Evgeny Konnov

Russia | 1992

PIANO 2023: Competitor


Evgeny Konnov was born in 1992 in Chirchiq (Uzbekistan). From 1999 to 2007 he studied at the Gnessin Music School in Moscow, under T. N. Sarkisian’s supervision. From 2008 to 2012, he studied at the Academy of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, under N. G. Syslova’s. From 2012 to 2013 he studied at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, with Prof. G.F. Schenk’s. From 2013 to 2021 he studied with Evgenia Rubinova at the Leopold-Mozart-Center of the University of Augsburg and from 2017 to 2021 with Prof. Albert Mamriev at the Piano Academy Neue Sterne in Hannover. From 2019 to 2022 he studied with Prof. Jan Gottlieb Jiracek von Arnim at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2022 he began studying historical keyboard instruments with Prof. Christoph Hammer at the Leopold Mozart Center of the University of Augsburg. He is the winner of first prizes at the: 64th Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona (Spain), 14th Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria (South Africa), 31st Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition in Seregno (Italy), 18th Compositores de España International Piano Competition Madrid (Spain), 7th Neue Sterne International Music Competition in Wernigerode (Germany), 21th Alexander Scriabin International Piano Competition in Grosseto (Italy), and 28th Città di Cantù International Piano Competition in Cantu (Italy).

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First round
Beethoven:  Piano SonataNo.13 in E-flat Major, Opus 27 no 1
Scriabin: 3 Etudes, Op. 65
Second round
Beethoven: 12 variations on the Russian Dance from the Ballet Das Waldmädchen’ WoO 71
Liszt: Transcendental Étude No. 9 (Ricordanza)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata n. 2 op. 36
Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante – n. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/10/11/12
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto n.1 in B-flat minor op.23