The sixteenth International Tchaikovsky Competition is underway from June 17 to 29 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, with 231 contestants comprising pianists, violinists, cellists, vocalists, and, new this year, woodwind and brass players. The competition is being streamed live and on demand at medici.tv, with all content remaining available online for several years. Jury chair for the new woodwinds competition is Denis Bouriakov, principal flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall, is jury chair for the cello competition. Other judges include Denis Matsuev (piano), Martin Engstroem (violin), Sarah Billinghurst Solomon (voice), and Ian Bousfield (brass). The top prize is $100,000. This year an additional $15,000 vocal prize will be given in memory of baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky; the prize comes with a performance in Krasnoyarsk, Hvorostovsky’s hometown. The competition’s top prizewinners will perform in an October 27, 2019 recital at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, conducted by Valery Gergiev and presented by the Mariinsky Foundation of America. The International Tchaikovsky Competition takes place every four years. Click here for more information.
Posted June 19, 2019