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June
2019

The first gala concerts of the winners at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Cello, Jury, Organizing Committee, Piano, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds, Brass Instruments
The first gala concerts of the winners at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition will be held in Moscow and St. PetersburgOn June 27, 2019, the names of the winners at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in the Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice, Brass Instruments and Woodwind Instruments categories were announced

By decision of the Jury members, those were 45 participants from 19 countries: Russia, Belgium, Hungary, Venezuela, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Colombia, Mongolia, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, the USA, Uzbekistan, Finland, France, the Czech Republic and Japan. Gala concerts of the Competitionwinners will be held at the Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow (June 28, 2019 at 19:00) and at the New Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (Mariinsky II) in St. Petersburg (June 29, 2019 at 21:00), where the Grand Prix winner will be announced.

 

This year’s novelty was the two new nominations introduced by the Organizing Committee: Woodwind Instruments and Brass Instruments. This was done in order to develop the world school of winds and brass performance. Thus, the musicians competed in six categories for the first time. Musicians’ interest towards the Competition is traditionally growing. In 2015, 630 applications were received, and this year’s yield grew by one and a half, with 954 applications from 58 countries. 231 musicians made it to the First Round of the Competition. They were evaluated by 70 Jury members.

 

The broadcast of the events of the XVI Competition on the largest classical music channel medici.tv on June 27, 2019 gathered a record number of views: more than 15.4 million in 190 countries and 11,800 cities. For comparison, in 2015, the number of views amounted to almost 10 million. For the first time ever, the XVI Competition had fan zones where Competition Rounds were broadcast, and lectures and exhibitions were held. In Moscow, fan zones are located in the Russian National Music Museum and inPyotr Tchaikovsky and Moscow Museum. In St. Petersburg, fan zones are located in the Academic Glinka Capella. Also for the first time, the events of the Competition were broadcast by the representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo, the Russisches Haus des Wissenschaft und Kultur in Berlin  and  the  Centre  de  Russie  pour  la  science  et  la  culture  à  Parisand on  screens of  500 philharmonic societies and houses of culture within the framework of the All-Russian Virtual Concert Hall project.

 

Piano

First Prize and Gold Medal: Alexandre Kantorow (France)

Second Prize and Silver Medal: Dmitriy Shishkin (Russia), Mao Fujita (Japan)

Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Alexey Melnikov (Russia), Kenneth Broberg (USA), Konstantin Yemelyanov (Russia)

Fourth Prize and Diploma: Tianxu An (China)

Fifth Prize: None awarded

Sixth Prize: None awarded

Special prize for courage and self-possession was awarded to Tianxu An (China)

 

Twenty-five competitors attended the auditions in the Piano category taking place from June 18 to 27, 2019 in the Great Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. The Jury consisted of the following membersDenis Matsuev (Jury Chair), Michel Béroff, Pavel Gililov, Barry Douglas, Freddy Kempf, Li Ming Qiang, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Piotr Paleczny, Boris Petrushansky, Menahem Pressler, Nelson Freire.

 

Violin

First Prize and Gold Medal: Sergey Dogadin (Russia)

Second Prize and Silver Medal: Marc Bouchkov (Belgium)

Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Donghyun Kim (Korea)

Fourth Prize and Diploma: Aylen Pritchin (Russia) and Mayumi Kanagawa (USA)

Fifth Prize: None awarded

Sixth Prize and Diploma: Milan Al-Ashhab (Czech Republic)

 

Twenty-three competitors attended the auditions in the Violin category taking place from June 18 to 27, 2019 in the Chamber Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. The Jury consisted of the following membersMartin Engstroem (Jury Chair), Salvatore Accardo, Kristóf Baráti, Mikhail Kopelman, Sergej Krylov, Boris Kuschnir, Elmar Oliveira, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Akiko Suwanai, Viktor Tretiakov, Michael Haefliger, Aleksey Shalashov.

 

 

Cello

First Prize and Gold Medal: Zlatomir Fung (USA)

Second Prize and Silver Medal: Santiago Cañón-Valencia (Colombia)

Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Anastasia Kobekina (Russia)

Fourth Prize and Diploma: Taeguk Mun (Republic of Korea)

Fifth Prize and Diploma: Yibai Chen (China)

Sixth Prize and Diploma: Senja Elina Rummukainen (Finland)

 

Twenty-five competitors attended the auditions in the Cello category taking place in the Grand and Chamber Halls of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia. The Jury consisted of the following membersSir Clive Gillinson (Jury Chair), Mario Brunello, Jian Wang, István Várdai, Karine Georgian, Ralph Kirshbaum, Mischa Maisky, Daniel Müller-Schott, Truls Mørk, Sergei Roldugin, Jan Vogler, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Myung-Wha Chung.

 

Voice

Women

First Prize and Gold Medal: Maria Barakova (Russia)

Second Prize and Silver Medal: Aigul Khismatullina (Russia)

Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Maria Motolygina (Russia)

Fourth Prize and Diploma: Angelina Akhmedova (Uzbekistan) and Oksana Mayorova (Russia)

 

Men:

First Prize and Gold Medal: Alexandros Stavrakakis (Greece)

Second Prize and Silver Medal: Gihoon Kim (Republic of Korea)

Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Migran Agadjanyan (Russia)

Fourth Prize and Diploma: Ankhbayar Enkhbold (Mongolia)

Special Prize “In Memory of Dmitry Khvorostovsky”: Vladislav Kupriyanov (Russia)

 

Fifty-nine competitors attended the auditions in the Voice category taking place in the Mussorgsky Hall at the New Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (Mariinsky II). The Jury consisted of thefollowing membersSarah Billinghurst Solomon (Jury Chair), Eva Wagner-Pasquier, Evamaria Wieser, Edita Gruberova, Susan Graham, Charles MacKay, Mikhail Petrenko, Matti Salminen, Jonathan Friend, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Albina Shagimuratova, Neil Shicoff.

 

Brass Instruments

First Prize and Gold Medal: Yun Zeng (China, French horn) and Aleksey Lobikov (Russia, trombone)

Second Prize and Silver Medal: Fedor Shagov (Russia, tuba)

Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Felix Camille Jean Dervaux (France, French horn)

Fourth Prize and Diploma: Henrique dos Santos Costav (Portugal, tuba)

Fifth Prize and Diploma: Ansel Owen Norris (USA, trumpet)

Sixth Prize and Diploma: Peter Steiner (Italy, trombone)

Seventh Prize and Diploma: Hae-Ree Yoo (The Republic of Korea, French horn)

Eighth Prize and Diploma: Zhasulan Abdykalykov (Kazakhstan, trumpet)

Forty-six competitors attended the auditions in the Brass Instruments category taking place from June 22 to 27, 2019 in the Academic Glinka Capella and in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. The Jury consisted of the following members: Ian Bousfield (Jury Chair / trombone), Alessio Allegrini (French horn), Jörgen van Rijen (trombone), Radovan Vlatković (French horn), Timothy Jones (French horn), Christian Lindberg (trombone), Timur Martynov (trumpet), Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet), Nikolai Slepniov (tuba), Walter Hilgers (tuba).

 

Woodwind Instruments

First Prize and Gold Medal: Matvey Demin (Russia, flute)

Second Prize and Silver Medal: Joidy Scarlet Blanco Lewis (Venezuela, flute)

Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Alessandro Beverari (Italy, clarinet)

Fourth Prize and Diploma: Lola Descours (France, bassoon)

Fifth Prize and Diploma: Nikita Vaganov (Russia, clarinet)

Sixth Prize and Diploma: Juri Florian Alexander Vallentin (Germany, oboe)

Seventh Prize and Diploma: Lívia Duleba (Hungary, flute)

Eighth Prize and Diploma: Sofiya Viland (Russia, flute)

Forty-eight competitors attended the auditions in the WoodwindInstruments category taking place from June 19 to 27, 2019 in the Repino Concert Hall and in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. The Jury consisted of the following membersDenis Bouriakov (Jury Chair / flute), Boris Allakhverdyan (clarinet), Jacques Zoon (flute), Evgeny Izotov (oboe), Whitney Crockett (bassoon), Daniel Matsukawa (bassoon), Marie-Luise Modersohn (oboe), Pascal Moraguès (clarinet), Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe), Valery Popov (bassoon), Stephen Williamson (clarinet), Karl-Heinz Schütz (flute).