Basic schedule of the competition*

June 15: Registration, toss, Opening Ceremony
June 16-17: First round
June 19-20: Second round
June 21-24: Third round
June 25: Awards Ceremony, Gala Concert, Closing Ceremony

Registration and toss: June 15

Registration: 13:00-15:00
Toss: 15:00-16:00
Cocktail: 16:30
Venue: Marble Hall of the Astana Opera
Address: Kunaeva str., 12/1

Opening Ceremony: June 15

Venue: Great Hall of the Astana Opera
Time: 18:00

Opening concert program:

  • People’s Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Rector of KazNUA Aiman Mussakhajayeva (violin)
  • Diyar Kasenov (violin)
  • Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin (piano)
  • Laureate of the IX International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition Donghyun Kim (violin)
  • Laureate of the IX International TchaikovskyTchaikovsky Competition Anastasia Ushakova (cello)
  • The ensemble of cellists and Laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition Kirill Rodin
  • Ensemble of violinists of KazNUA
  • Dominrists Ensemble of KazNUA
  • The National Instruments Orchestra of KazNUA (conductor – Maralzhan Myrzakulova)
  • The Eurasian Symphony Orchestra (conductor – Honored Artist of Russia Yuri Tkachenko)
  • People’s Artist of the USSR Viktor Tretyakov
  • People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Vladimir Ovchinnikov

Competition schedule: June 16-24

Auditions will be held in the following venues:

Venue: Zhabayev Concert Hall
Address: Tauelsizdik str., 50
Auditions: June 23-24, starting at 10:00


Venue: Pipe Organ Hall of KazNUA
Address: Zhenis str., 33
Auditions: June 21-23, starting at 10:00


Venue: Chamber Hall of the Astana Opera
Address: Kunaeva str. 12/1
Auditions: June 23-24, starting at 09:30


Closing Ceremony: June 25

Venue: Central Concert Hall “Kazakhstan”
Address: Mangilik El avenue, 10/1
Time: 17:00
Awards Ceremony and Laureates Gala Concert will be accompanied by a symphony orchestra.

* – The competition schedule is a subject to change.