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Kuwaiti young musicians shine at the Gulf Musician Idol Competition

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Kuwait Music Academy’s students and teachers crowned challenging year 2021 with great success. KMA participants won twelve first prizes and five second prizes at the Gulf Musician Idol Competition held in Bahrain in November. Bahrain Harmony Music Center lead by Mrs. Director Olha Kochura announced Gulf Musician Idol Competition in November 2021. Competitions were held in various instrumental and vocal categories as well as in different age groups, from the beginners up to adults superior category. International jury comprising experienced musicians judged hundreds of live-record performances of young talents from Gulf region.

From left: Ms Kinga Masternak, Karol Masternak, Lina Jaber, Deema Mouazzen, Dave Thomas, Shaun Thomas, Sulaiman Moukhaiber and Nigel Savio de Rosario

Kuwait Music Academy was represented at the jury panel by its manager, acclaimed pianist Karol Masternak and talented multi-instrumentalist Victor Shramko. The jury faced difficult challenge to judge young talents because of their very high quality of performances. The most promising participants were qualified to final round. Results were disclosed on Saturday, Nov 27. It was a very happy news for participants from Kuwait as well as proud moment for their teachers, families and school – Kuwait Music Academy.

Tejia Wang, (second right), Deema Mouazzen, (center), Lina Jaber, (second left) with Ms Kinga Masternak (right) and Karol Masternak (left)

Some of the students who won prizes at the Bahrain Musician Idol Competition and earlier at the Int’l Gulf Chopin Competition, held in March-April 2021 have received recommendation to several international universities and institutes, also in US and Europe. Kuwait Music Academy and their co-founders, Mrs Fajer Al-Mazidi and Prof. Cezary Owerkowicz congratulate its students for their great achievement, bringing glory to their school, but also renown to Kuwait as a country of talented youngsters as well as educational and musical center in the Gulf region

Winners list of Gulf Musician Competition 2021:

Beginner category
First Prize: Dave Thomas

Foundation category

First: Witold Masternak, Kathryn

Fox and Seoeun Baek
Second: Nour Badawi

Intermediate category

First: Keisha Mokashi
Second: Seza Kendirjian

Adult piano category

First: Ali Taqi and Sara Soliman

Advance category
First: Deema Mouazzen and Lina Jaber
Second: Tejia Wang

Superior category
First: Nigel Savio de Rosario and Shaun Thomas
Second: Sulaiman Moukhaiber and Yamin Tarek

Violin foundation
First: Giragos Kyoumjian
Intermediate vocal category
First: Gabrielle Khalaf

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