Eduard Kunz


Eduard Kunz

Eduard was born in Siberia, studied with Mikhail Khokhlov at the Gnessin Special school for gifted children and with Andrei Diev at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and gained his Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction as well as the Gold Medal for performance from the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Norma Fisher and late Mark Ray

Named among 10 tomorrow's great pianists by the BBC Music Magazine , Eduard Kunz has performed and broadcast frequently with many major European orchestras including BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Hallé and The Ulster Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and London Music, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie, The Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orkest van het Oosten, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Szczecin Philharmonic, Pomeranian Philharmonic, George Enescu Philharmonic and Braunschweig Symphony orchestras with conductors such as Tugan Sokhiev, Alexander Joel, Christian Mandeal, Edward Gardner, Gerard Schwarz, Lothar Koenigs, Garry Walker, Clark Rundell, Mark Stephenson, Alejandro Posada, Pavel Kotla, Josep Caballe Domenech, Warcislav Kunc, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Barry Wordsworth and David Angus amongst others.

Recital appearances include the Wigmore Hall in London, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Louvre in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Winterthur hall in Barcelona, the prestigious Duszniki Piano festival, December Nights festival, Festivals of Como de Garda , Al Bustan Festival, New York Keyboard Festival and St Magnus and City of London Festivals .

Eduard's performances has been broadcast on major classical stations including BBC Radio 3, Radio France , Radio Rai, RNE , Deutschland Radio Kultur and Orpheus. As well as on the leading classical internet broadcaster of a new generation- ParaClassics.

Major highlights of 2012/2013 season include debuts with Russian National Philharmonic under Mikhail Agrest in a New World Stars series, with Gnessin Virtuosi under Milhail Khokhlov for celebration of Yamaha's 125th anniversary and Saint Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov on the opening night of Arts Square festival as well as solo appearances in several Philharmonic halls across Russia including Moscow, St.Peterburg and his native Omsk, December Nights of Svyatoslav Richter festival in Moscow's Pushkin Museum, double solo appearance in Sala Verdi, Milan for prestigious Serate Musicali series , Warsaw Philharmonic debut, tour of Austria and Italy with Louis Sphor Sinfonietta and trio tour of Germany with Patricia Kopachinskaja and Sol Gabetta. Other collaborations include piano duos with Alexander Ghindin and Andrei Diev and a special Scarlatti project with bayanist Yuri Medyanik .

Eduard says “Only Yamaha allows me to concentrate entirely on what is important. I love performing on the handcrafted S6, and of course CFX – the concert piano of my choice”