Vladislav Lavrik, winner of the 2015 Presidential Prize for young cultural workers
The prize is awarded for his contribution to developing traditions and promoting brass music
Vladislav Lavrik is a musician (Moscow).
Mr Lavrik was born on September 29, 1980 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. He received a letter of acknowledgement from the Russian Federation Culture Ministry (2014). He is the winner of many Russian and international music competitions.
Mr Lavrik graduated from Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (2003). Leader of the Russian National Orchestra (RNO) brass section (2009). Head brass instrument teacher at the Moscow State Conservatory (2008).
At the age of 20, he was appointed principal trumpet of the RNO brass section, becoming the youngest musician in the history of the orchestra to hold a principal chair. In 2009, he made his debut as a conductor. He is the organiser and head of the RNO Brass Quintet. He is the founder and artistic director of the Brass Days international music festival for brass instruments, which was held for the fifth time in 2015.
Mr Lavrik’s musical activities are vast and extensive. He is known for his mastery of the instrument, impeccable technique, clear and rich sound. He actively promotes music by modern Russian composers and holds master classes in Russia and abroad. He works extensively to teach music to children and participates in charitable music projects. He has been a Yamaha Artist in Russia for ten years now.
Yevgenia Lotsmanova, winner of the 2015 Presidential Prize for young cultural workers
The prize is awarded for her contribution to developing the Russian art of illustration.
Yevgenia Lotsmanova is an artist (Moscow Region).
Ms Lotsmanova was born on January 14, 1985 in Kolomna, Moscow Region. She holds a diploma from the Union of Russian Artists (2010) and is the winner of the Best Children’s Publication award at the Major Book Fair (Perm, 2013).
Ms Lotsmanova graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts (2007, Boris Diodorov’s workshop). She is a member of the Moscow Union of Artists.
She has provided illustrations for the books 1001 Nights (2007), Magpie Tales by Alexei Tolstoy (2013), Magic Hill by Hans Christian Andersen (2014), and Little Forest Fairy Tale by N. Maksimova (2015). She has also created a series of illustrations for Gulliver’s Travels, The Chronicles of Narnia, Tartuffe, a series of lithographs dedicated to historical sites in Russia. She participated in many illustration exhibitions and had three personal exhibitions (2012, 2013, 2015).
Ms Lotsmanova’s works stand out for their incredible appeal, kind and positive attitude toward the characters and sensitivity to the text. The illustrations are created with the colour lithography technique using a lithographic stone, which requires enormous patience and physical strength. Despite the complexity of the technical process, the illustrations appear light, as if they were made in one breath. As a worthy successor of the Russian book illustration traditions, carrying on the heritage of Tatyana Mavrina, Yulia Vasnetsova, Yevgenia Racheva and Boris Diodorov, the young artist has created her own style and unique creative personality.
Yelena Cheburashkina, winner of the 2015 Presidential Prize for young cultural workers
The prize is awarded for her contribution to developing Russian design and art education.
Yelena Cheburashkina is a designer (Moscow).
Ms Cheburashkina was born on June 28, 1986 in Moscow. She holds prizes from international and Russian design festivals and competitions. Projects developed by Ms Cheburashkina’s students have been favourably assessed by professionals and taken for implementation.
Ms Cheburashkina graduated from Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts (2008). She is an associate professor in the furniture design department at the Academy and organiser of the Academy’s Design Centre – a dynamically developing education and production complex that allows taking Russian design education to a fundamentally new level. She is the creator of the furniture design department’s Internet portal and the author of educational programmes and manuals on art education. She successfully combines her teaching work with artwork and bringing up her three children.
Ms Cheburashkina has organised and planned design exhibitions. She has created successful furniture design projects, many of which are now in production. She holds master classes in different Russian cities. In 2015, she was appointed creative director for the Moscow Department of Education’s project to rebuild and renovate typical kindergartens.