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29 June 2015, 11:59
The International Tchaikovsky Competition has launched the careers of musicians including Peter Donohoe, Gidon Kremer, Viktoria Mullova, Deborah Voigt and Daniil Trifonov. Thanks to Medici TV you can now watch all the action from the winners' gala concert, which took place at the beginning of July.
The International Tchaikovsky Competition is one of the most important in the world and the winners of each of its categories – piano, cello, violin and voice – go on to become some of the world's biggest musical stars.
Right here on Thursday we gave you the chance to watch the winners of each category of the competition perform with the Mariinsky Orchestra and conductor Valery Gergiev, live from Moscow.
But if you missed the live concert don't worry – you can watch the whole concert right here, just click play!
The programme for the evening features music by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Rossini, Puccini… and, of course, Tchaikovsky.
The winner of the piano category, which has launched the careers of the likes of Peter Donohoe and Vladimir Ashkenazt, was Russian Dmitry Masleev. The cello category was won by Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță while the violin silver medal (no gold was awarded) was taken by Yu-Chien Tseng from Taiwan.
In the voice categories, mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina and baritone Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar took first prize in the female and male categories. And you can hear them all perform in the concert above.
Medici TV has been filming the whole competition and you can watch all the performances from every instrument category on their website now.