On May 18 in State theatre of Opera and Ballet “Astana Opera” there was Gala closing an anniversary of the V International Festival of Classical Music and Competition for Young Pianists Astana Piano Passion 2019.
Since the Organizing Committee of the competition previously announced the results of final performances, the main intrigue of evening was the determination by jury of owner of Grand Prix festival.
After numerous discussions with colleagues and improvised «competitive listening» of the concert performances of the first awards winners of the junior and middle age groups Shang-EnPai from Taiwan, Adrian Romoff from the USA and Peter Akulov from Russia (recall that, the first awards in the senior age group in this year was notplayed). Artistic Director of Astana Piano Passion People’s Artist of Russia Denis Matsuev announced:
For the first time in the history of Astana Piano Passion, there are two Grand Prix owners:Adrian Romoff from the USA and Peter Akulov from Russia.