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Gerard Aimontche - Piano


Gerard Aimontche is a prize-winner of international competitions such as Grieg International Piano Competition; 8th Maria Yudina International Competition of Young Pianists, Piano Duets, and Chambers Ensembles; 7th Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition for Young Musicians; Chappell Medal Competition and Schumann Prize Award (London); American Protégé Romantic Music Competition (New York); Guzik Foundation Award (San-Francisco).

He was also a semi-finalist of Motreux Jazz Piano Competition (Switzerland); Hamamatsu Piano Competition and Cleveland Piano Competition.

He has performed in Russia and abroad in such well-known venues as the Carnegie Hall; Tchaikovsky Concert Hall; Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory; The Kremlin Armoury; Cleveland Museum of Natural History and many others.

He has given concerts in different Concert Halls with the State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow under the lead of Dmitriy Orlov, and he also played with the Kaliningrad Chamber Orchestra under the prestigious batton of Aleksandr Andreev. In 2014 he has interpreted George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with Kursk Philharmonic Orchestra and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with Yaroslavl State Philharmonic Orchestra.

Gerard has been invited to perform at such international music festivals as Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria), Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland), Visiting Larisa Gergieva (Vladikavkaz, Russia), The River of Talents (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Night in the Museum (Tretyakovskaya Gallery, Moscow, Russia), and many others.

Gerard is studying simultaneously at the Royal College of Music (Masters in Performance, with Professor Norma Fisher), and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (postgraduate degree in performance, with Professor Sergey Dorensky). He is a Neville Wathen Scholar supported by a John & Marjorie Coultate Award and he is also supported by Talent Unlimited. He holds a Music Diploma (Distinction) from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2014), where he studied with Professor Sergey Dorensky and his assistants, professors Andey Pisarev, Nikolay Lugansky, and Pavel Nersessian. In 2009 he graduated from Gnessin Music School (Undergraduate Diploma).

In October 2015 Gerard Aimontche made his orchestral debut performing Rachmaninov 3rd Concerto during the 'Color of Music' Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

In July 2016 Gerard joined the Verbier Festival Academy, where he mastered his performance skills under the guidance of such outstanding musicians as Klaus Hellwig, Ferenc Rados, András Schiff etc.

To read the interview:

submission September 2016