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The broadcast was watched by over 60 thousand viewers.
The ceremony of awarding the winners of the competition for grants for the Mayor of Moscow was held online for the first time this year. The broadcast was watched by over 60 thousand viewers. The names of the most talented students of the capital’s creative schools and colleges were announced live.
“The participants, whose names we are calling today, have gone through a difficult, serious creative selection and can rightfully be proud of their achievements, their awards. Of course, this year the situation was complicated by the objective circumstances that caused the pandemic. In order to preserve the health of our citizens, we were forced to freeze many creative processes. And nevertheless, we were able to hold our competition so as not to wait another year, and now we would like to mark those guys for whom it is very important for their further development and formation, ”said the Minister of the Moscow Government, head
Moscow Department of Culture Alexander Kibovsky.
He also noted that, despite the difficult situation, the Moscow Government took all the necessary measures to keep the funds for salaries and grants in full.
The audience saw the bright performances of the finalists of the 2020 competition in the nominations “Wind Instruments”, “Piano”, “Variety and Jazz Art”, “Guitar”, “Orchestral String Instruments”. In addition, the winner of a special award, the Grand Prix, took the stage. It was received by nine-year-old Polina Yudina from the children’s music school named after S.M. Maykapara. She also won first place in the Organ, Harpsichord category.
Alexander Kibovsky thanked the teachers of art schools who were able to quickly adapt to the pandemic.
“The appropriate programs were promptly developed, the curricula were adjusted, everyone quickly adapted to distance learning, and I can say that tens of thousands of classes and lessons were held during this period. Fortunately, we see that even those who passed the final tests that we had at the end of the school year, after the first wave of the pandemic, were at a very high level in their success. And we have preserved the quality of education that Moscow is proud of in the field of performing arts, choreography, music, fine arts and other creative disciplines, ”he stressed.
The winners were greeted live by the saxophonist Igor Butman, the head of the Jazz Academy, the artistic director of the Moscow Oleg Tabakov Theater, Vladimir Mashkov, the ballet dancer, rector of the A. Ya. Vaganova Nikolai Tsiskaridze and soloist of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia Anna Aglatova. The broadcast was conducted by Fyodor Balandin, Russian TV and radio host, journalist and actor.
A unique visual design was developed for the awards of the competition. It refers to a fragment of Michelangelo’s fresco “The Creation of Adam” and modern technology.
You can watch the broadcast of the ceremony on the page mos.ru.
Winners of the competition for grants of the Mayor of Moscow in the field of culture and art announced Moscow Mayor grants in the field of culture and art: the winners of the previous years – about participation in the competition
Every year, grants from the Mayor of Moscow are awarded to talented students of the capital’s creative schools and colleges in 19 nominations. The best are determined in such areas as piano, organ, strings and wind instruments, academic vocals, folklore, artistic and theatrical art, choreography, architecture and others.
The winners of the competition receive grants from 15 to 50 thousand rubles in individual nominations and from 30 to 150 thousand rubles in collective ones.
The selection of contestants in 2020 took place remotely in several stages. The expert jury carried out a careful selection of applications based on video fragments of performances of young artists aged seven to 20 years. The jury this year included professionals from different areas of the arts. Among them are Igor Butman, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Panayotov, Vasily Tsereteli, Boris Andrianov, Artem Dervoed, Vladimir Yurovsky and others.
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