Vyacheslav Gryaznov

Gryaznov-1…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)

He never resorts to stereotypes. That is why he can be an outstanding pianist. (Noda Minoru, Japan)

There can be no doubt that Vyacheslav Gryaznov is one of the great wonders of modern pianism. (Musical Life magazine)

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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.

He has won numerous awards in prestigious international competitions, including six First and Grand prizes. He has received prizes and scholarships from the Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, and Mstislav Rostropovich foundations (Neuhaus Grant) and been awarded the Yamaha Scholarship. Gryaznov’s concerts have taken him to France, Italy, Denmark, the UK, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Georgia, Armenia, Poland, the Baltic states, Africa, across Japan, and throughout Russia.

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Gryaznov is also known as the composer of numerous concert 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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EVENTS (more)
  • June 5, 2016
    Rhapsody In Black performed in Lviv, Ukraine. INSO – Lviv symphony orchestra; Natalia Ponomarchuk, conductor; Vyacheslav Gryaznov, piano
  • February 6, 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. Buy.
  • December 14, 2016.
    HOROWITZ PIANO SERIES at Morse Recital Hall, New Haven, CT. Prokofiev – Gryaznov: Suite from ballet “On the Dniepre”
  • November 12, 2016.
    Steinway Society concert series. Piano recital at Trianon Theatre, San Jose, California.
  • November 3, 2016.
    Piano recital at the Ryazan Philharmonic
  • October 17, 2016.
    Piano recital at the Berlin Philharmonie
  • October 12, 2016.
    Piano recital at J9 Vaidilos teatras
  • September 24, 2016.
    Downtown Concert Series, Freehold. Recital
  • August 17 – September 4, 2016. Wissembourg Music Festival
    August 17. 2 Pianos, choir & percussion. Stravinsky, Bartok, Faure
    August 23. Chamber program. Schubert, Stravinsky, Britten
    August 25. Recital. Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff
    August 27. Chamber program. Haydn, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
    September 4. With Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse. Con. Patrick Davin. Rachmaninoff
  • March 3, 2016
    Merkin Concert Hall, New York, USA. 2016 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition, Winners Concert. Vyacheslav Gryaznov will perform Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra in the final round of this year’s competition.
  • February 20th, 2016

    The Drozdoff Society and SH Acoustics present Vyacheslav Gryaznov in his first New York concert on February 20th, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at the Symphony Space box office. The pianist performs works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Drozdoff, and Rachmaninov, including his own transcriptions of some of them. Tickets / Information.

7 thoughts on “Vyacheslav Gryaznov”

  1. Dear Maestro Gryaznoff,

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    We are interested in collaborating with artists and composers who might like to record for Sheva, and are very open minded with regard to repertoire. We plan to develop a specialism in contemporary music.

    I am happy to explain in more detail on request how this arrangement works and the various options open to you should you wish to consider working with us.

    With best wishes

    Elisa Bodoni
    Business Office

  2. You are fabulous! I love especially your transcription of Ravel Daphnis et Chloe # 2…
    Is this published, and how might I procure it?
    Deepest thanks and greatest love and appreciation for your gifts of creativity!

  3. It is always a pleasant surprise to discover an exceptional pianist.
    I have more than 75 years of loving classical music behind me and I think you compare very well with some of the greatest pianists of the past and present. Well done.

  4. A handsome young man and a very handsome musician who can play Chopin ! What else could one wish? Perhaps the sweet touch used when playing Chopin when playing Bach and playing just as one feels at the time.

  5. You possess great control, and I so appreciate that in a pianist. I can only compare you to S. Richter, who was also an internal musician. I have devoured all your performances on Youtube, and especially like your performance of the Ravel Left Hand Concerto. The cadenza left me breathless and brought back memories of my seeing Richter perform it in Paris with L. Maazel.
    It was such a success, they performed in again as an encore.
    I am hoping you will come to Portland, Oregon and appear on the International Piano Series.
    What is your feeling about the Chopin/Godowsky Etudes as recorded by Marc-Andre Hamelin?
    Your transcriptions are brilliant; perfectly constructed and so musical. I look forward to hearing your Rachmaninoff 1st.
    All the best!

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