BICS 2015/16 –
Valery Gergiev conducts the Winners of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition
Valery Gergiev conductor
Lucas Debargue piano
Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar baritone
Clara-Jumi Kang violin
George Li piano
Yulia Matochkina mezzo soprano
Alexander Ramm cello
|Debussy||Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune||10’|
|Tchaikovsky||Variations on a Roccoco Theme||18’|
|Mendelssohn||Violin Concerto in E minor||28’|
|Tchaikovsky||Piano Concerto No 1 (2nd Movement)|
|Verdi||Overture to La forza del Destino||8’|
|Tchaikovsky||Joan’s aria from Maid of Orleans||7’|
|Tchaikovsky||Yeletsky’s aria from Queen of Spades||6’|
|Liszt||Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major||19’|
Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra are bywords for energy, passion and the kind of red-blooded, life-or-death commitment that only Russian artists can deliver. And in Tchaikovsky’s anniversary year, the Competition named after him is still probably the world’s most prestigious music contest.
XV International Tchaikovsky Competition winners
The six winners that will be performing were announced in July 2015 from each of the following categories: piano, violin, cello, male voice, female voice and are as follows:
Exclusive:The artist Norman Perryman, whose paintings of conductors and soloists (including Valery Gergiev) are displayed throughout Symphony Hall, has a new book, which is currently on sale at the Symphony Hall shop. Norman will be signing copies as well as prints from the shop before and after this concert. For more on this click here.
Review by Ivan Hewett, Telegraph:
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… “French pianist Lucas Debargue only managed 4th prize, but seized everyone’s attention at the competition, and his sensational performance here of Scarbo from Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit showed why. He portrayed the sinister apparitions of the magic dwarf Scarbo with a fevered intensity that made one’s skin prickle.
Just as impressive in a different way was Clara-Jumi Kang, a German violinist of Korean parentage. Like Debargue she won only 4th prize, a decision which seems even more mystifying in the light of her performance last night of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. To capture this work’s impetuous energy and undercurrent of sadness, all within a tone of relaxed seraphic grace is a feat very few violinists can manage, but she is certainly one of them.
To see the final rounds of this year’s Tchaikovsky Competition, visit tch15.medici.tv/en“