Thursday May 18th 1.05-2.05pm
Ilya Kondratiev piano
Sarabande und Chaconne aus dem Singspiel Almira, S.181
‘Gretchen am Spinnrade’, ‘Erlkonig’
Sonata in B minor, S.178
Pianist Ilya Kondratiev is the prize winner of such renowned competitions as the International F. Chopin Piano Competition (Hannover 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Budapest 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Weimar 2011), the Fifth Tbilisi International Piano Competition (Tbilisi 2013), the Brant International Piano Competition (Birmingham 2015) and the Ile-de-France International Piano Competition (Paris 2016). He also won the Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Competition in December 2015 and the Chappell Medal Piano Competition in March 2016.
Ilya performs extensively as a soloist and as a chamber music player. The venues he performed at include the Great Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Gasteig Munich, Weimarhalle, Palacio de Festivales de Santander, the Palace of Arts in 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 (Vilnius 2009, Second prize, First was not awarded) and at the ‘Premio Vittorio Gui’ Chamber Music Competition (Florence 2011, 3rdprize). 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. In 2015 Ilya took part in ‘Encuentro’ festival in Santander. In the summer 2016 Ilya Kondratiev was invited as a guest artist to the Gumusluk Festival in Turkey and Beethoven Music Festival and Academy in Altaussee, Austria.
Currently, he is studying with Vanessa Latarche and Sofia Gulyak for the prestigious Artist Diploma Course after having obtained a Master of Performance from the Royal College of Music London. He previously studied with People Artist of Russia Zinaida Ignatieva at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, and Victoria Soifer at the Samara College of Music.
Ilya is supported by Henry Wood Trust Foundation, Future of Russia Foundation, Talent Unlimited Foundation and Mark Zetland Foundation. In 2010 he won DAAD scholarship to study in Germany in 2011.
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