Tchaikovsky 2011 laureates to be managed worldwide by leading artist agencies

09.03.10
International Tchaikovsky Competition
International Tchaikovsky Competition

For the first time in its history the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition will collaborate with three distinguished artist management agencies to organize three-year concert engagements for its laureates both in Russia and abroad.  The Moscow Philharmonic Society together with competition Chairman, Valery Gergiev, will organize winners tours in Russia, Opus 3 Artists in North and South America and Intermusica will arrange tours for the rest of the world.
 
Moscow Philharmonic Society, one of the largest concert organizations in the world, has approximately 3,000 annual concerts in Moscow, Russia and abroad.  It is the principal organizer of concert tours for symphony orchestras and soloists in the regions of Russia.  The Philharmonic strives to acquaint students with the best Russian domestic and foreign performers, and new musical works by prominent authors to enhance the cultural life of Russian regions.
 
Opus 3 Artists, based in the United States specializes in the development of young artists and in building solid foundations for their careers.  The agency will represent the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and offer North and South American presenters and orchestras the debut performances by the Tchaikovsky’s Gold Medalists.
 
"Opus 3 Artists is thrilled to represent the XIVth Tchaikovsky Competition and to be able to offer North and South American presenters and orchestras the debut performances by the Tchaikovsky’s Gold Medalists. The Tchaikovsky rings loudly with history and tradition, with virtuosity and artistry and Opus 3 Artists is proud to be associated with the re-conceived and re-constructed competition by Valery Gergiev,” said Pat Winter, senior vice president for Opus 3 Artists.
 
European and Asian tours, organized under the auspices of the British agency Intermusica, regularly works in collaboration with Maestro Gergiev, managing a number of orchestral touring projects.  The organization has dedicated its efforts to the field of classical music and has created extensive relationships with concert presenters throughout the world.
 
"Intermusica is delighted to be coordinating all worldwide performance engagements for the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition gold medal winners. The Competition has launched some of the greatest musical talents of the twentieth century, and given Maestro Gergiev's ambitious new plans for it, as well as a jury without equal anywhere in the world, it is certain to play a central role in musical life for the future," said Stephen Lumsden, managing director for Intermusica.
 
The Competition
The competition is scheduled for June 14 – July 2, 2011.  Moscow will play host to the pianists and cellists June 15 through 30 and to a Closing Gala Concert on July 1.  The violinists and singers will compete June 16 through 30 and June 22 through 30, respectively, in St. Petersburg, where a Closing Gala Concert will take place on July 2.
 
Competition winners will be chosen by juries whose composition reflects an emphasis on the inclusion of eminent active performing artists.  Jurors attending all three rounds of the competitions, as well as those invited for its final rounds, will include: pianists Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yefim Bronfman and Nelson Freire; violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov; cellists Mario Brunello, Lynn Harrell and Antonio Meneses; singers Teresa Berganza, Ileana Cotrubas and Renata Scotto.
The deadline for submission of applications, DVDs of a 50-minute recital and application fees is December 1.  Rules, repertoire and online application and payment information are available at the Competition’s official website, www.tchaikovsky-competition.com.
 
Cash prizes and a prestigious concert tour will be awarded to the top five competitors in piano, violin, cello, and to the top four competitors in each of the men’s and the women’s solo vocal categories.  Additional awards will be given for best performances of the chamber concertos and the commissioned new works of music.  A Grand Prix may be awarded to one of the gold medalists.