Pianist Ilya Kondratiev is currently studying for a Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Professor Vanessa Latarche. He previously studied with the ‘People’s Artist of Russia’ Zinaida Ignatieva at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Victoria Soifer at Samara Musical College in Russia.
Since 2014 Ilya has been supported by the Henry Wood Trust and also became a scholar of the Future of Russia Foundation. Ilya has been awarded prizes at competitions such as The International Chopin Piano Competition in Hannover, Germany, the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Budapest, Hungary and Weimar, Germany, and the 5th Tbilisi International Piano Competition in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he was the recipient of the Grand Prix and five special prizes.
In 2011 Ilya was invited to participate in the Franz Liszt Piano Academy in Schillingsfürst, Germany, with Elisabeth Leonskaja and the Piano Academy Eppan in the South-Tyrol, Italy with Pavel Gililov. He has also participated in masterclasses with artists such as Paul Gulda, Dmitri Bashkirov, Leslie Howar and Lang Lang amongst many others. Ilya performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician.
In 2009 he founded chamber music ensemble The Robert-Quintet which was awarded prizes at the 6th Stasys Vainunas Chamber Music Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania and the Premio ‘Vittorio Gui’ Chamber Music Competition in Firenze, Italy.
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