Roman Kosyakov (piano)

Roman Kosyakov was born in a musical family and made his debut with orchestra at the age of 12 with Mozart Concerto N 23 in A Major. In 2012, he graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow where he studied with Farida Nurizade and then in 2017 from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory with Vladimir Ovchinnikov. Since September 2017, he studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on a full scholarship with Pascal Nemirovski.

He is a laureate and a winner of many nationals and international competitions, among them "Young Talents of Russia" (Russia, Moscow 2006), the 1st International competition "Sforzando" (1st Prize, Berlin, 2007), the International Alexander Scriabin Piano Competition (1st Prize, Paris 2011), the 8th Open Competition of Musicians Performers N. Savita (1st Prize, Russia, Ufa, 2012), the International Piano Competition "Minsk-2014" (2nd Prize, Republic of Belarus, Minsk, 2014), the 4th International Piano Competition "Russian season in Ekaterinburg" (1st Prize, Russia, Ekaterinburg, 2015), the 4th International Piano Competition "Vera Lotar-Shevchenko" (2nd Prize, Russia, Ekaterinburg, 2016), 4th Prize of the 1st Saint-Priest International Piano Competition Saint-Priest (Lyon-France, 2017). Gold prize of the 3rd Manhattan International Music Competition (2018), First Prize and the Audience prize of 10th Sheepdrove Piano Competition (2018, UK).

He is regularly invited to give concerts in France, Italy, Germany, Republic of Belarus, Russia, UK and the USA and was guest soloist from 2014 to 2017 of the Kemerovsky State Symphony Orchestra. Roman has also participated in Berginos Music Festival as a guest pianist in Bergamo (2018, Italy). He has performed with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra and English Symphony Orchestra in 2018 in UK. In January 2019 Roman received The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Silver Medal by Musicians Company in UK and became a member of Musicians Company Yeomen Young Artists Programme.

Very recently Roman won 1st Prize and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Prize of the 14th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (2018, UK) and has been invited for 2019 HIPCC launch in House of Commons in London.