Dmitry Masleev wins the International Tchaikovsky piano Competition

1 July 2015, 18:43

The 27-year-old Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev has won one of the biggest piano competitions in the world, the International Tchaikovsky Compeition

The young Russian was one of the audience's favourites during the final rounds of the competition in Moscow. In his final performance he played Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto and Prokofiev's Third Concerto. Second prize went jointly to Lukas Geniusas and George Li.

Watch the winners' gala from Moscow, right here, thanks to Medici TV

Ahead of his performance in the second round, Masleev performed a section of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 exclusively for Classic FM:

Dmitry Masleev plays Mozart

Dmitry Masleev performs part of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20


The cello category, which was launched at the same time as the piano competition, in 1958, was this year won by the Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță.

No gold medal was awarded in the violin category, which has launched the careers of violinists including Gidon Kremer and Viktoria Mullova, but the silver went to 20-year-old Yu-Chien Tseng from Taiwan.

Watch the finalists of the piano category perform exclusively for Classic FM

The winner of the female vocal category was mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina, while the male category was won by baritone Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar.

See stunning vintage photos from the history of the International Tchaikovsky Competition

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Moscow on Wednesday 1 July.

The winners of each category will perform in a winners gala in Moscow, tomorrow, 2 July. And we'll be live-streaming the whole concert. Join us from 5pm tomorrow – and the concert will be available to watch again afterwards.

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