Miroslav Kultyshev was born in Leningrad in 1985. In 2004 he graduated from the Specialised Secondary School of the Conservatoire (class of Z. M. Zuker). At present he is a student of the St Petersburg State Conservatoire (class of Professor A. M. Sandler).
In 2007 he won the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition.
His concert career began when he was just six years old. At the age of ten he made his debut at the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, performing Mozart´s Concerto in D Minor under Yuri Temirkanov.
Miroslav Kultyshev has won prizes at many international competitions, among them the International Heyden Foundation (1993), A Step Towards Mastery (1995) and Traditions and the Present (Grand Prix, 1995).
Prize-winner at the Moscow International Heinrich Neuhaus Young Pianists´ Competition and the International Music Festival Virtuosi of 2000 (1999).
Recipient of the Hope of Russia prize (1999, and Grand Prix, 2000).
Grant-recipient of the International Yuri Bashmet Charitable Foundation (1999) and of the St Petersburg Philharmonic Society (1995-2004).
In 2001 he received a youth grant from Russia´s prestigious and esteemed Triumph independent prize.
For a long time Miroslav Kultyshev was the youngest person in Who´s Who in St Petersburg (from 2002).
In 2005 Miroslav Kultyshev won first prize and the Gold Medal at the International Delphi Games (Kiev, Ukraine).
In 2005 Miroslav Kultyshev was awarded the Order of the Griffon for his considerable contribution to music.
Miroslav Kultyshev has often been invited to perform concerts at music festivals, such as
Kissinger Sommer (Germany, from 2002-2006) and Yuri Bashmet´s festival
The Island of the Elba – Europe´s Musical Island (Italy,1997, 2003). He has also appeared at the Mecklenburg Festspiele Vorpommern (Germany, 2006), Stars of the White Nights (2007), Septembre Musical (Switzerland, 2007) and the International Conservatoires Week (2007).
In 2006 and 2007 he trained at the Holland Music Sessions International Academy. Since 2006 he has been a grant-recipient and active participant of programmes run by the St Petersburg House of Music.
Miroslav Kultyshev has performed at leading concert venues in St Petersburg and Moscow as well as at world-famous venues such as the Musikverein in Vienna, Salzburg´s Mozarteum, the Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher Hall) in New York and Suntory Hall (Tokyo).
As a young pianist, he has worked with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenasi, Yuri Bashmet, Mark Gorenstein, Konstantin Orbelyan, Vasily Sinaiski, Nikolai Alexeyev, Alexander Dmitriev and Sergei Roldugin.
Has toured to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, the UK, the USA, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania.