Pavel Graf, an II-102 group student of the Department of Performing Arts of S. Toraighyrov PSU, was awarded the third place diploma in the Instrumental Genre (Piano) nomination (supervisor: G.K. Suleymenova) at the Siberia Lights New Stars international festival in Omsk, the RF.

The Festival was organized by the Talents Planet fund for support and development of children's creativity (the RF).

The competition was attended by both groups and individual artists working in concert organizations, theaters, radio, television, movies, students of music and theater universities, students of elementary, secondary and secondary specialized schools of art and culture, as well as amateur talent groups from many countries.

All participants gave performances in such nominations as vocal, choral singing, instrumental music, choreography, fashion theatre, original and theatrical genre, and art of declamation.

Among the jury of the competitive program were academicians, professors of leading universities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, honored workers and leading experts in the field of culture.

Pavel Graf noted that it was very exciting for him to participate in this international cultural event. 'It is a great responsibility and honor to represent one's home institution, the region and country', he said.