"Never before did a pianist keep me locked on my seat, full of excitement from beginning to end. He is a fascinating artist. He makes thepiano sound like a full orchestra" Yvonne Georgiadou, Artistic Director of The Pharos Cultural Centre.
Pianist Ilya Kondratiev is the prize winner of such renowned competitions as the International F. Chopin Piano Competition (Hannover, 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Budapest, 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Weimar, 2011), the Fifth Tbilisi International Piano Competition (2013), the Birmingham International Piano Competition (2015) and the Ile-de-France International Piano Competition (Paris, 2016). He is also the winner of the Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Competition (2015) and the Chappell Medal Piano Competition (2016).
Ilya Kondratiev is supported by the Henry Wood Trust Foundation, the Future of Russia Foundation, the Talent Unlimited Foundation and the Mark Zetland Foundation. In 2010 he won a DAAD scholarship to study in Germany in 2011. He has studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and at the Samara College of Music. He obtained a Master's in Performance from the Royal College of Music in London, and he is now pursuing the College's Artist Diploma, under the guidance of Vanessa Latarche.
F.SCHUBERT - 4 Impromtus op.90
S.PROKOFIEV - Sonata no.3 op.28
F. LISZT - 3 Sonetti del Petrarca S.161
F. LISZT - 'Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata' S.161
Ilya has appeared extensively as a soloist in venues such as the Great Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Gasteig Munich, Weimarhalle, Palacio de Festivales de Santander, the Palace of Arts in Budapest, the Great Hall of Tbilisi Conservatoire, the Steinway Hall in London, St-Petersburg Philharmony and Bayreuth Stadthalle. He is also a dedicated chamber musician and, in 2009, he founded the Robert Quintet, which won Second Prize at the 6th Stasys Vainunas Chamber Music Competition in Vilnius and the Third Prize at the Premio Vittorio Gui Chamber Music Competition in Florence in 2011.