A ceremony of laying flowers at the monument to S. Rachmaninoff was held In Veliky Novgorod

The Artistic director of the competition Denis Matsuev, the governor of the Novgorod region Andrei Nikitin and the jury members Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Frederic Kempf, Viktor Yeresko, Zhania Aubakirova, Ta Quang Dong, Maxim Mogilevsky, Vladimir Tropp and Valery Pyasetsky laid flowers at the monument to S. Rachmaninoff – in the composer’s homeland Veliky Novgorod, where the Rachmaninoff International Youth Piano Competition is taking place these days.



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Shadrina Airis


Born in 2004 in Minsk (Belarus).

A student of the Republican College of Music at the Belarus State Academy of Music.

Already at the age of 7 she gave her first solo concert performing 11 pieces of the “Children’s Album” by P. Tchaikovsky.

A laureate of numerous competitions and a winner of special prizes, including: the X International Competition for Young Pianists named after T. Nikolaeva (the Grand Prix and a special prize for the best performance of a piece by T. Nikolaeva, Bryansk), a three times laureate of the International Children’s Competition “Music of Hope” (Belarus, Gomel), the XXI International Competition for Young Pianists named after Maria Yudina (I prize. St. Petersburg), the XXVIII International Competition for Young Musicians maned after D. Kabalevsky (I prize. Samara).

A scholarship holder of the Yuri Rozum International Charity Foundation.

Along with improving her piano skills, Iris also tries herself as a composer of piano music.


I round

Chopin. Ballade №4 in F minor, Op.52
Rachmaninoff. Etude-tableaux in D minor, Op. 33, №4
Rachmaninoff. Etude- tableaux in G minor, Op. 33, №8
Rachmaninoff. Etude-tableaux in D major, Op. 39, №9

II round

Chopin. Piano Concerto in E Minor, Movement I