XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition: Awards Ceremony


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Sergey Dogadin — Violinist (First Prize)

Zlatomir Fung — Cellist (First Prize)

Maria Barakova — Mezzo-soprano (First Prize)

Georgios Alexandros Stavrakakis — Bass (First Prize)

Zeng Yun — Hornist (First Prize)

Aleksey Lobikov — Trombonist (First Prize)

Matvey Demin — Flutist (First Prize)

Dmitry Shishkin — Pianist (Second Prize)

Mao Fujita — Pianist (Second Prize)

Marc Bouchkov — Violinist (Second Prize)

Santiago Cañón-Valencia — Cellist (Second Prize)

Aigul Khismatullina — Soprano (Second Prize)

Gihoon Kim — Baritone (Second Prize)

Joidy Blanco — Flutist (Second Prize)

Fedor Shagov — Tubist (Second Prize)

Alexey Melnikov — Pianist (Third Prize)

Program notes

The prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition comes to an end! After more than a week of intense musical challenges, the new stars of classical music receive the famed prize they deserve for their remarkable performances! A not-to-be-missed event webcast live on and on The Studio.

Official partner for the second consecutive edition, launched its first continuous channel with 8 hours of non-stop video content webcast live each day, including interviews, rare glimpses backstage, archival footage, and much more… The main website is also co-webcasting the opening concerts, the finale, the awards ceremony and the past winners concerts. A new challenge met with aplomb!

This ceremony will mark a decisive moment in the careers of these young stars, whether they win the first prize or not! The pianist who won the first prize in 1958, Van Cliburn, was met with a ticker tape parade on his arrival in New York returning from Russia. Lucas Debargue was met with a tidal wave of fame despite having been in fourth place in the 2015 competition. Cellist Natalia Goutman, violinist Gidon Kremer, singers Hibla Gerzmava and Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar...all of them passed through the Tchaikovsky Competition on their way to fame.

And who are these new stars?

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