Ilya Papoyan was born in St Petersburg in 2001. Studies at the Secondary Special Music School of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Olga Kurnavina and Alexander Sandler).
Prize-winner at the International Chopin Competition (Narva, Estonia, 2016; 1st prize and prize of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth) and the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (Astana (now Nur-Sultan), Kazakhstan, 2017; 2nd prize and special prize for the best performance of a work by Bach) and diploma-recipient at the International Competition for Young Pianists Grand Piano Competition (Moscow, 2016).
Has taken part in masterclasses conducted by Andrei Diev and Grigory Gruzman.
Participant in programmes of the St Petersburg Music House since 2016.
Information for February 2020