Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov

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Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov
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Born (1989-09-30) September 30, 1989 (age 33)
Temirtau, Kazakhstan
Alma materChelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts
OccupationPianist and Piano pedagogy
Years active2000s-present
Known forConcert pianist, musician and piano professor
  • Boris Tiagunov (father)
  • Olga Tiagunova (mother)

Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov (Russian: Владимир Борисович Тягунов, born September 30, 1989) is a Russian-born solo pianist, chamber music performer, musician and professor of piano. He has gained international recognition as a solo pianist and is best known for winning the first prize in the International music competition”21st Century Art” in Kiev, Ukraine in 2010. He has played throughout the world with concerts and performed solo especially in Spain, Germany, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States.[1] Tiagunov current appointments include Piano Professor at Long Island Conservatory and church musician at Cure of Arts Church in Merrick, New York where he performs on a regular basis.

Tiagunov is an award-winning pianist, particularly known for his unconventional music.[2] He is known for his versatility as a performer, receiving acclaim worldwide as one of Russian’s leading pianists.[3] Tiagunov is seen frequently at the International Music Competitions as a jury member.

Early life and education

Tiagunov was born in Temirtau, Soviet Union (now Temirtau, Kazakhstan). In 1992, his family moved to Nizhny Tagil, Russia, where he started learning piano at the age of six.[4] Tiagunov was later accepted into the Children's Music School, where he gave his first solo recital aged 9. In 2005, Tiagunov joined the Nizhny Tagil College of Arts pre-college program. He graduated with the Diploma of Specialist in Arts from the Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts in Russia in 2013. Tiagunov moved to the United States in 2014. In 2016, Tiagunov graduated with an artist diploma in piano performance from Long Island Conservatory of Music in Albertson, New York City.[5]


Tiagunov began his career as a piano professor at the Long Island Conservatory in 2015, and many students of his are Laureates of Piano Competitions. In 2016, Tiagunov started teaching piano lessons and has also been an accompanist in conservatories, music schools, national and international instrumental competitions, as well as in various musical training courses. Tiagunov has given numerous piano recitals as a soloist as well as also performed solo and chamber concerts across Germany, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, and the United States. Tiagunov has a wide range of recordings from concerts around the world which includes “Wanderer Fantasy” by Schubert, “Op.10 by Chopin”, “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky, and “Appassionata” by Beethoven and others.[6]

Tiagunov served as the member of the jury at the International Music Competitions, including the International Piano Competition at Gould Academy the Long Island Conservatory Soloist Competition, and the Manolov International Music Competition.[7] Upon arriving in the United States, Tiagunov represented Steinway and Sons in showcases at the Smith Haven Mall and the Roosevelt Field (shopping mall)|Roosevelt Field Mall in New York.

Tiagunov has performed on several occasions for recitals at the world's greatest venues, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art Concert Hall, numerous Steinway Halls, Tilles Center, Carnegie Hall, University of F. Chopin Concert Hall (Poland), Bolshoi Concert Hall in Tchaikovsky University (Moscow, Russia), Concert Hall of Chelyabinsk Conservatory (Chelyabinsk, Russia), Concert Hall of Sverdlovsk Philarmonic (Yekaterinburg, Russia), and Concert Hall in Kiev (Ukraine)

Awards and Recognition

  • 2010: 21st Century Art, Kiev, Ukraine – First Prize.
  • 2012: Young Talents of Russia, Moscow, Russia - Musical Art category award.
  • 2015: 11th LISMA International Music Competition, New York, – Grand Prix.
  • 2016: Forte International Competition – Gold Medal and Special Prize for best piano technique
  • 2016:  “Music without Borders” International Piano Competition, Gould Academy in Bethel,  Maine – First Prize
  • 2016: 13th LISMA International Music Competition, New York – Top Performer.
  • 2019: Forte International Music Competition, Carnegie Hall - Certificate of Excellence for Extraordinary Dedication to Music Education; and Outstanding Student Achievement.

Concert repertoire: piano solo and piano with orchestra

Piano Solo


Piano and Orchestra

  • ARENSKY, ANTON: Fantasia on Russian Folk Songs, Op. 48
  • BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15; Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major "Emperor", Op. 73
  • GRIEG, EDWARD: Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
  • LISZT, FRANZ: Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125
  • RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • SAINT-SAENS, CAMILLE: Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
  • TCHAIKOVSKY, PYOTR ILYITCH: Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Chamber Music

BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1

Sonata No. 5 in F Major "Spring", Op. 24

Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1

BRAHMS, JOHANNES Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
FRANCK, CESAR Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
GRIEG, EDWARD Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F Major, Op. 8
HANDEL, GEORGE FRIDERIC Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, HWV 370
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 302

Sonata in E minor, K. 304

Sonata in G Major, K. 379

Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 380

SAINT-SAENS, CAMILLE Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for Violin and Piano, Op. 28
SCHUBERT, FRANZ PETER Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, D. 384

Fantasy in F minor for Piano 4 hands, D. 940

SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRY Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
STRAUSS, RICHARD Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18
WOODS, PHIL Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Personal life

Tiagunov was born to Olga Nikolaevna Tiagunova and Boris Vladimirovich Tiagunov Marital. He moved to the United States of America in 2014.

In the media


Artwork gallery


  1. "Vladimir Tiagunov talks about challenges of playing 'Wanderer Fantasy' by Schubert". mytimesnow. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  2. "Vladimir Tiagunov is Redefining Conventional Music for a Modern Audience". spacecoastdaily.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  3. "Vladimir Tiagunov: The Life of a Musical Genius in Black and White - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner". baltimorepostexaminer.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  4. "How a childhood hobby helped pianist Vladimir Tiagunov find his calling - The Free Press Journal". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  5. "Vladimir Tiagunov: The Life of a Musical Genius in Black and White". Explosion. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  6. NetNewsLedger (2019-06-12). "NetNewsLedger - Vladimir Tiagunov's journey to becoming a pianist". NetNewsLedger. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  7. "Vladimir Tiagunov talks about challenges of playing 'Wanderer Fantasy' by Schubert". Deccan Chronicle. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-06-26.

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