Names of contestants and jury members have been announced
Participants of the Rachmaninoff International Competition for Pianists, Composers and Conductors became musicians from Russia, Belarus, Great Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Slovenia, China, Singapore and Brazil.
25 pianists to participate in the piano competition are: Ivan Bessonov, Estefan Vergara Iatcekiw, Eva Gevorgyan, Lyubov Glazova, Anna Grot, Andrey Ivanov, Alexander Klyuchko, Philipp Lynov, Valentin Malinin, Xuanyi Mao, Anastasia Makhamedrikova, Fyodor Orlov, Ilya Papoyan, Gleb-Joseph Romanchukevich, Philipp Rudenko, Lingfei Xie, Dmitry Sin, Qianyi Xu, Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolayev, Alexey Trushechkin, Konstantin Khachikyan, Boao Zhang, Yuanheng Zhu, Anton Yashkin.
24 participants are invited to the conducting competition: Yury Demidovich, Ilya Derbilov, Filippo Dessi, Tilen Draksler, Vladimir Zavodilenko, Benedikt Sauer, Andrey Kolyasnikov, Mikhail Leontiev, Haoran Li, Mikhail Mosenkov, Alexey Morgunov, Sergey Neller, Ivan Nikiforchin, Clement Nonciaux, Alexey Rubin, Philipp Selivanov, Arman Tigranyan, Jeremy Walker, Xiaobo Hu, Ivan Khudyakov-Vedenyapin, Nikolai Tsinman, Dan Zhou, Amos Chia, Arseny Shuplyakov.
12 composers passed the qualifying round are: Pyotr Dyatlov, Eduard Kiprsky, Vladimir Kobekin, Maishuo Luo, Alexander Makarov, Kristina Oganesyan, Andrey Pospelov, Alexey Sergunin, Jinhan Xiao, Alexander Tleuov, Mikhail Fuksman, Yuanfan Yang.
At all stages of the competition contestants will be evaluated by a professional jury, which includes famous artists, composers and teachers from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Great Britain, Spain, German, USA, Australia, Kazakhstan, China and Vietnam.
The jury members of the Piano are world-famous pianists and teachers, chaired by Denis Matsuev: Boris Berezovsky, Vladimir Viardo, Ta Quang Dong, Frederick Kempf, Liu Shi Kun, Maxim Mogilevsky, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Valery Pyasetsky, Vladimir Tropp.
The jury of conductors, headed by maestro Valery Gergiev, includes César Álvarez, Christian Knapp, Tao Lin, Fabio Mastrangelo, George Pehlivanian, Valery Polyansky, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Christopher Chen.
Composers competition is headed by Alexander Tchaikovsky. The jury also included composers and musicians: Yuri Bashmet, Valery Voronov, Tolegen Mukhamedzhanov, Do Hong Quan, Mikhail Kokzhaev, Alexander Radvilovich, Alexey Rybnikov.