The best young vocalists of the country announced

Photo: Yuri SHKURIN

In the Mukam Palace the State Cultural Centre the final stage of the televised art competition of amateur young performers «Ýaňlan, Diýarym!» took place.

This popular creative project promotes familiarising of the youth with the richest musical culture of Turkmen people. In the past years review of talents, organized jointly with the Ministry of Culture, State Committee for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography, khyakimliks of velayats and Ashgabat city helped to reveal new names and highlight bright stars to shine in the variety show.

Soloists of creative collectives, students of higher and vocational educational institutions, young military men, workers of establishments of spheres of culture and other branches - all over 700 performers competed during etrap, city and velayat competitions.

For consideration of competent jury panel various vocal products have been presented. Participants could show talents performed by classics, national and author's songs, products of own composition. Performances of applicants for the final stage were estimated by such criteria, as vocal data, skill and originality of performance and also virtuosity.

Before judges there was an uneasy problem - to choose best of the best, brightest, talented performers. As a result 14 young vocalists had an opportunity to take part in the final stage of the competition and competition gala concert.

Sincerely and pathetically national and modern products sounded. Some performers made their choice on the songs created by outstanding Turkmen composers for words of poets-classics or motives of famous destans.

The theme of continuity of the best traditions of national art has found reflection in the concert program. Together with finalists of this year on the stage prize-winners of the previous reviews showed their skill.

The most exciting part of the creative marathon - summarising and announcement of winners. To the noisy applause of the hall winners - owners of special diplomas and awards on behalf of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov were announced.