Vitaly Pisarenko, Russia, 2012

Tour Dates: 18 Oct - 29 Oct, 2012

"...Immensely gifted pianist...with prodigious technique, myriad shadings and scrupulous accuracy..."
-- New York Times

Tour Dates
  • 18 Oct - 29 Oct, 2012


Ticket Information:

19 Oct,  Nanning Theater,  0771-4800390 / 4823340
23 Oct,  Anhui Art Theatre,0551-3633372
25 Oct,  Peking University Hall, 010-62768588
26Oct,  National Centre for the Performing Arts,   010-66550000
28 Oct,  Shanghai Concert Hall,  021-63862836

"...Immensely gifted pianist...with prodigious technique, myriad shadings and scrupulous accuracy..."
- New York Times

On 12 April 2008, Russian pianist Vitaly Pisarenko (1987) won First Prize at the 8th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Vitaly's packed tour schedule, with world-wide engagements until 2011, commenced straight away the morning after the Finals with an appearance at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Damian Iorio.

Following several concerts at other leading Dutch concert venues, Vitaly's itinerary includes appearances in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, England, Lithuania, Indonesia, China,Japan,Mexico and the United States.
VitalyPisarenko already had his first public recital at the age of 6. Following his first musical training at music schools in Kiev and Kharkov, he commenced his study at the State Conservatory in Moscow under Prof. Yuri Slesarev in 2005. At the same time, he enrolled in a postacademic course of study at Rotterdam's Codarts Conservatory, as a pupil of AquilesDelleVigne. Since November 2009 Vitaly is a student of OxanaYablonskaya in OxanaYablonskaya Piano Institute.Vitaly has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Ukraine, Russia, Italy, the Republic of Macedonia, Austria and Germany.

As part of the prizes won at various competitions, in particular Third Prize, the Audience Prize and the Special Prize of Fazil Say at the 5th Franz Liszt Competition in Weimar in 2006, he received invitations to appear in Japan, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland and Turkey. In 2007, he participated in the performance of the complete piano works of Ravel in Rotterdam during the Codarts Ravel Piano Marathon.
In 2008 after having won the Liszt Competition Vitaly Pisarenko has been a guest at the Basilica Festival of Flanders, the Piano Pic Festival in France, the Berlin International Music Festival & Academy, the Delft Chamber Music Festival, the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam and the Busoni Festival in Bolzano, amongst other events. In October Vitaly played with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra in Budapest.

In January 2009 the pianist made an extensive Netherlands tour with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michel Tabachnik. For the first half of 2009, his schedule included engagements at the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw (with the Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra) and a tour through South America. Here he will give concerts in Brazil (São Paulo: Virtuoses da Música), Chile (Punta Arenas) and Argentina (Ushuaia Festival). In Ushuaia he performed together with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under Jorge Uliarte. Shortly afterwards, in May 2009, he made an international tour with the Heath Quartet, winners of the TROMP International Music Competition 2008. This summer he appeared at the Prestige Series of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival of New York and the Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria).

In September 2009 Vitaly performed Rachmaninoff's Paganini Rhapsody in the reopening ceremony of De Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam. In October 2009 Vitaly toured Europe as part of the European Liszt Nights that were held in Liszt cities Budapest, Weimar, Bayreuth, Raiding and Utrecht. Later on he performed at the Vilnius Piano Festival and in South-Africa. In 2010 Vitaly performed in Shanghai during the World EXPO and he toured with the GeldersOrkest, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 4.


"...Mr. Pisarenko played with prodigious technique, myriad shadings and scrupulous accuracy. His account of Ravel's "Miroirs" had wondrous delicacy and moments of tender sensitivity. [...] His account of Liszt's Polonaise No. 2 emerged with punchy rhythmic vitality and, when this evocation of a Polish dance turns unexpectedly frenzied, with demonic fervor. And it was refreshing to hear Mr. Pisarenko's serious-minded performance of Liszt's exuberant Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. In his hands the spiraling passagework, thick with pungent cluster chords, anticipated the harmonies of a much-later Hungarian master, GyörgyLigeti..."
- Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 2009

"MrVitaly Pisarenko who participated in my masterclas is an outstanding talent. He gave a stunning performance here of Saint-Saëns/Liszt – Danse macabre. He may become a world celebrity if he finds the right support."
- Paul Badura-Skoda, 2007

"Mr. Pisarenko is a pianist in every sense - technically equipped , possesses lyricism, poetic soul and deep musicality…Mr. Pisarenko deserves to be heard in anything he wants to play. His profound understanding of composers intent makes him a very interesting pianist indeed."
- OxanaYablonskaya

"A pianist of a great integrity, intermingling the real Russian passion alongside with a subtle stylistic approach and personal touch."
- ArieVardi