Ⅲ International Competition for Young Pianists
DENIS MATSUEV Artistic director of the Competition
J. S. Bach. Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor, BWV 891 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
Brahms. Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35, Book II
Faure. Barcarolle No. 4 in A-Flat major, Op. 44
Stravinsky – Agosti. Infernal Dance of King Kastchei from the Firebird suite
Tchaikovsky. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, movements 1
Born in 2004 in Rostov-on-Don. In 2017, he started his training at the Special Music School of the Rostov State Conservatory (class of Sergei Osipenko). Sergei has performed at such festivals as Denis Matsuev's Stars on the Baikal, Christmas Meetings, Perm and Suzdal festivals, Mariinsky International Piano Festival and Stars of the White Nights in St. Petersburg, White Lilac in Kazan etc. His concert schedule has brought him to Moscow, Kislovodsk, Vladikavkaz, Rostov-on-Don, and Pyatigorsk, and 2018 saw him giving a recital in Monterrey (Mexico). The pianist has won prizes at national and international competitions for young musicians, including Safonov Competition in Pyatigorsk (2015, Grand Prix), Alemdar Karamanov Competition in Simferopol (2015), Path to Mastery in Rostov-on-Don (2016, Grand Prix), Nutcracker International Television Contest (2016, 1st Prize and Audience Award), Astana Piano Passion in Kazakhstan (2017, 1st Prize and two special prizes), Russian Youth Delphic Games in Rostov-on-Don, and Russian Music Piano Competition in Ryazan (2019). The second edition of the Grand Piano Competition (2018) brought him the laureate title and 6 special prizes.