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 will be part of the Musica Viva Festival in Sydney and the Coriole Festival in McLaren Vale, and will also join 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.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Capriccio in B-flat Major BWV 992
Frédéric Chopin: 24 Préludes Op.28 Nos. 7-12
Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage Book I S.160 No.6 Vallée d’Obermann
Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana Op.16