Tchaikovsky Competition loses a pillar

The death has been announced of the violinist Irina Bochkova, placed second with Shmuel Ashkenasi in the 1962 Tchaikovsky Competition and a member of its jury many times since.

Irina, who was 81, was a concertmaster with the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic and a teacher at the Moscow State Conservatoire.

Her students include  Elena Revich and Olga Volkova.


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