International Tchaikovsky Competition

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The International Tchaikovsky Competition is a classical-music competition held every four years in Moscow, Russia, for pianists, violinists, and cellists between 16 and 30 years of age, and singers between 19 and 32 years of age. The competition is named after Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and is an active member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.[1]

For the XIV competition in 2011, Valery Gergiev was appointed the competition's chairman, and Richard Rodzinski, former president of the Van Cliburn Foundation, was appointed general director. A new voting system was instituted, created by mathematician John MacBain, and used by the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and the Cleveland International Piano Competition. All rules and regulations had also undergone a complete revision. Emphasis was placed on the composition of the jury, which consisted primarily of well-known and respected performing artists. Finally, for all competitions from 2011 forward, a first prize will always be awarded.[2]

The XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, from June 14 to July 1, 2011, under the auspices of the Russian federal government and its Ministry of Culture. The competition disciplines were piano, violin, cello, and voice (male singers and female singers). The last competition took place in June 2015.[3]

Prizes[edit]

Cash prizes are awarded to the top-five competitors in each discipline of piano, violin, cello, and to each of the top four competitors in the men's and women's solo vocal categories. First prize (always to be awarded) is 20,000 Euro; second, 15,000 Euro; third, 10,000 Euro; fourth, 5,000 Euro; and fifth, 3,000 Euro. An additional prize, a Grand Prix of 10,000 Euro, may be awarded to one of the gold medalists deemed outstanding by the juries. Additional awards are given for best performance of the chamber concertos and the commissioned new work.[4]

For the 2015 competition, the prizes[5] are as follows:

Prize Amount
Grand Prix US$ 100,000 in addition to the 1st Prize amount
1st Prize US$ 30,000 and the Gold Medal
2nd Prize US$ 20,000 and the Silver Medal
3rd Prize US$ 10,000 and the Bronze Medal
4th Prize US$ 5,000 and a Diploma
5th Prize US$ 3,000 and a Diploma
6th Prize US$ 2,000 and a Diploma
Best performance of a concerto with a chamber orchestra in Round II (in the piano, violin, and cello sections) US$ 2,000 and a Diploma

History[edit]

Held every four years, the first competition, 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 traditionally comes before the main competition.[6]

Prize winners[7][edit]

Winners of the top three prizes awarded in the given year and category.

Piano[edit]

Year 1st Prize/Gold 2nd Prize/Silver 3rd Prize/Bronze
1958 Van Cliburn (USA) Lev Vlassenko (USSR)
Liu Shikun (China)
Naum Shtarkman (USSR)
1962 Vladimir Ashkenazy (USSR)
John Ogdon (UK)
Susan Starr (USA)
Yin Chengzong (China)
Eliso Virsaladze (USSR)
1966 Grigory Sokolov (USSR) Misha Dichter (USA) Victor Eresko (USSR)
1970 Vladimir Krainev (USSR)
John Lill (UK)
Horacio Gutiérrez (Cuba) Arthur Moreira Lima (Brazil)
Viktoria Postnikova (USSR)
1974 Andrei Gavrilov (USSR) Myung-whun Chung (South Korea)
Stanislav Igolinsky (USSR)
Youri Egorov (USSR)
1978 Mikhail Pletnev (USSR) Pascal Devoyon (France)
André Laplante (Canada)
Nikolai Demidenko (USSR)
Evgeny Ryvkin (USSR)
1982 Not awarded Peter Donohoe (UK)
Vladimir Ovchinnikov (USSR)
Mitie Koyama (Japan)
1986 Barry Douglas (UK) Natalia Trull (USSR) Irina Plotnikova (USSR)
1990 Boris Berezovsky (USSR) Vladimir Mischouk (USSR) Kevin Kenner (USA)
Johan Schmidt (Germany)
Anton Mordasov (USSR)
1994 Not awarded Nikolai Lugansky (Russia) Vadim Rudenko (Russia)
HaeSun Paik (South Korea)
1998 Denis Matsuev (Russia) Vadim Rudenko (Russia) Freddy Kempf (UK)
2002 Ayako Uehara (Japan) Alexei Nabiulin (Russia) Tszyuy Tszin (China)
Andrey Ponochevny (Russia)
2007 Not awarded Miroslav Kultyshev (Russia) Alexander Lubyantsev (Russia)
2011 Daniil Trifonov (Russia) Yeol Eum Son (South Korea) Seong-Jin Cho (South Korea)
2015 Dmitry Masleev (Russia) Lucas Geniušas (Lithuania/Russia)
George Li (USA)
Sergei Redkin (Russia)
Daniel Kharitonov (Russia)

Violin[edit]

Year 1st Prize/Gold 2nd Prize/Silver 3rd Prize/Bronze
1958 Valery Klimov (USSR) Victor Pikaizen (USSR) Ştefan Ruha (Romania)
1962 Boris Gutnikov (USSR) Shmuel Ashkenasi (Israel)
Irina Bochkova (USSR)
Nina Beilina (USSR)
Yoko Kubo (Japan)
1966 Viktor Tretiakov (USSR) Masuko Ushioda (Japan)
Oleg Kagan (USSR)
Yoko Sato (Japan)
Oleh Krysa (USSR)
1970 Gidon Kremer (USSR) Vladimir Spivakov (USSR)
Mayumi Fujikawa (Japan]
Liana Isakadze (USSR)
1974 Not awarded Eugene Fodor (USA)
Ruben Agaronyan (USSR)
Rusudan Gvasaliya (USSR)
Marie-Annick Nicolas (France)
Vanya Milanova (Bulgaria)
1978 Ilya Grubert (USSR)
Elmar Oliveira (USA)
Mihaela Martin (Romania)
Dylana Jenson (USA)
Irina Medvedeva (USSR)
Alexandr Vinnitsky (USSR)
1982 Viktoria Mullova (USSR)
Sergey Stadler (USSR)
Tomoko Kato (Japan) Stephanie Chase (USA)
Andres Cardenes (USA)
1986 Ilya Kaler (USSR)
Raphaël Oleg (France)
Xue Wei (China)
Maxim Fedotov (USSR)
Jane Peters (Australia)
1990 Akiko Suwanai (Japan) Evgeny Bushkov (USSR) Alyssa Park (USA)
1994 Not awarded Anastasia Chebotareva (Russia)
Jennifer Koh (USA)
Graf Murzh (Russia)
Marco Rizzi (Italy)
1998 Nikolai Savchenko (Russia) Latica Honda-Rosenberg (Germany) Ichun Pan (China)
2002 Not awarded Tamaki Kawakubo (Japan/USA) Xi Chen (China)
2007 Mayuko Kamio (Japan) Nikita Boriso-Glebsky (Russia) Yuki Manuela Janke (Germany)
2011 Not awarded Sergey Dogadin (Russia)
Itamar Zorman (Israel)
Jehye Lee (South Korea)
2015 Not awarded Yu-Chien Tseng (Taiwan) Alexandra Conunova (Moldova)
Haik Kazazyan (Russia)
Pavel Milyukov (Russia)

Cello[edit]

Year 1st Prize/Gold 2nd Prize/Silver 3rd Prize/Bronze
1962 Natalia Shakhovskaya (USSR) Leslie Parnas (USA)
Valentin Feygin (USSR)
Natalia Gutman (USSR)
Mikhail Khomitser (USSR)
1966 Karine Georgian (USSR) Stephen Kates (USA)
Arto Noras (Finland)
Kenichiro Yasuda (Japan)
Eleonora Testelets (USSR)
1970 David Geringas (USSR) Victoria Yagling (USSR) Ko Iwasaki (Japan)
1974 Boris Pergamenschikov (USSR) Ivan Monighetti (USSR) Hirofumi Kanno (Japan)
1978 Nathaniel Rosen (USA) Mari Fudzivara (Japan)
Daniel Veis (Czechoslovakia)
Alexander Kniazev (USSR)
Alexander Rudin (USSR)
1982 Antonio Meneses (Brazil) Alexander Rudin (USSR) Georg Faust (Germany)
1986 Mario Brunello (Italy)
Kirill Rodin (USSR)
Suren Bagratuni (USSR)
Martti Rousi (Finland)
Sara Sant'Ambrogio (USA)
John Sharp (USA)
1990 Gustav Rivinius (Germany) Françoise Groben (Luxemburg)
Alexander Kniazev (USSR)
Bion Tsang (USA)
Tim Hugh (UK)
1994 Not awarded Not awarded Not awarded
1998 Denis Shapovalov (Russia) Liwei Qin (Australia) Boris Andrianov (Russia)
2002 Not awarded Johannes Moser (Germany) Claudius Popp (Germany)
Alexander Chaushian (Armenia)
2007 Sergey Antonov (Russia) Alexander Buzlov (Russia) István Várdai (Hungary)
2011 Narek Hakhnazaryan (Russia) Edgar Moreau (France) Ivan Karizna (Bielorussia)
2015 Andrei Ionuț Ioniță (Romania) Alexander Ramm (Russia) Alexander Buzlov (Russia)

Vocal, female[edit]

Year 1st Prize/Gold 2nd Prize/Silver 3rd Prize/Bronze
1966 Jane Marsh (USA) Veronica Tyler (USA)
Evelina Stoytseva (Bulgaria)
Not awarded
1970 Elena Obraztsova (USSR)
Tamara Sinyavskaya (USSR)
Not awarded Evdokia Kolesnik (USSR)
1974 Not awarded Lyudmila Sergiyenko (USSR)
Stefka Evstatieva (Bulgaria)
Sylvia Sass (Hungary)
Galina Kalinina (USSR)
Tatiana Erastova (USSR)
1978 Lyudmila Shemchuk (USSR) Lyudmila Nam (USSR) Ewa Podleś (Poland)
Mariana Ciaromila (Romania)
1982 Lidiya Zabilyasta (USSR) Khuraman Gasimova (USSR) Dolora Zajick (USA)
1986 Natalia Erasova (USSR) Barbara Kilduff (Japan), Ana Felicia Filip (Romania) Maria Guleghina (USSR)
1990 Deborah Voigt (USA) Marina Shaguch (USSR) Emilia Oprea (Romania)
Maria Khokhlogorskaya (USSR)
1994 Hibla Gerzmava (Georgia)
Marina Lapina (Russia)
Laura Claycomb (USA)
Tatiana Zakharchu (Ukraine)
Irina Gelahova (Russia)
1998 Mieko Sato (Japan) Elena Manistina (Russia) Maira Mukhamed (Kahzakhstan)
2002 Aitalina Afanasieva-Adamova (Russia) U Bisia (China) Anna Samuil (Russia)
2007 Albina Shagimuratova (Russia) Olesya Petrova (Russia) Marika Gulordava (Georgia)
2011 Sunyoung Seo (South Korea) Not awarded Elena Guseva (Russia)
2015 Yulia Matochkina (Russia) Svetlana Moskalenko (Russia) Mane Galoyan (Armenia)

Vocal, male[edit]

Year 1st Prize/Gold 2nd Prize/Silver 3rd Prize/Bronze
1966 Vladimir Atlantov (USSR) Nikolai Okhotnikov (USSR) Simon Estes (USA)
Konstantin Lisovsky (USSR)
1970 Evgeny Nesterenko (USSR)
Nikolai Orgenich (USSR)
Vladislav Piavko (USSR)
Zurab Sotkilava (USSR)
Victor Trishin (USSR)
1974 Ivan Ponomarenko (USSR) Kolos Kováts (Hungary) Anatoly Ponomarenko (USSR)
Vladimir Malchenko (USSR)
1978 Not awarded Valentin Pivovarov (USSR)
Nikita Storojev (USSR)
Yuri Statnik (USSR)
1982 Paata Burchuladze (USSR) Gegam Grigorian (USSR) Vladimir Chernov (USSR)
1986 Alexander Morozov (USSR)
Grigory Gritsyuk (USSR),
Barseg Tumanyan (USSR) Sergei Martynov (USSR)
1990 Hans Choi (USA) Boris Statsenko (USSR) Oleg Kulko (USSR)
Wojciech Drabowicz (Poland)
1994 Chen-Ye Yuan (China) Not awarded Mikhail Davydov (Russia)
Ho Gwan Su (China)
1998 Besik Gabitashvili (Georgia) Evgeny Nikitin (Russia) Alexander Kisselev (Russia)
2002 Mikhail Kazakov (Russia) Andrej Dunaev (Russia) Kim Don Seub (South Korea)
2007 Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Ukraine) Dmitry Belosselskiy (Russia) Maxim Paster (Ukraine)
2011 Jongmin Park (South Korea) Enkhbatyn Amartüvshin (Mongolia) Not awarded
2015 Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (Mongolia) Chuanyue Wang (China) Hansung Yoo (South Korea)

Grand Prix[edit]

Year Winner Category
1994[8] Hibla Gerzmava (Georgia) Vocal, female
2011[9] Daniil Trifonov (Russia) Piano
2015[10] Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (Mongolia) Vocal, male

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1].
  2. ^ Musolife.
  3. ^ Brown, Ismene (July 6, 2015). "Tchaikovsky piano competition sees self-taught Frenchman take Russia by storm". The Telegraph. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ [2].
  5. ^ [3] Awards
  6. ^ Tchaikovsky Competition[dead link]
  7. ^ [4]"XV International Tchaikovsky Competition: The Laureates"/"Past prizewinners of the International Tchaikovsky Competition since 1958: full list"
  8. ^ [5]"XV International Tchaikovsky Competition: The Laureates"/"Past prizewinners of the International Tchaikovsky Competition since 1958: full list"
  9. ^ [6] "Daniil Trifonov, Grand Prix Winner 2011: 'Very Happy to Be Back'"
  10. ^ [7] "Grand Prix of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition has been announced!"

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