…not only a virtuoso performer, but also an outstanding musician who truly feels the instrument and can draw the most delicate of subtleties out of it… The piano turned into a real orchestra that evening.

(Culture newspaper)

Vyacheslav Gryaznov is one of the most accomplished and sought-after musicians among the new generation of Russian pianists. He is an artist of Moscow Philharmonic Society and a member of its key Stars of the 21st Century project. He has also cooperated with such major companies as the NHK Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (a project comprising some 30 recitals, CD, and video recordings), the Melodiya record label, and Radio Orpheus. The pianist’s own enterprises include the educational and charitable project “To Rachmaninov and His Beloved Ivanovka” and the Piano-Duo Festival in Yekaterinburg.

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Gryaznov is also known as the composer of numerous concert arrangements and transcriptions which have become popular all over the world. In 2014 he signed a contract with Schott Music, the leading publisher of classical and contemporary music.

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Rhapsody In Black

I believe that it is no exaggeration to say that this is an absolutely magnificent piece of work. It quite simply does not get any better than this – a composition brimming with virtuosity and explosive creativity.

Nikolai Petrov

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Upcoming concerts


  • October 28, 2016
    Solo recital at the Golovanov Museum, Moscow
  • November 3, 2016
    Solo recital at the Ryazan Philharmonic
  • November 12, 2016
    Steinway Society concert series. Solo recital at Trianon Theatre, San Jose, California.
  • December 9, 2016.
    Impromtu! Series, New Haven (solo and chamber Rachmaninoff)
  • December 14, 2016.
    HOROWITZ PIANO SERIES at Morse Recital Hall, New Haven, CT. Prokofiev – Gryaznov: Suite from ballet “On the Dniepre”
  • January 11- 14, Florida, US
    With Atlantic Classical Orchestra – Tchaikovsky Piano concerto 1
  • January 15, Tilburg, Netherlands
    Solo recital
  • January 29, New York, US
    Reflections on the Music of the Russian Exodus: Vladimir Drozdoff
  • Febuary 24, New Haven, US
    With Yale Philharmonic Orchestra – Shostakovitch. Piano Concerto No 1
  • March 6, New York, US
    Carnegie Weill Hall, solo recital



  • June 5, 2016
    Rhapsody In Black performed in Lviv, Ukraine. INSO – Lviv symphony orchestra; Natalia Ponomarchuk, conductor; Vyacheslav Gryaznov, piano
  • March 8, 2016
    Vyacheslav Gryaznov is a winner of the 2016 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition and will perform his debut recitals at the Berlin Philharmonie on October 17, and at the Carnegie Weill Hall on March 6.
  • October 29, 2015
    Ukrainian premiere of the Rhapsody In Black (version for piano and orchestra). Dnipro Philharmonic. Dnepropetrovsk Philharmonic Orchestra; Natalia Ponomarchuk, conductor; Vyacheslav Gryaznov, piano
  • May 27-30, 2015
    Yekaterinburg hosted the PIANO-DUO FESTIVAL, jointly organized by the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Society and Vyacheslav Gryaznov. 4 concerts, 9 pianists, orchestra, choir, percussion and a lot of music, including several premieres.
  • April 12, 2015
    Vyacheslav Gryaznov’s transcriptions for piano solo are published by Schott Music (Germany). Order the scores (hard copy): Schott Music. Download pdf:Notafina.
  • March 20, 2015
    The first conducting experience. V. Gryaznov combined the roles of soloist and conductor, performing Mozart’s Concerto K. 449 in Vladimir at a concert of the Stars of the XXI century series. This kind of experiment was also the first such an experience for musicians of the Vladimir Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Video: YouTube
  • November 2014
    A further release in the Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and Soviet Composers has been presented by the Melodiya label. It includes pieces by Mikhail Glinka recorded by Vyacheslav Gryaznov.
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