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Ilya Kondratiev - Piano

Biography

Pianist Ilya Kondratiev is the prize winner of such renown competitions as the International F. Chopin Piano Competition (Hannover 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Budapest 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Weimar 2011), and the Fifth Tbilisi International Piano Competition (Tbilisi 2013).

Ilya performs extensively as a soloist and as a chamber music player. The venues he performed at include Great Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Gasteig Munich, Weimarhalle, Palace of Arts Budapest, and the Great Hall of Tbilisi Conservatoire. In 2009 he founded a chamber music ensemble ‘Robert-Quintet’, which successfully played at the Sixth Stasys Vainunas Chamber Music Competition (Vilnus 2009, Second prize, First was not awarded) and at the ‘Premio Vittorio Gui’ Chamber Music Competition (Florence 2011, 3 prize).

His repertoire is mostly based on classic and romantic music, but also includes many contemporary works.

In 2011 Ilya was invited to take part in the Franz Liszt Piano Academy in Schillingfurst (Germany) with E. Leonskaya and in the Eppan Piano Academy (Italy) with P. Gililov. He frequently takes part in master classes with Rolf-Dieter Arens, Dina Yoffe, Konstantin Shcherbakov, Willem Brons, Paul Gulda, Dmitry Bashkirov, Jerome Rose, Leslie Howard, Vanessa Latarshe, Lang Lang, and Arie Vardi.

Currently, he studies for the Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music with Vanessa Latarche, having previously studied with People Artist of Russia Zinaida Ignatieva at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, and Victoria Soifer at Samara College of Music.

Ilya is supported by Henry Wood Trust Foundation, Future of Russia Foundation, and Mark Zetland Foundation. In 2010 he won DAAD scholarship to study in Germany in 2011.

submission March 2015