Russian Violinist Sergei Dogadin, U.S. Cellist Zlatomir Fung Win 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition

June 27, 2019, 6:30 PM · Winners were announced Thursday in the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition, which included categories for violin, cello, piano, woodwinds, brass and voice.


Sergei Dogadin
Violinist Sergei Dogadin, 30 of Russia.

The violin division of the competition took place June 18 through today in the Small Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, with 23 contestants. Here are the top placements:

Jury members in the violin division included chairman Martin Engstroem, Salvatore Accardo, Kristóf Baráti, Mikhail Kopelman, Sergej Krylov, Boris Kuschnir, Elmar Oliveira, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Akiko Suwanai, Viktor Tretiakov, Michael Haefliger and Aleksey Shalashov.

BELOW: Listen to part of Sergey Dogadin's Final Round performance. (Listen to full violin performances by clicking here).


Zlatomir Fung
Cellist Zlatomir Fung, 20 of the United States.

The cello division of the competition took place June 18 through today in the D.D. Shostakovich St.Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, with 25 contestants. Here are the top placements:

Listen to part of Zlatomir Fung's finals program below: (Listen to full cello performances by clicking here.

Jury members in the cello division included Chairman Sir Clive Gillinson, Mario Brunello, Jian Wang, István Várdai, Karine Georgian, Ralph Kirshbaum, Mischa Maisky, Daniel Müller-Schott, Truls Mørk, Sergei Roldugin, Jan Vogler, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Myung-Wha Chung.

Find the winners of the piano, woodwinds, brass and voice divisions listed on this page.

The winner of the Grand Prix of the Competition will be announced Saturday during the gala concert of the laureates in St. Petersburg, which will be held at the New Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (Mariinsky II).

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June 28, 2019 at 01:34 AM · That's interesting. The first prize goes to a student of Jury, and it was not the first time.

The regulation banned Jury's student from the competition. Should the committee say something about this?

June 28, 2019 at 08:22 AM · I've been following Marc Bouchkov, who ranked second here, for a while already. He really rocks! Go hear him, he has developed a highly individual style and sound.

June 28, 2019 at 01:40 PM · Dogadin was great..but I think the third prize winner, Donghyun kim was also amazing as well. But I find that Tchaikovsky violin competition has a tendency to give the first prize to Russians or Europeans mostly. Furthermore, the incidents that happened to a Chinese pianist and Donghyun Kim were very disappointing. I personally think that these incidents were on purpose

June 28, 2019 at 03:52 PM · The first two prizewinners were great players, but Donghyun Kim was on another level. Props to Bouchkov for writing such a weird cadenza, but also, really weird cadenza that Bouchkov wrote.

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