Tchaikovsky Competition will pay prize money in dollars

The budget for the competition is 300  million rubles, but with the fluctuation in currency values the organisers have bee forced to stipulate that the award oney will be paid in US currency according to the exchange rate on the day.

The gold medal winner will collect $130,000, the biggest prize anywhere.

Valery Gergiev, the co-chair, has also clarified that Placido Domingo will not, as announced, be one of the judges of the vocal section. He will, however, attend as a guest.




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