PIANO 2023: Competitor
Born in Kazakhstan, Yelaman Yernur graduated from the A. Zhubanov Republican Kazakh, specialized Music Boarding School for Gifted Children (class of Gulzhan Kazybekova) before completing his studies at the Moscow Conservatory and its postgraduate program (under the guidance of Professor Alexander Mndoyants). He further honed his skills under the tutelage of Ekaterina Mechetina. Yernur is an award-winning pianist, having earned accolades at the A. Zhubanov Young Talents Competition in Almaty (2012), the Abu Dhabi Piano Competition (UAE, 2015), the Almaty Piano Competition (2017), the Cidade de Vigo Competition (Spain, 2020), the N.K. Metner Memorial Competition in St. Petersburg (2022), and the Shabyt Creative Youth Competition in Astana (2022), among others. Contestant of XVll Tchaikovsky International Competition (2023), he actively performs in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Japan.