Baku, December 17, AZERTAC Novosibirsk State Concert Hall named after Arnold Katz has hosted the closing of the most prestigious competitions among musicians under 17, in which Laman Asadova, a 15-year-old participant from Azerbaijan, was awarded special "Hope" diploma. For 10 days the capital of Siberia hosted a grand musical competition, which was attended by 105 participants from 23 countries. In accordance with the decision of international jury, 20 young performers from Russia, Korea, the USA, Belarus, China and other countries won various diplomas. Laman performed "Caprice" by Henryk Wieniawski, "Waltz Scherzo" by Tchaikovsky and Bach’s works. Members of the jury highly appreciated the skill of the Azerbaijani contestant and decided to grant her the right to participate in the next Youth Tchaikovsky competition without preliminary selection. Laman was previously been invited to the next contest as "a singer with great potential." Laman’s teacher Mina Aslanova said that the level of participants was very high. According to Aslanova, the high competition gives the artist opportunity to enrich skills. Laman has already begun to prepare for the next contest. In her endeavor Laman is supported by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Education, as well as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Heydar Aliyev Foundation also promotes the young musician. "The success of Laman Asadova demonstrates the attention paid by Russia and Azerbaijan to talented children,” said Head of Azerbaijan-Russia parliamentary friendship group Dmitry Savelyev. “It is nice to admit that both of our countries recognize the importance of a serious approach to the education of the younger generation and in every way promote the development of the creative potential of its young citizens,” he said.