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In 2008, Konstantin Shamray won First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition. He is the first and only competitor to date to win both First and People’s Choice Prizes, in addition to six other prizes.
Konstantin has toured extensively throughout all Australian states and territories, and has recorded CDs for the labels Naxos, ABC Classics and Fonoforum. He has performed with the Russian National Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestre National de Lyon, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra among others under the baton of distinguished conductors including Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Liss, Tugan Sokhiev, Nicholas Milton and Alexandr Vedernikov.
In 2019, he was part of the Musica Viva Festival in Sydney and the Coriole Festival in McLaren Vale, and also joined the Australian String Quartet for Dunkeld and Margaret River chamber music festivals. Konstantin has a keen interest in music education, and has held annual concerts for children throughout Russia. In 2019, he has taken a position as Lecturer of piano at the University of Adelaide.
“It would be no exaggeration to say that this young Russian-born pianist is already a front-ranking virtuoso. ”The Adelaide Review
Johann Sebastian Bach: Capriccio on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother B flat Major BWV 992
Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana Op.16
Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
Claude Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse
Sergei Prokofiev: 5 pieces from Cinderella