Moscow Russia
16-20 December 2019

Jury members

 

Mikhail Khokhlov

Mikhail Khokhlov was born in Moscow in 1955. He started teaching at the age of 18. In 1974 he graduated from the Gnessins School of Music (specialising in piano, Valentina Aristova’s class).

In 1981 he graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (Professor Vera Gornostayeva’s class).

In 1983 he finished his time as an assistant-apprentice. He also attended symphony orchestra conduction classes by Yuri Simonov and Dmitry Kitayenko.

As a concert pianist, he toured the Soviet Union, England, Austria, Germany, Israel and the USA. His first solo album was released ...

Grigory Gruzman

Born 1956 in St. Petersburg. First piano lessons at the age of five Attended Special music school for gifted children in St. Petersburg. While attending school more than 300 appearances on stage in different Russian cities Studies with Proof Gregory Haimowsky at the Academy of Music in Jerusalem and with Prof. Vitalij Margulis at the College of Music in Freiburg (Germany) Studies with Prof. Gregory Haimowsky at the Academy of Music in Jerusalem and with Prof. Vitalij Margulis at the College of Music in Freiburg (Germany) Prizewinner of the international piano competitions in Monza and Vercelli ...

Vladimir Ovchinnikov

Vladimir Ovchinnikov continues the traditions of the world known G. Neighaus Piano School. The pianist is a graduate of the famous Central Special Music School (the class of A. Artobolevskaya) and the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Prof. A. Nasedkin).

The only pianist ever to win the top prizes at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1982) and Leeds International Piano Competition (1987), Ovchinnikov is also a laureate of the Concours International de Montreal (Canada, 1980, 2nd Prize), and the International Chamber Ensembles Competition in Vercelli (Italy, 1984, 1st Prize). ...