Classic Winds

Calendar48The European Foundation for Support of Culture together with
the Hamburg Conservatoire will hold the Classic Winds festival
and competition for wind instrumentalists, and more specifically,
saxophonists and clarinettists.
The opening of the festival in which world-renowned musicians, jury
members and invited world stars of classical music will participate, will
take place on May 6 in Hamburg (Germany).
As part of this event, concerts will be held in the best music
halls of Hamburg: in the Forum-Grand Hall of the Hamburg
Conservatoire and in the Alfred Schnittke International
Academy.
The panel of judges will be made up of Andreas Ottensamer, soloist at
the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Arno Bornkamp, professor at the
Conservatoire of Amsterdam; Sergei Smbatyan, director of the Armenian
State Symphony Orchestra; Margarita Shaposhnikova, professor at the
Gnessin Music Academy; Shirly Brill, professor at the Barenboim-Said
Academy (Israel) among others.
The final round of the competition will take place during the closing
concert of the festival. Young talented artists assisted by a chamber
orchestra will perform works of famous composers, among which there
will be in an obligatory performance of a work by a Maltese composer.
The total prize pool is Eur 20,000.