|Ilona Timchenko, Russia, 2015|
Tour Dates: 9th - 20th April, 2015
Born in the Crimea, Ilona Timchenko, won first prize in the Third Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2007...
10th April, 2015 19:30 Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre (Tickets)
Born in the Crimea, Ilona Timchenko, won first prize in the Third Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2007, winning a contract with Landor Records- her first CD on their label was selected for one of the inaugural 'Outstanding' accolades in International Record Review in January. Blessed with phenomenal technique and powerful musical and expressive skills, she brought the packedaudience at England's Buxton Festival to their feet in July 2008 at her debut recital there and in April 2010 she made her debut at Unione Musicale. She is now travelling the world's concert halls as her international career gathers momentum; having already appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall, Philips Hall in Holland, the Vienna Musikverein, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Madrid's Monumental Theatre.
Timchenko became the first who has made a public performance of complete 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich in Italy. In 2010 Ilona signed a contract to record the complete piano music of one of the leading Spanish composers of our days - Anton Garcia Abril. She won numerous other competitions including first prize in the Enesco Competition in Bucharest, as well as special awards in the Beethoven Competition in Vienna, the Liszt Competition in Utrecht, and the Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens. In total Ilona has won more than 20 prizes at International Competitions, among them 7 First Prizes.
Timchenko is a founder and Artistic Director of International Festival “Peregrinos Musicales”.
"…absolutely extraordinary pianist with a very special, strong personality…"
- Martha Argerich