The anniversary X International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians will be held on June 15-25, 2017 in the Capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the city of Astana within the cultural program of the World EXPO-2017. The announcement of the new Tchaikovsky youth competition was made at press-conferences held on December 9th, 2016 in Moscow and on December 14th, 2016 in Astana.

The conference at the Russian News Agency in Moscow was attended by: the Artistic Director, Dean of the Kazakh National University of Arts Aiman Musahodzhaeva, Dean of the Moscow Conservatory Alexander Sokolov, General Director of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians Ivan Scherback, Director of the Tchaikovsky Sate House-Museum in Klin Galina Belonovich, Director of the Moscow Central Music School at the Moscow Conservatory Valery Pyasetsky and a regular member of the competition organizing committee Sergei Demenskiy.
The press-conference at the Central Communications Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan was attended by: Aiman Musahodzhaeva, Deputy Akim of Astana Ermeck Amanshaev, General Director of the Association of the Tchaikovsky Competition Stars Andrei Sherback and a cello jury member of the youth contest and also the winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition Krill Rodin.

”Destinies of the International Tchaikovsky competition and the Youth Tchaikovsky competition are entwined so much that the difference is evident only in competitions’ geography” –

Alexander Sokolov emphasized — But there is nearly no difference in programs and preparation quality. The Moscow Conservatory was basically a supporter of the competition as it was in 1992 and 2014 as well. Now I’m very glad that the competition development is focused on music capital”. The Dean of the moscow Conseravtory also mentioned that the compeition is about to celebrate two anniversaries: this is the 10th contest and will be held 25 year after the first competition took place in Moscow in 1992.
“The international Tchaikovsky competition for Young Musicians, which I happened to participate in as a jury member, is a sample of performing arts”, – Aiman Musahodzhaeva noted — I always dreamt to held this competition in Kazakhstan. After all Tchaikovsky said: “I want my music to spread, to support and comfort.” People in Kazakhstan are very fond of Tchaikovsky: his operas are staged and his pieces are performed by best ensambles. Surely, we wish to see the composer’s name among the interests of young people and we should fill hearts of youth with the world recognized standarts.”
The jury panel at the X international Tchaikovsky competition for Young Musicians will consist of famouse musicians and fugures of culture of Russia, Kazakhstan, the USA, Japan, Korea, China, Hungary, Latvia, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Vientnam and many other contries. The jury will be chaired by People’s Artist of USSR Viktor Tretyakov (violin section), National Artist of Russia and the Artistic Director of the Saint-Petersbourg Music House Sergei Roldugin (cello section). The hea judge of piano section will be announced later. On the initiative of Anastasia Ushakova, winner of the Tchaikovsky Youth Competition and the head of the youth wing of the Assosiation of the Tchaikovsky Competition Stars, each jury section will be joined by youth musicians.
The special sighnificance of holding the Xth competition within the cultural program of the World EXPO-2017, which will be held under the motto “Future Energy” – that it reflects perfectly the very essence of the Youth competition. The competition is organized by the Kazakh National University of Arts and the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Akimate of Astana, the Moscow Conservatory and The Tchaikovsky House-Museum in Klin.
The competition auditions will take place at the halls of the Kazakh National University of Arts. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the finest symphonic halls of Astana.
The International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians has been established since 1992 on the initiative of the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars and is the largest
competition for junior performers under the age of 17 held in the sections of piano, violin, and cello.