Jazz vocals of Ekaterina Sergunina recognized as best at GRAN FIESTA International Festival in Spain
PR and Media Relations Service, Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan
The soloist of Rich Sound (variety and jazz studio of the Victoria Cultural Center of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan) Ekaterina Sergunina received the highest award – Grand Prix of the GRAN FIESTA International Festival, which took place in Lloret de Mar, Spain, between January 3 and 10, 2015. More than 100 teams and performers from Spain, Italy, Macedonia, Baltic States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine participated in it. The participants’ age varied between 5 and 65 years. A young jazz singer Ekaterina Sergunina received her award for singing ‘Cheek to cheek’ and ‘Blue sky’ in English.
Soloist of Rich Sound (variety and jazz studio of Victoria Cultural Center of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan) Ekaterina Sergunina is winner of international contest
Sergey Mikhailenko, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan, highly appraised the potential of the young singer and congratulated her on the well-deserved prize. “We all watched Ekaterina maturing,” he said. “For more than 10 years she attended the Rich Sound studio of the Victoria Cultural Center, she repeatedly won in the corporate Fakel Festival of Gazprom and in amateur talent contests organized by Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan and called ‘Dreams Are Coming True’. I hope that winning the top prize at an international festival opens a new chapter of success for our trainee.”
The GRAN FIESTA (Big Celebration) international festival and contest is a multi-genre contest of European significance, in which performers from different countries take part. The contest was first held in 2006, with Spanish festival committee Fiestalonia being the organizer. The contest grants the respective awards to diploma winners, three-grade laureates and Gran Prix winners. Distinguished experts in art and culture from Spain, France, Canada and other countries compose the jury.
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