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Eduard Kunz
Russia
Age 28




Born in Siberia and currently based in London, Eduard Kunz has performed and broadcast with many of the United Kingdom’s major orchestras including the BBC Symphony and BBC Concert Orchestras, BBC Scottish and Royal Scottish National Orchestras, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Other career highlights include debuts with the Deutsche-Simphonie Orchester at the Berlin Philharmonie and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic as well as recitals in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Barcelona, London (Wigmore), Paris (Louvre), and Rome. Recipient of first prize awards from ten international competitions, Mr. Kunz is a Verbier Festival laureate and a BBC3 New Generation Artist.

Eduard Kunz

Competition and Awards:
2008  Pinerolo International Piano Competition, First Prize
2007  Andorra International Piano Competition, First Prize
2007  Georges Enescu International Piano Competition, Enescu-Grand Prix

Professional Training:
2003-07 Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
1998-2003  Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
1994-98 Gnessin School of Music, Moscow

Teachers:
2003-07 Norma Fisher
  Mark Ray
1998-2003  Andrei Diev
1994-98 Mikhail Khokhlov


2009 VAN CLIBURN COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

PRELIMINARY RECITAL
Scarlatti  Sonata in D minor, K. 213
  Sonata in B minor, K. 197
  Sonata in B minor, K. 27
  Sonata in B minor, K. 87
  Sonata in A major, K. 212
Haydn  Sonata in A major, Hob. XVI:12
Bach-Busoni  Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Bach-Siloti  Prelude in B minor, BWV 855a

SEMIFINAL RECITAL
Beethoven  Sonata in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
Rachmaninoff  Moments Musicaux, Op. 16
Bates  White Lies for Lomax

SEMIFINAL CHAMBER
Dvorák  Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

FINAL RECITAL
Bartok  Suite, Op. 14
Ravel  Gaspard de la Nuit
Liszt  Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
Rachmaninoff  Lilacs, Op. 21, No. 5

FINAL CONCERTI
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

This biography was most recently edited by...
vcf - 24 Apr 2009
vcf - 27 Mar 2009
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