Survivors of the Tchaikovsky competition

Survivors of the Tchaikovsky competition


norman lebrecht

June 20, 2015

The following pianists have got through round 1:

Sergei Redkin; Maria Mazo (pictured); Reed Tetzloff; Ilya Rashkovsky; George Li; Lucas Debargue; Lukas Geniušas; Daniel Kharitonov; Julia Kociuban; Mikhail Turpanov; Nikolay Medvedev; Dmitry Masleev.

The lone UK competitor, Alexander Ullman, was eliminated.


maria mazo


These are the violinists who made it into round 2: Christopher Tun Andersen; Alexandra Conunova; Yoo Jin Jang; Clara-Jumi Kang; Haik Kazazyan; Bomsori Kim; Younguk Kim; Mayu Kishima; Pavel Milyukov; Sergei Pospelov; Stepan Starikov; Yu-Chien Tseng

And cellists: Fedor Amosov; Alexander Buzlov; Tristan Cornut; Leonard Elschenbroich; Pablo Ferrández-Castro; Andrei Ionuț Ioniță; Seung Min Kang; Anastasia Kobekina; Bruno Philippe; Alexander Ramm; Jonathan Roozeman; Valentino Worlitzsch.




  • wxyzhao says:

    It’s a big surprise that German violinist Stefan Tarara did not advance to round 2. Tarara was obviously audience’s favorite in round one.

  • Martin says:

    Tarara is 8th in the, not very representative, poll here:

    The poll’s (and, I guess, the female Medici TV pano competition presenter’s) piano favorite (Korobeinikov) did not make it to round 2 either. For me about 25 could have made it to round 2. I had 2 or 3 top candidates, they are all through, after that it would have been very tough.

  • george says:

    those are the rulls. The facts that some of the fantastic talents did not make the cut did not diminish their future opportunities at all. The Tchaikovsky com-petition is only one of the many important opportunities.

  • wxyzhao says:

    Thanks for the link to the poll. Although it took me several rounds of google translation to finally get to the right poll page, it’s nice to know such a poll exist. Seeing that Russian lady with 1/3 of the total votes, I wouldn’t call that “representative” either. As a matter of fact, she was on my elimination list, and apparently the jury was with me. (:

    The “audience’s favorite” I mentioned was based on live audience’s responses from what I see on Tarara’s performances inarguably had the loudest and longest applaud from the audience. In my opinion, that is a lot more convincing than something like a web poll which can be easily manipulated.

  • Bozo says:

    Lucas Debargue,pianist, gave an incredible finalist recital at Moscow today, June 21. On Medici TV’s Competition site, ” Replay ” .