Sunday 9 July 2pm
Winner Andrey Gugnin was born in 1987. He graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied under Professor Vera Gornostayeva. Almost immediately after his graduation from the conservatory, he was invited to be a regular participant of the Moscow Philharmonic Society program for promising young artists The 21st Century Stars. Andrey is currently a student of the International Piano Academy Lake Como taking lessons with Stanislav Ioudenitch and William Nabore.
Andrey is the winner of the Ernest Hutcheson First Prize of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition. He is also the winner of the Eileen Joyce Best Overall Concerto Prize, the Miriam Hyde Best 19th or 20th Century Concerto Prize, the Hephzibah Menuhin Best Violin and Piano Sonata Prize and the Roger Smalley Best Preliminaries Round 1 Recital Prize. In addition, as part of his first prize, he received concerto performances with Maestro Valery Gergiev in the 2016/2017 Contemporary Piano Faces Mariinsky International Piano Festival St Petersburg, a concerto engagement with the London Philarmonic Orchestra in 2018, a CD recording for Hyperion Records, recitals in Konzerte im Thümer-saal Bochum Germany 2017, the Bard Music Festival in New York State and Newport Festival Rhode Island 2017 along with recitals and orchestra engagements in Australian cities in 2016 and 2017.
"Gugnin's nervy, energised and involved playing, high technical development and feel for Prokofiev's imaginative scope, from the dreamy and romantic to the spiky and grotesque, made him the clear winner." Sydney Morning Herald
Andrey will be conducting an exclusive masterclass during his Taree visit. Please call 6592 5466 for details.
Student/ Under 21 $25
Group 8+/ Friend of the MEC 2017 $38