Sergei Redkin’s first Japan performance in 2018 was sold out! Since his 3rd place prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition, he has played with a number of orchestras, including The Philharmonia Orchestra, and last December, Valery Gergiev appointed him as a soloist for the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.
In his first recital in Japan, Redkin was energetic, graceful and versatile. The music was sharp and its essence came alive with his technique. He continues to mature with increasing depth, a genius of Russian music who five years after winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition, is turning to Mussorgky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Expectations on how he will interpret the tones of this majestic work and its rhythm of the Russian tradition are rising. This masterpiece and his pianism will be passed down and shouldn’t be missed.
Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Prelude in D flat major, Op.28, No.15 “Raindrop”
Waltz No.9 in A flat major, Op.69, No.1
Grande Valse Brillante in A flat major, Op.34, No.1
Polonaise in A flat major, Op.53, No.6 “Heroique”
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3, No.2
Vocalise Op.34, No.14
Pictures at an Exhibition
*Please note that the program is subject to change.
Born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia in 1991, he studied piano and composition at the Music Lyceum School from age six. From 2004, he studied under Olga Kurnavina at the Special Music School of The St. Petersburg Conservatory. In 2009, he went to The Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory and studied under Alexander Sandler and Alexander Mnatsakayan, graduating in 2015, and completed graduate school in 2017. Since 2005, he has won numerous awards at international competitions and has had recitals in Germany, Poland, and Switzerland. Since winning 3rd prize at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he has participated on the world stage with great masters like Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in Paris, New York, and Mexico in addition to the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra in England.
2010 3rd prize at the VIII International Paderewski Piano Competition in Poland.
2012 1st prize at the III International Maj Lind Piano Competition in Helsinki.
2013 1st prize at the VI International Prokofiev Piano Competition in St Petersburg.
2015 The Bronze Medal at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.