For the first time in the history of music competitions for students of schools, colleges and conservatories, as well as for participants without age restrictions, back in 2010, we combined and organized a competition for all instruments in one place (website) thanks to the Internet.
The initial idea of the online competition was to transfer the performance “live” from the concert hall to the online platform and as close as possible to the atmosphere of the “live” competition – the online format. And by the end of 2009 the slogan appeared on our website of the online competition:
“NEW LOOK AT THE COMPETITION – THE FUTURE OF THE COMPETITION IS OPEN”!
One of the first stars to shine at our competition was a young pianist who became the first absolute winner in the piano nomination – Yan Hanov, class of the teacher of the Novosibirsk Special School, Rimma Bolshakova. This is how our cooperation with Bolshakova Rimma Alekseevna began, which lasts more than 10 years.
Since 2010, Rimma annually not only participates in the piano nomination with her pupils, students, but also takes an active part as an accompanist, a member of a chamber ensemble and as a member of the jury!
2014 Chamber ensemble “Novosibirsk-Classic-Trio” Rimma Bolshakova (piano), Elena Baskina (violin), Sizikova (cello)
1.M.Ravel: Piano trio a-moll 2 part (Phantom)
2.I. Brams: Hungarian dance D-dur
Rimmа Bolshakova’s students every season received the highest scores in the most numerous and difficult category in terms of performance – the piano.
2020 Andrey Chernavtsev, class of Bolshakovа Rimma Alekseevna, Novosibirsk Special Music School, Novosibirsk, Russia
F. Schubert – Impromptu in G flat major op.90
Tchaikovsky-Pletnev – Andante-maestoso from the ballet “The Nutcracker”
Dear Rimma Alekseevna,
You are one of the educators who have a tremendous spiritual and professional influence on future performers.
Thanks to your high professionalism, brilliant performing and teaching activities, the younger generation students have a unique opportunity to become real musicians-pianists.
We wish you health, happiness, prosperity, inspiration and creative success!
BOLSHAKOVA RIMMA ALEKSEEVNA was born in Tomsk in a family of musicians. She studied at the Music School (teacher R. Ivanova), then at the Music School (teacher E. Fefelova). During her studies in Tomsk, she performed a lot as a soloist at various concert venues in the city, several times played with the Tomsk Symphony Orchestra (conductors K. Tsarev, D. Kutsenko, I. Lapinsh).
In 1989 she entered the Novosibirsk State Conservatory named after M.I. Glinka (Department of Special Piano, class of Prof. D.L. Shevchuk), then took an assistant internship. During the years of study at the Conservatory, she became a laureate of several All-Russian and International competitions, performed as a soloist with the Novosibirsk Symphony Academic Orchestra (conductors A. Katz, M. Abramov).
Since 1995, the pedagogical and accompanist work begins at the Novosibirsk Special Music School (director A.T. Marchenko). In the class of R.A. Bolshakova, children aged 5 to 20 years old study. All are laureates of various International, All-Russian, Regional competitions, nominal scholarships, participants in numerous master classes.
In 2015, a methodical repertoire collection of children’s ensembles “We play, we sing, we draw” is published. He was awarded the laureate title at the All-Russian Conference and is successfully used in work with children 5-7 years old.
Since 2020 R.A. Bolshakova is the head of the piano department of the NSMSh. In addition to pedagogical work, performing activity also plays an important role – solo performances and as part of duets, trios.
Over the years, she was awarded numerous certificates and gratitude for highly professional work and pedagogical skills, for the preparation of laureates of various competitions from the Governor of the Novosibirsk region, the administration of the NSMSh, the Ministry of Culture of the Novosibirsk region, in 2020 she received a commendation from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.