Overseas Artists

Eduard Kunz

  • Piano
  • Russia
  • 2020.2/2018.12/2017.10/2016- / 2015.1

 

 

 

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“Kunz was sensational. His technique and delivery were out of this world….

(The Herald, Scottland)2011

 

 

”His performance, in the finals, easily counts as one of the finest recitals this critic has ever heard. Technically, he was a whiz, offering fast, clean articulation in pianissimo passages, fortes that filled the room without blurring or harshness, precisely graded dynamics, a rainbow of tonal colors, and the kind of phrasing and touch that suggests singing instead of a percussive jumble. He put all these tools to expressive use on Sunday, transforming grand-but-familiar fare — Beethoven’s “Waldstein” sonata, Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12” — into deeply felt personal statements….

(Chris Waddington,New Orleans International Piano competition 2010)

 

 

Eduard Kunz, piano

Named among 10 tomorrow’s great pianists by the BBC Music Magazine, Eduard Kunz has performed and broadcast frequently with almost every major orchestra in the UK 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 Musici orchestras with conductors such as Tugan Sokhiev, Christian Mandeal, Edward Gardner, Gerard Schwarz, Lothar Koenigs, Garry Walker, Clark Rundell, Mark Stephenson, Alejandro Posada, Josep Caballe Domenech, Alexander Joel, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Barry Wordsworth and David Angus amongst others.

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Other important debuts 2011/12  included Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie, The Philharmonia 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 and Braunschweig Symphony orchestras as well as recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Louvre in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Sala Verdi del Conservatorio, Milano  amongst many others. Recordings for classical radio stations include BBC Radio 3, Radio France and Deutschland Radio Kultur amongst many others.

Eduard is a winner of thirteen first prizes of International Piano Competitions including The Grand Prix of George Enescu Competition in Bucharest and Gold Medals of the New Orleans and Paderewski International Piano Competitions. Other awards included Silver medal from The Worshipful Company of Musicians in London, awards from Hattori and Musical Foundation, Dame Myra Hess and Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe as well as Spivakov Foundation and “Richter” award from Rostropovich Foundation in Moscow. 

Eduard was born in Siberia, studied with Michail 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

Eduard is a Moscow Philharmonic Society Artist, Verbier Festival laureate, a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist (2006–2008) and a Yamaha Artist.