Kazakh 21 yo violin player wins Rodolfo Lipizer Prize in Italy01 october 2014, 00:24
21 y.o. native of Kazakhstan's Pavlodar city Meruert Karmenova has won the prestigious 33rd International Violin Competition 'Rodolfo Lipizer Prize' in Italy, Tengrinews reports citing the Pavlodar Culture and Archives Department.
Violin players from 17 countries of Europe, America, Asia and Oceania competed for the Rodolfo Lipizer Prize. The competition took place on September 6-14 in Gorizia. In the final, the Kazakhsani musician competed against violinists from South Korea, Japan, Russia and Australia.
“There were three very difficult stages and very talented competitors. In the final, only 6 violin players were chosen. One of them was my daughter Meruert,” Gulnar Kapasheva, the mother of the winner, said.
According to Kapasheva, besides the main prize Meruert also won three special prizes: “For the best performance of Mozart’s Concerto”, “For the superior performance technique ” and “For the youngest winner of the competition”. Meruert performs in the under 28 years age category.
The victory at the prestigious competition will open doors to the biggest international competitions for the talented violin player from Kazakhstan.
By Gyuzel Kamalova