Russian pianist Sergei Redkin (third prize at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015) performs Sergei Rachmaninov's Études-tableaux, Op.33 No.7 in G minor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Ave verum corpus, K.618 (piano transcription by Franz Liszt), and Franz Schubert's Soirées de Vienne, valse caprice for piano No.6, D.969 & D.779, and Der Müller und der Bach / The Miller and the Brook, from Die Schöne Mullerin, Op.25, D.795 (piano transcription by Franz Liszt). Recorded at St Petersburg Music House, English Hall, on June 22, 2016.
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
♪ Études-tableaux, Op.33 No.7 in G minor (1911)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) / Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
♪ Ave verum corpus, K.618 / S.461 (June 17, 1791 / 1862)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) / Franz Liszt
♪ Soirées de Vienne, valse caprice for piano No.6, D.969 & D.779 / S.427 (1827, 1825 / 1852)
♪ Der Müller und der Bach (The Miller and the Brook), from Die Schöne Mullerin, Op.25, D.795 / S.565 (1823 / 1846)
Sergei Redkin, piano
St Petersburg Music House, English Hall, June 22, 2016
Sergei Redkin was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on October 27, 1991. He began to play the piano at the age of five. At the age of six he began to study at the Music Lyceum of Krasnoyarsk, in the class of Galina Boguslavskaya. At the same time he began to study improvisation and composition with Eduard Markaich.
In year 2004, after becoming a laureat of the International Gavrilin competition of young composers in Saint Petersburg, Sergei continued his education at the Special Music School of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in the class of Olga Kurnavina. At that time Sergei won his first several prizes at competitions for young pianists, such as Rachmaninov competition (Saint Petersburg, 2005, First prize) and Chopin competition (Estonia, 2006, Grand prix). Sergei also played his first solo recitals in Russia and abroad, getting engagements from Germany, Switzerland, Poland.
Simultaneously Sergei studied composition under prof. Alexander Mnatsakanyan, one of the last students of great Shostakovich. Among the young composer's works you can find a string quartet, a trio for winds, chamber music, a lot of music for piano. Suite for cello and piano won the First prize at the young composers' competition in Saint Petersburg in 2007.
In 2008 Sergei was honored to receive the Maestro Temirkanov Award as one of the best students of Saint Petersburg Special Music School.
In year 2009 Sergei successfully passed his entrance exams and became a student of prof. Alexander Sandler at the Saint Petersburg state Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He also continued his composition studies under prof. Mnatsakanyan.
During the year 2011 with the support of St Petersburg House of Music Sergei Redkin trained at the famous International Lake Como Piano Academy in Italy, studying under such musicians as William Grant Nabore, Dmitry Bashkirov, Peter Frankl, Fou Ts'ong among others.
In year 2012 Sergei became the winner of III International Maj Lind competition in Helsinki, in 2013 – the winner of VI International Prokofiev competition in Saint Petersburg. In 2015 Sergei Redkin won the Third prize and the Bronze medal at the XV International Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow.
Currently Sergei is continuing his studies under prof. Sandler in Saint Petersburg Conservatory. In 2016 he's playing his first concerts in New York, Mexico and Paris (all with Maestro Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra), touring with solo recitals throughout the world, from Portugal and Israel to Vladivostok and Yakutsk, taking part at prestigious classical music festivals, playing a lot of chamber music and composing in the meantime.
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The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015