Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ministry of Culture will hold the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015 – RIA Novosti

contest of pianists of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Archive photo

© Photo: courtesy of the press service of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition

MOSCOW, August 24 – RIA Novosti. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the International Competition named after Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 2015, a document published on the website of the Cabinet on Sunday.

The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four year. Winners are selected by function – piano, violin, cello, as well as the male and female vocals. For the first time the contest was held in 1958 and ended with a sensation – the winner was a young American pianist Van Cliburn. In dalshejshem won the first prize in piano became such famous artists as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Boris Berezovsky and Denis Matsuev.

Competition, dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the composer, will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg from 15 June to 3 July 2015. To prepare appropriate measures the government plans to spend this year about 40 million rubles, and in 2015 – 300 million rubles.

The great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in Vyatka province, and died in 1893 in St. Petersburg. Tchaikovsky left a vast legacy of almost all musical genres (including 10 operas, 3 ballets, 6 symphonies, 104 Romances). Today it remains the most frequently performed and the world famous Russian composer.


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