Timur Mustakimov


October 2, 1987


Second Prize and Schubert Prize: Alaska International Piano-e-Competition (Fairbanks USA)
First Prize and Audience Choice Award: Midwest International Piano Competition (Iowa, USA)
First Prize, featured in documentary: NTD International Piano Competition (New York, USA)
First Prize (equal): Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition (Connecticut, USA)
Winner: Mannes Concerto Competition, (New York, USA)

Timur Mustakimov began his piano studies at the Music School for Gifted Children in Kazan with Alfiya Burnasheva. He received his Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes School of Music (The New School) under Vladimir Feltsman. He continued his studies in the Postgraduate Diploma program at Kazan Conservatory in Piano Performance. In early 2020, he will receive his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.


As a soloist, Timur has performed with the Mannes Symphony Orchestra at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre, NY and with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic in New York under the baton of Vladimir Feltsman, with the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, with Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto in Italy and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in Iowa, USA.

This year, Timur has released a debut CD of sonatas by Scriabin and Myaskovsky on the Blue Griffin label.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor K.87
Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni: Chaconne from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor BWV 1004

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Drammatico
II. Allegretto
III. Andante
IV. Presto con fuoco

Percy Grainger: The Gum-Suckers March

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Finale. Allegro

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.2 in B♭ minor Op.31

[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
I. The Gnome [Promenade II]. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza

II. The Old Castle [Promenade III]. Moderato non tanto, pesamente

III. Tuileries

IV. Cattle [Promenade IV]. Tranquillo

V. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in their Shells

VI. Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuÿle [Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto

VII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)

VIII. Catacombs

IX. The Hut on Hens’ Legs

X. The Great Gate of Kiev

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Vivace, ma non troppo

II. Adagio

III. Allegro molto moderato

Fritz Kreisler: Syncopation

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Allegro

III. Largo

IV. Allegro

Sergei Rachmaninoff : Vocalise Op.34 No.14

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Maestoso
II. Adagio
III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo