Kazakhstani Singer Wins Slavianski Bazaar

From July 7 to July 13, the 24th International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar took place in the Summer Amphitheatre in Vitebsk, Belarus. On Monday, July 13, it finished with an impressive gala concert.

Dimash Kudaibergen, a young singer from Kazakhstan, won the Grand Prix of twenty thousand dollars. He also received the Golden Lyre statue. Kudaibergen lives in Astana and studies at the National University of Arts. He has been singing since he was five years old. According to the jury, he has a unique voice range.

Kazakhstani Singer Wins Slavianski Bazaar

Belarusian singer Valeria Gribusova was a close contestant to the winner. She received the first prize of fifteen thousand dollars. Valeria is a 20 year–old soloist of the famous Belarusian orchestra conducted by Mikhail Finberg.

Kazakhstani Singer Wins Slavianski Bazaar

Valeria Gribusova and Sofia Muratova from Russia also received a special prize of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus–Russia Union State.

Nikolay Manolov from Bulgaria took home the second prize of ten thousand dollars. The third prize of five thousand dollars was taken by both Georgian singer Sofi and Ukrainian singer Anna Tverdostup. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, personally awarded Anna with a special prize For the bright performance of songs of the Slavic people.

Fellow Kazakhstani singer Luiza Nurkuatova shared Dimash’s triumph by winning the Grand Prix in the children contest.

Kazakhstani Singer Wins Slavianski Bazaar

President Lukashenko congratulated the winners and said that winning such a prestigious contest is a serious bid for the future.

By tradition, the festival activities continue for two days after the final gala concert.

Source: TUT.BY