Sergey Sobolev was born in 1982. Started studying piano at the age
of 6. Sergey has received his musical trainings mainly in Moscow. He graduated from the Academic Music College of the Moscow Conserva- tory in 2000. Then he continued his musical education at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. Since 2010 he is pursuing his second postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music in London.
Sergey Sobolev is a laureate of international piano competitions includ- ing the XIII Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow (2007, the 4th prize), the Second Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow (2000, the 3rd prize), the 7th Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Weimar-Bayreuth (Germany, 2011, the 2nd prize), the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Brussels (2003), and other contests.
He has participated in prestigious music festivals as Usedomer Musik- festival in Germany (2002, 2006), Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad (Switzerland, 2010), Batumi International Festival (Georgia, 2013), Joensuu Music Festival in Finland (2014). Sergey gives many piano solo and chamber music recitals (also together with such renowned artists as L. Isakadze, Cuarteto Casals and others) in Russia, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, United States, Japan, South Korea. He has had numerous stage appearances as well as at some famous concert venues among those are the Great and Small Halls of Moscow Conservatory and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Salle Cortot in Paris, Mozarthaus Vienna and Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria, to mention a few. As a soloist Sergey has collabo- rated with different symphony and chamber orchestras including the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Philharmony.
Sergey’s performances have been broadcasted by the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich (Germany, 2012), and other stations. He has released two CD’s with the piano works of Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin and Proko ev (Gent, Belgium, 2005-2006).