II Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition received 122 applications from Russia and abroad. 116 participants were accepted to the first stage – Video Screening tour – 54 pianists in the junior group aged 8 to 13 and 62 participants in the senior group aged 13 to 18.
Applications comes from: Russian Federation – 64, China – 13, Armenia – 6, Japan – 6, Ukraine – 5 Azerbaijan – 4; Italy, DPRK (North Korea), Georgia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan – 2 from each country; Australia, Austria, Belarus, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Korea, Canada, Israel – 1 from each country.
The Competition expanded in Russia as well. We received applications from Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-don, Ryazan, Samara, Ivanovo, Voronezh, Arkhangelsk, Stavropol and Perm Krai, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous area, the Amur, Nizhniy Novgorod, Orenburg, Smolensk, Tula regions, the Republic of Bashkortostan and Republic of Dagestan.
To the second stage – Preliminary Auditions – were admitted 106 participants: 46 in the junior group and 60 in the senior group.