The grand closing ceremony of the festival "Winners of the International Television Competition for Young Musicians "The Nutcracker" with the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra" took place in the Small Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic. The event was held in Krasnoyarsk for the second time.


The winners of the 2017-2020 edition of the famous TV competition presented three concert programmes in Krasnoyarsk. The city had the opportunity to listen to young talented performers such as harpist Daria Rumyantseva and pianist Roman Sher. The winner of the Bronze Nutcracker cellist Polina Tkhai completed the series of this Festival's performances. Together with the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra, she presented a collection of best pieces written for cello. The programme included: "Pezzo Capriccioso" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, "Hungarian Rhapsody" and "Concerto Polonaise for Cello and Orchestra" by David Popper, "Adagio from Serenade for Strings" by Josef Suk and "Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in D Major" by Luigi Boccherini.

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— This is my first solo concert, especially with such accompaniment. I am glad to perform with the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Benyumov in your beautiful city in front of a very attentive and grateful audience, – said Polina Tkhai.

The festival also included workshops from teachers of the young virtuosos, as well as creative meetings. The participants were students of local art schools, art colleges and universities. On the eve of the closing, for example, such workshops were held by Polina Tkhai's teacher, Maria Zhuravleva. Working since 1981 at the Central Music School of Moscow, she brought up more than one generation of famous cellists.

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— For Krasnoyarsk, the Festival is not just a fantastic cultural event, but also a serious motivational show. It is very important for us that the students of music and art schools got another opportunity to watch, learn and communicate with their peers who have achieved such great results, and also their teachers, – said Lyubov Sakharova, head of the main department of culture.​​​