Semi-Finalists Announced at Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

Alexander Buzlov Tchaikovsky Cello Competition Cover

The 12 Semi-Finalists at 2015 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition have today been announced, in St Petersburg.

This year’s Semi-Finalists are:

  • Fedor Amosov (Russia)
  • Alexander Buzlov (Russia)
  • Tristan Cornut (France)
  • Leonard Elschenbroich (Germany)
  • Pablo Ferrandez-Castro (Spain)
  • Andrei Ionuț Inoita (Romania)
  • Seung Min Kang (South Korea)
  • Anastasia Kobekina (Russia)
  • Bruno Philippe (France)
  • Jonathan Roozeman (Netherlands)
  • Alexander Ramm (Russia)
  • Valentino Worlitzsch (Germany)

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

For the semi-final round, each candidate will present a recital programme and a Haydn Cello Concerto Concerto.

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 Semi-Finalist, Alexander Buzlov from Russia.