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Yury Shadrin

Artistic Director

Pianist Yury Shadrin is an internationally acclaimed soloist and recitalist, and has appeared in major venues across four continents, including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. In recent seasons he has performed in concerts at China’s Central Conservatory of Music and Nanning EXPO Center, The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory.

As an orchestral soloist, Mr. Shadrin has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica of Venezuela, the Salta Symphony Orchestra (Argentina), the Caracas Municipal Symphony, and the Vietnam National Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Peabody and Oberlin Conservatory orchestras. He has firmly established his recital credentials as well, with performances with Washington Performing Arts and other prestigious presenters in North America, South America, and Europe. His performances have been featured in radio and TV broadcasts in Vietnam, Venezuela, China, Japan, and the United States.

Among the highlights of the current and upcoming seasons for Mr. Shadrin are his role as featured soloist with the Philippines Philharmonic for its season premiere concerts, his performances with the Gilmore Festival and Kalamazoo Symphony, and a European recital tour invitation from the world-renowned virtuoso Sir András Schiff. 

Mr. Shadrin gained international recognition as a first prize winner of the Rome International Piano Competition and Grand Prize winner at the Siberian Piano Competition. In recent years, he has taken top honors at the World Piano Competition, the Maracaibo International Piano Competition, and the Yale Gordon Competition.

A Moscow Conservatory graduate, Mr. Shadrin studied with world-renowned pianists Lev Naumov and Eliso Virsaladze. Upon moving to the United States, he studied at the Oberlin Conservatory with Monique Duphil, at Yale with Peter Frankl, and at the Peabody Institute with the great American master Leon Fleisher.