Ivan Sendetskiy


Ivan Sendetskiy was born in 1996 in St Petersburg. He began playing the piano at the age of three. In 2003 Ivan entered the Secondary Special Music School of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory, where he studied the piano and cello (graduated in 2014). In 2009 he had an internship at Altensteiger Sommermusik (Germany). Ivan graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatory (classes of Anatoly Nikitin and Sergei Roldugin) in 2018, from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin (class of Troels Svane) in 2020 and from New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston (class of Laurence Lesser) in 2022. Currently he is improving his skills at the Hochschule für Musik Basel (class of Danjulo Ishizaka).

Prize-winner of the International Competition for Young Musicians (Tallinn, 2007; 1st prize), the Gartow Stiftung Russian-German Competition (St Petersburg, 2007; 3rd prize), the New Names International Competition (Moscow, 2009; 3rd prize), the Knushevitsky International Cello Competition (Saratov, 2012 and 2014; 1st prize), the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (Montreux – Vevey, Switzerland, 2012; 5th prize), the International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro (Zagreb, 2016; 3rd prize), the All-Russian Music Competition (Moscow, 2018; 1st prize), the International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow – St Petersburg; special prize in 2019 and 4th prize in 2023), the Manhattan International Music Competition (2020; 2nd prize and special prize), the All-Russian Competition for Symphony Orchestra Artists (Moscow, 2020; 1st prize), the Khachaturian International Competition (Yerevan, 2022; 3rd prize and four special prizes), the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition (Harbin, 2023; 3rd prize and prize for the best performance of a sonata by Beethoven).

Grant recipient of the Gartow Stiftung (2007), the New Names Foundation (2009). Winner of the Yuri Temirkanov Prize (2013).

Ivan Sendetskiy has performed at the Verbier Festival (Switzerland), the Schlern International Music Festival (Italy), the Vivacello festival and the Moscow Easter Festival. Active participant in the St Petersburg Music House’s programmes. Since 2013 he regularly plays at the Mariinsky Theatre. Has performed at the Grand and Small halls of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Brussels’ Bozar, the Helsinki Music Centre and the Tonhalle Zürich.

Collaborates with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, David Geringas, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Teodor Currentzis and Pablo Heras-Casado. Has played together with Aylen Pritchin and Konstantin Emelyanov. Has appeared in concerts in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, South Korea and the USA.

Performs a cello crafted by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.
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