First International Oleh Krysa Violin Competition has started!

 First International Oleh Krysa Violin Competition has been officially launched on October 25 in Lviv, Ukraine.

Oct. 29, 2013, 6:29 p.m. |

On the occasion of the Competition start the press conference was held at the hotel “Leopolis” and the opening ceremony was held at the Lviv regional philharmonic.

Famous violinists Oleh Krysa and Krzysztof Jakowicz amazed guests of the ceremony with heartwarming Violin Concerto.

All guests had the opportunity to taste the sweet “Svitoch” novelty – “Truffles” with pistachio flavor that has successfully debuted this evening. We recommend to try it.

First International Oleh Krysa Violin Competition is conducted in Lviv from 24th of October till 3rd of November at the Lviv Conservatory and Philharmonic.

Eighteen virtuoso performers from Ukraine, Canada, Japan, China, Australia, South Korea, Russia and the United States are taking part in the Competition.

The representative jury, which consists of the best violinists and teachers from Ukraine and all over the world, will determine the winner.

It is a great honor for us to be the general partner of the Oleh Krysa Competition. And not only because cultural traditions support and development is a part of the Nestle strategy in the world, but also because Lviv is the ”home land” for us, for Mr. Krysa and you, and because our brand ”Svitoch” is one of the Lviv symbols. As all patriots of Lviv we want our city to multiply its glory as a cultural capital of Ukraine and as a place where world famous music stars are born and brought up.— Yana Mikhailova, Market Head of Nestle in Ukraine

During the Competition Oleh Krysa will play the famous Italian violin made by Guadagnini in 1758. Experts insist that these violins have bright character and are very emotional. This feature has attracted exceptional attention of violin music lovers.


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