Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov
Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov
|Born||September 30, 1989|
|Alma mater||Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts|
|Occupation||Pianist and Piano pedagogy|
|Known for||Concert pianist, musician and piano professor|
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. 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. He is known for his versatility as a performer, receiving acclaim worldwide as one of Russian’s leading pianists. 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. 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.
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.
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. 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
- BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN
- BACH - BUSONI
- BACH - SILOTI
- BEETHOVEN. LUDWIG VAN
- CHOPIN, FREDERIC
- DEBUSSY, CLAUDE
- GERSHWIN, GEORGE - EARL WILD
- GRIEG, EDWARD
- HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH
- LISZT, FRANZ
- MUSSORGSKY, MODEST
- MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS
- SCHUBERT, FRANZ PETER
- SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER
- RACHMANINOV, SERGEI
- PROKOFIEV, SERGEI
- STRAVINSKY, IGOR - GUIDO AGOSTI
- TCHAIKOVSKY, PYOTR ILYITCH
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
|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|
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
- ↑ "Vladimir Tiagunov talks about challenges of playing 'Wanderer Fantasy' by Schubert". mytimesnow. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- ↑ "Vladimir Tiagunov is Redefining Conventional Music for a Modern Audience". spacecoastdaily.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- ↑ "Vladimir Tiagunov: The Life of a Musical Genius in Black and White - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner". baltimorepostexaminer.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- ↑ "How a childhood hobby helped pianist Vladimir Tiagunov find his calling - The Free Press Journal". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- ↑ "Vladimir Tiagunov: The Life of a Musical Genius in Black and White". Explosion. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- ↑ NetNewsLedger (2019-06-12). "NetNewsLedger - Vladimir Tiagunov's journey to becoming a pianist". NetNewsLedger. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- ↑ "Vladimir Tiagunov talks about challenges of playing 'Wanderer Fantasy' by Schubert". Deccan Chronicle. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
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