Ilia Papoian



A native of St. Petersburg (2001), a graduate of the Secondary Special Music School of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory (class of Olga Kurnavina, then class of Alexander Sandler), currently a student of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Professor Alexander Sandler).

At the age of 9 he became a laureate of the F. Chopin International Youth Competition (St. Petersburg, 2010). At the age of 13 he gave his first solo concert on the stage of the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg.

Laureate of The International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (Narva, 2016; I Prize and Prize of the EMCY), The International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition (Astana, 2017; II Prize and Special Prize for the best performance of Bach's work), The Astana Piano Passion International Competition for Young Pianists (Astana, 2017; III Prize), The All- Russian Music Competition (Moscow, 2018; III Prize), The All-Russian competition "Young Talents of Russia" (Moscow, 2019; II Prize), The All-Russian Interuniversity competition "Piano Today" at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (St. Petersburg, 2020; I prize), The V International competition "City of Vigo - Galicia" (Spain, 2021; I prize and Audience Award), participant of The X International Competition named after Franz Liszt (Weimar, 2021; prize a grant to study at the Higher Music School named after Franz Liszt in Weimar), The I Rachmaninoff International Competition for Pianists, Composers and Conductors (Moscow, 2022; III Prize), The XVII International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2023; III Prize).

Participated in master-classes by Andrey Diev, Grigory Gruzman, Pavel Nersesian, Alexander Mndoiants.

Recipient of a Presidential Grant, current member of the Youth Section of the Association of Laureates of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, soloist of the St. Petersburg House of Music since 2016, scholarship holder of the Artis Futura Foundation since 2021

Participant of festivals: "Faces of Modern Pianism" (2016, 2017), International Tchaikovsky Youth Festival (2018, 2019), International Festival named after Rachmaninoff's "White Lilac" (2018), XX International Festival "International Week of Conservatories" (2020), XI International Festival "Silver Lyre" (2020), "Pianissimo" (2022, 2023).

Performs on the leading stages of Moscow, St. Petersburg, other cities of Russia and abroad. December 2022 - the debut solo concert took place on the stage of the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic named after D.D. Shostakovich. February 2023, as part of the Piano Days Festival, - a debut solo concert took place on the stage of the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels.

March 2024

Nearest concerts

7:30 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm

May, 2024
8:00 pm
Grand Hall:
191186, St. Petersburg, Mikhailovskaya st., 2
+7 (812) 240-01-80, +7 (812) 240-01-00
Small Hall:
191011, St. Petersburg, Nevsky av., 30
+7 (812) 240-01-70
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