales), ”- Magdalena Ziolkowska, Poland
„The participants are all very good with great pleasure listening to the performances of little musicians. You are doing a very important job, helping talented children to believe in their talents and themselves. Even if they do not become musicians, t your contests will remain with them forever, as steps in their creative development as a person, ”- Alexander Vinokurov, Germany
We congratulate all the laureates and wish that the desire to create and develop does not disappear!
Introducing our esteemed international jury:
- Irina Narbekova
Member of the Union of Cinematographers, member of the Union of Theater Workers, member of the Guild of Actors of Belarusian Cinema, leading stage master, theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Belarus.
2. Maryna Leanovich
folk vocal teacher. Winner of international competitions. Creative Director of Artivities, Russia-Belarus.
3. Mariola Sójka
Specialist in modern forms of dance, holder of regional and state awards in the field of culture and education, Poland.
4. Vitali Papish
choreographer — director; teacher of dance technique of jazz contemp; initiator of many creative projects in India, China, Nepal, France. Member of many international festivals and creative laboratories.
5. Tetiana Chernoknizhnaya
Choreographer; teacher of dance technique of jazz contemp; initiator of many creative projects in Europe and Asia. Member of many international festivals and creative laboratories. Choreographer of the school of modern dance «Potoki» Dnepr (Ukraine)
6. Aliaksandra Beshta
teacher of arts and crafts, author of projects-winners at the Republican competitions of applied and artistic creativity.
7. Olga Louque
Graduate Of The Belarusian State Academy Of Music
In the past, she was a soloist of the folk instruments Orchestra of the Belarusian State University. Winner of several prestigious competitions in Belarus and Poland. For many years, she worked as the head of the Children’s vocal and instrumental ensemble «Plomen», a multiple winner of National and International competitions and festivals. Olga’s students, instrumental soloists and vocalists, are also multiple winners of international competitions. Olga Luk also taught at the school of early development. Teaching experience of more than 20 years.
Olga is also a graduate of the Belarusian Academy of Postgraduate Education, where she majored in speech Therapy. Experience as a speech therapist is more than 15 years.
Olga is the founder and head of » North Texas Talentville School” (Texas, USA), where children from 1 year old develop their talents in different directions. The main one is Music!
8. Svetlana Levchenko
Teacher-choreographer, Director of show programs, organizer of projects in the field of culture and art, author of ideas and developer of youth competitions: «Miss un Misters Rīgas Talants «, «Deju Maratons 2015», «Princese-ikstīte 2016», «Hit Parade of Parodies 2014 and 2015», head of the modern dance theater «MAGIC DANCE», multiple prize-winner and winner of international festivals and competitions in Latvia and Europe. LATVIA/RUSSIA
9. Oksana Kulchytska
Songwriter, head of the children’s vocal theater «Notki», music teacher, pop vocal teacher at The Only School of Jazz and Pop Music in Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine), master of music.
10. Victoria Sage
Graduate of Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts, Moldova. Lives in Dallas, USA. Teaches at Music studio «Music and Arts», Choirmaster/accompanist at Dallas Fort Worth association Christian Church.
11. Anastasia Balysh
artist from Belarus. Participant of numerous exhibitions abroad and at home. Her paintings are in private collections around the world, in museums in Belarus and in the collection of the University of Oxford. Illustrator of children’s books (American and domestic publishing houses). Organizer of creative plein airs. Member of the creative association «Mastak».
Teacher of wind instruments (clarinet, saxophone, flute). Conductor and musician. Lives in Berlin. Graduated from the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and has 30 years of experience as a teacher in Russia and Germany. Plays and teaches children and adults traditional klezmer music. For three years he directed a project at Janusz Korczak’s House in Berlin — Germany’s first children’s klezmer orchestra.
Now he is managing two projects: 1) teaching klezmer music from 0-level on the clarinet; 2) the author’s method of teaching to play a wind instrument from Hawaii — Classik Xaphoon for Russian speakers from all over the world from the 0-level.
He prepares future musicians — for study at musical institutions, gives master classes for wind instrument ensembles, and also provides online consultations and training. (Germany – Russia).
13. Drapeza Maryna
Deputy Chairman of the Cycle Commission «Choreographic Art (in directions)» of the educational institution «Minsk State College of Arts».
Reviewer of standard programs for institutions providing secondary specialized education in the field of culture and art of the Republic of Belarus.
Member of the Commission for Education Control Accreditation of Special Secondary Institutions.
Member of the Union of Musical Figures of the Republic of Belarus.
Chairman and jury member of district, city, republican and international competitions in choreographic art.
14. Hanna Leanovich
Theater and film actress. Graduate of the Moscow Institute of Culture. President of the Artivities company. Russia
15. Grudzień Katarzyna
Polish linguist, theater instructor in Cultural Centre in Pulawy, founder of SPUT² theater, organizer of theater, recitation and interpersonal communication workshops.
16. Miglena Tzenova
Associate professor, PhD at the Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and a musical teacher at Ph. D. Music Lab, Narodno Chitalishte «Tsar Boris III — 1928», Sofia.
17. Magdalena Ziółkowska
choreographer, teacher at the State Music School in Gliwice, lecturer at postgraduate studies, co-owner of the Maciej Art Studio in Zabrze. She is a laureate of many artistic awards in the field of dance, playing instruments and singing. She composes songs for children and writes books on music education. Most of all, however, she is a teacher and ambassador of good quality in Polish music education.
The full list of laureates will be published soon on our website.
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