While many teenagers are busy posting selfies on their Facebook pages, pictures of the young Russian pianist Eva Gevorgyan feature her flamboyantly finishing a concerto with an orchestra at the II Grand Piano Competition in Moscow earlier this year. There are countless concert posters and smiling back stage pictures, images of her trying on concert dresses … and even a clip of her talking to President Putin live on air.
During the live TV broadcast, Eva asked Russian President Vladimir Putin about possible reforms for the specialist music education in Russia.
Now, the 14-year-old prodigy is to give a solo recital during Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room in London on 4 April 2019.
Grand Piano Competition 2018: Finals (II/II) – Eva Gevorgyan.
It will be her first professional engagement in the UK but Eva has already won first prize in several dozen international piano competitions, including the Cleveland prize in America, the Robert Schumann in Germany and the Chopin Competition for Young Musicians in Poland. She has played for the Italian president and recently became a laureate at the II Grand Piano Competition in Moscow, with her spellbinding performance captivating music lovers around the world.
Eva is currently a student at the prestigious Central Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Conservatory where she studies piano under Professor Natalia Trull and composition under Professor Tatiana Chudova.
The Star Prize founder, Elena Cobb, said “Eva’s recital will be the highlight of our Festival, which is organised in partnership with the British and International Federation of Festivals and ABRSM and it will give young performers a once in a lifetime opportunity not only to listen Eva’s performance but also to share the stage with her.”
This year’s inaugural Elena Cobb Star Prize Event attracted 42 gifted young pianists from 10 countries with next year’s performances already promising to bring in an even wider field of talented participants.
Cobb told the audience “memories of your performance on this world-famous stage will stay with you forever. It will build your confidence, character and self-esteem and one day, when you are older, you will be telling your own children “when I was your age, I played the piano at the Royal Albert Hall.”
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MORE ABOUT EVA GEVORGYAN
Eva Gevorgyan was born on the 15 of April 2004 and she is currently a student at the prestigious Central Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Conservatory where she studies piano under Professor Natalia Trull and composition under Professor Tatiana Chudova.
2011 – 1st Prize, Internet Music Competition, Serbia
2012 – 1st Prize, Pozzolino / Ettore Pozzoli International Competition For Young Pianists, Italy
2013 – 1st Prize, International Competition of Performing Art, Russia
2013 – 1st Prize and The Major’s Award, International Piano Competition Virtuosi Per Musica di Pianoforte, Czech Republic. Best performance of Chopin
2014 – 1st Prize, Malta International Competition, Valetta, Malta
2014 – 1st Prize, Chopin International Piano Competition For Children & Youth, Szafarnia, Poland
2014 – Grand-Prix, 2nd Prize, Jin Ju and Public Awards, International Competition Citta di San Dona di Piave, Venice, Italy
2014 – Premio Assaluto, International Piano Talents Competition, Milan, Italy
2014 – 1st Prize, International Piano Festival, Pescara, Italy
2014 – 3rd Prize, Chopin Piano Competition for Young Musicians, Jelena Gora, Poland
2015 – 1st Prize, ClaviCologne International Piano Festival & Competition, Aachen, Germany
2015 – 1st Prize and Special Award for the cantilena piece, National Bakulov Piano Competition, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2015 – 1st Prize, St Cecilia International Piano Competition, Italy
2015 – Finalist, Blue Bird National TV Competition of Young Talents, Moscow, Russia
2015 – 3rd Prize, The Magic Lira Moscow City Composer Competition, Russia
206 – 1st Prize, 13th International Young Composers Competition, Novosibirsk, Russia
2016 – Premio Assoluto and Special Awards, Contea International Piano Competition Trevizo, Italy
2016 – 1st Prize, Nota Bene Classic Solo International Competition, St. Petersburg, Russia
2016 – 1st Prize, Moscow Young Composers, Russia
2016 – Premio Assoluto, Giuliano Pecar International Piano Competition, Gorizia, Italy
2016 – 1st Prize and Special Award, Alion Baltic Piano Competition, Tallinn, Estonia 2017 – Performance with symphony orchestra
2016 – 1st Prize and two Special Awards, 3rd International Piano Competition Aci Bertoncelj, Velenje, Slovenia. (Best performance of the compulsory composition and an award for the most promising pianist).
2017 – 1st Prize, Robert Schumann Piano Competition, Düsseldorf, Germany
2017 – The Junior Award, Andrea Bonatta Junior Eppan Piano Academy, Eppan, Italy
2017 – 3rd Prize, City of Vigo 1st International Piano Competition, Spain
Special Award Crisostomo Arriaga, The Best Competitor under 20
2017 – 2nd Prize and The Audience Award, International Piano Competition Astana Piano Passion, Kazakhstan
2017 – 1st Prize, T. Amirejibi International Piano Cmpetition, Borjomi, Georgia
2017 – 2nd Prize, IX International Composers Competition Romanticism: Its Origins and Beyond, Moscow, Russia
2017 – The Silver Nutcracker Award, XVIII International TV Contest Nutcracker, Moscow, Russia
2018 – 1st Prize, Debut International Piano Competition, New York, USA.
Winners concert at Carnegie Hall
2018 – Laureate and 5 Special Awards, II Grand Piano International Competition For Young Pianists, Moscow
2018 – 1st Prize and Special Award, Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists, USA, (The best interpretation of Bach).
Dmitry Bashkirov, Stanislav Ioudenitch, William Nabore, Andrea Bonatta, Yuri Didenko, Albert Mamriev, Jaques Rouvier, Pavel Gililov, Daniel Pollack, Lily Dorfman, Oxana Yablonskaya, Nina Tichman, Grigory Gruzman, Andreas Frohilich, Piotr Paleczny, Zigfried Mauser, Leonel Morales, Arkady Zenziper, Guliano Mazzocante, Mira Marchenko, Nikita Fitenko, Valery Piassetsky and Yakob Leyshner.
FESTIVALS & CONCERTS
Eva’s first solo 1,5-hour recital took place in Yerevan in October 2015.
The 1st and the 3rd New Names International Festival For Young Musicians, Armenia
Bach Festival in the House of Music, Moscow, Russia
Chamber Hall of Moscow Philarmonic Society
Rachmaninoff Concert Hall at the Moscow State Conservatory
House of Cinema
ClaviCologne International Piano Festival & Competition, Wuppertal and Cologne, Germany
During the festival in Italy, Eva performed in Rome, Pescara, Kieti and other towns
Alion Baltic International Music Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
Sirius Summer Camp for the Gifted Children Recital with Denis Matsuev
Eva receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and participates regularly in the intensive music weeks and activities offered by the Academy.