Valery Piassetski, Director of the Central Music School in Moscow to Give a Masterclass During Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2020

Student recital: Miyu Shindo, Monday 6 April, 13.45 Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room
Tuesday 7 April at 09.30 Peregrine’s Pianos London 
Student Recital: Miyu Shindo at 10.30 Peregrine’s Pianos London 
Private coaching: Tuesday 7 April Peregrine’s Pianos London 
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VALERY PIASSETSKI, Director of the Central Music School in Moscow to give a masterclass during Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2020. His student, Miyu Shindo (Japan) will perform two solo recitals on both days of the festival. Read more > Private coaching with Professor Piassetski will be available. Please sign up for the updates > 

The renowned pedagogue Valery Piassetski boasts many international piano competition prize-winners among his students. As a Director of the Central Music School and Professor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, he has dedicated his life to carrying on the legacy of the tradition of the Russian Piano School.  

Piassetski, a graduate of the Central Music School (class of Prof. Artobolevskaya) and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Prof. Nasedkin), is a jury member in several prestigious competitions for young pianists, including the International Youth P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition, Grand Piano Competition and the Astana Piano Passion. He frequently gives masterclasses in Russia, Europe and Japan. 

His students perform solo, chamber and orchestra recitals with many of the world’s finest orchestras, working with leading conductors including Yuri Bashmet, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Fedoseev at concerts and festivals across Europe, Asia and the United States.

More than 130 of his students have received awards at national and international competitions including the International Tchaikovsky Competition (2), The International Krainev Competition (6, including two Grand Prix), The Chopin Competition (7, including three 1st prizes), The Nutcracker, The Young Musician of the Culture TV Channel 2010, (Grand Prix) and many more.

Valery Piassetski students include:

Denis Matsuev, the winner of the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition, National artist of Russia, Laureate of Government Award of Russia, President of the International Charity Foundation New Names, 
Daniil Kharitonov, the 3rd Prize laureate of the XV International P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition, 
Dinara Klinton, the winner of International Busoni Competition in Bolzano,
Arseni Aristov, the winner of the I International S. Heuhaus Competition,
Alexander Sinchuk, the winner of the IV International S. Rachmaninoff Competition in Moscow and the winner of the International Competition in memory of V. Horowitz.
With his long-standing partner, the cellist Mikhail Khomitser, Valery Piassetski has performed for many years as a chamber musician.