Young Kuwaiti musicians shine at Gulf Musician Idol Competition – ARAB TIMES





KUWAIT CITY, December 5: Kuwait Music Academy students and teachers capped the difficult 2021 with great success. KMA participants won twelve first prizes and five second prizes at the Gulf Musician Idol Competition held in Bahrain in November. The Bahrain Harmony Music Center led by Ms. Director Olha Kochura announced the Gulf Musician Idol competition in November 2021. Competitions were held in various instrumental and vocal categories as well as in different age groups, from beginners to senior for adults. An international jury of experienced musicians judged hundreds of performances recorded live by young talents from the Gulf region.

From left to right: Ms. Kinga Masternak, Karol Masternak, Lina Jaber, Deema Mouazzen, Dave Thomas, Shaun Thomas, Sulaiman Moukaiber and Nigel Savio de Rosario

The Kuwait Academy of Music was represented on the jury by its director, renowned pianist Karol Masternak and talented multi-instrumentalist Victor Shramko. The jury took up the difficult challenge of judging young talents because of the very high quality of their performances. The most promising participants qualified for the final round. The results were released on Saturday, November 27. It was very good news for the participants from Kuwait as well as a moment of pride for their teachers, their families and their school – the Kuwait Academy of Music.

Tejia Wang (second from right), Deema Mouazzen (center), Lina Jaber (second from left) with Ms Kinga Masternak (right) and Karol Masternak (left)

Some of the students who won awards at the Bahrain Musician Idol Competition and earlier at the Int’l Gulf Chopin Competition, held in March-April 2021, have been recommended by several international universities and institutes, also in the United States. and in Europe. The Kuwait Academy of Music and their co-founders, Ms. Fajer Al-Mazidi and Professor Cezary Owerkowicz congratulate its students on their great achievement, bringing fame to their school, but also fame to Kuwait as a country of young people talented as well as educational and musical. center in the Gulf region

List of Gulf Musician Competition 2021 winners:

Beginner category
First Prize: Dave Thomas

Foundation Category

Premiere: Witold Masternak, Catherine

Fox and Seoeun Baek
Second: Nour Badawi

Intermediate category

Premiere: Keisha Mokashi
Second: Seza Kendirjian

Adult piano category

First: Ali Taqi and Sara Soliman

Advanced Category
Premiere: Deema Mouazzen and Lina Jaber
Second: Tejia Wang

Superior category
First: Nigel Savio de Rosario and Shaun Thomas
Second: Sulaiman Moukaiber and Yamin Tarek

Violin foundation
First: Giragos Kyoumjian
Intermediate voice category
Premiere: Gabrielle Khalaf





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