The Nutcracker Competition

Young Scholar, Maxim Lando, won first prize in the piano category at The 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians ‘Nutcracker’ in Moscow!


The International Television Contest for Young Musicians ‘Nutcracker’ was founded in 2000 by the RUSSIA-KULTURA Television Channel and has been held annually ever since. The ‘Nutcracker’ is currently the only children’s classical music contest in Russia broadcast on the television. Enjoying attention of a wide and diverse audience from professionals to classical music lovers, the ‘Nutcracker’ has earned the reputation as one of the most prestigious music contests for children not only in Russia but worldwide.

The Competition is a unique chance for young musicians to stand out as they perform for the millions of television viewers. Moreover, Round III Finalists are honored to perform on the stage of the prestigious Tchaikovsky Concert Hall with the Russian National Orchestra.

The Contest is held in three disciplines: ‘Piano’, ‘Stringed Instruments’, ‘Wind & Percussion Instruments’.

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