Kiryl Keduk
Piano


[Short Biography]
Currently based in Berlin, Kiryl Keduk, born in 1987, is from Belarus and made his public debut with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Belarus at the age of ten. He has studied in Gdasnk, at the Frederic Chopin University of Music, in Warsaw and at the Accademia Pianistica Incontri Col Maestro at Imola in Italy. Kiryl was the winner of the James Mottram International Piano Competition at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2010, with an outstanding performance of Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Owain Arwel Hughes.

Kiryl has won numerous awards - in Poland, Minsk, Bucharest, Antonin, Danzig, Varna and in Marsala. Already Kiryl’s international career has taken off brilliantly and he has played as soloist with orchestras in Florence, Palermo Milan, Nice Israel at the Steinway Hall in New York.

In the autumn of 2009 at the Kissinger Piano Olympics at Bad Kissingen in Germany, Kiryl won both the 1st Prize and the Audience Award - so far the only participant of this competition since it began to have gained both.



[Longer Biography]
Kiryl Keduk was born in Grodno in Belarus in 1987 and made his public debut with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Belarus at the age of ten. From 2001 he was a pupil of Waldemar Wojtal at the Music Academy at Gdasnk and since 2007 he has studied under Boris Petrushansky at the Accademia Pianistica Incontri Col Maestro at Imola in Italy. Kiryl was the winner of the James Mottram International Piano Competition at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2010, with an outstanding performance of Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Owain Arwel Hughes.

Kiryl has won numerous awards. In 2004 he was a prizewinner in the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Bydgoszcz in Poland, subsequently winning first prizes in national and international piano competitions in Minsk, Bucharest, Antonin, Danzig, Varna and in Marsala. He has also been a prizewinner at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev.  Already Kiryl’s international career has taken off brilliantly and he has played as soloist with orchestras in Florence, at the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi in Palermo, the Sala Verdi in Milan, with the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra at the Opéra de Nice, also in Israel and at the Steinway Hall in New York. He has played in the Mozarteum in Salzburg, at the National Philharmonic Halls in Kiev and Warsaw and in the Philharmonic Hall in Krakow, among many other venues.

In the autumn of 2009 at the Kissinger Piano Olympics at Bad Kissingen in Germany, Kiryl won both the 1st Prize and the Audience Award - so far the only participant of this competition since it began in 2003 to have gained both; he performed as soloist the following year in the closing gala concert of the Kissinger Sommer music festival with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sanderling.

Currently based in Berlin, Kiryl continues to study both in Italy and with Piotr Paleczny at the Frederic Chopin University of Music, in Warsaw. Next year he will embark upon the prestigious International Artist Diploma Course at the Royal Northern College of Music which will lead to a solo recital at the RNCM and a concerto appearance with the Manchester Camerata.


Kiryl Keduk






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