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PopImpressKA Journal for The Second G. Gershwin International Music Competition 2015 Organized By Founder/Artistic Director - Michael Bulychev-Okser

PopImpressKA Journal for The Second G. Gershwin International Music Competition 2015 Organized By Founder/Artistic Director - Michael Bulychev-Okser.

The mission of the G. Gershwin Brooklyn International Competition is to encourage and support excellence in the performance of classical music by promoting the great Art of George Gershwin. G.Gershwin International Music Competition is proud to showcase the talents of young musicians around the world on the threshold of their careers in a competition adjudicated by internationally acclaimed judges, and to offer them additional performance opportunities.

G. Gershwin International Music Competition 2013 is proved to be a unique musical event, organized on a large-scale international level. The community met it with an overwhelming response. This speaks to the philanthropic spirit that is the hallmark to our shared values and ensuring the continuity and desire to help the most talented youngsters. In the 2014-2015 Concert Season we hold the II G. Gershwin International Music Competition to fostering more bright performers.

The World's Best musicians will compete in 2 exciting rounds for the substantial prize fund. The prestigious Jury is comprised of internationally acclaimed musicians from 5 of the World's Continents: North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa.

Above Image: Olga Papkovitch/CEO & Founder of PopImpressKA Journal

www.popimpresskajournal.orgFounder/Artistic Director - Michael Bulychev-Okser,

one of the competition's winners Pianist Natalia Sokolovskaya


 Above Image: Olga Papkovitch/CEO & Founder of PopImpressKA Journal, one of the competition's winners Pianist Natalia Sokolovskaya and Bella Mushaev

 Above Image: Olga Papkovitch/CEO & Founder of PopImpressKA Journal with a famous TV Personality Ilya Levkov

Above and Below: Yuri Sherling/Artistic Director, The Honored worker of arts, Doctor of arts 

Academician of the American Academy of Music, Academician of RAEN - one of the Honorable judges of competition

Founder/Artistic Director - Michael Bulychev-Okser

 Above and Below: Founder/Artistic Director - Michael Bulychev-Okser

Behind the Scenes

About Professor Michael Bulychev-Okser, Competition Founder/Artistic Director, 
Competition Jury Chairman
A top prizewinner of many international competitions, pianist Michael Bulychev-Okser is among the world’s foremost artists and teachers. At age 12 Michael began his first concert tour to the countries of Mediterranean: Greece, Israel, Egypt and Turkey. An honored alumni of The Julliard School, Michael collaborated with world's most notable musicians: Oxana Yablonskaya, Dmitry Yablonsky, Martin Canin, David Dubal, Richard Kimball, Jonathan Strasser, Gidon Kremer, and Mikhail Voskresensky. An extensive performance schedule finds him dividing his time between Europe and the United States in both solo performances and appearances with the world’s top orchestras: including Manhattan Philharmonic, Novgorod Philharmonic, and Parnassos Symphony.
A recipient of “Who’s Who in Music”, “Outstanding People of the 20th century” among other Awards (Cambridge, London, 2000 and 2001 years), Michael Bulychev-Okser performed at the world’s most prestigious stages: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), La Salle Pleyel (Paris, France), Wigmore Hall (London, United Kingdom), Heichal Hatarbut (Tel Aviv, Israel), Palace (Alexandria, Greece), IBK Concert Hall (Seoul, South Korea), and Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow, Russia) and Centermex Theater (Monterrey, Mexico).
Twice in a row, in 1997 and in 1998, Michael received a prestigious Richard Kimball Award for the excellence in composition. In 1998, Manhattan school of Music featured 2-hour recital of Michael Bulychev-Okser’s solo and chamber music. In 2005 he received the Granados Award for the Best Interpretation of Spanish music in Andorra, and in 2006 he was awarded the Best Interpretation Special Award for his performance of the music by Franz Liszt. In 2010, Michael received the Polish Music Performance Award. The award presentation was followed by Michael’s triumphal 2-hour recital of music by Polish composers: Chopin, Moszkowski, Paderewski, and Scharwenka at Kosciuzsko Foundation House in New York. In 2009-2010-concert season Bulychev-Okser performed a series of 8 concerts, featuring Complete 32 piano sonatas by L. von Beethoven. The concerts took place at Barge Music in New York.
Bulychev-Okser's discography includes recording of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata, and Granados's Goyeskas (RCA label). Bulychev-Okser's New CD featuring Piano Transcriptions of Past and Future was released in December of 2012 on Neue Sterne Classical Artists Label, Hannover, Germany. Michael Bulychev-Okser is a Professor at New York University since 2003 and Long Island Conservatory since 2002.
Michael Bulychev-Okser is a Founder and Artistic Director of G.Gershwin International Music Competition in New York, and Founder and Artistic Director of Alion Baltic International Music Festival, 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia.













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