Sort 30 – Dinara Klinton

After sharing the top prize at the 2006 Busoni Piano Competition at age 18, Dinara Klinton embarked on a busy international concert schedule, appearing at many festivals including the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano and La Roque d’Anthéron. She has performed at many of the world’s major concert venues, including the Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Berliner Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, New York 92Y, Cleveland Severance Hall. Her concerto engagements include The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Svetlanov State Symphony and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dinara combines her performing career with piano professor positions at the Royal College of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School.

As a recording artist, she has received widespread critical acclaim. Her album of Liszt’s Études d’exécution transcendante was selected by BBC Music Magazine as Recording of the Month. Dinara’s debut album Music of Chopin and Liszt was made at the age of 16. Her latest CD is dedicated to Prokofiev’s complete piano sonatas.

Dinara’s musical training began at the age of five in her native Kharkiv, Ukraine. She graduated from the Moscow Central Music School under Valery Piassetski, and the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire under Eliso Virsaladze. She went on to complete her Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music under Dina Parakhina. Dinara also attended masterclasses at the Lake Como Piano Academy and worked with Boris Petrushansky at the Imola Piano Academy.