Timofey Dolya was born in 1993 in Moscow. Graduated from the Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of Andrei Pisarev) and from the Moscow Conservatory itself, also undertaking an assistant-traineeship there in the class of the same teacher. Since 2019 he has been an assistant-trainee at Vienna’s Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (class of Jan Jiracek von Arnim). Also studied at the Aspen Music Festival and School (USA, 2014) and the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Gioachino Rossini” in Pesaro (Italy, 2016; class of Bruno Bizzarri).
Prize-winner at the Rachmaninoff International Competition (Frankfurt am Main, 2013; 2nd prize and special award), the Märkische Musiktage international competition and festival for young performers (Eggersdorf, Germany, 2014; 1st prize), the International Piano Competition in Memoriam of Vera Lotar-Shevchenko (Yekaterinburg, 2016; 2nd prize), the Coimbra World Piano Competition (Portugal, 2016; 2nd prize), the PIANALE International Academy & Competition (Fulda, Germany, 2016; 1st prize and five special awards), the International Contest and Festival of Young Pianists named after K.N. Igumnov (Lipetsk, 2016; 1st prize) and the All-Russian Music Competition (Moscow, 2018; 3rd prize). Recipient of the Rector of the Moscow Conservatory Grant (2014–2017) and a Russian Presidential Grant for artistic young people.
Has taken part in masterclasses given by Alexander Sandler, Michel Béroff, Akiko Ebi, Arie Vardi, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Wojciech Świtała, Pavel Nersessian, Markus Schirmer and Andrei Pisarev.
Frequently performs in recital in Russia and internationally and appears at various festivals. Has performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Brandenburger Symphoniker, the Lipetsk Symphony Orchestra and the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra. Has collaborated with the conductors Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Titov, Alexander Sidnev, Ulrich Kern, Alexander Skulsky, Konstantin Barkov and Alexey Dorkin.
He is a music artist with the recording companies KNS Classical and EMCY. In June 2017 Timofey Dolya released his debut disc with KNS Classical – a recording of works by Schubert and Prokofiev.
Has been a participant in programmes of the St Petersburg Music House since 2017.
Information for September 2020