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Konstantin Shamray


"Shamray was exhilarating, playing with fearless command of the instrument, sparkling power, and a faultlessly clear technique."
Adelaide Review

Konstantin Shamray became known to Australian audiences in 2008 as the first competitor in the 40 years of the Sydney International Piano Competition to win both First and People’s Choice Prizes.

Born into a musical family in Novosibirsk, Konstantin attended the Gnessin Special Music School, Moscow, the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music and the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg.

He has toured Australia with the Australian String Quartet and recorded CDs with Naxos and ABC Classics. He has performed with the Russian National Philharmonic, Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestre National de Lyon and the Sydney Symphony among others.

Konstantin won First Prize at the 2011 Klavier Olympiade in Bad Kissingen, Germany and now performs yearly at the Kissinger Sommer festival. He is currently completing a PhD at the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide.