Petr Limonov PIANO

Petr Limonov was born in Moscow in 1984 and started playing the piano at the age of 5. In 1991 he entered the Central Music School, where he studied under Siyavush Gadjiev, Valery Pyasetsky and, later, Andrei Pisarev.

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After winning the First prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein piano competition in Paris (1998) he started giving concerts in Europe, Russia and Japan, sponsored by the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation. In 2003 Petr was awarded a full international scholarship by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, which allowed him to continue his studies in the Royal Academy of Music (London) under professor Hamish Milne and visiting professor Alexander Satz. Since then Petr took part in master classes given by Alfred Brendel, Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Hough, Boris Petrushansky, Bernard d'Ascoli and Vitaly Margulis.

After graduating from RAM Petr continued his studies in Paris in the École Normale Cortot with Ramzi Yassa and Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy. In 2010 Petr returned to London to commence his Masters program in the Royal College of Music under Dimitri Alexeev on a full scholarship. During his studies at RCM he began taking conducting lessons with Peter Stark. In 2012 Petr became the principal conductor of the London Soloists Philarmonia orchestra, preparing for his Cadogan Hall debut in November 2013.

Petr's notable appearances included the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, La Roque d'Antheron festival (broadcast by radio France Musique), Salle Cortot, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, a recital in Duke's Hall in presence of HRH Prince Charles, broadcasts for "Culture" television channel in Russia and BBC Radio 3. In May 2013, he was invited to participate in a recording of the "My First Decade" album for Decca Classics in collaboration with violinist Nicola Benedetti. His repertoire stretches from Orlando Gibbons to Arvo Pärt.

     "...Petr Limonov, avec un détachement apparent, a joué les morceaux les plus ardus avec une aisance incroyable, une simplicité et une sincérité parfaite."- La Nouvelle République

    "Unique pianist with great pianistic facilities" - Noriko Kawai

    "Artistic, mature and utterly compelling playing." - Carole Pressland

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