Thursday, May 14, 2015

RODION BELOUSOV: 1st Prize


ENKOR Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Competition 2015
RODION BELOUSOV | Russia | Age 18 | Oboe

First Prize | Category A
Score: 90.32 
Rules: lowest possible scores: 60 points | highest possible scores: 100 points

Teacher: Gonzalo Ruiz


1. Bach - Oboe Solo from Easter Oratorio


3. Barret - Grand Study No. 1

Artistic biography
Rodion Belousov was born in 1996 in St-Petersburg, Russia. He started playing oboe at the age of 8 in the class of Professor Galina Muller, an Honored Artist of Russia. Since 2012 he has been studying with Victor Khussu, principal oboe at the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. In 2013 Rodion studied under the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s assistant principal Keisuke Wakao. Rodion currently studies at Longy School of Music under Gonzalo Ruiz, one of America’s most acclaimed historical instrument soloists.

Despite his young age, Rodion is a winner of 15 International Contests and Music Festivals. He has made numerous appearances in Russia, Estonia, Germany, France and USA performing in major concert halls. As the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Crescendo International Competition, Rodion appeared in Carnegie Hall with a performance of Mozart "Oboe Concerto in C Major". As a soloist and member of the Vasilievsky Ostrov Youth Symphony Orchestra he has toured all over Europe. Rodion is one of the three young musicians in Russia to be awarded with the 2013 Honorary Star, one of the most prestigious Russian awards granted for talented young musicians named after Dmitry Likhachev.

Rodion is a member of the prestigious Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under Grammy nominated Maestro Benjamin Zander.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2013 – Honorary Star named after Dmitri Likhachev

2012 – Crescendo International Competition (Grand Prize Winner)

2012 – Shostakovich International Children’s Competition & Festival (Winner)

2011 – “Vivat - Talent!” International Competition (Winner)

2011 – III International Savshinsky Competition (Winner in Chamber Ensemble Nomination)

2011 – IV St-Petersburg Children’s Competition (Winner)

2011 – International J.S.Bach Competition, Estonia (Winner)

2011 – “St-Petersburg Spring” International Competition & Festival (Winner)

2010 – “St-Petersburg Spring” International Competition & Festival (Winner)

2010 – X International Music & Art Festival “Paint The World In Colors” (Diploma)

2010 – “Silver Reed” II St-Petersburg Children’s Competition (Winner)

2010 – St-Petersburg Solfege Competition among 6 graders (Winner)

2009 – I International Savshinsky Competition (Winner)

2009 – International Youth Music Competition supported by the International Russian Music Art Center and General Consulate of Finland (Diploma in Oboe Solo Nomination)

2009 – International Youth Music Competition supported by the International Russian Music Art Center and General Consulate of Finland (Winner in Chamber Ensemble Nomination)

2009 – XVII Shostakovich International Children’s Competition & Festival (Winner)

2009 – “Prinarovie - 2009” XIV International Russian/Estonian Children’s Music Competition. Estonia (Grand Prix in Chamber Ensemble Nomination)

2008 – XVI Shostakovich International Children’s Competition & Festival (Winner in Chamber Ensemble Nomination)

2008 – XVI Shostakovich International Children’s Competition & Festival (Special Thank You Letter from the Russian National Library)

2008 – VI International Rubinstein Competition “Miniature in Russian Music” (Winner in Chamber Ensemble)

PARTICIPATED IN MASTER CLASSES WITH:

John Ferrillo (Principal oboe at the Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Maurice Bourgue (renowned soloist/conductor and educator, former professor at the Paris Conservatoire, Geneva

Conservatory, Guildhall School of Music and Franz Liszt Academy)

Laszlo Hadady (Professor at the Paris Conservatoire)

Andrea Jayne Ridilla (Professor at the Miami University, USA)

Artemy Makarov (Assistant principal oboe at the Mikhailovsky Theatre Orchestra, St-Petersburg)

SUMMER PROGRAMS

2015 Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra European Tour

2011 and 2012 Vasilievsky Ostrov Youth Symphony Orchestra European Tours

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