“Michelle Candotti allowed the music to breathe and has clearly studied the cultural, literary context of the work and Liszt’s deeper metaphysical intentions. The interpretation moved me greatly – Bravo!”
Michael Moran, Australian author and classical music critic
Michelle obtained the piano Diploma with top marks while attending Verona’s “Dell’Abaco” Conservatory of Verona at the age of 14 under the direction of Laura Palmieri. She also obtained with distinction the Master in Performance and the Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music.
She has participated in many piano competitions winning a number of them: among many, she won the “XV Competition for the Best Italian Musician’s Graduates 2009/10” (this led her to recording a CD in September 2011).She won the second prize and Audience prize at the “International Piano Competition A. Scriabin”, the second prize and the “Sir Philip Ledge Trophy” for the youngest finalist at “Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition”, the second prize and the “Rotary Club Award” for the youngest finalist at XXIII International Competition Chopin Rome, receiving also the medal of the President of the Italian Senate, the “Henk de by Junior Jury” in the International Piano Competition Franz Liszt in Utrecht, third prize in the “Brescia Classical International Piano Competition”, she won the XI International Piano Competition “Città di Firenze-Premio Crescendo”.
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Recently she was a semifinalist at the “18th Chopin International Competition” of Warsaw, prize winner at the “5th Maj Lind Competition of Helsinki” and third prize and Audience Prize at “XVII International Competition Grand Prix Animato” of Parigi
Michelle has already appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and given recitals at the Royal Albert Hall and in Bologna, Warsaw and elsewhere and now studies with Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music.
She is now studying under the supervision of Carlo Palese, E. Pace and with Dmitri Alexeev.
“ Konstantin Emelyanov is a quiet superstar: he displays no fancy aggressiveness, yet you cannot stop listening to his music. A bright head, a bright soul, an unusual, ear-pleasing sound.
“…Konstantin Emelyanov is a gem of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Indeed he makes a difference with his remarkably clever programme, unconventional choice of works, and harmonious interpretations, where technical stability is no obstacle to unconcealed emotions, temperament is curbed by thought, and the intuitive sense of style maintains a perfect balance between the performer’s vision and the author’s will in every piece.
Musical Life magazine
He became a true discovery at the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019. The winner of the third prize, he received the title “Artist of Radio Russia” and the Audience Award from the readers of Musical Life magazine. Yamaha Artist since 2019.
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When he was a conservatory student, Konstantin won awards of prestigious international competitions, including the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, the piano competitions in Verona, Italy, and Suzhou, China, and the Viotti Piano Competition (first prize and Audience Award). In 2018, Konstantin won the first prize of the 3rd All-Russian Music Competition.
Konstantin Emelyanov graduated the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (with People’s Artist of the RSFSR Professor Sergei Dorensky and his assistants, Professors Andrei Pisarev, Pavel Nersesyan and Nikolai Lugansky). Also he was studying at the Rachmaninov Academy in Catania, Italy with professor Epifanio Comis during the season 2017-1018. Since 2022 he is attending the Senior course at The International Piano Academy ‘’Incontri col Maestro’’ in Imola with professor Boris Petrushansky.
Konstantin Emelyanov has performed with many symphony orchestras and collaborated with such artists as Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky Alexander Rudin, Felix Korobov, Mark Kadin, Mark Gorenstein, Zaurbek Gugkaev, Dmitri Jurowsky, Christian Knapp, Valentin Uryupin, Dimitris Botinis, Dmitry Liss and others.
In 2020 Konstantin recorded his debut album dedicated to music of Tchaikovsky that was released at the famous Russian recording label “Melodya”.
At the age of 9 Ilia became the winner of the International Youth Chopin competition (Saint-Petersburg). In 2011 he entered the Secondary Special Music School of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Olga Kurnavina and Professor Alexander Sandler). Since 2019 he is a student of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov, class Professor Alexander Sandler.
At the age of 13 he gave his first solo concert on the stage of the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg. Ilia participated in master classes of Grigory Gruzman, Pavel Nersesian, Andrei Diev and Alexander Mdoianz.
Ilia is a laureate of many international and all-Russian competitions, including the 10th International Tchaikovsky youth competition (Astana, 2017), the 11th International Chopin competition of young pianists (Estonia, 2016), the 4th International competition of young pianists “Astana Piano Passion” (Astana, 2017), the IIId All-Russian music competition (Moscow, 2018), “Young Talents of Russia” (Moscow, 2019) and the Ist all-Russian Interconservatory Competition “Piano Today” (Saint-Petersburg, 2020), Vth International Piano Competition “City of Vigo – Galicia” (Spain, 2021), Ist Rachmaninoff International Competition for Pianists, Composers and Conductors (Moscow, 2022).
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He is an active member of the Youth section of the Association of laureates of the International competition named after P. I. Tchaikovsky. Soloist of the St. Petersburg Music House since 2016.
He collaborated with such conductors as Alexander Titov, Yuri Tkachenko, Alexander Sladkovsky, Fabio Mastrangelo, Denis Vlasenko, Valeriy Gergiev. Ilia has performed with such orchestras as state academic Symphony orchestra named after E. F. Svetlanov, The Mariinsky orchestra, the RNO, The academic Symphony orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the State Symphony orchestra “New Russia”. He participates in music festivals, including the Valery Gergiev festival “Faces of modern pianism” (2016, 2017), the international Tchaikovsky youth festival (2018, 2019), the International Sergei Rachmaninoff festival “White lilac” (2018), the XX International festival” International Week of Conservatories “(2020), the XI International Festival “Silver Lyre” (2020) and other festivals in Russia and abroad.
was born in 1996 in Seoul, Korea and began studying the piano at the age of 5. He studied at Yonsei University with Prof. Ian Yungwook Yoo and currently continuing my master course at Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover with Prof. Arie Vardi.
His first recital was in 2009 at the Kumho Prodigy Concert Audition program. After presenting debut recital, he has performed many solo recitals in the inside and outside of the country including Prague Spring Festival in 2017, the concerts in Bratislava and Paris, sponsored by Animato in 2019. Besides many solo recitals, he also performed with Kunwoo Paik in Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris, France, Slovakia symphony orchestra at Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Orquestra Sinfonica de Radio Television Espanola in Spain, Orchestre symphonique de montreal in Canada, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Bass Hall, Texas, Gyunggi Philharmonic Orchestra, Gwacheon Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS symphony ochestra, Bucheon philharmonic orchestra and incheon Philharmonic Orchestra. Also, He was awarded a scholarship from Yamaha Music Korea and the Shinhan Music Award.
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Jinhyung Park has won prizes in national and international competitions including the winner of the Prague Spring International Competition (2016), 2nd prize of 2016 Panama International Piano Competition, Chopin prize of 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, the finalist of the Paloma O’shea Santander International Competition (2015) and Montreal International Music Competition (2017), the 2nd prize of the Hilton Head International Competition (2013), and the 4th prize of the Korea International Competition for young pianist (2013).
In addition to performing in concerts, he has participated in the master class of Alexander Kobrin, Jan Jiracek, Peter Donohoe, Ronald Brautigam, Lilya Zilberstein, Andreas Staier, Tatiana Zelikman, Alexei Volodin, Soojung Shin, Choongmo Kang, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Jeno Jando, Pavel Nersessian, Jon Kimura Parker and Vladimir Sverdlov-Ashkenazy.
Laureate of international piano competitions, notably the first prize-winner of MozArte Piano Competition 2022 and the sixth prize-winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2021, Dmitry Sin is a pianist who “literally lives every note he plays”, praised by the critics for his “original and profound interpretations”, “rich sound palette” and “extraordinary musical sensitivity” (RTDF, La Libre, La Provence).
Dmitry Sin was born in Khabarovsk, Russian Far East, and started music lessons at the age of 6. At the age of 14 during his concert tour in Moscow Dmitry was admitted to the Moscow Gnessin Special School (College) of Music for gifted children and continued his education in a class of Elena Plyashkevich. A crucial meaning for his future had Kabalevsky Competition in Moscow (2012), where he met his current mentor Prof. Rena Shereshevskaya. Having found out great potential of the young pianist, Prof. Shereshevskaya invited Dmitry to her class at École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot. After 4 years of studies under the full scholarship, Dmitry obtained a Concert Diploma in 2018.
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As a laureate of international festivals and competitions (1st prize at the MozArte Piano Competition 2022 and 6th prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2021 as the latest), Dmitry is giving concerts all over the world. He has collaborated with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, the Symphony Orchestra of the MIA of Russia, Toulon Opera Symphonic Orchestra, the Pasdeloup Orchestra, Orchestre de Cannes Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, Belgian National Orchestra, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia under such conductors as Dmitry Orlov, Zaurbek Gugkaev, Igor Levandovsky, Ami Flammer, Pierre Walter, Benjamin Levy, Hugh Wolff, Frank Braley, Marius Stravinsky.
Dmitry Sin has been invited to such festivals as La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Pianoscope Festival, Ghent Music Festival, Chopin Festival in Nohant, Les Pianos Folies, Esprit du Piano to list some of them.
Slavomir Zaranok wurde in Lida, Weißrussland geboren und lebt seit 22 Jahren in Deutschland.
Mit 7 Jahren begann er Klavier zu spielen, und sein erster öffentlicher Auftritt im Alter von 8 Jahren sorgte bereits für Aufsehen, als er Werke von Bach, Mozart und Kabalewsky vortrug. Daraufhin wurde er in die berühmte Zentralmusikschule für hochbegabte Kinder in Minsk aufgenommen
Mit zehn Jahren begegnete Slavomir Zaranok dem Komponisten Kim Tjesakov, der sein Talent zu komponieren entdeckte. Der Erfolg einer intensiven Zusammenarbeit zeigte sich, als Saranok mit 17 Jahren einen Kompositionspreis beim Nationalwettbewerb in Grodno, Weißrussland gewann. Zur gleichen Zeit begann er sich mit Kammermusik zu beschäftigen. Mit 13 Jahren debütierte er mit dem zweiten Klavierkonzert von Liszt. Dank seiner großen Begabung gestattete man Zaranok als erstem Studenten in der Geschichte des Konservatoriums, das Studium in den Fächern Klavier und Komposition gleichzeitig aufzunehmen
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Den Carl-Filch-Wettbewerb beendete er als dreifacher Preisträger: Erster Preis für sein Klavierspiel, erster Preis für eine eigene Komposition und den begehrten Publikumspreis. Wenig später gewann er den Internationalen Kompositionswettbewerb in Minsk.
Im Jahr 2002 begann er ein Aufbaustudium für Klavier bei Professor Bernd Goetzke an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover.
Einen besonderen Meilenstein in Slavomir Zaranoks bisheriger Laufbahn markiert sein Debut bei dem Gulaniy (Klavier-Insel) Musik Festival in China 2009/2011/2012. Seither musizierte Slavomir Zaranok mit Orchestern wie dem Göttinger Sinfonieorchester, den Petersburger Symphonikern, dem Kammerorchester Wernigerode, und dem Symphonieorchester Minsk.
Tourneen und Konzertverpflichtungen führten Slavomir Zaranok nach Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Rumänien, Russland, Ukraine sowie mehrmals nach China.