Russian violinists compete for Queen Elizabeth Prize

Six Russian violinists take part in the competition of young performers named after Queen Elizabeth, which started in Brussels on April 29.



According to the organizing committee, Russia is represented by Daniel Kogan, Sergey Pospelov, Fyodor Rudin, Dmitry Serebrennikov, Dmitry Smirnov and Olga Shrubkova. 71 candidates from 20 countries participate in the competition which will last until May 25. The greatest number of musicians was nominated by South Korea. RIA Novosti agency informs that 16 Korean violinists will fight for the prize.

The first time the competition took place at the initiative of the Belgian Queen Elizabeth in 1937. The annual music competitions were resumed after World War II in 1951.