Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the Rachmaninoff International Youth Piano Competition Denis Matsuev announced the names of the Grand Prix the winners –
Special prizes from the Governor of the Novgorod region are awarded to: – Shadrina Airis (Belarus) and her teacher Polyakov Alexander; – Daniel Diaz Padilla (Columbia)
Six contestants from Russia and China have become the laureates of the Rachmaninoff International Youth Piano Competition: Ji Qinyaoyao (China) Semenov Gleb (Russia) Bakirov Lev (Russia)
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.
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
Chopin. Piano Concerto in E Minor, Movement I