Roman Kosyakov (piano)

Roman Kosyakov was born into a musical family and made his concerto début at the age of 12. In 2012 he graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow, having studied with Farida Nurizade and then in 2017 from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Vladimir Ovchinnikov.

Since September 2017, he has studied with Pascal Nemirovski at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, on full scholarship.

Roman is regularly invited to give concerts in France, Italy, Germany, Belarus, Russia, UK and USA, and was guest soloist from 2014 to 2017 with the Kemerovsky State Symphony Orchestra. Roman also participated in the 2018 Berginos Music Festival in Bergamo, Italy. In the UK he has performed with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra and English Symphony Orchestra. In January 2019 Roman received The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Silver Medal by the Musicians Company and became a member of the Musicians Company Yeomen Young Artists Programme. He was chosen as a Kirckman Concert Society Artist for 2019/20.

In 2018 Roman won 1st Prize and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Prize at the prestigious Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and has been invited for the launch of the 2019 HIPCC at the House of Commons.

He is a laureate and a winner of many national and international competitions, among them the 2007 "Sforzando" International Competition, Berlin (1st Prize), the 2011 International Alexander Scriabin Piano Competition, Paris (1st Prize), the "Minsk 2014" International Piano Competition (2nd Prize), Gold Prize in the 3rd Manhattan International Music Competition (2018) and First Prize and Audience Prize at the 10th Sheepdrove Piano Competition (UK, 2018). Earlier this year Roman recorded his début CD on the Naxos label, which is due for release early in 2020.