Contestant 20: Daniil Tsvetkov

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Top 2013 Daniil TsvetkovThe Russian luminary, Daniil Tsvetkov, is a regular at the winner’s podiums of international piano competition, and with romantic music as his specialty, is a contender to be reckoned with.

Daniil Tsvetkov was born in 1984, and graduated from Central Musical School in 2003 and Moscow Conservatory in 2009, where he studied with famous Russian pianist, professor Natalia Trull. He has specialized in romantic music, with Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Liszt as his favorites, and is in particular known for his interpretations of “Reminiscences de Don Juan” by Liszt and “3 movements by Petroushka” by Stravinsky. Tsvetkov has performed at numerous music festivals and recitals dedicated to chamber music with young, Russian artists.

Daniil has won 1st prize at both Almaty IPC in Kazakhstan (2006), “Spanish Composers” IPC (2007), Porto IPC (2007), Louisiana IPC (2009), Lleida Piano Competition (2010), Ferrol Piano Competition (2010), Florida IPC (2011) and Claudio Arrau Piano Competition in Chile (2012), and has collected more than ten other top three titles since 2004.

As a result, Daniil has been invited to play in a lot of the World’s most prestigious concert halls, namely Rachmaninov’s halls of Moscow conservatory (Russia), Great Hall of Kiev Philharmonic (Ukraine), Great Hall of Tbilisi conservatory, Great Hall of Tbilisi Philharmonic (Georgia), AOI Hall (Shizuoka, Japan), Carnegie Hall (New York), Salle Alfred Cortot (Paris, France), Auditorium Fundacion Canal (Madrid, Spain) and Great Hall of Casablanca Philharmonic (Morocco).

Daniil took part in International Franz Liszt competition’s masterclasses with prof. Dominique Merlet (Utrecht, Netherlands), with prof. Vincenzo Balzani (Italy) and masterclasses at the Moscow conservatory with Estonian pianist prof. Kalle Randalu.

He has played with Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra, Tchaikovsky Great Symphonic orchestra, “New Russia” Orchestra, Tbilisi Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Porto Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian Symphonic Orchestra and Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra, and worked with the conductors Thomas Zanderling, Vladimir Ziva, Evgeny Bushkov, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Stuard Stradford, Ovidiu Balan and Bojan Sudjich, among others.

Here’s Daniil Tsvetkov performing Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 2 in A minor.

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