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List of notable or famous pianists from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top pianists born in Russia and even some popular pianists who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian pianists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These pianists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known pianist from Russia is included when available.

A factual list, featuring Russian piano players, like Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky.

This historic pianists from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian pianists of note?" and "Who are the most famous pianists from Russia?" These prominent pianists of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian pianists.

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Aleksey Volodin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pianists from Russia
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Alexei Volodin is a Russian pianist. He was born in St. Petersburg, and began taking piano lessons there at the age of nine. A year later he moved to Moscow, where he studied first with Irina Chaklina and later with Tatiana Zelikman at the Gnessin Music School. In 1994 he enrolled at the Moscow Conservatoire and at the end of his studies there in 2001 in the master class of Professor Eliso Virsaladze. 2001/2002 he rounded off his studies at the Theo Lieven International Piano Foundation in Como. He was 2003 the winner of the 9th Concours Géza Anda in Zurich Meanwhile Volodin looks back on a remarkable career, he gave recitals all over the world. He has also performed with prestigious ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Alexander Kobrin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pianists from Russia
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Alexander Kobrin is a Russian pianist. At age five, he enrolled in the Gnessin Special School of Music in Moscow where his primary teacher was Tatiana Zelikman. When he turned eighteen, he enrolled at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, as a student of the legendary teacher, Lev Naumov, and he holds a graduate degree from that institution. As a teenager Kobrin won several youth piano competitions, but he won his first adult competition, the Scottish International Piano Competition when he was 18. The next year, in 1999, he won the Busoni Competition, after several years in which the first prize had not been awarded because no competitor's performances had been deemed worthy. In 2000, the ...more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Alexander Melnikov is a Russian pianist. Melnikov graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Naumov. His most formative musical moments in Moscow include his early encounter with Sviatoslav Richter, who thereafter regularly invited him to festivals in Russia and France. He was awarded important prizes at such eminent competitions as the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau and the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels. Known for his often-unusual musical and programmatic decisions, Melnikov discovered a career-long interest in historical performance practice at an early age. His major influences in this field include harpsichordists Andreas Staier and Alexei ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Alexander Scriabin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pianists from Russia
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Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist. Scriabin, who was influenced by Frédéric Chopin, composed early works that are characterised by tonal language. Later in his career, independently of Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed a substantially atonal and much more dissonant musical system, which accorded with his personal brand of mysticism. Scriabin was influenced by synesthesia, and associated colors with the various harmonic tones of his atonal scale, while his color-coded circle of fifths was also influenced by theosophy. He is considered by some to be the main Russian Symbolist composer. Scriabin was one of the most innovative and most controversial of early ...more

Age: Died at 43 (1872-1915)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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