Eduard Kiprsky

Pianist, composer

Eduard Kiprsky graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatory and completed a postgraduate study there in piano (class of Alexander Sandler) and composition (class of Grigory Korchmar) also completing a Master’s degree and attaining the highest grade of Artistic Excellence at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen (Germany, class of Boris Bloch).

Prize-winner at the the Köhler-Osbar International Competition (Duisburg, 2009, 1st prize) and the Steinway Förderpreis Competition (Düsseldorf, 2012, 1st prize), recipient of the György Cziffra Prize (Vienna, 2007). Winner of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition – Mario Zanfi Prize (Parma, 2015). Prize-winner at the competition and festival Three Centuries of Classical Romance (St Petersburg, 2008, 2nd prize in the vocal-piano duets category; 1st prize in composition category “For the best romance to verses by Silver Age poets”). Winner of the composition competition Der Rhein im Dreiklang (Germany, 2014), and in 2014 at the Elena Obraztsova International Opera Singers’ Competition he also received an award “For the best performance of the opera repertoire and for accompanist mastery”. Prize-winner at the Cyprus International Competition in the composition category (2020, 1st prize and Special Award for best vocal works). Prize-winner at the VII International Composition Competition in Memory of Alfred Schnittke and Sviatoslav Richter (Sochi, 2021, 3rd prize in the string quartet category). Prize-winner at the V All-Russian Open festival competition “Composer and pianist” (St Petersburg, 2021; 1st prize) and at the V International Alemdar Karamanov Musical Competition (Kaliningrad, 2022; Grand Prix). He was also awarded 2nd prize and silver medal in the composition category at the Rachmaninoff International Competition for pianists, composers and conductors (Moscow, 2022).

Has presented recitals at Vienna’s Musikverein, Zurich’s Tonhalle, the Funkhaus and Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), the Mercatorhalle (Duisburg), the Zollverein Halle and the Colosseum Theater (Essen), the Philharmonie Essen, the Theater Duisburg, the Vereeniging Hall (Nijmegen), the Musis Sacrum concert hall (Arnhem) and the Teatro Verdi in Bussetto, as well as at the Great and Small halls of St Petersburg Philharmonia, St Petersburg State Cappella and Mariinsky Concert Hall.

Has collaborated with Martin Haselböck, Thierry Escaich, Mario Brunello, Martin Sieghart, Simon Estes, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Ildar Abdrazakov, Elena Pankratova and Yulia Makhalina. The pianist’s concerts have been broadcast by the TV stations Ö1 in Austria and TV Parma in Italy. Has appeared live on-air on WDR radio in Cologne. In 2017 he released an album featuring works by Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky, and in 2021 the author’s album Eduard Kiprsky. In Ensemble with the Composer.

Member of the Union of Composers of Russia, of the ÖGZM union of composers of contemporary music in Vienna and of the Russian Harp Society. Soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra.

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