Vsevolod Dvorkin - biography

Born in Moscow in 1972, Mr. Dvorkin was five years old when he began to play piano. He attended the Music School for Children and the Gnessins Musical School before joining the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he graduated with distinction in 1995.

Dvorkin has participated in numerous competitions in Italy and Germany, winning top prizes, as well as a scholarship in 1994, which gave him the opportunity to study in Italy under Lazar Berman at the Accademia Pianistica Incontri col Maestro in Imola, and under Vincenzo Balzani at the Milan Conservatory.

Dvorkin made his debut as a soloist in the Sala Verdi of Milan in 1998, followed by debut performances in Kioi Hall, Tokyo, in 1999, and Nezahualcoyotl Hall, Mexico City, in 2000. He has performed in both solo and chamber music recitals, as well as with internationally acclaimed orchestras, in Russia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and further afield in Egypt, South Korea, and Japan, playing with the Moscow Symphony and State Symphony Orchestras, the Ulianovsk Symphony Orchestra, the Romanian orchestras Filarmonica Oltenia di Craiova and the Orchestra Filarmonica di Iasi, the Italian orchestras Filarmonica di Udine and the Orchestra Stabile di Bergamo, the Debrecen Symphony Orchestra, Hungary, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, France, and the Orquesta Filarmonica De La UNAM, Mexico. He has worked with a variety of musicians, including Natalia Anikeeva, Cristiano Rossi and Shuku Iwasaki and many others,* as well as with numerous chamber ensembles such as the Gaudeamus Quintet, and the Nuove Vie and Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov quartets. Currently, Dvorkin is working with the acclaimed actress and pianist Sonia Bergamasco in a play* and in chamber theatre productions. Dvorkin teaches piano at the Talent Accademy of Desio, Italy, and he gives world wide master classes.

Dvorkin recorded the Stradivarius Schumann Quartet opus 47 in 2001, and the Recitarsuonando with Sonia Bergamasco for Rai Tre in 2004, as well as some chamber repertoire works with the violist N. Anikeeva* for Croatian Radio HRT. Dvorkin has judged in various Italian international competitions; the International Competition, Verbania; the Valsesia Musica International competition; the Liszt International Competition, Parma; and the International Competition, CittĂ  di Pavia.

He has participated in the New Names International program, and in numerous festivals including the Prokofiev Festival, Rostov on Don, the Pianoforum Festival, Kazan, the Salacgriva Music Festival, Latvia, the Rencontre internationale des Jeunes Pianistes, Paris, the Okinawa International Music Festival, Japan, and the Italian festivals, Autunno Musicale, Como, Eurofestival, Camerino, the Valsassina Festival, Barzio, and the International Festival of San Gimignano.