National Tour of the Laureates of the Second International Violin Competition
Buenos Aires 2012

Erzhan KULIBAEV from Kazakhstan and Marianna VASILEVA from Russia will be performing as from September in the frame of the extended national tour which includes Buenos Aires as well as numerous cities in Argentina.

The tour is sponsored by Secretaría de Cultura de la Presidencia de la Nación and the Mozarteum Argentino. Both violinists will be giving concerts and recitals in the Mozarteum branches of Tandil, Salta, San Juan and Buenos Aires.

The virtuosity of these young violinists will be supported by leading Argentine figures and orchestras: Paula Peluso in Piano, Jorge Lhez conducting the Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta and the Orquesta Académica del ISA, Gustavo Plis-Sterenberg conducting the Camerata San Juan, Emir Saúl conducting the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Mar del Plata, Notis Georgiu, from Greece, conducting the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and Rafael Gintoli together with the ensemble  “Estación Buenos Aires”.

There will be a recital in La Plata to support the “G. Gilardi Conservatory”, and the tour will reach its climax with both laureates performing in the Amijai Community, accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta, on September 24th.

Erzhan y Marianna, winners of First and Second prizes of the Second International Violin Competition Buenos Aires 2012, will visit several stages around our country from September 5th to October 8th, performing violin masterpieces, and also giving educational concerts for students of primary and secondary schools, and classes and lectures for violin students.

Erzhan Kulibaev, aged 26, won five First Prizes in international violin competitions held in Russia, Germany, Portugal and Buenos Aires, where he was also awarded the Tango Argentino Prize. He has performed on stages around Europe and Asia, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and Maxim Vengerov, amongst other well-known maestros. In 2006 and 2010 Erzhan was awarded a Diploma of Honour by the Queen of Spain in the palace of El Pardo as the best student in Zakhar Bron’s class.

Marianna Vasileva, born in St. Petersburg 26 years ago, won the First Prize in international competitions held in Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, France and Germany. She has performed as a soloist with maestros such as Vladimir Ashkenazi, Yuri Bashmet and Alexander Rudin, amongst others, and she has been invited by Valery Gergiev for the Mikkeli Festival in Finland and by Vladimir Spivakov for the International Festival of Colmar in France.

The Second International Violin Competition Buenos Aires 2012, organized by the Amijai Community in July last year, presented by the YPF Foundation and sponsored by Mecenazgo Cultural de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires and the Secretaría de Cultura de la Presidencia de la Nación, gathered 18 violinists from all over the world, who displayed their virtuosity before an international jury presided by Maestro Shlomo Mintz.