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Konstantin Soukhovetski

Director of Pedagogy & Narrative Musicianship

The 2019 Innovation Award Winner from Music Academy of The West, Konstantin Soukhovetski has a uniquely diverse artistic voice that reaches out to both classical and popular audiences. Konstantin’s multidisciplinary projects frequently involve dance and film.

In 2020 Konstantin joined the adjunct faculty of The Juilliard School, where he received his Bachelor, Master, and coveted Artist Diploma degrees with Jerome Lowenthal. In 2022, Konstantin was named Director of Pedagogy and Narrative Musicianship at the Bronx School for Music. In addition, Konstantin is Artist-in-Residency at Pianofest In The Hamptons and has held this position since 2011.

Konstantin’s 2022 performances have included appearances at the BATURA Festival in St. Sebastian and Canary Islands (Spain), concerto performances with the GCTYO Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Polina Nazaykinskaya, and his residency at Pianofests In The Hamptons.

Upcoming performances include a two week residency in California debuting his two-piano project SOLO DUE with pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi in La Jolla, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Shortly afterwards, Konstantin will be performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with Pegasus: The Orchestra. On Oct. 30th, he will be performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra.

In 2022, Konstantin premiered the ballet Encounters by Polina Nazaykinskaya for MorDance Company at Symphony Space. In addition to premiering Ms. Nazaykinskaya’s Encounters, during the COVID-19 lockdown Konstantin recorded her piano miniatures on the OClassica label, which is available on iTunes and Apple Music: Remembrance, Anticipation, and A Summer Rain.

Konstantin’s solo violin composition Postcard from The Edge is featured on two different CDs of renowned violinist Elmira Darvarova. In 2022, he signed an exclusive publication deal with OE Oficina to publish all of his transcriptions.

An avid opera lover, Konstantin Konstantin is currently working on a libretto for an opera commissioned by the Mississippi Opera, to premiere in the 2023 season.

Konstantin is a recipient of over 16 awards from leading international piano competitions, as well as the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans. Born in Moscow to a family of artists, he studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School, where he double-majored in piano and composition.

Awards:

  • Second Prize, 2011 Iowa International Piano Competition
  • Third Prize, 2011 Bosendorfer International Piano Competition
  • Second Prize and Audience Prize, 2010 Ima Hogg International Competition
  • First Prize and Audience Prize, 2007 New Orleans International Piano Competition
  • William Petschek Debut Recital Award
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
  • Second Prize, 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Third Prize, 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition
  • The Juilliard School’s Arthur Rubinstein Award
  • The Juilliard School’s 2003 Gina Bachauer Competition
  • First Prize, 2002 Hilton Head International Piano Competition
  • Second Prize, 2002 Walter W. Naumburg International Piano Competition
  • Grand Prize and First Prize at 1997 World Piano International Competition
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