Vitaly Pisarenko - Concert Pianist
Photo Credit _ Andreea Tufescu
First Prize winner of the 8th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht
Third Prize winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, 2015
"...Immensely gifted pianist...with prodigious technique, myriad shadings and scrupulous accuracy..."
- New York Times
_ English, Russian
The Purcell School of Music,
In April 2008, Russian pianist Vitaly Pisarenko (born in Kiev, Ukraine) won First Prize at the 8th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Vitaly's packed tour schedule, with worldwide engagements, commenced straight away the morning after the Finals with an appearance at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Damian Iorio.
Vitaly commenced his study in Moscow with Professor Yuri Slesarev at the Central Music School and State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. From 2005 to 2009 he studied at Rotterdam's Codarts Conservatory with Aquiles Delle Vigne. From 2009 to 2012 Vitaly was studying with Oxana Yablonskaya at her Piano Institute in Italy. Starting from 2012 he is also taking lessons with Boris Petrushansky at the Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, Italy.
Since September 2012 Vitaly is a student at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studies with Professor Dmitri Alexeev. Vitaly completed his Master’s degree with distinction in 2014 and Artist Diploma degree in 2015 and is currently a Doctoral course student as an Emma Rose Memorial Scholar and a Bob and Sarah Wigley and Helmut Schuster Scholar.
Vitaly has performed in over 30 countries, including solo recitals at Wigmore Hall, Musikverein in Vienna, Bozar in Brussels, Moscow Philharmonic Recital Hall, National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, Shanghai Concert Hall, Mozarteum in Salzburg, de Singel in Antwerp, Toyota Concert Hall in Japan, Hong Kong City Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris and Palace of Arts in Budapest.
He has also played with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Noord Nederlands Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra on tour in Japan, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Het Gelders Orchestra, the YMSO and others performing at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall in London, Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Tokyo Opera City, Seoul Arts Center, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Sala San Paulo in Brazil and De Doelen in Rotterdam among others.
In January 2020 Vitaly joined the piano faculty of the prestigious Purcell School in London.
The Association of Music Critics of Argentina recently presented Vitaly with the '2018 Revelation Award'.