A little over a week left before the start of the II all-Russian competition "Blue bird". It involves children from 5 to 15 years.
They amuse and surprise. Childlike and not the children's skills. this qualifying round the country haven't seen. 3 months, 30 major cities and nearly 5 thousand candidates. This is the main national competition of young talents.
Nikita Strashko came to audition for "the Blue bird" from Nefteyugansk. "I want to see the other kids, and to learn from them". The hardest in the truest sense of the word instrumentalists, because in the qualifying round, they came with their musical instruments. Participant from St. Petersburg to Peter 8 years old, and he weighs less than half his harp. He already plays for his age is a serious and complex work, and that both could play, if growth is allowed, and hard to imagine.
The musicians-instrumentalists in this year's competition was more: the number of questionnaires sent them in the selection Commission, has tripled. The creativity of young musicians appreciate those who have already become luminary. Brass players are selected by the Director of the European Association of saxophonists Taras Gusarov and Vadim Eilenkrig, a famous trumpeter. The selection Committee for the children's competition is more serious than the examination in any creative University in the country.
Vasilisa Ivankova one of the youngest gymnasts at the competition. She's 5, and yet the girl is not accustomed to such large arenas. And the final selection of acrobats for "the Blue bird" held in the legendary Moscow circus school named after Mikhail Rumyantsev. Each one had only 2-3 minutes to show your path to the stage or the circus arena. For many of these children's performance on the qualifying round of "the Blue bird" will be the main event of childhood.