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.