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Music Competition to Mark 120th Birth Anniversary of Russian Composer S.Prokofiev

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 04:34

     Zahra Parmar, a student of the Music School attached to the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), won the Grand Prix for her performance on Piano at the Music Competition “Spring Jingle”, dedicated to the 120th Birth Anniversary of the outstanding Russian Composer S. S. Prokofiev, organized by the RCSC jointly with the Russian Embassy School on April 27.

The Dwarka Ensemble got the First Prize, Savkina Maya of the Russian Embassy School the Second Prize, and Samanyu Mahajan of the Dwarka D.P.S. School the Third Prize. The Music Group “Harmony” of the Music School, RCSC, received the Audience Choice Award.

Before the start of the Music Competition, noted musician and winner of several awards, Ms. Olga Titaeva, performed a musical score on piano, accompanying the performance on trumpet by Mr. Mergen Mongush, receiving wide appreciation from the audience.

Mr. Fyodor A. Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, was present at the Music Competition.

Apart from the Music School, RCSC, the other institutions participating in the Music Competition were the Dwarka D.P.S. School, the Bluebells School International and the Russian Embassy School. The participants were free to use any music instruments of their choice to demonstrate their skill.

In her presentation, Ms. Yelena S. Shtapkina, Deputy Director (Culture & Information), RCSC, noted that a music competition of this sort was held for the first time. She described S.S. Prokofiev as an outstanding Russian composer, pianist and conductor, who mastered numerous musical genres, and regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. Prokofiev developed a reputation of a musical rebel, while getting praise for his original compositions, which he performed himself on the piano. He wrote 10 operas, 7 ballets and numerous symphonies, sonnets and other compositions, Ms. Shtapkina added.

A short movie and animation on one of the Prokofiev’s composition “Peter and the Wolf” was also screened on the occasion.

In all, the function became a grand success, testifying to the ardent interest shown by children in the works of Russian composers, that too expressing through musical instruments.

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