Sergey Koudriakov

Born in Moscow in 1978, Sergey Koudriakov began his studies at the famous Gnessins Schoolunder Valentina Aristova. He signed on at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, class of Professor Mikhail Voskresensky in 1995, and after the diploma he started teaching successfully combining concert activity with the professorship.
At the age of 19 the musician appeared on the international stage and as the result he was granted with number of prizes and awards at the competitions, among them International Piano Competition in Épinal (France), International Piano Competition in Porto (Portugal), Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort-Worth (USA). The pianist was invited to perform in many countries of Europe, ex-USSR as well as Japan, USA, Brazil.
In 2000s he achieved the top point of his competition activity: Sergey Koudriakov became the first prize winner of the most prestigious European competitions:
- Geneva International Music Competition (2002, together with the Audience prize and “Coup de Cœur de Breguet”);
- Gaetano Zinetti Chamber Music Competition in Verona (in a duet with violist I. Hoffman, 2004);
- Concours Géza Anda in Zurich (2006, together with the Mozart prize).
Having won these contests Mr. Koudriakov became a welcomed guest at the famous festivals, such as:
Festival Radio France in Montpéllier, Cloître de Guebwiller, Festival International de Musique de Dinard (France), Montreux Festival, Lucerne Festival, Orpheum Festival, Festival du Jura, Lenzburgiade Festival, Settimane Musicali di Ascona (Switzerland), Ruhr Piano Festival, Aschau Festival, Chorin Music Summer Festival (Germany), Emilia Romagna, Primoriccitelli, Festival di Cervo, Lago Maggiore Festival (Italy), Ohrid Summer (FYR Macedonia), NOMUS Novi Sad (Serbia), Central European Music Festival in Žilina (Slovakia), the Český Krumlov Summer Festival (Czech Republic),Warsaw Piano Festival (Poland), Piano Stars Festival in Liepaja (Latvia), Virtuosos of the Planet in Kiev (Ukraine), Gaçibeylı Festival in Baku (Azerbaijan), Moscow Easter Festival, “Moscow Autumn”, Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg, Dedication to Knushevitsky Festival in Saratov (Russia) and others.
Sergey Koudriakov performs in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Norway, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Japan, USA, Brazil. He is constantly being invited as a guest professor for master classes throughout Russia, as well as Serbia, Switzerland and Japan.
He collaborates with conductors Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuriy Nikolaevsky, Eliahu Inbal, Andrey Boreyko, Theodor Guschlbauer, Philippe Entremont, Michael Sanderling, Michael Zinman, Howard Griffiths, Alexander Rudin, Naoto Otomo, Antoni Wit, Alan Buribaev, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach, Petr Vronský, Rolf Gupta, Franco Trinca, Sergey Politikov, Mikhail Khokhlov, Georges Zaugg, Christopher Warren-Green, Paul Goodwin, Douglas Bostock, Andrew Manze, Thomas Rösner, Ola Rudner, Artem Markin, Volodymyr Syrenko, Imants Resnis, Valery Raevsky, Aleksandar Marković, Michal Dworzynski, Ari Rasilainen, Vladimir Ziva, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vladimir Dolinsky, Eduard Gulbis, Eduard Ambartsumyan, Cristian Mandeal, Paul Staïcu, Camil Marinescu, Zoltán Bolyky and others, his performances of Beethoven, Grieg, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky piano concertos were especially marked by the excellent critic reviews.
The musician’s repertoire includes more than 30 various solo programs and about 40 piano concertos. He plays with the leading orchestras and collectives as a soloist and chamber music artist.
Mr. Koudriakov recorded 9 CD’s with piano solo music as well as with orchestras and chamber music partners; by the end of 2011 there was  also released a DVD recording with Beethoven’s five piano concertos.
He regularly creates different musical projects, from the last ones were:
- The anthology “Fantasiestücke of German composers” (in commonwealth with I. Hoffman);
- The program "Arensky" together with soloists of Tokyo NHK Orchestra and sound recording company Akane (Japan);
- The series of concerts “the Triumph of Piano” in co-operation with pianists Kun Woo Paik, Cyprien Katsaris, David Lively, Alexander Ghindin, Konstantin Lifschitz;
- The performance of Beethoven’s five piano concertos in the conclusive concerts of Festival du Jura 2011 with Orchestre du Festival du Jura under Georges Zaugg (Jurassian premiere).


Caro Mitis   CARO MITIS, 2007
(in duo with Ilya Hoffman, viola)
  Caro Mitis   CARO MITIS, 2007
(in duo with Ilya Hoffman, viola)
Caro Mitis   CARO MITIS, 2007
(in duo with Ilya Hoffman, viola)
  Caro Mitis   CARO MITIS, 2007
(in duo with Ilya Hoffman, viola)
Akane   AKANE, 2006   Russian Season   RUSSIAN SEASON, 2004
(in duo with Ilya Hoffman, viola)
Akane   AKANE, 2005
(with soloists of NHK Orchestra)
  Pan Classics   PAN CLASSICS, 2003
Pan Classics   PAN CLASSICS, 2005
(in duo with Ryoko Yano, violin)