Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2010
Competition 23 - Folk Groups
Name of Ensemble: Ulybka
Country Representing: Belarus
Adjudicators: Ahmet Demirbag, Wyn Thomas
On behalf of the panel of adjudicators, may I express our appreciation of your effort in travelling so far, for your special contribution to today's preliminary competition and for your help in making the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod such a unique event. Your performance earlier this afternoon was undoubtedly a 'high-point' in today's proceedings for us both. We will remember it for many years to come.
Excellent stage presence and a very disciplined approach to the stage performance. This was a colourful combination of melodies and sounds - a real collage of indigenous Belarusian tradition. You used many different aspects in your programme - instruments, voice as well as percussion, which were all very acceptable. You brought a richness to the competition. Your body-language indicated a close bond between you as musicians and as an ensemble. You worked well as a group and whenever you were required to perform as solo/individual instrumentalists, you
managed to add your own personal interpretations to the relevant passages.
You were outstanding in the close environment of the preliminary competition. We could hear every aspect of your ensemble.
The energy of your performance was apparent in the way that you responded to the music. Well done.
This was a virtuosic performance in every sense.
Signed: Ahmet Demirbag