International Shostakovich Chamber Music Competition
The Shostakovich competition is a classical music contest in chamber music performance. The two editions of the competition were held in 2008 and 2010 in Moscow, Russia. The contest was open to the participants of all countries in two categories: chamber music ensembles and piano duets. The Shostakovich Chamber Music Competition continued the line of musical contests named after Shostakovich and dedicated to the chamber music: e.g. Shostakovich String Quartet Competition in Moscow.
According to the competition chairman V. I. Vorona:
"The influential Shostakovich competition in chamber music has gained a lot of interest from the musical community from the start. I'm positive that it has a great prospective to contribute in the development of the chamber music performance and that it will give opportunities for young musicians to express themselves."
1st Edition of 2008
Regulations and statisticsThe First Shostakovich Competition was held in Moscow from February 25 to March 2 in 2008. It was open for contestants around the world. The Chamber Music Ensembles category included participants in the following age groups:
The competitive performances took place at the Grand Hall of the State Music and Pedagogical Institute named after M. M. Ippolitov-Ivanov, in the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and in the hall of the Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Cultures. The concert of the laureates and the closing ceremony were held in the Rachmaninoff Hall of Moscow Conservatory on March 2, 2008.
The competition has gathered 75 ensembles from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Latvia, and Ukraine. The chamber music festival DSCH was organized at the same time with the competition. The featured artists included State Shostakovich String Quartet, and Ippolitov-Ivanov Piano Quartet.
According to the jury member professor Elena Sorokina: "It was not easy to select the best ensembles, for the level of competitors was very high".
Group 1I Prize - duet Liya Yakupova (violin), and Anna Tamarkina (piano)
II Prize - duet Anna Aseeva (violin) and Lidiya Nochovskaya (piano)
III Prize - trio Juventa: Alexey Osipov (violin), Nikita Kinyaev, (cello), and Sergei Redkin (piano); quintet Viktoria Ashmarina (violin), Yana Ashmarina (violin), Maria Yarisheva (viola), Maria Efanova (cello), and Olga Chmil (piano).
Group 2I Prize - Class&Jazz Duo: Oleg Bezuglov (violin), and Natalia Bezuglova (piano)
II Prize - duet Ineta Abakuka (viola), and Inara Piksha (piano)
III Prize - duet Alexander Haskin (flute), and Artem Selivanov (piano); duet Alexey Cherkasov (violin), and Alexey Muratov (piano)
For the best performance of the piece written after 1970: trio M. Boltavskaya (violin), P. Churilov (cello), and D. Shaposhnikova (piano)
For the best performance of Shostakovich's piece: duet O. Bezuglov (violin), and N. Bezuglova (piano). For the best performance of the romantic piece: duet I. Tarasenko (viola), and T. Shevchenko (piano).
Piano duetsI Prize - Olga Trofimova, and Ilia Hrustov
II Prize - Tatiana Shatkovskaya, and Anna Shatkovskaya; Anastasia Gramoglasova, and Lubov Gramoglasova; Maria Spirina and Irina Zarechneva
III Prize - Anastasia Rybina and Elena Severukhina; Artem Lyahovich and Alina Romanova
For the Best Performance of Shostakovich's piece: O. Trofimova - I. Hrustov; T. and A. Shatkovskaya; A. and L. Gromoglasoval; A. Lyahovich - A. Romanova For the Best Performance of the Fantasia on the themes from Mussorgsky's Opera "Boris Godunov": D. Pinchuk - A. Savinov.
2nd Edition of 2010
RegulationsIn its 2nd edition the competition was held in one category, which included chamber music ensembles with the piano. Participants were judged in two age groups:
The competitive performances took place at the Grand Hall of the Ippolitov-Ivanov Pedagogical Institute in October 4–10 of 2010. The competition was held in two rounds.
ResultsI Prize - trio Yaroslav Zaboyarkin (violin), Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky (cello), Igor Andreev (piano); duet Maria Lazareva (violin) and Andrey Gugnin (piano)
II Prize - duet Mitinskiy Aleksandr (viola) and Nadezhda Kotnova (piano)
III Prize - quintet Svetlana Bezotosnaya (violin), Elena Savelyeva (violin), Elena Pentegova (viola), Lidiya Braun (cello), and Olga Lavrova (piano); trio Soronova Elizaveta (violin), Pavel Glazyrin (cello), Valentina Nemkova (piano)
For the Best Performance of Shostakovich's piece: duet Mitinskiy Aleksandr (viola) and Nadezhda Kotnova (piano)