Kirill Prokopov, Russia

Kirill Prokopov is a young artist whose career has been rapidly developing in two directions—as an academic pianist and as a performer on historical keyboard instruments.

His repertoire includes music from  four centuries: from the 17th century to the present.

A graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, he studied from well-known Russian musicians Ekaterina Derzhavina, Yuri Polubelov (piano and chamber ensemble), and Olga Filippova (historical keyboard instruments). He also improved his performing skills with the outstanding European masters Christine Schornsheim, Czvi Meniker (Germany), Hamish Milne (UK), and Marianne Jacobs (Sweden).

Kirill Prokopov is the winner of international competitions, including “Music Without Limits” (Druskininkai, Lithuania, 2018, First Prize) and “Wanda Landowska International Harpsichord Competition” (Ruvo di Puglia, Italy, 2019, Grand Prix). He was the participant of the N. Roslavets and N. Gabo International Festival of Contemporary Art (Bryansk, Russia, 2018), the International Festival of Modern Music “Moscow Autumn” (Moscow, Russia, 2015), and the International Baroque Academy within the uri Bashmet International Music Festival (Yaroslavl, Russia, 2019).

Kirill Prokopov collaborates actively with famous singers, the soloists of leading Moscow theatres such as the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, the Moscow State Opera, and Ballet Theatre for Young Audience named after Natalia Sats. He is also a guest artist of the German-Russian Institute of Culture in Dresden (Germany).

Kirill Prokopov was born in Lyudinovo, Kaluga region in 1992. He received his first piano lessons at the age of six at the Lyudinovo music school where he studied with Irena Klechinska-Sarnavskaya. He graduated from the Bryansk College of Music, where his teacher was Lyudmila Urusova. He is currently studying postgraduate courses at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Professor Olga Filippova. 

Competitor: Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition. October 27–November 3, 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico.