Miroslav Kultyshev was born in Leningrad in 1985. He graduated from the Specialised Music High School of the St Petersburg State Conservatoire (class of Z.M. Zuker) and from the St Petersburg Conservatoire itself, where he also completed a postgraduate course (class of A.M. Sandler). At the age of 10, he made his debut in the Great Hall of the St Petersburg State Philharmonic, performing Mozart’s Concert No. 20 in D minor for piano and orchestra with Yuri Temirkanov.
In 1998 he won a prize at the Moscow Heinrich Neuhaus International Young Pianists’ Festival, in 2007 he won the 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition, and in 2012 he also won the Monte Carlo Piano Masters international competition (Monaco).
Miroslav Kultyshev has participated in numerous international festivals including Kissinger Sommer, Elba isola musicale d’Europa, Stars of the White Nights, Mariinsky International Piano Festival, International Conservatoire Week, Musical Kremlin as well as and festivals in Salzburg (Austria), Ruhr (Germany), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Duszniki (Poland), La Roque d’Anthéron (France) and Mikkeli (Finland).
Miroslav Kultyshev performs at the greatest halls of St Petersburg and Moscow as well as such internationally acclaimed venues as the Musikverein (Vienna), the Mozarteum (Salzburg), the Lincoln Center (New York), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Wigmore Hall (London) and the Salle Gaveau (Paris).
The young pianist works with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yuri Bashmet, Sergey Roldugin, Mark Gorenstein, Vassily Sinaisky, Nikolay Alexeyev and Alexander Dmitriev, and Gintaras Rinkevičius.
Engagements for the season 2018–2019 include concerts at the Saydashev State Grand Concert Hall in Kazan, the St Petersburg State Capella, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater, the Brucknerhaus in Linz among others.
Information for October 2018