Irina Puryshinskaja
Instrument: piano

Puryshinskaja Irina

General Information

Date of Birth:  17. December 1966
Place of Birth:  Moscow, Russia
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Date of Death:  6. April 2012
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1986 - 1991

lessons with G. Axelrod

1991

diplomas in chamber-music, lied-accompaniment and music-pedagogy with honours

1991

concert-diploma with distinction

1992 - 1995

studies with Karin Merle - exams with honours

1995 - 1997

lied-interpretation (Hartmut Höll) - diploma with honours

1999

concert-exam for piano-solo

master-classes a.o. with Ralf Gothóni, Hartmut Höll and Natalia Gutmann

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2000 - 2012

professor for piano majors

2001 - 2012

teacher for Slavic vocal music

2006

recording of all Franz Schubert song-cycles on CD (with tenor Bernhard Berchtold at Ruhr Piano Festival)

2008

concerts with soprano Claudia Barainsky, tour through South Africa with Evgenia Grekova

tours to the former Soviet Union, Middle East, South America and China

solo- and chambermusic-concerts as well as lied-soirees a.o. with Ana Chumachenko, Eduard Brunner, Lothar Odinius in Germany (e.g. Stuttgart Liederhalle, the Philharmonie in Cologne, Gasteig Munich, and festivals including the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, Bad Kissinger Sommer, the Richard Strauss Days etc.), Belgium, Austria and Italy

numerous radio-recordings, e.g. for MDR, Deutschlandfunk Berlin, SWR and WDR

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1997

special prize at the XII. International "Robert Schumann" Competition at Zwickau

1997

2nd Prize at the "Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Città di Senigallia" (Italy)

2000

IV. International "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" Competition (Graz): Third Prize in the category "Duo Gesang und Klavier (Lied)"

2000

IV. International "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" Competition (Graz): special award for the best pianistic performance (Blüthner-grand piano)

2000

IV. International "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" Competition (Graz): special award for the best interpretation of a piece by Schubert

2006

UNISA Competition (South Africa): award for the "Best Pianist"

award-winner in several other international competitions in duo with Evgenia Grekova: "Richard Strauss" at Stuttgart, "Francisco Viñas" at Barcelona, "Mozart und Belcanto" at Passau, "Debut de Meran"

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2006: CD-recording of all F. Schubert song-cycles with tenor Bernhard Berchtold at Ruhr Piano Festival (AVI-Music)

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