Chinese students in Plovdiv win gold medals at Dresden competition

Li Minhui

Li Minhui (vocal) and Huang Boyu (piano) have won gold medals for exceptional achievement in chamber music at the ХI. International Competition and Festival of Arts, Music, Vocals, Dance and Folklore “Winter Stars of Dresden 2021”. The two Chinese natives are doing their doctoral studies under the tutelage of Prof. Toni Shererdzieva-Novak, PhD and Assoc. Prof. Lyudmil Petkov, PhD at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv.

The Winter Stars of Dresden is a prestigious international competition and festival of  music and arts traditionally held in January in Dresden. This year, due to the pandemic, the arts festival took place online through remote participation on a designated platform. The jury, made up of famous German and foreign professionals in the fields of culture and arts, also recognised Prof. Toni Shererdzieva-Novak, rector of the Plovdiv academy, with a special certificate for her personal contributions to strengthening international cultural relations, promoting multinational traditions, and exhibiting professional excellence.    

The prestigious competition/festival was organised by the “Festival Bridges” International Charitable Foundation in association with the TAYLIS Centre for Children’s and Youth Festival and Artistic Programmes.

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