“Listening to Evgeny Konnov at the Fazioli Concert Hall was a revelation for me. A prodigious pianist! His profile recalls that of Liszt while his interpretation recalls that of Georges Cziffra!”- Mr. Paolo Fazioli
Evgeny Konnov was born in 1992 in Chirchiq (Uzbekistan). He began to study piano at the age of four with Natalia Krivosheina. From 1999 to 2007 he studied at the famous „Gnessin Music School” in Moscow, under T. N. Sarkisian's supervision. From 2008 to 2012, he studied at the „Academy of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory” in Moscow, under N. G. Syslova's supervision. From 2012 to 2013 he studied at the „Robert Schumann Hochschule” in Düsseldorf, under Prof. G.F. Schenk's supervision. From 2013 to 2021 he studied with Evgenia Rubinova at the „Leopold-Mozart-Center of the University of Augsburg” and from 2017 to 2021 with Prof. Albert Mamriev at the „Piano Academy Neue Sterne in Hannover”. From 2019 to 2022 he studied with Prof. Jan Gottlieb Jiracek von Arnim at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 2022 he began studying historical keyboard instruments with Prof. Christoph Hammer at the Leopold Mozart Center of the University of Augsburg.
After winning the 60th Augsburg City Art Award he was Artist in residence at the Staatstheater Augsburg in the season 2020/2021. His debut album was released by Naxos in 2022 with piano sonatas by the Catalan composer Antonio Soler and was highly acclaimed by the international press.
He is the winner of first prizes in more than 30 international competitions, including 64th Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona (Spain), 14th Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria (South Africa), 31st Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition in Seregno (Italy), 18th Compositores de España International Piano Competition in Madrid (Spain), 12th Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem International Piano Competition in Rabat (Morocco), Malta International Piano Festival and Competition in Valletta (Malta), 7th Neue Sterne International Music Competition in Wernigerode (Germany), 21th Alexander Scriabin International Piano Competition in Grosseto (Italy), and 28th Città di Cantù International Piano Competition in Cantu, (Italy).
Evgeny Konnov has given concerts in important concert halls in Spain (National Auditorium of Music in Madrid, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall in Bilbao, Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, L'Auditori in Barcelona, Auditorio de Tenerife), Germany (Gasteig in Munich), Portugal (Casa de Musica in Porto), France (Salle Cortot in Paris), Russia (Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory), Italy (Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Casa di Riposo per Musicisti), Austria (Konzerthaus in Vienna), Belgien (Flagey Building in Brussels), Japan (Act City Hamamatsu), Netherlands, Poland, Malta, Uzbekistan, South Africa and Morocco.
He played with:
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid (Juanjo Mena), Orchestra Sinfonica de Tenerife (Lina González- Granados), Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao (Miguel Harth-Bedoya), City Orchestra of Granada (Lucas Macías), Augsburger Philharmoniker (Domonkos Héja), Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Lawrence Golan), Orchestra Filarmonica Mihail Jora di Bacau (Ovidiu Balan), Orquestra Internacional Virtuosos de Madrid (Mariusz Smolij), Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya (Manel Valdivieso), Orchestra Sinfonica Citta di Grosseto, Orchestra "Antonio Vivaldi" (Lorenzo Passerini), Ryazan Symphony Orchestra (Sergey Oselkov), Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Giancarlo De Lorenzo), Vienna City Orchestra (Abuzar Manafzade), Philharmonic Orchestra Wernigerode (Christian Fitzner), Orquestra Filarmonica Portuguesa (Osvaldo Ferreira).
Many of his recordings and interviews were broadcast by radio and television broadcasters: BBC Radio, Orfeus Radio, RTBF Auvio, a.tv Augsburg, D Major TV, TGR Lombardia, Rai 3, Seregno tv, Russia Culture and others.
He also takes part as a jury member at such competitions as Alexander Scriabin International Piano Competition in Grosseto, Clavis Bavaria and International Piano Competition Spanish Composers in Las Rozas de Madrid.