Last night the Korean soloist Minsung Lee won the first prize of the winners of the VII edition of the Marbella International Music Festival Contest, an event that was held in the José Pernía Calderón auditorium and that obtained a great response from the attendees, who filled the cultural venue. Second and third place in the competition fell, respectively, to the Korean Hanna Jang and the Russian Simón Karakulidi. The awards, to which was also added that of the public for Hanna Jang, were delivered by the general director of Culture, Carmen Díaz, who underlined the level of the participants and the trajectory of the event.

The festival continues today, Sunday, with the show of the participants of the international masterclass and will continue tomorrow, Monday, September 5, when it will be the turn, at the Buchinger Wilhelmi Clinic, of the German Sven Bauer, chamber musician and winner of numerous music competitions. all the world. On Tuesday, the performance of Minsung Lee will take place, at 7:00 p.m., at the Manuel Carra Professional Conservatory in Malaga.

On Wednesday, September 7, at the Ralli Museum in Marbella, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a concert by international artists, with names such as Samuel Chu (Philippines), Hae Lin Kim (South Korea), Norah Wanton (Italy/ Cuba), Cristina Aracil and Carlos Aracil (Spain), Michael Davidov (Spain/Israel), Alba Llorach (Spain) and José Carlos Fernández (Spain), and one day later, on the 8th, at 8:30 p.m., in the José Pernía Calderón, the Argentine and Spanish pianists, respectively, Oriana Kemelmajer and Alba Llorach will perform. On the 9th, at the same time and location, it will be the turn of Juan Ignacio Fernández Morales, soloist with national and international orchestras.

The final touch to the program will be put on, on September 10, at 8:30 p.m. in the José Pernía Calderón Auditorium, by the saxophonist Albert Julià and the pianist and director of the festival, Michael Davidov, with a closing concert, which will also feature musicians international students and professors from the Superior Conservatory of Music of the Liceo de Barcelona. Tickets can be purchased at www.mientrada.net; by calling 902 646 289 or at the auditorium box office, with prices ranging from 6 to 12 euros, although the performances by Sven Bauer, Minsung Lee and the masterclass participants, as well as the gala, will be by invitation or free entry until full capacity.

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