In recent years, we witness the rise of interest to folk instruments: virtuoso performers are in demand, and mixed ensembles appear, combining both academic and folk genres in a so called “crossover” style. Last year, a Folk Instruments Department was established within the International Musical Academy.
This year young musicians will have an opportunity to take master classes from such masters as: Friedrich Lips, Dmitry Dmitrienko, Alexander Tsygankov, Valery Zazhygin, Mikhail Dzyudze, Konstantin Shakhanov, Denis Pinyugin, and Andrey Dolgov.
The Gala concert of the participant with the famous performers will be held on 19 February in the Organ Hall. The concert will include the ensemble contest which should add drive to the whole event.