Saturday, March 2, 2019
Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues worldwide. Winner of the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Ilya received his first award at age 12 at the Young Artists Concerto Competition in St. Petersburg. He went on to receive the Mayor of St. Petersburg’s Young Talents award, and First Prize at the Donostia Hiria International Piano Competition in San Sebastian, Spain. He is the recipient of The Award for Excellence in Performance, presented to him by the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation in Moscow and is the recipient of many other awards; too numerous to list here. Mr. Yakushev’s performances can be heard on the Nimbus Records label.