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Shmelkov Semion was born in Kemerovo. He came from the family of professional musicians. He began learning to play the bayan when he was 6. His teacher was V. V. Shmelkov. Semion finished the speacial music school of the Glinks Novosibirsk State Conservatory under the professor A. V. Krupin.

Now he is a student of the Gnessins Russian Musical Academy under the professor F. R. Lips.

Semion Shmelkov is the laureate of the following international contests:

• 53 International Accordion Competition “Trophee Mondial”(Italy), cat. “Junior”;
• XII International Accordion Competition “Citta di Lanciano”(Italy);
• XII, XVII "Arrasate Hiria" International Accordion Competition (Spain);
• 44,45,46 Internationaler Accordeonwettbewerb Klingenthal (Germany), cat. IV and Va
• XXXII International "Citta di Castelfidardo" prize and award for accordion bands and soloists (Italy), cat. “solisti concertisti” and “F”;
• The Third China Tianjin international accordion competition (China);
• IV International Accordion Competition «Accoholiday» (Ukraina);
• Grand Prix of the international folk instruments performers' contest "North Cup VI"(Cherepovec, Russia);
• 1 International Accordion Competition "Cup of Friedrich Lips" (Chelyabinsk, Russia);

At present Semion is carrying on concert activity in the Europa cities and towns of Russia. He has been awarded the honourable titles of the Holder of State Cultural Centre Scholarship "Young Talents of Kuzbass", "Young Talents of Siberia", The Award of the Ministry of the Russian Federation, International Charitable Fund after Vladimir Spivakov.

Besides he was awarded the Grant of the President of The Russian Federation in the programme "Young Talents' Support".

There are numbers articles in different magazines and newspapers about him.


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