Diamond Holding supports actively young talents and has become the patron of the final gala concert of the XVII contest of young performers of Russian romance "Romansiada 2013", which opened its doors officially on December 21, 2013 in Moscow, at the Hall of Columns. This significant cultural event is held annually under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Moscow Government. The undisputed host and organizer of the contest is the Honored Artist of Russia, Galina Preobrazhenskaya.
Zaur Balagov - the president of Diamond Holding about the competition:
".. Patronship and charity is a long tradition of our company, Diamond Holding....
"Romansiada" is a holiday of bright young art, where we meet with enthusiasm aces of opera and beginners in the same hall, young talented people for whom the path to the big stage begins from a Russian romance".
Under a tradition of the romance competition, bright and young performers from all over Russia and the CIS were on stage, having passed the qualifying rounds throughout the year and at the final concert presented their voices and charisma. The choice was not easy.
The college of the jury was represented by bright and iconic personalities versed in the art of singing and dramatics, including Sergey Yakovenko, Alexander Vedernikov, Nikolai Slichenko, Aristarchus Livanov Yury Vedeneev, Lyudmila Lyadova, Sergei Zakharov, Larissa Golubkina, Valentina Ponomareva, Sergey Nikitin. By tradition, the jury is also necessarily attended by representatives of the Russian regions and foreign representatives. The sponsor, Diamond Holding, prepared a great Christmas gift of iconic brands of the company: VALENKI vodka , SPELO-ZRELO conserves and preserves and the ZOLOTO FRANTSII Brut Champagne for each member of the jury.
The winners of the contest "Romansiada" 2013 were announced at the end of the evening.
Diamond Holding awarded the winners with special valuable and memorable prizes.
"... The spirit of Romansiada is especially close to us as a unique genre that combines the intimacy of folk songs and classical vocal perfection. And we are pleased to support this Russian national tradition. "(C) Zaur Balagov.
Three singers were awarded first place. They are:
- Umet Israilov from Kokand (Uzbekistan), who sang the famous "Bubenzy",
- Sergei Petrishchev from Orenburg with romance "Ya vstretil vas"
- Emil Sakavov from Almaty (Kazakhstan), with the performance of "Ne uhodi, pobud so mnoi" sung in a duet with Irina Krutova.
A young singer outside Moscow, Pelageya Kurennaya, who performed "Vals v zerkalah", won the Grand Prix of the competition "Romansiada 2013" and received a special prize from the sponsor - a magnificent basket of Diamond Holding products for the New Year's table.
Bakyt Jakypov, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), was awarded with the People's Choice Award and an award from Diamond Holding. The prize to the winner, whose soulful voice especially sunk into the hearts of audiences, was handed solemnly by the president of Diamond Holding - Zaur Balagov.
It should be noted that "Romansiada" is not only an opportunity to support young artists, but to strengthen the national traditions of performing romances that were so popular in the past and have not been forgotten in the present.
"... That’s why there is a national brand Valenki in our product line, a distinctive high quality vodka with a modern touch - with the" Russian soul", which we are pleased to present today, and we give for the New Year's table to all the participants, the jury and the organizers of this wonderful event, which is very important for modern Russian culture, recreating for us the great Russian national genre. "© Zaur Balagov.
Diamond Holding and the company's staff wish success and a great future on the most prestigious stages of the world to all the participants and winners!