Just in: Tchaikovsky Competition announces violin finalists

Just in: Tchaikovsky Competition announces violin finalists


norman lebrecht

June 25, 2015

Pavel Milyukov (Russia)

Alexandra Conunova (Moldova)


Bomsori Kim (S Korea)

Yu-Chien Tseng (Taiwan)

Clara-Jumi Kang (Germany)

Haik Kazazyan (Russia)


No great surprises.


  • Pin-I Wu says:

    Yu-Chien Tsieng (Taiwan), the last name should be “Tseng”.

  • violin fanatic says:

    No real surprises, although I do feel that other violinists also performed really well and my heart goes out to them!
    I am so curious to see the judges’ sheet (?) that had yes or no on the violinists that didn’t make it to the final round! Is there anyway to get a look?

  • Redviolin says:

    It would definitely be interesting to see how the judges voted. I’m shocked that Pospelov didn’t go through though. Kishima was deserving of a final place as well

  • Violin Fanatic says:

    I also thought Pospelov played really well. But again, all the other finalists also played really well and I think they also all deserve to be in the final. Really tough call indeed.

  • Tweettweet says:

    I thought also Yoo Jin Jang did a splendid recital with an interesting programme and a wonderful Mozart. Very high level of playing in general in the semi-finals.

  • Musician says:

    Milyukov is a student of Kushnir. Despite the rules stating that no students are allowed

  • Tweettweet says:

    I believe Milyukov is not a pupil of Kuschnir anymore. However, as Kuschnir is a renowned teacher, I agree it would be better not to have him as a judge. There were some other former students of his as well I believe.