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The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition sets the highest standards among world music competitions.

 Leading concert halls, orchestras, and festivals from around the world are eager to offer their stages to its laureates and talented participants. Along with many other post-Competition performances, Maestro Valery Gergiev will introduce Competition prizewinners at a recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on October 27, 2019 (presented by The Mariinsky Foundation of America). Further recitals featuring Competition prizewinners are scheduled for the 74th International Duszniki Chopin Piano Festival (August 9, 2019), the world’s oldest piano festival, and at the MPHIL 360o Festival in Munich (January 31–February 2, 2020). Also in October 2019, Japan Arts will feature Competition winners in a large-scale tour of Japan, followed by a high-profile visit to South Korea arranged by Credia International, with the following schedule:

  • October 8, 2019 : Tokyo, with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
  • October 12, 2019: Osaka, with Japan Century Orchestra
  • Other cities in Japan to be announced
  • October 15, 2019: Seoul at Seoul Arts Center

GRAND PRIX

(among all Categories) USD $100,000 in addition to a FIRST PRIZE award from his or her respective category. 

FIRST PRIZES

USD $30,000 and Gold Medals awarded in piano, violin, cello, male voice, female voice, winds, and brass

SECOND PRIZES

USD $20,000 and Silver Medals awarded in piano, violin, cello, male voice, female voice, winds, and brass

THIRD PRIZES

USD $10,000 and Bronze Medals awarded in piano, violin, cello, male voice, female voice, winds, and brass

FOURTH PRIZES

USD $5,000 and Diplomas awarded in piano, violin, cello, male voice, female voice, winds, and brass

FIFTH PRIZES

USD $4,000 and Diplomas awarded in piano, violin, cello, winds, and brass

SITH PRIZES

USD $3,000 and Diplomas awarded in piano, violin, cello, winds, and brass

SEVENTH PRIZES

USD $2,500 and Diplomas awarded in winds and brass

EIGHT PRIZES

USD $2,000 and Diplomas awarded in winds and brass

SPECIAL PRIZE

A vocal prize in memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, with a cash prize of USD $15,000 and a performance in Krasnoyarsk, the hometown of the famous singer. The Prize is made possible by the patronage of vocal jury Chair Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Metropolitan Opera Chairman of the Board Ann Ziff.