Dinara KlintonSupported by Club 32 donor Helen Meddings


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 Complete Piano Sonatas, will be released in March 2021.



Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

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 

Percy Grainger: A Bridal Lullaby
Franz Liszt / Vladimir Horowitz: Wedding March and Fairies Dance from Mendelssohn's ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ S.410
Earl Wild: Etude No.3 based on George Gershwin's "The Man I Love"

Semifinal Round

Prelude and Fugue in Eminor BWV 853 

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.3 in C# minor Op.39 
Robert Schumann: Symphonic Études Op.13 

Final Round

I. Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegro vivace


I. Preludio

II. Molto vivace

III. Paysage

IV. Mazeppa

V. Feux follets

VI. Vision

VII. Eroica

VIII. Wilde Jagd

IX. Ricordanza

X. Allegro agitato molto

XI. Harmonies du soir

XII. Chasse-neige


No.1 Elégie

No. 3 Oh Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst