Saturday 2 July 2011

Tchaikovsky Compeition Moscow Gala - In Pictures!

Two gala concerts followed the Tchaikovsky Competition's awards ceremony; one on Friday in Moscow and one in St Petersburg on Saturday.  The old-school rectangle of the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory certainly contrasted with the modern stylings of the Mariinsky Theatre's Concert Hall, though the latters PA system-delivered announcements were rather smoother than Moscow's man with a clipboard.  Excitingly, we got to hear a number of the finalists in a range of repertoire, rather than the Tchaikovskython I had anticipated.  Here's some snaps of the Moscow gala concert, taken from the online stream.  

The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Conductor Valery Gergiev lurking

Amartuvshin Enkhbat of Mongolia

Krzysztof Penderecki, who composed the cello competition's set new work

Edgar Moraeu of France, playing Penderecki's set work in Moscow

Pianist Alexander Romanovsky, winner of the Special Vladimir Krainev Award

Piano gold medallist Daniil Trifanov, playing Tchaikovsky

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