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42 Musicians from 16 Countries to Participate in Jury of the Tchaikovsky Competition
The famous singer Placido Domingo appointed to the jury of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, said Olga Golodets, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and chair of the organizing committee for the competition, RIA Novosti reports.
The competition will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and will be dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
“I would like to note that this year is absolutely not an ordinary one, it is a jubilee year – we are celebrating the 175th birthday of Tchaikovsky. A number of events will be held, and the brightest of the them all, I hope, will be the Tchaikovsky competition,” Golodets said at a meeting of the organizing committee at the Bolshoi Theater.
She said that much work on the competition has already been done, including on the formation of the jury. The jury consists of 42 musicians from 16 countries – including such names as Placido Domingo and Vadim Repin to Boris Berezovsky and Denis Matsuev.
Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiev said that Placido Domingo is very busy with his own competition, and might only be able to join the Tchaikovsky Competition jury at the very end. Gergiev proposed leaving the jury composition question open for a little while longer.
The International Tchaikovsky Competition is a classical-music competition held every four years in Russia for pianists, violinists, and cellists between 16 and 30 years of age, and singers between 19 and 32 years of age. The competition is named after Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and is an active member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.
Laureates of previous years include Van Cliburn, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mikhail Pletnev, Boris Berezovsky, Denis Matsuev and Daniil Trifonov, among others.
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