Daniil Kogan Bronze Medal at Tchaikovsky Competition
The International Academy of Imola ‘Incontri con il Maestro’ rises to the top of world music, for the first time on the podium of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow: the Russian violinist Daniil Kogan, a pupil of Boris Belkin in Imola, won third prize and the Bronze Medal at the 17th edition of the competition.
The International Tchaikovsky Competition has been held in Moscow every four years since 1958 and is considered one of the world’s greatest music prizes. Violinists appearing in the prize’s roll of honour include Gidon Kremer in 1970 and Viktoria Mullova in 1982.
Grandson of the legendary Leonid Kogan, Daniil plays his grandfather’s violin “Felix Yusupov” made in 1736 by Antonio Stradivari. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he continued his education with Boris Belkin. In 2018, he won sixth place at the Long-Thibaud-Crespin International Music Competition.
‘After the second prize at the Sendai competition in Japan won by violinist Dennis Gasanov in 2022, with this Bronze Medal for Daniil Kogan at the Tchaikovsky in Moscow, comes another great success for Maestro Boris Belkin’s class. Following the piano quality model, the Academies within the Fondazione di Imola are pursuing ambitious goals in the renewed Imola university project, thanks to the guidance of prestigious Directors and Masters. This plurality of musical addresses can only benefit the entire institution, which is built around a teaching community of great value that networks students and colleagues among the most qualified musicians in the world’ Angela Maria Gidaro, Superintendent of the Imola International Academy Foundation ‘Incontri con il Maestro’.
In the photo: Daniil Kogan in concert in Imola with class colleague Dennis Gasanov second prize at the Sendai Competition in Japan in 2022.