Andrey Gugnin was born in Moscow and became famous for his virtuoso and passionate interpretation style. His talent on stage and in recording studios became ever more evident after he won both the Gold Medal and the Audience Prize at the 2014 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, and after his success at the 2016 Sydney Piano Competition. Since then he has given solo recitals and performed with great ensembles (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra) in some of the world’s greatest venues (Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Auditorium du Louvre, Musikverein Wien, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Victoria Hall in Geneva). Andrey’s discography includes recordings of his live performances and of various symphonic works. Particularly noteworthy are his CD with Shostakovich’s Sonatas (Hyperion 2019, named “Recording of the month” by BBC Music Magazine), his recording of Liszt’s Études transcendantales (Piano Classics 2018, named “Editor’s Choice” by Grammophone magazine, which also proclaimed Andrey “One to Watch”), and his second Hyperion CD entitled Hommage an Godowsky, recorded on a C. Bechstein concert grand piano and highly acclaimed by international critics.
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