Dinara Klinton


July 6, 1989


Third Prize: Cleveland International Piano Competition (Cleveland, USA)
Third Prize: BNDES International Piano Competition in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Second Prize: International Paderewski Competition (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Second Prize: Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano, Italy)

Dinara Klinton graduated first from the Moscow Central Music School, having studied with Valery Piassetski. She then attended the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, studying under Eliso Virsaladze, and earned her Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London under Dina Parakhina. Upon graduating Dinara attended classes at Lake Como Piano Academy and studied with Boris Petrushansky in Imola Piano Academy. Dinara is Assistant Professor of Piano at Royal College of Music.


Dinara’s orchestral engagements have included the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, performing in Royal Festival Hall, the Berlin Philharmoniker, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, and Cleveland’s Severance Hall. She has performed regularly at festivals including Lugano’s Progetto Martha Argerich Festival, Cheltenham Music Festival, Aldeburgh Proms and France’s La Roque d’Antheron.


Dinara has released Music of Chopin and Liszt and Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante, S. 139 (BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month) and Chopin. Complete Works on contemporary instruments. Her latest album, Prokofiev’s Nine Piano Sonatas, will release in 2020.



Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle in F# Major Op.60
Percy Grainger: A Bridal Lullaby
Franz Liszt / Vladimir Horowitz: Wedding March and Fairies Dance from Mendelssohn's ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ S.410

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Sergei Taneyev: Prelude and Fugue in G# minor Op.29

I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung. Allegretto ma non troppo
II. Lebhaft, Marschmäßig. Vivace alla marcia
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto
IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Preludio

II. Molto vivace

III. Paysage

IV. Mazeppa

V. Feux follets

VI. Ricordanza

I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto
III Tempo di valzer, lentissimo
IV. Vivace

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Andante assai

II. Allegro brusco

III. Andante

IV. Allegrissimo – Andante assai, come prima

Joseph Achron: Hebrew Melody Op.33

I. Allegro vivace

II. Adagio affettuoso

III. Allegro passionate

IV. Allegro molto

I. Spinning Song

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Maestoso

II. Larghetto

III. Allegro vivace


Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Allegro con brio

II. Largo

III. Rondo. Allegro – Presto