Kairy Koshoeva Wins International Competition

Updated: Jan 7

Dr. Kairy Koshoeva recently received first prize in the piano solo category in Musica Classica: Second International Video Competition in Russia. Dr. Koshoeva submitted video recordings of live, unedited performances of Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody, arrangements of Kyrgyz songs by A. Ogombaev, and a transcription of “Mash Botoi” by her teacher, M. Burshtin. We have heard Dr. Koshoeva perform these pieces, and agree that her award is well-deserved. Please take a moment to view her prize-winning videos. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!


About the Competition

The international competition Musica Classica, established in 2005, is held biannually in one of the most beautiful corners of the Moscow region, near the ancient city of Rusa, where many outstanding Russian composers and performers lived and worked.


Under the patronage of the Russian Academy of Music named after Gnessins and the Moscow State Institute of Music named after Schnittke, this festival draws musician-performers of different ages and specializations. Elementary and secondary school music students, college and conservatory students, as well as professional musicians, grace the festival stage. Competitors come from all over Russia and from across the globe, including the United States, Great Britain, China, Korea, Spain, Mexico, Poland, Lithuania and Mongolia. Participants are evaluated by an international jury which has included well-respected musicians from Russia, the United States, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fall 2020 competition was held online. This, however, did not diminish the vibrancy and popularity of the event. Awards and recognition were sent to participants electronically. Information about Musica Classica prize winners and news about upcoming festivals and competitions can be found at http://www.ruzakonkurs.ru (in Russian).


Translation of Certificate

Diploma Winner

Second International Video Competition

Musica Classica First Prize for Solo Piano

Kairy Koshoeva

The New School for Music Study

Princeton, USA


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