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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 15: Alexandre Moutouzkine
    dazzling Mr Moutouzkine s performance of Chopin Études in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory was recorded live and released on the Classical Music Archives label in Russia The winner of many renowned piano competition awards Mr Moutouzkine claimed top prizes at the Walter W Naumburg Cleveland Montreal and Arthur Rubinstein international competitions among others He is a winner of Astral Artists 2009 National Auditions and his recital with violinist Kristin Lee on Astral s series also received critical acclaim Highlights of the upcoming season include Mr Moutouzkine s return to Philadelphia s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts chamber music concerts with violinist Mikhail Simonyan at the Kennedy Center in Washington D C and the Bremen Musikfest and performances of Between the Keys a program of the complete solo piano works of John Corigliano Recent highlights include Mr Moutouzkine s debuts at the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic in Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 with the Berliner Symphoniker a chamber music concert in Lincoln Center s Kaplan Penthouse with the Jasper String Quartet performances in Colombia a recital in Puerto Rico and recitals throughout Asia including appearances in the Beijing Concert Hall and Japan s Yokohama Hall Following the success of a performance of his own solo piano transcription of Stravinsky s Firebird Suite performed live alongside specially commissioned animation entitled Who Stole The Mona Lisa he opened Astral s 2012 2013 season with a repeat performance in Philadelphia s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Alexandre Moutouzkine holds a Master s degree and post graduate degrees from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky He holds undergraduate degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and Russia s Nizhny Novgorod Music Academy In November Alexandre was award a Distinguished Alumni

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  • Top Of The World » Jean-Philippe Sylvestre
    of the Young Performer Competition and Concertino Praga International Competition Sylvestre performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist across Canada United States South America and Europe Besides his recognized virtuosity for classical music he excels in Jazz music Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most northern lights activity in the world two months of midnight sun in the summer and

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  • Top Of The World » Vladimir Sverdlov
    promise winning the Grand Prize of all the national music schools at the age of 14 Two years later he makes his first Germany tour with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra At 17 he wins the International piano Competition in Italy Citta de Senigalia and the following year he starts studying in Hannover Germany under the guidance of Ari Vardi In 1999 Vladimir causes a commotion refusing to greet the jury despite winning a Prize at Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition in Brussels Some applauded his courage and others were shocked by his attitude but nonetheless Vladimir receives offers and contracts from around the world He makes his first recording of Chopin for the Cypress label and performs with major orchestras internationally In 2004 he creates his own company Arts Production Company organizing cultural events in the Benelux countries and in 2006 he wins the prestigious Monte Carlo Masters Concour des Concours competition receiving the prize personally from Prince Albert of Monaco In 2008 Sverdlov decides to go back to his passion of composition and poetry and combines his recitals with his own compositions and recitations In March 2009 he performs in the Salle Gaveau Paris six of his new works and recites Poushkin in French and Russian from the work of Marina Tsvetaeva Vladimir is now recognized as one of the most important actual composers producing piano chamber music theatre and for film and motion picture industry and his first book of poems will be released this year Here s Vladimir Sverdlov playing Chopin s Piano Concerto in F minor Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most northern lights activity in the world two months of midnight sun in the summer and a lively and colourful downtown Great arctic history

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  • Top Of The World » Slava Sidorenko
    went on to win on to win many major awards including the coveted RNCM Gold Medal His numerous competition successes include 1st Prize in the Luzenko International Piano Competition in Ukraine 1st Prize in Moray International Piano Competition in Scotland 1st Prize in Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year and likewise at the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship and Jacques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition He was also a finalist in the Busoni International Piano Competition in 2007 and awarded the Silver Medal of The Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2008 Slava has appeared as recital and concerto soloist in the Ukraine Germany Italy and UK He made his debut in 2009 at the Wigmore Hall as winner of the Jacques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition receiving glowing reviews and at the Bridgewater Hall also with the Manchester Camerata in 2010 He was recently appointed as RNCM Ambassador Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most northern lights activity in the world two months of midnight sun in the summer and a lively and colourful downtown Great arctic history surrounded by the drama of the Lyngen Alps the calmness of the blue

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  • Top Of The World » Scipione Sangiovanni
    prestigious stages namely Steinway Hall Miami Palau de la Musica Catalana Barcelona Aula Magna Universita Roma Hongtai Concert Hall Xiamen and Casa de Musica Porto amongst others He has been impressive in previous competitions having won 1st Prize at Città di Marsala International Piano Competition 1st Prize at Premio Monopoli International Piano Competition 1st Prize at Premio Chopin International Piano Competition and 1st Prize and the Contempory Prize at Svetislav Stancic International Piano Competition He also finished as runner up in 8 others and was semifinalist in the Maria Callas Gran Prix the Scottish International Piano Competition and in China International Piano Competition Currently Scipione is studying with Ippazio Ponzetta at the International Piano Academy Here s Sangiovanni performing Chopin s Polonaise Op 22 Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most northern lights activity in the world two months of midnight sun in the summer and a lively and colourful downtown Great arctic history surrounded by the drama of the Lyngen Alps the calmness of the blue fjords and hundreds of islands Tromsø is a lovely surprise a mere 2000 km from the North Pole SPONSORS WE WOULD ALSO LIKE

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  • Top Of The World » Ilya Rashkovskiy
    Ilya is no newcomer to piano competition having won Vladimir Krainev International Pianists Competition 1998 the Valsesia Musica 2004 Jaen and Hong Kong International Competitions 2005 He is also laureate of the 2001 Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud Competition 2nd Prize the 2010 Orleans international Competition special prize Samson François and the 2010 Vianna da Motta Competition 2nd prize to mention a few Ilya Rashkovskiy has performed in several important concert venues in Europe Japan and Russia including the Bolshoy Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory the Paris Théâtre du Châtelet and Salle Pleyel Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Amsterdam Concertgebouw He has collaborated as a soloist with the Russian State Symphony the Kiev National Philarmonic the Orchestre National de Radio France the Czech National Symphony and the New Japan Symphony He recorded the Seasons and Sonata in c sharp minor by Tchaikovsky on Naxos Label 2008 as well as Fantasies Mozart Chopin Liszt and Scriabin on Alpha Omega Hong Kong 2009 Here s a clip of Rashkovskiy playing Brahms Paganini Variations 1 Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most northern lights activity in the world two months of midnight sun

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  • Top Of The World » Evelina Puzaite
    numerous prizes including 1st Prize at the Rubinstein Piano Competition in Paris 1st Prize at the Tel Hai International Piano Competition in Israel and many others After unanimously winning the Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2006 Evelina was awarded a long term recording contract with Landor Records Evelina appears regularly on television and radio in her native Lithuania and has performed extensively throughout Europe including Italy France Greece Sweden Poland Lithuania as well as in Russia Israel and USA She has appeared with many prominant Orchestras and conductors including Sondeckis Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra Antoni Wit Alan Buribaev Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Barry Wordsworth GSMD Symphony Orchestra and St John s Chamber Orchestra Here is a clip of Evelina Puzaite performing Prokofiev s Sonata No 2 in D minor Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most northern lights activity in the world two months of midnight sun in the summer and a lively and colourful downtown Great arctic history surrounded by the drama of the Lyngen Alps the calmness of the blue fjords and hundreds of islands Tromsø is a lovely surprise a mere 2000 km from the North Pole SPONSORS WE

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  • Top Of The World » Marianna Prjevalskaya
    International Piano Competition 1st Prize at Gold Chappell Medal Piano Competition 1st Prize at 2003 Dudley International Piano Competition and 1st Prize at Marisa Montiel Piano Competition just to mention a few Marianna has appeared at an enormous amount of festivals and prestigious venues including the Mozarteum in Salzburg Festival Russo in Rome Bologna Festival Italy Norwich and Norfolk Festival UK Steinway Hall Weill Recital Hall and Yamaha Artists Services Piano Salon in New York She studied with Boris Berman Alexander Toradze Irina Zaritskaya Kevin Kenner and Tatiana Prjevalskaya Marianna holds Artist Diplomas from Yale School of Music and Indiana University Master of Music from Yale School of Music and Bachelor of Music from Royal College of London Here s a clip of Prjevalskaya performing at the Final of the 2nd Takamatsu International Piano Competition Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most northern lights activity in the world two months of midnight sun in the summer and a lively and colourful downtown Great arctic history surrounded by the drama of the Lyngen Alps the calmness of the blue fjords and hundreds of islands Tromsø is a lovely surprise a mere

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