March 8, 1985
Born in Voronezh. Graduate of the Moscow Conservatory studying under Prof. Stanislav Igolinsky (2011); subsequently finished graduate school (2014). He interns with Prof. Ilya Scheps at the Cologne University of Music. In 2008 he was a winner in the 4th International Scriabin Piano Competition in Moscow. In 2010 he took second prize at the 16th Premi Principat de Andorra International Piano Competition, and he took fifth place in the 2nd Takamatsu International Piano Competition (Japan). In 2014 he won at the Cologne International Music Competition. He performs solo and with chamber groups in Russia and abroad.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
No doubt: my girlfriend.
What is your favorite meal?
Olivier salad (traditional salad dish in Russian cuisine).
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
To have patience and to work hard!
Which person or people inspire you the most?
My teachers and relatives.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Have no regrets, even if you make mistakes.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
Mainly for myself. But the presence of my friends and my family is also very important.
What job would you least like to do?
I would not like to be a Politician.
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
Имя им легион (Their name is legion).
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
It changes constantly. Anything by Chick Corea or Gino Vanelli at the moment
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
A long and serious book, a gun and a third item!
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
Most favorite: Sea. Most annoying: Violin false note.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?