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The Competition will be held in May, 2022 in Chengdu and Moscow.

In May 2022 the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians celebrates its 30th Anniversary! Despite the difficult Global situation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in history the Competition will be held simultaneously in two countries! The best concert halls in Moscow and one of China’s fastest growing cities – Chengdu will open their doors to art lovers and future stars of classical music from 14 countries of the world! Due to the obligation to go through quarantine for everyone entering the territory of China, competition auditions of participants from all countries except China will be held in Moscow. Auditions for the participants of the Third (Final) round of the competition will be held in Moscow for all participants. The upcoming competition will become the brightest event in the international cultural life and will without a doubt forever remain in the hearts of participants, spectators and organizers.

About the Competition

The International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians is the largest independent professional contest among young talents. The Competition is held in three sections: Piano, Violin and Cello.

Since the Competition is held in different countries, it gives young musicians from all around the world a unique opportunity to participate in this prestigious contest. Its natural ties with the International Tchaikovsky Competition (winners of the Youth Competition are regular participants and winners of the adult one), great amount, technical and artistic level of all contestants, most difficult competition repertoire, authoritative jury boards, great interest among public and wide media coverage – all these facts allow to call the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians the most prestigious international youth contest in the world.

With the help from their pedagogues, young musicians prepare complicated repertoire, which lays the foundation for future professional mastery. The Competition provides talented young artists the opportunity to demonstrate their skills to wide audience – about 1.200 contestants from 37 countries took part in the last 10 contests, 3.000+ musicians participated in preliminary auditions.

More than 80.000 live spectators and 1.500.000+ online spectators got acquainted with interpretations perfoormed by the participants, heard opinions of authoritative musicians and critics. Moreover, educational nature of the Competition is reaffirmed by establishing special awards for best teachers, inclusion of lectures, master-classes and exhibitions into the competition program.

  • The Competition is held since 1992.

  • 1.200+ participants from 37 countries.

  • Was held in 6 countries.

  • 80.000 + live audience.

  • 1.500.000 + online audience.

1992 Moscow RU
1995 Sendai JP
1997 Saint Petersburg RU
2002 Xiamen CN
2004 Kurashiki JP
2009 Suwon KR
2012 Montreux-Vevey CH
2014 Moscow RU
2015 Novosibirsk RU
2017 Nur-Sultan KZ
2022 Chengdu & Moscow CN