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Kirill Zheleznov - Piano

Biography

Kirill Zheleznov - Russian concert pianist and film composer currently based in London. He is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London, for a Bachelor of Music with John Byrne and Sofya Gulyak, where he is a ‘Kenneth and Violet Scott Scholar’. He was nominated for ‘Study award in recognition of progress’ in 2019 and became an artist of Talent Unlimited Trust in 2020. Since childhood, Kirill has been performing in numerous concert halls such as Vienna Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria, and Yehudi Menuhin Hall in Brussels, Belgium. Kirill performed his first solo recital at St. Petersburg House of Music Concert Hall in 2015, aged 19. The most recent Kirill's successes in international piano competitions include the Grand Prize at the XVIII Crimean Spring International Music Competition, the second prize at the Franz Liszt Centre Piano Competition and the third prize at the VI Odin International Music Competition. Kirill was also awarded the second prize and the special prize for the best performance of the given composition at the Classic Pure Vienna International Music Competition in 2018.

Kirill graduated from the St. Petersburg Mussorgsky College of Music (Russia) in 2016 where he studied with Tatiana Osipova. He has participated in many international music competitions and festivals across Russia and other European countries, in master classes and various programs sponsored by state authorities (including the Russian Ministry of Education) and well-known multinational companies. As a student he became acquainted with film music and realised that he wants to become not only a concert pianist but a film composer. Therefore, he started to participate in production of films as a composer. Kirill collaborated with many directors such as Alena Mikhailina, Valery Ushakov and Andrew Klementev.

The most recent Kirill’s collaboration as a composer is a score and production of soundtracks for the play ‘While It was Raining’ (dir. Valery Ushakov) presented by the theatre ‘S.A.D.’ (Moscow). This play is going to be distributed by ‘Stage Russia HD’ company across the Globe in 2021. Kirill composed a score and produced soundtracks for Alena Mikhailina’s musical ‘An Eye For a Window’ which won Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award for the 'Best Student Film' in 2019. Kirill Zheleznov also significantly contributed to production of movies by composing soundtracks in collaboration with the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television.

updated February 2021