6 Finalists Announced at Russia's Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

Alexander Buzlov Tchaikovsky Cello Competition Cover

The 6 Finalists at 2015 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition have just minutes ago been announced, in St Petersburg, Russia.

The 2015 Finalists are:

  • Alexander Buzlov (Russia)
  • Pablo Ferrandez-Castro (Spain)
  • Andrei Ionuț Inoita (Romania)
  • Seung Min Kang (South Korea)
  • Jonathan Roozeman (Netherlands)
  • Alexander Ramm (Russia)

This 2015 competition will features 4 disciplines: violin, cello, piano and vocal – with the division winners to be announced on July 1st.

For the Final cello round, each candidate will present Tchaikovsky's 'Rococo Variations' and a Concerto of their own choice.

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

The 2015 cello jury comprises: Wolfgang Boettcher, Mario Brunello, David Geringas, Clive Gillinson,­ Alexander Kniazev, Mischa Maisky, Ivan Monighetti, Sergei Roldugin, Martti Rousi, Lynn Harrell, Jan Vogler, Jian Wang and Myung-Wha Chung.

PICTURED: Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition Finalist, Alexander Buzlov from Russia.