The Names of the Prizewinners of the Rachmaninoff International Competition in the Piano nomination have been announced
First Prize and Gold Medal: Alexander Klyuchko / Russia, Ivan Bessonov / Russia
Second Prize and Silver Medal: Xuanyi Mao / China, Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolayev / Russia
Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Ilya Papoyan / Russia, Konstantin Khachikyan / Russia, Eva Gevorgyan / Russia
Fourth Prize – was not awarded
Fifth Prize – was not awarded
Sixth Prize and Diploma: Estefan Vergara Iatcekiw / Brazil
24 contestants have attended the auditions in the Piano nomination, taking place from June 16 to 26 in the Great Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. On the I and II rounds the pianists presented solo programs, the III round was divided into 2 parts: performances in a duet with vocalists and performance with an orchestra. The jury consists of: Denis Matsuev (Chair of the jury), Boris Berezovsky, Vladimir Viardo, Ta Quang Dong, Frederick Kempf, Liu Shi Kun, Maxim Mogilevsky, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Valery Pyasetsky, Vladimir Tropp.
Awarding ceremony of the Rachmaninoff International Competition will be held on June 27 at 12:00 at the Pashkov House in Moscow. Later this day, at 19:00, the laureates will perform at a gala concert in the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory.
On June 28 (19:00), they will also perform on one stage with Denis Matsuev and Valery Gergiev in St. Petersburg, as part of the First International Music Festival Brass of the White Nights.