Named the gold, silver and bronze “nutcrackers” of the famous television competition

The third decisive round of The Nutcracker was traditionally held in the Tchaikovsky Hall. Gold, silver and bronze figurines of the famous Hoffmann hero were distributed among nine participants. A total of 48 fought for the coveted awards young musicians from 42 cities and towns of Russia, as well as Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Norway and Chile. The finalists of The Nutcracker 2022 were young musicians from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sevastopol, Nizhny Novgorod, Vladimir, Orenburg and Armenia.

In the finals in each specialty this year, guys of approximately the same age competed, which, most likely, made the work of the jury a little easier. So, pianists (only boys reached the final) – 10, 11 and 12 years old, in the “strings” nomination – two girls 11 years old and a violinist – 12 years old; brass and drummers in This year there were girls – from 12 to 14 years old.

All the guys are talented, artistic and musical, they are all very different. Cellist Lyana Ulikhanyan especially for participation in “The Nutcracker” herself wrote the cadenza for the Haydn Concerto, and the 11-year-old boy simply amazed the audience with the performance of the finale of Tchaikovsky’s famous First Concerto.

In the third round, the “Nutcrackers” performed classical concerts and instrumental pieces: the pianists chose Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Ravel, the string players – Haydn, Wieniawsky and Mendelssohn, and the wind players and percussionists – Reinecke, Demerssmann and Werle.

Photo: press service of the Russia-Culture TV channel / Vadim Shults

Anna Tsybuleva, laureate of international competitions, Yamaha artist, jury member of the XXIII Nutcracker, commented on the results of the competition:

What interests you about The Nutcracker?

Anna Tsybuleva: For me, this competition is associated, first of all, with a very warm and relaxed atmosphere, it is this that is one of the main advantages of The Nutcracker, so I take part in the work of the jury with great pleasure. For a talented child, The Nutcracker can and should become a great friend: a little musician is only trying his hand, here it doesn’t even matter, by and large, the result, what matters is a positive experience on stage, which in the future can play a positive role in his fate.

What did your personal experience as a participant in many competitions give you?

Anna Tsybuleva: I have always felt the unconditional support of my loved ones and knew for sure that they love me, regardless of what the outcome of the competition will be. It is always very difficult for adults – parents and teachers – to contain their own stress, and they very often involve children in it, instilling in them hyper-responsibility, which may interfere with creative people in the future.

What do you remember about working on the Nutcracker?

Anna Tsybuleva: Refereeing at children’s competitions is difficult. It is remembered to unfortunately, that I can not give the highest score to all participants. But the competitions are arranged in this way, and this is an assessment of just today’s performance, and literally in 5 minutes, a musician can play in a completely different way!.. Of course, talented guys, their versatility, zeal and sincerity are remembered. When a child plays on the stage, it always overflows with joy and happiness, because this is our musical future.

Photo: press service of the Russia-Culture TV channel / Vadim Shults

Laureates of the XXIII “Nutcracker”

Stringed instruments: “Golden Nutcracker” – Panov Gleb (12 years old, violin from Moscow) Vladimir); “Silver” – Liana Ulikhanyan (11 years old, cello, Armenia); “Bronze” – Plakun Eva (11 years old, violin, Sevastopol).

Wind and percussion instruments: “Golden Nutcracker” – Grunina Elizaveta (13 years old, drums, Moscow); “Silver” – Virabyan Elen (12 years old, flute, Russia-Armenia) “Bronze” – Gennadyeva Anna (14 years old, saxophone, Orenburg).

Piano: “Golden Nutcracker” – Abrosimov Daniil (10 years old, Nizhny Novgorod); “Silver” – Mikhail Pirozhenko (12 years old, St. Petersburg); “Bronze” – Andrey Goncharov (11 years old, Moscow).

By the way

According to the results of the SMS voting, the “People’s Choice Award” was awarded to Abrosimov by Daniil Irina Nikitina, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nutcracker contest.

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The international television competition for young musicians “The Nutcracker”, which is held by the TV channel “Russia – Culture”, was established in 2000 and has been held annually since then.

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