The prestigious International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow starts today, and will run till 30 June. Simultaneously , the violin, cello and voice competitions will also be taking place in different venues in Moscow and St.Petersburg.
The 30 competitors for the Piano competition, with their performing repertoire, and a sample video of playing, may be found on this link: http://www.tchaikovsky-competition.com/en/2011/piano/competitors
Interestingly, the top two prizewinners of the recently concluded Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition are among the contenders, Daniil Trifonov (1st) and Boris Giltburg (2nd). The 3rd prizewinner of the last Tchaikovsky Competition in 2006 - Alexander Lubyantsev - is also in contention. This time, under the directorship of Valery Gergiev, a 1st prize will be awarded.
To access live and archived performances, please click on the Webcast icon on this link: