Sergei Redkin was born in Krasnoyarsk in 1991. He began to study the piano at the age of six. From 2009 to 2015 he studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Alexander Sandler); from 2009 to 2012 he studied composition under Alexander Mnatsakanyan. In 2011 he trained at the International Piano Academy Lake Como (Italy) at the recommendation of the St Petersburg Music House, studying under such musicians as William Grant Naboré, Dmitri Bashkirov, Peter Frankl and Fou Ts’ong among others. In 2017 he completed his postgraduate studies at the St Petersburg Conservatory. From 2017 to 2019 he trained at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Waterloo, Belgium; class of Louis Lortie).
In 2008 Sergei Redkin was a prize-winner at the Moscow International H. Neuhaus Festival of Young Pianists, while in 2010 he won 3rd prize at the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland). In 2012 Redkin won 1st prize at the International Maj Lind Piano Competition in Helsinki, while in 2013 he took 1st prize at the International Prokofiev Piano Competition in St Petersburg. In 2015 he won the Bronze Medal at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and St Petersburg. A prize-winner at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Germany, 2018). In 2021 he took 2nd prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels).
Has taken part in masterclasses conducted by Andrzej Jasiński, Nikolai Petrov and Dmitri Bashkirov.
Sergei Redkin regularly tours throughout Russia and abroad, appearing at the most prestigious venues in Moscow and St Petersburg including the Grand and Small halls of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, the St Petersburg State Capella, the Glazunov Small Hall of the St Petersburg Conservatory and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow in addition to performing recitals at halls throughout Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Estonia, Israel, Monaco and Japan.
Has taken part in the Mariinsky International Piano Festival, the festival MPHIL 360° (Munich), the Nohant Festival Chopin (France), the Lucerne Festival and the Verbier Festival.
Ensembles with which the pianist collaborates include the Mariinsky Orchestra, the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra), the St Petersburg Philharmoniс Orchestra, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra (London) among others.
Has participated in programmes of the St Petersburg Music House since 2008.
Information for February 2022