Ⅲ International Competition for Young Pianists
DENIS MATSUEV Artistic director of the Competition
Scarlatti. Sonata in D minor, K. 213 (L. 108)
Scriabin. Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53
Medtner. Tales No. 3 in F minor, No. 4 in F sharp minor, Op. 26
Prokofiev. Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28
Saint-Saens. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Born in 2003 in Arkhangelsk. Student at the Moscow Conservatory's Central Music School (class of Mira Marchenko) in 2007–2019. Student at the Gnessin State Musical College (class of Mikhail Khokhlov) since 2019. Having first appeared with an orchestra at the age of 6, and given her first recital at 8, Varvara Kutuzova now performs in Moscow's major venues and tours Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Europe, Mexico, Brazil, China, and the U.S. She has been a regular guest of several festivals, including Denis Matsuev's Stars on the Baikal, Christmas Meetings, Crescendo, festivals in Tyumen and Voronezh, as well as in France, Portugal, Turkey, and Switzerland. She has appeared under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Alexander Sladkovsky, Dimitris Botinis, Denis Vlasenko, Mikhail Gantvarg, and other conductors. Varvara Kutuzova has won numerous international competitions, such as Prima Artists in New York (2011, 1st Prize), Artobolevskaya Competition in Moscow (2012, 2nd Prize), Astana Piano Passion in Kazakhstan (2013, 1st Prize), online competitions in Mexico and Serbia (2013, 2014, Grand Prix), Grand Piano Competition in Moscow (2016), Nota Bene! in St. Petersburg (2017, 1st Prize) etc.