Konstantin Scherbakov

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Russian pianist Konstantin Scherbakov is one of the most frequently recorded pianists of today. Over 40 CDs document the pianist’s artistry on „Naxos“, EMI Classics, TwoPianists and „Marco Polo“ labels; among the recorded works are the Complete Concertante Works by Medtner, Scriabin, Respighi, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky; Complete Solo Piano Works by Shostakovich and Respighi, the first 13 CDs of the Complete Edition of the Godowsky’s Piano Works, as well as the Complete Beethoven / Liszt Symphonies, and works by Rachmaninoff, J. Strauss, Lyapunov and Scarlatti. Many of his recordings have won prizes and awards, such as the “Deutsche Schalplattenkritik - Preis” (Godowsky, Beethoven / Liszt), and the Classical Cannes Award (Shostakovich).

Scherbakov’s concert activity includes participation in major festivals (Salzburg, Frankfurt, Bregenz, Bodensee, Lucerne, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Schubertiade Feldkirch and Bad Kissingen, among others), as well as recitals, orchestral performances and tours all over the world. Konstantin Scherbakov’s repertoire consists of more than 60 concertos. Since 1998 he has been professor at the Zurich University of Arts; many of his students received prizes at international piano competition, most notably Yulianna Avdeeva, the winner of the last Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Konstantin Scherbakov conducted master classes in Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Cuba, Singapore, South Africa and  is a jury member of many international competitions, such as ARD Munich, Busoni (Bolzano), Liszt (Weimar), Rio de Janeiro, Youth Tchaikovsky (Seoul), Havana etc.