Millions tune in to the Tchaikovsky Competition

Millions tune in to the Tchaikovsky Competition


norman lebrecht

June 24, 2015

Statistics for the first ten days, released exclusively to Slipped Disc, show considerable impact for’s live streaming.

Over that period, there have been 3.5 million views across more than 160 countries.

On social media, there have been 420,00 actions and 160,000 additional video views.

All this, without a single controversy or headline-grabbing event.

Let’s see what happens next.


tchaik piano selection

UPDATE: 6 million views up to 29 June, and rising.



  • Phillip Sear says:

    The Medici coverage of the Tchaikovsky competition deserves all the views it is getting, and more – it is extremely professional, and well backed up by information on the competitors and repertoire.

  • valery3 says:

    Because Daniel Kharitonov (16) is so pretty.
    Dmitry Masleev is cool too.
    Thanks so very much Medici French TV for sending Lucas Debargue with YAMAHA to world. and many others. I’ll keep watching all those great sounds over and over.

  • Pedro says:

    Gosh, that’s a lot more than your regular Nielsen CD statistics. Perhaps classical music isn’t yet dead after all.

  • Rudi Pham says:

    Dearest Dimitri
    been trying to found out if you are well and where and when would you be singing !
    wishing you a full recovery and will pray for you you have been my favorite singer for years trying to go you where ever you where performing .please let me know how you are
    foondest regards