“Arseny Mun has brought a sincere and unique feeling of poetry to music!”
Arseny Mun was born in St Petersburg in 1999. At the age of six he began to study the piano under Elena Zyabreva. From 2010–2017 he studied at the Middle Special School of Music of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Alexander Sandler). In 2009 he gave his first appearance with a symphony orchestra, and in 2014 he gave a recital at the Mozarthaus in Vienna. He is currently a student at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. In 2009 he made his debut at the St Petersburg State Philharmonic with a symphony orchestra, and in 2014 he gave his first recital at the Mozarthaus in Vienna. He is currently a student at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Alexander Sandler).
Prize-winner at more than fifteen All-Russian and international competitions. Won 3rd prize and the special prize at the e-Piano youth competition in Minneapolis (USA, 2015), 2nd prize at the International Van Cliburn Youth Piano Competition in Fort Worth (USA, 2015), 1st prize at the International Artur Rubinstein in memoriam Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland, 2017) and 1st prize at the International Piano Competition in Saint-Priest (France, 2017).
Recipient of the St Petersburg Government Prize. In 2014 he won the competition for a Yamaha Music Grant from the Yamaha company. Between 2010 and the present he has received the Sviatoslav Richter Grant from the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation. In 2016 he was awarded the Yuri Temirkanov Prize. He has twice taken part in the Verbier Festival Academy, where he received awards as the best pianist.
Has appeared at the International Yuri Bashmet Festival in Minsk, the International Piano Festival (St Petersburg), Moscow Greets Its Friends (Moscow) and Larisa Gergieva and Friends (Vladikavkaz). Regular participant in programmes run by the St Petersburg House of Music. Appears with such ensembles as the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya, the Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra, the State Hermitage Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Northern Symphony orchestra. Has collaborated with the conductors Alexander Titov, Dmitry Liss, Alexander Skulsky, Fabio Mastrangelo, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Mei-Ann Chen, Mark Russell Smith, Ian Hobson, Zaurbek Gugkaev and Yaroslav Zaboyarkin among others.
Information for December 2017