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Orchestra of the music festival in Verbier and conductor - maestro Valery Gergiev (member of the organizing committee of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition) will open the jubilee, 25th music festival.
Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra on 10th of March(Saturday), at the Moscow International House of Music gave a concert in honor of the 100th anniversary of Moscow's return to the status of the capital.
82 young pianists from all over the world will compete with each other from 2 May on in Brussels.
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About the competition

The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community.
The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines - piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition - a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.
The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition will introduce new speciality Woodwind instruments. The competition will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg from 17 to 30 June 2019.

The main purpose of the musical competition is revealing new talent

Past editions have spawned such renowned musicians as pianists Van Cliburn, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mikhail Pletnev, Grigory Sokolov; violinists Viktor Tretiakov, Gidon Kremer, Victoria Mullova; cellists David Geringas, Nathaniel Rosen, Antonio Meneses and singers Evgeny Nesterenko, Elena Obraztsova and Deborah Voigt.

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