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Gugnin, Andrey (piano)
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Andrey Gugnin (piano)

Natalia Smirnova laid the foundations for Andrey Gugnin to pursue the concert pianist career, enabling him to study with Olga Mechetina, Valery Kastelsky and Lev Naumov, and later with Vera Gornostayeva at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory whereupon from 2016 he continued with Stanislav Ioudenitch and William Grant Naboré at the International Piano Academy Lake Como.

In 2013 Andrey took second prize at the International Beethoven Piano Competition, while in 2014 he was presented with the Gold Medal and the Audience Award at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. In 2016 Andrey gained first prize in the Sydney International Piano Competition, procuring a number of accolades.

Andrey’s capacity as a chamber musician is well proven, having won second prize at the 2008 San Marino Piano Competition with Vadym Kholodenko. He has enjoyed associations with Asko | Schönberg, the Orchestre de chambre de Genève, Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra, and Camerata Salzburg. He regularly appears with violinist Tasmin Little. Andrey has performed under the baton of Valery Gergiev with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, and with conductors Jaap van Zweden, Reinbert de Leeuw, Daniel Raiskin and Asher Fisch. The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra are among the many orchestras that have welcomed Andrey as guest soloist.

In demand as a recording artist, Andrey has recorded Shostakovich piano concertos with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra (used on the soundtrack of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film Bridge of Spies), music for two pianos with iDuo, works for violin and piano with Ioana Cristina Goicea, and a Steinway & Sons recital programme that included Pictures from an exhibition. He has recorded for TV and radio in Russia, the Netherlands, Croatia, Austria, Australia, Switzerland and the USA. His Liszt album was chosen by Gramophone as the Editor’s Choice, and his Shostakovich Preludes & Piano Sonatas album was selected by BBC Music Magazine as Recording of the Month.

He has performed in concert halls across the globe including the Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, Abravanel Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Louvre and Asahi Hamarikyu Hall, and at the Verbier, Ruhr Klavier, Mariinsky International, Dubrovnik Summer, Ohrid Summer and Duszniki Chopin International festivals.


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