Jury Board of the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians announced the results of the Final Round auditions.
15-year-old Yutian Yang from China, a student of the secondary school at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, became the First Prize winner of the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Piano Section. For the Third Round she chose Franz Liszt’s first concerto. The jury members equally praised the quality of the performance of this significant 20-minute piece.
The Second Prize was shared by Haolun Sun (18 years old, China) and Chenzhe Ni (14 years old, China). The participants presented concerts by Sergei Prokofiev and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. According to the conditions of this year, if musicians over 17 years old become winners of the competition, then the places they receive are shared with musicians whose age did not exceed 17 years old at the time of the start of the competition.
The Third Prize went to the representatives of Russia – Aksinia Potemkina (17 years old) and Artur Iskorostenskiy (16 years old) who perfectly performed Sergei Rachmaninov’s concertos and received the same number of votes.
The Fourth Prize was awarded to 17-year-old Songawn Kwon, who chose Sergei Prokofiev’s concerto. The Fifth Prize was shared by Gleb Semenov (14 years old) and Inna Zabruskova from Russia, who performed Franz Liszt’s Concerto No.1.
This year the first prize in the Violin Section is awarded to participants from China – Jinzhu Li (15 years old) and Zhiyuan Qian (13 years old). Jury members equally appreciated the brilliant performance of the most difficult works by Niccolo Paganini and Antonin Dvorak chosen for the Final Round.
According to the Rules of this year’s competition, if musicians over 17 years old become winners of the competition, their prizes are shared with musicians whose age did not exceed 17 years old at the time of the start of the competition. Taking into account this rule, three laureates were determined for the Second Prize – Stefaniia Pospekhina (15 years old, Russia), Aleksandr Papushev (18 years old, Russia) and Yaozhang Wang (17 years old, China).
The Third Prize was awarded to Daniil Bessonov (17 years old) and Sergey Mkrtichyan (17 years old) from Russia. Both participants chose Tchaikovsky works for the final audition.
Fourth prize went to 15-year-old Hanyue Zhang, fifth prize was also awarded to 15-year-old Sooeon Kim Kim from the Republic of Korea by the jury, and sixteen-year-old Yinuo Fang from China became the Laureate of Sixth Prize.
8 young cellists from Russia, China, USA and the Republic of Korea participated in the final round of the competition. Finalists were accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Leningrad Oblast conducted by Mikhail Golikov.
11-year-old Jung A Kim from the Republic of Korea, a student of the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in the Arts, won the First Prize. Jury members highly appreciated the complexity of the chosen program and the outstanding abilities of the cellist at such a young age.
Tae-Yeon Kim (16 years, Republic of Korea) and Polina Tkhai (14 years, Russia) received the Second Prize, receiving even number of jury votes.
17-year-old Sofya Khuskivadze-Deeva from Russia won the Third Prize. According to the conditions of this year, if according to the results of the final jury vote, musicians over 17 become winners of the competition, Prizes will be shared with younger musicians. The age limits for participants have been changed due to repeated postponements of the competition due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, 2 more participants that received the same number of votes became laureates of the Third Prize – Nicholas Wong (14 years, USA) and Chengyue Wen (15 years, China).
The Fourth Prize was awarded to 14-year-old Shang Zhou Xia from China, and the Fifth Prize was awarded to 15-year-old Tatiana Borisova from Russia.
|Prize||№ Name, surname|
|First Prize||№43. Jung A Kim (Republic of Korea)|
|Second Prize||№45. Tae-Yeon Kim (Republic of Korea)
№26. Polina Tkhai (Russia)
|Third Prize||№12. Sofya Khuskivadze-Deeva (Russia)
№15. Nicholas Wong (USA)
№21. Chengyue Wen (China)
|Fourth Prize||№19. Shang Zhou Xia (China)|
|Fifth Prize||№37. Tatiana Borisova (Russia)|
Final auditions in the Violin and Piano specialties were held on January 11 and 12, 2023 in the Great Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, accompanied by the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductors Yuri Tkachenko and Mikhail Golikov. Cellists performed on January 9, 2023 in the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg State Shostakovich Academic Philharmonia, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Leningrad Oblast under the direction of Mikhail Golikov. The award ceremony and the Gala Concert of the winners will be held in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on January 14, 2023.
128 musicians from 14 countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Japan, R. Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Turkey, Italy, Lithuania, Sweden, USA) participated among Piano, Violin and Cello Sections of the competition this year. 27 musicians from Russia, China, the Republic of Korea and the USA made it to the final round.
Jury Boards of the competition includes 36 outstanding musicians, teachers and figures of musical art from 13 countries of the world (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Hungary, Finland, Estonia, Great Britain, Spain). The chairmen of the jury board are: People’s Artist of Russia Yuri Slesarev (Piano Section), People’s Artist of the USSR Viktor Tretyakov (Violin) & People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Sergei Roldugin (Cello Section).
The International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, founded in 1992, is the largest professional competition for young musicians. Thoughout its 30-year history the competition has been held in 6 countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Switzerland) and 9 cities. The XI International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians is held by the Association Tchaikovsky Competition Stars with the support from the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music and the State Tchaikovsky Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve in Klin.
Initially, the 11th competition was scheduled to be held in the traditional format of live auditions in 2020 in Chengdu (China), however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the dates had changed several times, so due to ongoing COVID restrictions in China it was decided to hold the first two rounds of the competition online. Final auditions in the format of live in-person auditions, accompanied by a symphony orchestra, was promptly transferred to Russia. Moscow and St. Petersburg received the right to host the final events.