Pianist Konstantin Emelyanov (b. 1994, Krasnodar, Russia)

He became a true discovery at the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019.

The winner of the third prize, he received the title “Artist of Radio Russia” and the Audience Award from the readers of Musical Life magazine. Yamaha Artist since 2019.

Konstantin Emelyanov is the winner of the 2022 International German Piano Award.

He was also awarded the F.A.Z. Audience Prize.

When he was a conservatory student, Konstantin won awards of prestigious international competitions, including the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, the piano competitions in Verona, Italy, and Suzhou, China, and the Viotti Piano Competition (first prize and Audience Award). In 2018, Konstantin won the first prize of the 3rd All-Russian Music Competition.

Konstantin Emelyanov graduated the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (with People’s Artist of the RSFSR Professor Sergei Dorensky and his assistants, Professors Andrei Pisarev, Pavel Nersesyan and Nikolai Lugansky).

Also he was studying at the Rachmaninov Academy in Catania, Italy with professor Epifanio Comis during the season  2017-1018.

Since 2022 he is attending the Senior course at The International Piano Academy ‘’Incontri col Maestro’’ in Imola with professor Boris Petrushansky.

The pianist has been actively touring and taking part in various musical project and festivals:

The Stars on Baikal, La folle journee in Ekaterinburg, International piano series in Bern, ArsLonga festival and T-festival in Moscow, Pianissimo piano festival and others.

Regularly taking part in the projects of the  Moscow Philharmonic  Society.

Konstantin Emelyanov has performed with many symphony orchestras and collaborated with such artists as Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky Alexander Rudin, Felix Korobov, Mark Kadin, Mark Gorenstein, Zaurbek Gugkaev, Dmitri Jurowsky, Christian Knapp, Valentin Uryupin, Dimitris Botinis, Dmitry Liss, Marcus Bosch  and others.

The pianist has appeared at some of the prestigious concert venues, such as the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Seoul Arts Center, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, the Mariinsky Concert Hall, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Zaryadye Grand Hall, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the White Hall of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, etc.

In 2020 Konstantin recorded his debut album dedicated to music of Tchaikovsky that was released at the famous Russian recording label “Melodya”.

In March 2023, a new album with music by Debussy, Prokofiev and Barber was released on the Fuga Libera label by Outhere music.

“…Konstantin Emelyanov is a gem of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Indeed he makes a difference with his remarkably clever programme, unconventional choice of works, and harmonious interpretations, where technical stability is no obstacle to unconcealed emotions, temperament is curbed by thought, and the intuitive sense of style maintains a perfect balance between the performer’s vision and the author’s will in every piece.

Musical Life magazine