Sergei Redkin

Sergei Redkin was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on October 27th, 1991. He began to play the piano at the age of five. At the age of six he began to study at the Music Lyceum of Krasnoyarsk, in the class of Galina Boguslavskaya. At the same time he began to study improvisation and composition with Eduard Markaich.

In year 2004, after becoming a laureat of the International Gavrilin competition of young composers in Saint Petersburg, Sergei continued his education at the Special Music School of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in the piano class of Olga Kurnavina. At that time Sergei won his first several prizes at competitions for young pianists, such as Rachmaninoff competition (Saint Petersburg, 2005, First prize) and Chopin competition (Estonia, 2006, Grand prix). Sergei also played his first solo recitals in Russia and abroad, getting engagements from Germany, Switzerland, Poland.

Simultaneously Sergei studied composition under prof. Alexander Mnatsakanyan, one of the last students of Dmitri Shostakovich. Among Sergei Redkin’s works you can find a string quartet (recorded in 2008), a trio for winds, a lot of solo piano music and other chamber music works. Suite for cello and piano won the First prize at the young composers’ competition in Saint Petersburg in 2007.

In 2008 Sergei was honored to receive the Maestro Temirkanov Award as one of the best students of Saint Petersburg Special Music School.

In year 2009 Sergei successfully passed his entrance exams and became a student of prof. Alexander Sandler at the Saint Petersburg state Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He also continued his composition studies under prof. Mnatsakanyan.

During the year 2011 with the support of St Petersburg House of Music Sergei Redkin trained at the famous International Lake Como Piano Academy in Italy, studying under such musicians as William Grant Nabore, Dmitry Bashkirov, Peter Frankl, Fou Ts’ong among others.

In year 2012 Sergei became the winner of III International Maj Lind competition in Helsinki, in 2013 – the winner of VI International Prokofiev competition in Saint Petersburg. In 2015 he won the Third prize and the Bronze medal at the XV International Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow.

Sergei Redkin graduated the Saint-Petersburg conservatory in 2015, and finished his postgraduation studies there in 2017. From 2017 he becomes an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.

In the year 2016 Valery Gergiev engaged Sergei for performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra in Paris Philarmonic Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, and Auditorio Nacional in Mexico, inviting him as well to take part in the “MPHIL 360” Festival in Munich Philharmonic Hall. He has performed recitals and chamber music concerts not only in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and various other Russian cities but also in Germany, Austria, France, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Israel and Portugal.

In the 2017-18 season, he made his debuts with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonia Orchestra; went on tour with Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Orchestra, performing in Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and Bela Bartok Hall in Budapest, among others; he additionally performed at the Bruckner House in Linz, the Ruhr Piano Festival, and the Kissingen Sommer Festival, as well as in Basel and Brussels.

In the 2018-19 season, Sergei makes his debuts with Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, playing with Yuri Temirkanov in Victoria Hall in Geneva and at the Lucerne Summer Festival; performing in the new Zaryadye Hall in Moscow with Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Fedoseyev; making his first tours in Japan and UK; he also plays his first solo recitals at the Lucerne Piano Festival, Verbier Festival in Switzerland and Nohant Festival in France.

In 2018 Sergei Redkin won the Annual Prize of the Klavier Festival in Ruhr (Germany), awarded by the world-known American composer Philip Glass, conductor Dennis Russell Davies and pianist Maki Namekawa.


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