Vyacheslav Gryaznov (piano) , Russia
Vyacheslav Gryaznov was born in 1982 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. He started his primary music education at the Central Music School in Moscow with M. Kandelaki. In 2006 Vyacheslav graduated from the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, were he studied under Professor Yuri Slesarev. He is currently completing his post-graduate course there and since 2008 is the assistant of Prof. Y. Slesarev.
V. Gryaznov has been granted scholarships by prestigious international charity funds: Russian Performing Art Foundation, Yamaha Scholarship; M. Rostropovich' Foundation; V. Spivakov' Foundation, for which Vyacheslav also made numerous arrangements for different chamber ensembles to be played as bright encores.
In 1997 V. Gryaznov was honored with The First Russian President Award.
His awards in international piano competitions include: the First Prizes at N. Rubinstein Competition in Moscow (1997), Rachmaninov Competition in Italy (1998) and Competition of Young Performers in Denmark (2001); the Grand Prix at «XXI Century Art» Competition in Ukraine (2001); the «Audience Favorite» at Tbilisi Competition (2001); the Sixth Prize at Sendai Competition in Japan (2007); the Second Prize at Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow (2008).
V. Gryaznov performed in Italy, Denmark, Great Britain, Croatia, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Holland, Kuwait, African and Baltic countries, many cities of Japan, and all over Russia. His video recordings are shown frequently on the NHK channel.
Among Gryaznov's appearances with orchestras are Russian premiere of Moshkovsky's concerto (2002, Voronezh Philharmonic, cond. Vladimir Verbitsky); the large tour with the Ulyanovsk Symphony Orchestra through Scandinavian countries (2004, cond. Espen Selvik, Norway); the «Russian Music in the Baltic» festival (2008, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Maria Eklund, Sweden).
V. Gryaznov willingly participates in various charity concerts and festivals. In 2007 he initiated the educational-charity project «To Rachmaninov and his beloved Ivanovka».
The pianist is also active in making piano concert transcriptions. Two books of the arrangements were published: «Valse-fantasie» by Glinka and «Italian Polka» by Rachmaninov, The Second Suite from the ballet «Daphnis et Chloe» by Ravel and «Habanera for two» after Bizet. The 3rd issue is getting ready to publish with Debussy «Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune» by Debussy and «How Peaceful» («Zdes' khorosho») and «Vocalise» by Rachmaninov.
Starting from 2008/2009 concert season Vyacheslav Gryaznov belongs to the Moscow Philharmonic Society Artistic Management which represents him exclusively in Russia.