Born in 1991 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).
He achieved as well strong impulses from an active participation at masterclasses with professors like Dmitri Bashkirov, Jacques Rouvier, Pavel Gililov, Jerome Rose, Juan Lago, Bernd Goetzke, Rolf Plagge, Vadim Rudenko, Igor Ryabov, Leonel Morales.
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, Casa de Segovia. 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 and got addictional special prizes at Compositores de España Piano Competition (Las Rozas de 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 Prize 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. During active phases of the war in his homeland in 2014 and 2022 Kyrill playes a lot of charity concerts to support Ukraine.
"...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