In response to the popular demand from the participants, the Organizing Committee of the festival decided to extend the singing competition application campaign.
In response to the popular demand from the participants, the Organizing Committee of the 9th Moscow International festival of young talents “The Magic Power of the Blue Stream — MOSGAZ Lights the Stars” decided to extend the singing competition application campaign until March 15, 2021. Due to the challenging epidemiological situation in a number of Russian regions, students of music schools, singing and choral groups were not able to record their performance on time. We have extended the submitting of applications for two months especially for them.
This year, a singing competition theme is songs from animated films. The first stage of the festival will traditionally be held online, so the challenging epidemiological situation will not affect the work of the electronic jury at all. The Organizing Committee is currently negotiating on how to organize the auditions online in April 2021.
It is worth reminding that the Moscow International Festival “The Magic Power of the Blue Stream — MOSGAZ Lights the Stars” is a charitable endeavor of AO MOSGAZ which is supported by the press service of the Mayor and Moscow Government and the Moscow municipal service providers. There are two dimensions in the festival: the music competition “MOSGAZ Lights the Stars” and the young artist contest “The Magic Power of the Blue Stream”. There will be three winners from three music categories: “Academic vocals”, “Pop vocals” and “Folk vocals” (participants are divided into the age groups: from 8 to 11, from 12 to 14 and from 15 to 18. The art contest is divided into three categories, and each category consists of the following age groups: from 7 to 10, from 11 to 14 and from 15 to 18.
The young artist contest as part of the 9th festival has already been completed: the Organizing Committee received about 2,000 works from 70 regions and 4 countries of the world. Children from 29 regions of Russia as well as a participant from the Republic of Tajikistan reached the prize-list. In total, 55 children from 7 to 18 received awards. Alongside the work of the jury, there was open voting on the Internet for the people’s choice award in which almost 2,700 people took part. Users liked more than 4.5 thousand participants and selected the top three: children from Moscow and North Ossetia.
Over the years of its existence, the festival has opened doors for the artistic careers of thousands of gifted children, many of whom successfully perform in contests such as “New Wave Junior”, “The Voice Kids” (TV series), “Bluebird”, “Nutcracker” and others, and in 2014 the participants performed at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The competition covers more and more countries every year.
The festival Organizing Committee includes Nikas Safronov (Honored Artist of Russia), Lev Leshchenko (People’s Artist of the RSFSR), Anna Shatilova (Honored Artist of the RSFSR, People’s Artist of the RSFSR), Gasan Gasangadzhiev (director-general of AO MOSGAZ) and Luka Safronov (laureate of 16 international piano competitions).
The music competition jury, headed by Pyotr Skusnichenko (the vocal faculty dean of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and People’s Artist of Russia) includes Zhanna Rozhdestvenskaya (Honored Artist of Russia), Professor Marina Medvedeva (head of the Gnessin State Musical College’s department), Irina Breusova (TV presenter, vocal teacher) and Olga Pirags (Soviet and Latvian variety performer).