Sayamov, Daniil


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Daniil Sayamov was born on November 23, 1983 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia and raised in a pianistic family. At the age of 15, he entered the Musical Lyceum of the Rostov-on-Don State Rachmaninoff Conservatory. After winning the Rachmaninoff International Young Pianists Competition in 2000, Daniil made his debut recital in Lugano, Switzerland and was accepted at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. He studied there from 2000 – 2005 with Professor Vera Gornostaeva, who also supervised his piano performance postgraduate program (2005-2008).

From 2000 to 2005, Daniil was a multiple recipient of the “Sviatoslav Richter” Grant, which was provided by Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation.

In 2009-11, Daniil continued his studies at the London Royal College of Music where he earned his Master of Performance Degree with distinction. He studied there with professor D. Alexeev.

During these years Daniil Sayamov became a laureate and prizewinner of international piano competitions, including Scottish International Piano Competition (Glasgow, UK, 2010), Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition (Russia, Moscow, 2008), Estonian International Piano Competition (Tallinn, 2006), “Hilton Head” (USA, 2006), “Valsesia Musica” (Italy, 2003), “Città di Cantù” (Italy, 2003), “Nikolai Rubinstein” (Russia, Moscow, 2001) and other contests.

He intensely performs in Russia, USA, Canada, Israel, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine with solo programs and under a number of distinguished conductors including Eri Klas and Estonian Chamber Orchestra, Valery Polyansky and State Symphony Capella of Russia, also with Vladimir Verbitsky, Mary Woodmansee Green, Juri Alperten, and many others in Russia and abroad. Daniil’s recordings are broadcast by Dutch Radio4 and Celtic Music Radio.

Dmitri Shostakovich Sonata No. 1, op. 12
Franz Schubert /Rachmaninoff Wohin
Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude in E Minor, op. 32, no .4
  Prelude in B Major, op. 32, no. 11
  Prelude in D-flat Major, op. 32, no. 13
George Frideric Handel Suite No. 2 in F Major
Franz Liszt Sonata in B Minor
Maurice Ravel Menuet antique
  La valse
Frédéric Chopin Berceuse, op. 57
Sergei Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, op. 28
  Allegro moderato
  Allegro molto
Sergei Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26