The atmosphere here in Moscow and St. Petersburg is full of excitement with the #TCH16 first round demonstrating the exceptional talent of this year's competitors. Daredevil instrument playing and breathtaking voices - skills that young musicians are showing are truly astonishing and it will be indeed a tough choice for the jury to pick the best.
But choose they will! Already on Thursday the decision will be made on who among the participants in piano, violin and cello categories is going to perform in semi-finals. Voice and woodwind musicians will learn whether they pass to the next stage on Friday, while brass instrument players will start their journey at the competition on Saturday.