Monday, May 5, 2014

Horikawa Mahiro wins 4th International Festival of Morin Khuur

The fourth International Festival of Morin Khuur organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism in
collaboration with the World Morin Khuur Association concluded on May 1.

The festival brought together over 200 morin khuur (horse fiddle) players, morin khuur maker, scientists and researchers from China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the USA and Mongolia.

During the festival, competition s for morin khuur amateurs and morin khuur makers was held.

Morin khuur amateurs’ competition was held in two rounds. The first round of the competition involved performances of Mongolian traditional mini-long songs, namely “Shanjuu Deel” and “Balchir Kheer” and the second round was to perform long songs “Tungalag Tamir” and “Jonon Khar”.

The first place went to morin khuur player from Japan Horikawa Mahiro, followed by Mongolian morin khuur players A.Baljinnyam and T.Baatarkhuu.

The morin khuur makers’ competition was held in three rounds. Winners of the morin khuur makers’ competition were selected through the standard of morin khuur released by the Mongolian Morin Khuur Makers’ Association. Morin khuur maker Enkhbold became the winner of the competition and received two million MNT. He was followed by Ulziibat and Bayarsuren.

A concert of honor took place on May 2. Top morin khuur players from various countries performed Mongolian masterpieces such as “Mandukhai Tsetsen Khatan”, “Tsagaan Suvarga”, “Jargaliin Naiman Mori” and “Teni Ruu Nuuj Yavna.”

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