concert pianist
New Release
Debussy, Prokofiev, Barber
New Release
Debussy, Prokofiev, Barber

This album of works by Debussy, Prokofiev and Barber aims to show not only the fascination of the increasing complexity of musical language in the 20th century but also the desire to preserve the ideas and achievements of previous musical epochs. The expansion of tonality and the search for new rhythmic and acoustic solutions in the first book of Debussy’s Préludes are followed by Prokofiev’s Visions fugitives, perhaps his only work that was clearly influenced by Impressionism. Some pieces from Visions fugitives could seem to be part of Debussy’s cycle, although Prokofiev’s famous Feroce offers electrifying rhythms and sharp dissonances. I have chosen Barber’s Piano Sonata as my final work. This unique masterpiece literally sprouted from the soil of 20th century musical discoveries but still retained Baroque and Classical structures. The stunning fugue that concludes the sonata sounds like a manifesto: no matter how far the creative process takes us, there is always something constant to which we will always return.
The technical brilliance of Konstantin Emelyanov is not surprising, given his numerous awards, the expressiveness and tonal nuance of his interpretations is impressive. But it is especially the combination of these three works or cycles that makes the CD of the pianist, who was born in 1994 and trained in Moscow and Catania (Sicily), so convincing

– Ö1, Hans Georg Nicklaus
Kronberg im Taunus, Germany | Casals Forum
International German Piano Award 2023 | Opening
Emilia Romagna Festival
Teatro Ebe Stignani, Imola
Bach, Rameau, Rachmaninoff
Seoul Art Center, Korea
Peter Tchaikovski — Piano Concerto No 1
...Konstantin Emelyanov is a gem of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Indeed he makes a difference with his remarkably clever programme, unconventional choice of works, and harmonious interpretations, where technical stability is no obstacle to unconcealed emotions, temperament is curbed by thought, and the intuitive sense of style maintains a perfect balance between the performer’s vision and the author’s will in every piece

– Musical Life Magazine
Graduate of the Moscow Conservatory
Konstantin Emelyanov (Yamaha Artist since 2019) graduated the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (with People’s Artist of the RSFSR Professor Sergei Dorensky and his assistants, Professors Andrei Pisarev, Pavel Nersesyan and Nikolai Lugansky).
Also he was studying at the Rachmaninov Academy in Catania, Italy with professor Epifanio Comis during the season 2017-1018.
Laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition
He became a true discovery at the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019. The winner of the third prize, he received the title “Artist of Radio Russia” and the Audience Award from the readers of Musical Life magazine
Awards of competitions
When he was a conservatory student, Konstantin won awards of prestigious international competitions, including the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, the piano competitions in Verona, Italy, and Suzhou, China, and the Viotti Piano Competition (first prize and Audience Award). In 2018, Konstantin won the first prize of the 3rd All-Russian Music Competition. Konstantin Emelyanov is the winner of the 2022 International German Piano Award and the F.A.Z. Audience Prize
Solo albums
In 2020 Konstantin recorded his debut album dedicated to music of Tchaikovsky that was released at the famous Russia recording label “Melodya”. 2023 recording label OutHere Music releases a new album with music by Debussy, Sergei Prokofiev and Barber
...the listeners enjoyed a magnificent and, due to their otherness, extremely captivating interpretation at the highest level

– Rheinische Post
The pianist has been actively touring and taking part in various musical project and festivals:
The Stars on Baikal, La folle journee in Ekaterinburg, International piano series in Bern, ArsLonga festival in Moscow, Pianissimo piano festival and others. Regularly takes part in the projects of the Moscow Philharmonic Society.

Konstantin Emelyanov has performed with many symphony orchestras and collaborated with such artists as Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Alexander Rudin, Felix Korobov, Mark Kadin, Mark Gorenstein, Zaurbek Gugkaev, Dmitri Jurowsky, Christian Knapp, Valentin Uryupin, Dimitris Botinis, Dmitry Liss and others.

The pianist has appeared at some of the prestigious concert venues, such as the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Seoul Arts Center, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, the Mariinsky Concert Hall, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Zaryadye Grand Hall, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the White Hall of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, etc.

Le jeune lauréat du Concours Tchaïkovski est notre guide dans cette exploration fascinante qui met en lumière les multiples facettes du piano au cours du XXe siècle. Restant fidèle à l’écriture subtile de Debussy, le pianiste restitue avec finesse les sonorités limpides et fluides du premier cahier des Préludes avant de pénétrer le monde fantasque des Visions fugitives. Un Prokofiev tantôt délicat, tantôt mordant révèle le jeu cristallin de Konstantin Emelyanov qui saisit à bras-le-corps la monumentale Sonate de Barber, lecture virtuose et intelligente qui conclut ce récital remarquable.

— Melissa Khong in "Pianiste"
Debussy, Prokoviev, Barber album on Fuga Libera
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