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Semi-Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition – in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The 2019 Cello Semi-Finalists are:

  • VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung (United States)
  • VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón-Valencia (Colombia)
  • VC Young Artist Benedict Kloeckner (Germany)
  • VC Young Artist Jonathan Swensen (Denmark)
  • Senja Elina Rummukainen (Finland)
  • Yibai Chen (China)
  • Anastasia Kobekina (Russia)
  • Ivan Sendetskii (Russia)
  • Haruma Sato (Japan)
  • Fyodor Amosov (Russia)
  • Taeguk Mun (South Korea)
  • Ivan Skanavi (Russia)

This year’s competition will be held across 6 categories – Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice, Woodwinds and Brass Instruments.

Each category winners will receive US $30,000 – with the one Tchaikovsky Competition Grand Prix winner to be awarded an additional US $100,000.

The 2019 jury comprises: Sir Clive Gillinson (Chair), Myung-Wha Chung, Ralph Kirshbaum, Truls Mørk, Sergei Roldugin, Jan Vogler, Jian Wang, Mario Brunello, Karine Georgian, Mischa Maisky, Daniel Müller-Schott, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Istán Várdi.

Previous 1st prize winners include: David Geringas, Denis Shapovalov, Narek Hakhnazaryan and Andrei Ioniță.

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