Timur Mustakimov, Russia, 2019

Tour Dates: 4th July - 15th July, 2019

Russian pianist Timur Mustakimov was born in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, and began studying piano at the age of eight with Tatyana Kiseleva.

Tour Dates
  • 4th July - 15th July, 2019


Russian pianist Timur Mustakimov was born in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, and began studying piano at the age of eight with Tatyana Kiseleva. At the age of twelve he won the regional piano competition in the Republic of Tatarstan. Mr. Mustakimov entered the Professional Music School for Gifted Children in Kazan where he studied with professor Alfiya Burnasheva and won the top prize in the Bach competition.

Mr. Mustakimov was a prizewinner at the Russian Piano Competition (Ufa, Russia) and the International Piano Competition (Kiev, Ukraine). In 2006 he entered the Kazan State Conservatory, and during his first year he represented the conservatory at the In-ternational Conservatory Week Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He has performed with the Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan. In 2008, Mr. Mustakimov participated in the PianoSummer Festival in New Paltz (USA) and won 1st prize in the Jacob Flier competition. Mr. Mustakimov performed Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic under the baton of Vladimir Feltsman and, as win-ner, was offered to perform his debut recital in America, opening the PianoSummer Fes-tival the following year in 2009.

He started the Master of Music degree in 2009 at Mannes School of Music, then contin-ued his studies under the tutelage of Vladimir Feltsman in the Professional Studies pro-gram. As a winner of the Concerto Competition at Mannes, Mr. Mustakimov performed Beethoven's “Emperor Concerto” at Alice Tully Hall in 2013. He is also the Gold Prize winner of The 2013 Heida Hermanns International Competition (Westport, CT).

In 2014, he was the substitute guest artist with the Jupiter Chamber Players in NYC. Ever since Mr. Mustakimov has joined the artists roster of the festival and performed in the 2016 - 2019 Spring seasons.

In Spring 2015, Mr. Mustakimov became the youngest nominated member of The Musi-cal Fund Society of Philadelphia, the oldest continuing musical organization in the Unit-ed States. He has also been asked to perform several recitals throughout the USA. 

In 2015 Timur Mustakimov has finished post graduate diploma program at Kazan Con-servatory in Piano Performance.

Mr. Mustakimov was selected as one of the eight pianists to participate in the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara in the summer of 2016. He was also the Gold Prize winner and audience prize recipient at the Midwest International Piano Competition of 2016. Timur recorded a CD with Blue Griffin label this year as part of his award titled Uknown Russian Romanticism, featuring works by Scriabin and Myaskovsky.

Timur Mustakimov is prize winner and audience choice recipient award at the 2017 Pre-mio Internazionale Pianistico A. Scriabin held in Grosseto, Italy. In April 2017 Mr. Mus-takimov closed the piano series at the Naples Botanical Garden in Florida, featuring the past first prize winners of the Heida Hermanns International Competition. This is the first concert series organized by patron Kristin Foster.

In May of 2018 Mr. Mustakimov became silver medalist of Alaska International E-Com-petition. Along with the award, Timur has received the prize for the “Best Schubert Sonata”.

Mr. Mustakimov will be receiving his Doctorate in the spring of 2019.