Nov. 6, 1987
Graduated with honours from the Gnesin Academy of Music studying under Prof. Sergey Senkov (2011). He is currently continuing his studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg under Prof. Andreas Groethuysen. In 2011 he took second prize in the 23rd Epinal International Piano Competition (France) and he took part in the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2014 he won the 1st eMuse International Online Music Competition (Athens, Greece). He has frequently performed on tour in Russia and abroad. In 2008 he participated in projects of the Saint Petersburg House of Music. He has appeared with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, and the Saint Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra among others.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
What is your favorite meal?
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Go forward, positively!
Which person or people inspire you the most?
My darling girlfriend.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Listen to good music, advice for everyone at any time.
What would you like people to say about you?
“Look, it’s the winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition!”
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
Communicating about any worries I have helps a lot!
When you perform... who are you playing for?
For me and my audience.
What job would you least like to do?
A zoo keeper, particularly a penguin keeper!
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
After playing – clean up.
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
Haketa Takefumi – Road of Civilization.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Piano, banquette and return travel ticket.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
I like the sound of thunderstorm.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Anywhere by the sea!
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
The words "Tchaikovsky Competition."
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?