"THE NEW MELODIES"

II INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
OF COMPOSERS
"The New Melodies" is an international competition of composers, first held in St. Petersburg (Russia) in 2021
Svetlana Nesterova
Russia
Svetlana Nesterova was born in Yekaterinburg, where she received her primary and secondary musical education. However, Svetlana's further creative path turned out to be connected with St. Petersburg - here she graduated from the composition faculty of the St. Petersburg Rimsky–Korsakov Conservatory and then postgraduate studies. Her teachers were famous composers Boris Tishchenko and Gennady Banshchikov. Already during her studies, Svetlana worked as an accompanist at the Department of Stage Movement at the Academy of Theater Arts and as an editor at the music publishing house "Composer, St. Petersburg".
Participated in many festivals of contemporary music, was awarded the grant "Muses of St. Petersburg" in the nomination "Music". She has performed music by contemporary St. Petersburg composers in many cities of Russia and abroad. Repeated participant of the conferences "Laboratory of musical theater of the XXI century".
She is a laureate of many All-Russian and international composer competitions. In 2009, the premiere of the opera "Litigation" took place at the Mariinsky Theater.
Since 2002, she has been working at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Member of the Board of the Union of Composers of St. Petersburg.
Svetlana Nesterova is the author of three operas, the oratorio "The Bronze Horseman", two ballets, the musical "Sinyushkin Well", a number of instrumental concerts, vocal cycles, chamber and choral music. Her compositions are constantly performed in Russia and abroad.
In 2016, the premiere of Nesterova's opera "Go There — I Don't Know Where" under the baton of conductor Vladimir Begletsov took place in the great hall of the Philharmonic, for which the author was awarded the prize of the Government of St. Petersburg for achievements in the field of compositional art.
Juan Luis de Pablo Enriquez Rohen
Mexico
Juan Luis de Pablo Enriquez Rohen was born in Mexico, in 1971.
His compositional theory and attempts to combine music with astronomy and archaeology for 20 years finally led him to decipher the Aztec Sunstone, revealing all the elements of our Solar System and beyond – it was a huge discovery of the most important scientific aesthetics of all pre-Columbian civilizations.
Educated in the humanities, he then taught music at the University of Houston, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of La Salle, the Technical University of Monterrey, the Center for the Arts and the Yucatan Graduate School of Art.
His most important teachers were: Timothy Kramer, Victor Rasgado, Michael Horvit and Robert Nelson.
He currently lives in Mexico as an active teacher, speaker, guitarist and composer.



Sofia Mikaelyan
Armenia
Pianist, composer, teacher, public figure, Sofia Mikaelyan is an associate professor at the Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas, a member of the Union of Composers and Musicologists of the Republic of Armenia (since 2009), as well as a member of the Union of Composers of St. Petersburg.
Sofia Mikaelyan was born in Gyumri, Armenia. Graduated with honors from the piano and composition faculties, as well as an assistant internship in the specialty "Concertmaster skills" of the Yerevan Conservatory named after Komitas, where she later taught at the Department of Special Piano. Subsequently, teaching and concertmaster activities went beyond the borders of Armenia – in Moscow, in the Surgut district of the Tyumen region, in St. Petersburg.
Sofia Mikaelyan's compositional activity is multifaceted: from songs, choral works, vocal cycles, dances, quartets, suites, piano works, to marches, hymns, symphonies.
Interest and love for choral music, going from childhood, led Sofia Mikaelyan first to the Yerevan Chamber Choir "Paros", and then to the summer school of the St. Petersburg Academy of Orthodox Music.
Sofia Mikaelyan owns instrumental, choral works, including sacred music based on poems by authors of the Armenian Middle Ages and Renaissance. Sofia Mikaelyan also created the instrumental ensemble of contemporary music "MEGEDAS" in Yerevan and the instrumental ensemble "Komitas" in St. Petersburg. Sofia Mikaelyan is a laureate of Republican, All–Russian, International performing and composing competitions.
Sofia Mikaelyan's active educational activity is aimed at popularizing traditional Armenian folklore and Armenian classical music. The project "Russian-Armenian Creative Bridge" initiated by her, thanks to periodic concerts and lectures, makes an invaluable contribution to the development of cultural relations between Russia and Armenia.

Natalia Oleynik
Russia/Germany
Natalia Oleynik was born in St. Petersburg. Graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College with a degree in Choral Conducting. Then she graduated from the Academy of Music in Detmold, Germany, majoring in Opera and Symphonic Conducting. She has worked with various orchestral ensembles, performed as an organist, and in 2006 became a finalist in the International Symphonic Conducting Competition in Tokyo. Natalia currently lives in Germany, works with several choirs, and directs the children's choral studio she created.
Ekaterina Karpenko
Russia
Ekaterina Karpenko was born in the city Voroshilovgrad (modern name - Lugansk). She graduated Lugansk State Music College with a degree in Music Theory, then, with honors, Lugansk State Institute of Culture and Arts with a degree in Composition. She studied with Honored Artist of Ukraine, member of the National Union of Composers Sergei Petrovich Turneev.
Then, in the same place, she graduated with honors from the magister's degree in Composition.
For several years she worked as the head of the musical part of the Lugansk Regional Academic Puppet Theater. Over the years, she has written music for many theatrical productions, which took part in All-Ukrainian and International theater festivals and were highly appreciated, were awarded various diplomas.
Ekaterina has worked with many famous Ukrainian directors.
She wrote music for the performances: "Sweet Shura" by T. Tolstoy, "Meek" by F.Dostoevsky, "Oscar and the Pink Lady" by ER Schmidt, "Happy Hans", "At the Ark at eight", "On the green hills of the Ocean", "Blue Bird", "Lisova Pisnya" by M. Maeterlinck, "Nekhochukha", etc.
During the period of work, she was awarded diplomas of the Minister of Culture of Ukraine, as well as the Lugansk Regional Department of Culture.
In 2007, she became a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine.
She took part in the International Composer's Festival "Kiev – Music – Fest" with orchestral and choral compositions.
E.Karpenko's compositions have entered the repertoire of many choirs and orchestras of Ukraine.
Due to the military actions in the South – East of Ukraine in 2014, she was forced to leave Lugansk with her family.
She has been living in Russia since 2014, and in Moscow since 2018.
In the same 2018, Ekaterina became a member of the Union of Composers of Russia, as well as the Union of Moscow Composers.
In 2016, 2018 and 2019, she took part in the Moscow Autumn festivals.
She is a laureate of many composing competitions.
Main compositions of Ekaterina Karpenko: 10 symphonies, ballet "Pink and Red", opera "Oscar and the Pink Lady", Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, chamber, choral and vocal compositions, music for performances.
Ekaterina Karpenko's compositions are performed by collectives and soloists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Lipetsk. In recent years, she has been collaborating with directors of theaters in Surgut, Kostroma, directors of Sverdlovsk, Omsk region.
In 2021, she graduated from the FPC at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State University at the Department of Composition under Professor T. A. Chudova. She received a diploma with honors.
The main themes of E.Karpenko's work are dramatic and tragic worldview, themes of loneliness, death. Works in modern composing techniques.
She is mother of 4 children.
Valeria Pelka
Argentina
Valeria Pelka began her career as a popular music guitarist – although she also studied classical music – specializing in fusion style. She graduated as a guitar player from the School of Popular Music of the Argentine Union of Musicians.
In 2009 she took on the task of composing and producing her own first album-"El tiempo borrará"- which came out in 2010. In that album Valeria performs as a composer, vocalist, guitarist and arranger.
Her passion for orchestral music motivates her to enter the National University of the Arts to study Composition.
Since then, Valeria aims to create new ways of merging the sounds of academic music with several elements of Argentine and world popular music through symphonic sound.
In her over 35 years of experience, Valeria has researched and immersed herself in a large number of popular music genres. After getting a university degree in composition at the National University of Arts, her goal is to bridge the boundaries between popular and academic music. To this purpose, she set out to compose works inspired by typical rhythms of my country and South America, such as tango, folklore and candombe. The premise is clear: to evolve these genres and their languages through harmonies and structures, seldom or never used in them before. With her pieces she wants to give orchestras and academic music the opportunity to diversify their programs. The goal is to explore new ways of musical expression and regain the richness of the world's cultures and their artistic legacies.

"The New Melodies" - 2022. Jury presentation
Laureates in the "Y" nomination (young composers)
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Sofia Tkachenko (Minsk, Belarus)
section "Choral music"
composition "How Vovka became an older brother"
verses by Agniya Barto
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Maria Popova (Kaliningrad, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "Violet"
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Alexander Pristupa (Brest, Belarus)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "Waiting"
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Igor Rotanin (Moscow, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "Loneliness"
verses by Joseph Brodsky
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Araks Ashchyan (Yerevan, Armenia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "Dance of roses"
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Sofia Tkachenko (Minsk, Belarus)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "The princess who didn't laugh"
Laureates in the "L" nomination (amateurs)
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Alexander Itskovich (Samara, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "My brave Lion"
verses by I. Pivovarova
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Alexander Itskovich (Samara, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "In the hours when it happens ..."
verses by Fyodor Tyutchev
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Anna Dmitrieva (Izhevsk, Russia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "Engraving on the theme of human emotions"
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Alexander Itskovich (Samara, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "Evening round dance"
verses by Sasha Cherny
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Alexander Itskovich (Samara, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "Oddball Pike Perch"
verses by Boris Zahoder
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Vera Karavashkina (Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "The ice melts on the river"
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Natalia Kudryavtseva (Moscow, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "Childhood"
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Alexander Itskovich (Samara, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "Sonnet"
verses by John Keats
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Chia Ren Cher (Singapore)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "String Quartet No. 1"
Laureates in the "M" nomination (musicians)
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Irina Tulchinskaya (Reutov, Moscow region, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "15 songs about separated children"
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Ilyana Gorkovenko (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "Good reason"
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Dmitry Kartashov (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "At the crossroads"
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Irina Tulchinskaya (Reutov, Moscow region, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "The most true story"
verses by Y. Kushak
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Svetlana Frolikova (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "A handful of ashes"
verses by Lyubov Yurkova
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Ulyana Mikheeva (Mezhevoy village, Chelyabinsk region, Russia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "Wolves"
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Andrey Dumchenko (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "Little songs for little children"
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Elena Oster (Belgorod, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "Sunday. Day Three"
verses by Lilia Sobko
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Alexey Potemin (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition - "Trio for piano, violin and cello"
Laureates in the "P" nomination (professionals)
Laureate
Grand Prix
Laureate
Grand Prix
Natalia Medvedovskaya (New York, USA/Russia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "Barcarolla"
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Denis Kurbanov (Verkhniaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk Region, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "Homonia"
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Maria Genchenkova (Krasnogorsk, Moscow region, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "Meeting"
verses by Nikolai Zabolotsky
Laureate 1 degree
Laureate 1 degree
Philip Clarke (Copenhagen, Denmark)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "Mirror Quartet"
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Leonid Gurevich (Yekaterinburg, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "They gave Vasya paints"
verses by E. Alexandrova
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Marcin Petr Lopacki (Warsaw, Poland)
section "Vocal music"
composition "Adam's Lament"
Laureate 2 degree
Laureate 2 degree
Konstantin Borisov (Moscow, Russia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "Rondo-toccata"
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Leonid Gurevich (Yekaterinburg, Russia)
section "Choral music"
composition "Oh, the birches are cute"
verses by Vitaly Eliseev
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Ekaterina Shatrova (Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia)
section "Vocal music"
composition "In memory of Jobim"
verses by Ekaterina Shatrova
Laureate 3 degree
Laureate 3 degree
Elena Dzhagarova (Novosibirsk, Russia)
section "Chamber instrumental music"
composition "Eight pieces for piano"
"The New Melodies" - 2022. Presentation of laureates
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