||7 September 2006 |
Photokina videofun 2006 - the winner is announced!
The winner of the European video contest «photokina videofun in 2006» has been announced - it is Roland Powik (Germany). He won with his film «Augenblick» (music written by Olga Minskaya)
in the strong competition, with more than 1.100 participants. For his
first place along with the winner's certificate, Roland Powik will
receive a 2.500 euro prize. 30 awardees and winners of the European
short film contest «photokina videofun 2006» will receive their awards
at the awarding ceremony in Cologne. The ceremony will take place from
September 26 till October 1 in Pavilion 6, stand B70.
Organisers: fotocommunity e. K. together with Prophoto GmbH.
||6 October 2005 |
Gutersloh - Isselhorst
Over 100 lovers of music attended the varied concert on Sunday evening at the evangelic church in Isselhorst.
musician Olga Manko-Minskaya set herself up as a cellist and a
vocalist. She presented the music of different generations, as well as
music of her own, demostrating the portentous abilities of modern
digital piano. Accompanying by Chihiro Masaki.
The varied programme
was spiced up by sudden numerous changes of the musical periods. Whether
she played music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Faure or Alexander
Glasunov, the audience could feel special warmth when Olga Minskaya was
playing the cello, as if the vivid singing of the instrument was
embracing them. Chihiro Masaki made a good accompanist, demonstrating
certain restraint, which allowed the soloist to fully open out. However,
Olga Minskaya controlled herself as a vocalist. Her full voice showed
certain remoteness and it matched especially well with the modern
version of the psalm by L. Graap. Performing «Look at me» by A.
Dvorzhak, she, on the contrary, fully demonstrated her strong emotional
As a diversified performer, Olga skillfully highlighted modern key points using digital piano.
was singing to the programmed out of tune rhythmical clavecin, or was
building dreaminess of fading tones of organ or was drifting away in
«Lady I Know» to the sound of bells and dissonant chords - her
professionalism was thrilling.
The audience was very pleased with the 90-minutes long peculiar concert and thanked both performers with prolonged applause.
Von Heike Sommerkamp
||2004. Gutersloh |
Music with dramatic gesture and sweet and sour Gutersloh
the recent concert of chamber music in St. Mathhew church, three
teachers from different music schools of Gutersloh played solemn music.
The concert was part of the «art in church» scheme and the performers
proved themselves as beautiful soloists and worked beautifully as a
Olga Manko (Music and Art school teacher) played in the first
part of the concert together with the pianist Chihiro Masaki (Schmidt
Four compositions ranging from baroque to modern age
had a touch of emotional drama. Splendid team-work was imprinted in
«Adagio con variazioni» by Ottorino Respigi. The clear sound of Olga
Manko's cello sounded stinging, yet sweet. The musician proved her alt
technique, which should be expressed precisely in this composition. The
expressiveness merged with the beautiful sound, which demonstrated a
vivid and inspirational performance.
Compostions by Sir William
Bolton are rarely played. Olga Manko performed «Passacaglia» and
impressed the audience with the intense sound and virtuosity. An adagio
by Bach the musician dedicated to a russian performer who died in 2003
in a car crush.
Despite the jazz rythms at the end of the fisrt
part, the rest of the programme kept the initial course. In the end the
musicians played trio and performed a number of compositions by A.
Dr. Constanze Natosevic