CURRICULUM VITAE

Education, teachers:

1998-2008 Odessa Stolyarski Music School - Pawel Mulyar

2008-2013 Odessa State Nezhdanova Music Academy - Prof. Igor Sukhomlinov

2012-2018 The Cologne University of Music (M.Mus.) - Prof. Andreas Frölich (piano)

2020-2022 Fiesole School of Music - Prof. Eliso Virsaladze

Masterclasses:

Dmitri Bashkirov, Jacques Rouvier, Pavel Gililov, Jerome Rose, Juan Lago, Bernd Goetzke, Rolf Plagge, Vadim Rudenko, Igor Ryabov

Solo concerts:

Great Hall of Odesa Philharmonie,

Auditorio de Zaragoza, 

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam,

Martinstadl Zorneding,

Rote Burg Aachen,

Competitions:

2021 - Second Prize (First Prize not awarded) and Special Prize A.Baccheli for interpretation of Skriabin Sonata No.10 at Livorno Piano Competition

2015 - First Prize at Steinway Piano Award in Düsseldorf 

2015 - First Prize and Prize for the best interpretation of spanish music at the 16th International Piano Competition "Spanish Composers" in Las Rozas de Madrid

2014 - Third Prize at the 28th International Competition "Cidade de Ferrol"

2013 - Second Prize (First Prize was not awarded) and Audience Prize at the 9th International Piano Competition "Prix Amadeo de Piano " in Aachen, 

Third Prize at the International Competition "Maria Herrero" in Granada

2012 - Second Prize and Special Prize at the 5th International Piano Competition "In Memory of Emil Gilels" in Odessa

2009 - Second Prize at the International Competion "21st Century Art" in Kyjiw-Vorzel 


 

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"...In six preludes and fugues from the second volume of the "Well-Tempered Clavier", the 31-year-old Ukrainian pianist had just flooded the room with vehemence, played with exemplary precision, driven by inner enthusiasm, imbued with dramatic energy, as one only very, very rarely experiences in works by this composer." - Ulrich Pfaffenberger, Süddeutsche Zeitung

„Korsunenko possess an excellent technique that does not need to fear the highest demands…“ - Aachener Nachrichten

„…beautiful, inspired piano playing“ - Omroep Berg en Dal

"Franz Schubert's music reached directly to the heart of the public. There he was, Kyrill Korsunenko, at the grand piano, tensing the melodic line and accompanying it with the most euphonic harmonies." Heraldo de Aragón

 

Born in Odessa, the city of huge pianistic traditions, Kyrill Korsunenko started playing piano at the age of six. He received his musical education at the Stolyarsky Special Music School, Odessa National Music Academy A.V.Nezhdanova, the Cologne University of Music under the supervision of such professors as Igor Sukhomlinov, Pawel Mulyar, Andreas Frölich, Cynthie van Eijden. He is currently studying with Eliso Virsaladze at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Italy). 

Kyrill Korsunenko has performed extensively as recitalist, chamber musician, concerto soloist and author of his own compositions throughout Europe, in many prestigious concert halls. Highlights include Het Concertgebouw
(Amsterdam), Auditorio de Zaragoza, the Philharmonic halls of Odessa and Kiew, Odeon (Zwolle), Real Maestranza (Sevilla), the Great Assembly Hall of the University of Munich. He has worked with conductors including Hobart Earle, Alois Rottenaicher, Natalia Ponomarchuk, Enrique García Asensio, Guillaume Berney, Alexander Hülshoff. Especially important among his variuos artistic activities are ensemble for contemporary music „B-Sight“ and jazz/electronic music project „Deliniris“.

He was honored with prizes and special awards in more than a dozen national and international competitions. He was winner at Compositores de España Piano Competition (Madrid), Livorno Piano Competition, MozARTe Piano Competition (Aachen), Steinway Piano Award (Düsseldorf). He got also Second Prize at Piano Competition in memory of Emil Gilels (Odessa) and Third Prizes by „Maria Herrero“ (Granada) and „Cidade de Ferrol“ Piano Competitions.

A frequent guest on broadcasting networks, he has appeared with live concert on WDR3 radio station (Cologne) and on other national television and radio stations of Germany, Netherlands and Ukraine. During pandemic years he was elaborating different streaming projects, that appeared on YouTube as well as his studio recording of Bach’s Goldberg-Variations. In this years music of J. S. Bach is being more and more accentuated in the extensive repertory of Kyrill Korsunenko.