Yury Favorin










Yury have graduated the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in class of Professor Mikhail Voskresensky (piano). He also studied the composition with Karen Khachaturyan and chamber ensemble with Alexander Rudin.
Currently, Yury is a postgraduate student of Moscow State Conservatory by Mikhail Voskresensky and University Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria) by Jacques Rouvier.
Yury worked together with Pierre Boulez, Marin Alsop, Eri Klas, Andrew Grams, Paul Goodwin, Kazuhiro Koizumi, Dmitry Liss and other leading conductors.
Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Rudin, Gérard Caussé, Marc Coppey, David Lively, François Salque, Romain Guyot, Alexander Ghindin are among his partners on the stage.
Together with composer Alexey Sysoev (electronics) and Dmitry Schyolkin (percussion) Yury has built the ensemble of free improvisatory music “ERROR 404”.
Yury have accomplished several first performances of works by contemporary composers. Among his recordings - pieces by russian composers of XX and XXI century (Nikolay Medtner, Nikolay Myaskovsky, Nikolay Roslavets, Samuil Feinberg and others).
His recent solo recording of Franz Liszt's "Harmonies Religious and Poetiques" (Muso, 2013) have received a review in "The Guardian": "...This is big-boned Liszt-playing, tough to interpret and admirably free from sentiment. There's no attempt at self-consciously flashy virtuosity. Funérailles is wonderfully stark and angry, while Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude, the most famous piece in the set, is all supercharged rapture..."
Yury gives recitals in many countries — Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, France, Poland, United States, Japan, China, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan among them. He also gives charity concerts for sick children (Moscow), war children (Vienna), and the disabled (Vienna). Yury is a member of the "Freundes- und Förderkreises des Händel-Hauses zu Halle e.V." (Germany).
He gives concerts at the most prestigious concert halls – Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palais des beaux arts and Flagey Studio (Brussels),  Cite de la musique (Paris), Tokyo International Forum (Japan), Beijing Concert Hall (China), Frideric Chopin University of Music Hall (Warsaw), Mendelssohn-Haus (Leipzig), Great, Small and Rakhmaninov's Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), Saint-Petersburg Philarmonia Hall, Moscow International Performing Arts Center (House of Music), the House of Composers in Moscow and many others.
Yury is the winner of the Prize of the Gyorgy Cziffra Foundation (Vienna, 2003), and is a laureate of many international competitions, among them:
? The International Queen Elisabeth Competition (Piano), Fourth Prize (Brussels, 2010)
? The International Olivier Messiaen Competition (piano), Fourth Prize (“Yvonne Loriod Prize”), and the Prize for the Young Soloist from the Musical Creativity Foundation (Paris, 2007)

He has taken an active part in numerous musical festivals, such as International Piano Festival in La Roque d'Antheron, Piano aux Jacobins, the Festival “La Folle Journée” in Nantes and in Tokyo, L'esprit du piano” in Bordeaux, Guangzhou und Beijing, International Festival in Saint-Lizier, “Musique en Vallée du Tarn”, I.S. Bach Festival, the O. Messiaen Festival, the “Steinway Parade”, Musical Forum “Magic of Piano”, Festival “Art-November”, “Moscow Forum” (International Festival for Contemporary Music), “Moscow Autumn”, and International Festival-School “TERRITORIYA”.