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THE XV INTERNATIONAL TCHAIKOVSKY COMPETITION
THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S BIRTH
15TH JUNE – 3RD JULY 2015

 
PIANO / VIOLIN / CELLO / VOICE

2015 WINNERS
Piano: Dmitry Masleev
Violin: Yu-Chien Tseng (Second Prize – no first awarded)
Cello: Andrei Ionuț Ioniță
Female Voice: Yulia Matochkina
Male Voice: Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (also winner of the Grand Prix)

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. Valery Gergiev has been Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee since 2011.

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.

This year there are over 600 applicants from 45 countries.

Past competitions have produced such renowned musicians as:
Pianists: Van Cliburn, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mikhail Pletnev, Peter Donohoe, Barry Douglas, Grigory Sokolov, Denis Matsuev, Daniil Trifonov
Violinists: Viktor Tretiakov, Gidon Kremer, Victoria Mullova
Cellists: David Geringas, Nathaniel Rosen, Antonio Meneses, Mario Brunello
Singers: Evgeny Nesterenko, Elena Obraztsova, Deborah Voigt

The competition will be streamed live on the internet by Medici www.medici.tv

Full details of the competition, repertoire, timings of rounds, results, awards etc. are available at: tchaikovskycompetition.com/en

MARIINSKY PRESENCE IN THE COMPETITION:

On the Jury:

Voice: Olga Borodina, Larisa Gergieva, Mikhail Petrenko

Contestants:

Voice:
The young singers below, competing in this year’s competition, have all appeared in past Mariinsky Theatre Trust “Gala Recitals by Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre” at Drapers’ Hall:

Irina Shishkova Soprano 2010
Gelena Gaskarova Soprano 2012
Grigory Chernetsov Baritone 2012
Yulia Matochkina Mezzo-soprano 2013
Roman Lyulkin Bass 2014
Antonina Vesenina Soprano 2014
Ilya Selivanov Tenor 2015