19 April 2022     Awards  Festival-Contest 

Grand Prix of the second edition of the International Instrumental Competition "Golden Strings" went to performers Shohsanam Mamatkulova and Bonu Holikova at the Fergana regional branch of the State Institute of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan - Kokand, Fergana, Republic of Uzbekistan.

Event was held online in the period 11 - 15 April 2022 and the results were announced at a virtual Gala concert.

Participants from "BlagoVkids" at the "NIkola Vaptsarov 1866" Community center from Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria won the "Audience award".

Diplomas "Maestro" were awarded to art directors Lyudmila Worobec-Witek, Poland, and Ismoulova Muhstar, Uzbekistan.

The best performers according to "Level of complexity and technique of performance" criteria are Adrianna Zając at Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music in Łódź - Łódź, Poland.

According to "Presentation (costumes, props, play, repertoire)" criteria, winners is Heeley Wu - Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.

Award on "Stage presence (appearance, artistry)" criterion went to Abdulla-zade Ikram Bahtiyar oglu at Children's Music School No. 35 named after G. G. Sharoev - Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

The jury was composed of: Prof. Peter Wiegold – Director of The Third Orchestra - UK; Prof. Dimitry Ritov – Saint Petersburg Institute of Art and Culture - Russia; Prof. Dr. Bozhanka Mocinova – St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo - Bulgaria; Tsatsral Baatar -  ArtLar House, Director of the Asian Championship of Folklore “Asia Folk” - Mongolia.

Winners of Laureate title first degree and Golden diploma are: Shohsanam Mamatkulova and Bonu Holikova at the Fergana regional branch of the State Institute of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan - Kokand, Fergana, Republic of Uzbekistan; Abdulla-zade Ikram Bahtiyar Oglu at Children's Music School No. 35 named after G. G. Sharoev - Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan; Oliver Kingdom at Complex of Ludomir Różycki State Music Schools - Kielce, Świętokrzyskie, Poland; Adrianna Zając at The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music in Łódź - Łódź, Poland; Yuhan Li - Shanghai, People's Republic of China; Darin Nikolaev Lambrev at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria; Stanislav Krasimirov Atanasov - Sofia, Bulgaria.

Silver diploma and Laureate title Second degree were awarded to: Maja Owarzany at I. J. Paderewski State Music School 1st and 2nd Degree - Włynkowo, Poland; Danko Stefanov Pilarski at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria; Kaloyan Georgiev - Kardzhali, Bulgaria; Nikol Samareva at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria; Heeley Wu - Hong Kong, People's Republic of China; Siddhartha Bhattacharya - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Ziba Safarli, Lamia Gasanzade, Lyaman Gasanzade, Zahra Sadygova, Mahammed Safarli at Children's Music School No. 35 named after G. G. Sharoev - Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan; Yavora Dimitrova Goranova at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria; Anika Dimitrova at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria; Julia Dermendzhieva at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria.

Laureate title Third degree as well as Bronze diploma went to: BlagoVkids at "Nikola Vaptsarov - 1866" Community center - Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; Skaiva Stanevičiūtė, Redas Jankauskas, Ugnius Ivašauskas, Danielius Simokaitis, Jogailė Francytė, Vytautė Francytė, Mykolas Diržinauskas, Mantė Volkavičiūtė, Paulius Radomskis at Kaunas Musical School No. 1 - Kaunas, Lithuania;  Kamelia Sava – 9 years old at Center for Children's Creativity "Giochel" - Chișinău, Republic of Moldova; Delia Gogoman – 11 years old at Center for Children's Creativity "Giochel" - Chișinău, Republic of Moldova; Zihan Huang - Chengdu, People's Republic of China.

"Discovery" of the competition became: Abdulla-zade Ikram Bahtiyar Oglu at Children's Music School No. 35 named after G. G. Sharoev - Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan; Oliver Kingdom at Complex of Ludomir Różycki State Music Schools - Kielce, Świętokrzyskie, Poland; Adrianna Zając at The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music in Łódź - Łódź, Poland; Darin Nikolaev Lambrev at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria; Danko Stefanov Pilarski at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria; Kaloyan Georgiev - Kardzhali, Bulgaria; Yuhan Li - Shanghai, People's Republic of China; Nikol Samareva at National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" - Sofia, Bulgaria.

Many of the participants also received recommendations for participation in the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk" 2022 and the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" 2022.