Valery Gergiev announces the jury members of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition

Feb. 8, 2015

Valery Gergiev, Co-Chair of the organizing committee, has announced the composition of the juries for the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, to be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015. The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition has gathered a jury of extraordinary quality, bringing together internationally sought-after musicians, including some of the competition's previous winners, along with directors of world-class institutions. In addition to the outstanding opportunity for candidates to challenge their talents in front of these leading figures from the musical world, many of the prizewinners will be invited by these influential organizers in upcoming seasons.

Piano jury:

Dmitri Bashkirov, Russia
Michel Béroff, France
Boris Berezovsky, Russia
Peter Donohoe, United Kingdom
Sergei Dorensky, Russia
Barry Douglas, Ireland
Denis Matsuev, Russia
Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russia
Menahem Pressler, USA
Alexander Toradze, USA
Vladimir Feltsman, USA
Klaus Hellwig, Germany
Martin T:son Engstroem, Sweden, Founder and Executive Director of the Verbier Festival



Violin jury:



Salvatore Accardo, Italy
Yuri Bashmet, Russia
Maxim Vengerov, Israel - Russia
Liana Isakadze, Germany - France
Leonidas Kavakos, Greece
Ilya Kaler, USA
Boris Kuschnir, Austria
Mihaela Martin, Germany - Romania
Vadim Repin, Russia
Roman Simovic, Montenegro
Viktor Tretyakov, Russia
Maxim Fedotov, Russia
Vera Tsu Wei Ling, China
James Ehnes, USA
Michael Haefliger, Switzerland, Artistic and Executive Director of the Lucerne Festival
Nikolaj Znaider, Denmark



Cello jury:



Mario Brunello, Italy
Jian Wang, China
David Geringas, Germany - Lithuania
Clive Gillinson, United Kingdom, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall
Alexander Kniazev, Russia
Mischa Maisky, Israel
Ivan Monighetti, Russia - Switzerland
Sergei Roldugin, Russia
Lynn Harrell, USA
Myung-Wha Chung, South Korea
Jan Vogler, Germany



Voice jury:



Sarah Billinghurst, New Zealand, Artistic Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York
Eva Wagner, Germany, Co-Director of the Bayreuth Festival
Olga Borodina, Russia
Júlia Várady, Hungary
Larisa Gergieva, Russia, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers
Mikhail Kazakov, Russia
Thomas Quasthoff, Germany
Dennis O'Neill, United Kingdom
Mikhail Petrenko, Russia
Tobias Richter, Germany, General Manager of the Grand Théâtre de Genève
Christina Muti, Italy, Artistic Director of the Ravenna Festival
John Fisher, United Kingdom, Opera director and producer
Deborah Voigt, USA,
Chen-Ye Yuan, China

Picture: Valery Gergiev © Marco Borggreve.