Andrei Pisarev: “His
playing is remarkable for its composure and complete virtuoso command. The
faultless proportions, the air of rapt simplicity, the perfect sense of
balance and phrase were often breathtaking,” wrote
The Pretoria News
after Andrei Pisarev received the 1st Prize in the Unisa Transnet
International Piano Competition and Special Prizes for the best performances
of a classical sonata and a Mozart piano concerto in Pretoria in 1992.
Andrei Pisarev was born in the old Russian city of Rostov-on-the-Don the 6th
of November, 1962. He began his musical education at the age of seven. In
1978 he entered the Secondary Music School affiliated with the Tchaikovsky
Conservatoire and after graduating in 1982, he became a student of Professor
Sergei Dorensky at the Moscow Conservatory where he received his M.A. degree in 1989.
Meanwhile, in 1983, Mr. Pisarev
won 1st Prize in the Rachmaninov Piano Competition in Moscow and in 1991 he
was awarded 1st Prize in The International Mozart Competition, Salzburg,
Austria. He received 4th Prize in the Buzoni International Piano Competition
and was awarded a Special Prize by RAI for the best performance of Mozart in
Bolzano in 1991.
Andrei Pisarev is a pianist of rare artistic temperament
who is equally at home with the works of Bach, Mozart, Liszt and Chopin as
well as with the works of Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. He has
performed as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras in the
United States, Germany, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Bulgaria, South
Africa, Japan, Russia and the former Soviet Union.