Tchaikovsky Competition winners announced

Posted on: July 1, 2019

“The 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition concluded last night, naming the winners across its six categories” of piano, violin, cello, voice, woodwinds, and brass, reads an unsigned article in Friday’s (6/28) Gramophone. The gold medal in piano “went to the 22-year-old French pianist Alexandre Kantorow.… Two Silver Medals were awarded: to Mao Fujita, 20, from Japan … and Dmitry Shiskin, 27, from Russia… The jury … gave three Bronze Medals—to Konstantin Emelyanov, 25, from Russia, Alexey Melnikov, 29, from Russia, and Kenneth Broberg, 25, from the USA. The Chinese pianist An Tianxu, 20, was awarded fourth place but singled out for his courage when he was poised to start the Tchaikovsky First Concerto while the orchestra opened the Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody—a situation he rescued with aplomb…. In the violin category the Gold Medal went to Sergey Dogadin, 30, from Russia… Zlatomir Fung, 20, from the USA, took the Gold Medal in the cello category… In the newly created woodwind category, the Gold Medal went to the Russian flautist Demin Matvey, 25 and in the new brass category Gold went jointly to the Russian trombonist Alexey Lobikov, 32 and the Chinese horn-player Yun Zeng, 19.”

Posted July 1, 2019