5 U.S. and 5 Soviet Violinists Advance to Second Round
MOSCOW (AP) _ Five American and five Soviet violinists were among 24 musicians who advanced to the second round of the Tchaikovsky competition Tuesday.
Soviet violinist Viktor Tretyakov, a past Tchaikovsky competition winner and now chairman of the jury for violin, announced the selections. The 24 violinists who advanced to the second round were chosen from 53 entrants who played in the first round.
Contestants had to play works by Bach, Mozart, Paganini and Tchaikovsky in the first round, which started last week and ended Tuesday.
Only 12 violinists will make it to the third and final round.
Tretyakov named the following second-round competitors:
U.S. - Frank Edmond, Peter Vinograd, Ik-hwan Bae, David Kim and Michaela Petch. Kim said all lived or studied in New York.
U.S.S.R. - Dmitry Berlinsky, Ilya Kaler, Aiman Musakhadzaeva, Movses Pogosyan and Maxim Fedotov.
Australia - Jane Peters.
Canada - Martin Chelifor.
China - Xue Wei, Bing Yen.
Czechoslovakia - Frantisek Novotny.
East Germany - Lothar Strauss, Thomas Soettcher.
France - Rafael Oleg, Patric Chemlas.
Iraq - Aram Zaratsyan.
Japan - Iwao Furosawa, Tomokhiro Okumura.
Romania - Kristina Angelscu.
Yugoslavia - Vesna Stankovic.