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Pavel Nersessian & Andrei Pisarev

russian pianists

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PAVEL NERSESSIAN has won prizes in every piano competition he has entered, including the Beethoven Competition in Vienna in 1985, the International Piano Competition in Tokyo and the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition in Santander in 1987. He has performed in Russia and the surrounding states since the age of eight, and due to his remarkable successes in international competitions, has given performances in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Japan, and the U.S.A. In August of 1998, he taught master classes at the International Foundation for Education and the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

ANDREI PISAREV, after only one year into his studies at the Moscow Conservatory, won, in 1983, the 1st prize in the Rachmaninov International Competition in Moscow. In 1991, he won 1st prize in the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg, Austria. This was a most unique achievement as it was the first time since 1956 that a first prize had been awarded in this competition. He received 4th Prize in the Busoni International Piano Competition and was awarded a Special Prize by RAI for the best performance of Mozart in Bolzano in 1991. Between his engagements, he teaches at the Moscow Conservatory as assistant to Professor Dorensky.

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