Ufa bass Artur Kaipkulov won special prize of Sobinov Festival
Ufa bass, Bashkir Opera's soloist, People's Artist of Bashkortostan Artur Kaipkulov was awarded a special diploma and a prize by the jury's decision.
The 22nd Vocal Competition was held in Saratov as part of the 34th International Sobinov Festival. Every year, laureates of international and all-Russian competitions take part in it.
The organizing committee received applications from different cities of Russia — Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Yoshkar-Ola, Astrakhan, Petrozavodsk, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, as well as from Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Kalmykia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Uzbekistan, and China.
The jury selected 12 candidates out of 75 applicants. Young singers from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Samara, as well as representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Vietnam took part in the competition.