Yuri Kot – Piano
CV of Yuri Kot, English, long version
Graduated and finished postgraduate courses at the Kiev National Tchaikovsky Academy of music (professor V.Kozlov’s class).
Laureate of the National Lysenko Piano Competition (1988, Kiev), I International Prokofiev Piano Competition (1992, Saint-Petersburg), I International Competition for chamber music performance “Golden Autumn” in category Piano Duo with Irina Aleksiychuk (1993, Khmelnitsky), 45th International ARD Competition in category Piano Duo with Irina Aleksiychuk (1996, Munich), VI International Murray Dranoff Piano Duo Competition with Irina Aleksiychuk (1997, Miami).
He has performed recitals and play with the famous orchestras of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, U.S.A and others.
Since 1994 he is a professor of the piano department at the Kiev National Academy of Music (since 2019 – head of piano department №1).
In 1995 was awarded by title “The Honored Artist of Ukraine”.
Awarded by L.Revutski National Prize of Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, National Composers’ Union of Ukraine and National All-Ukrainian Music Union for concert activities and performing of modern music.
Y.Kot took part in the International music festivals. Among them: “Musiksommer-97” (Dresden, Germany), “Two Pianos Plus” (Miami, U.S.A.), “Modern Music Festival” (Ban’ska Bystrytsa, Slovakia), “Kiev Music Fest”, “Music Premieres of the Season” (Kiev, Ukraine), “Regina and Vladimir Horowitz – in memoriam” (Kiev, Ukraine), “Farbotony” (Kanev, Ukraine), Festival of contemporary Krakow composers (Krakow, Poland), Richter-Fest (Odessa, Ukraine), Piano music Festival “Una tastiera per due mondi” (Carrara, Italy).
Member of jury in numerous competitions in Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Serbia, Slovenija, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro.
Hold the master-classes as professor in Ukraine (V.Horowitz master-class, Kiev), Serbia (Kragujevac, Belgrade, Šabac, Niš), Montenegro (Kotor, Tivat), Japan (Tokio, Kioto, Hiroshima), Macedonia (Skopje, Ohrid), Slovenija (Ljubljana), Austria (Graz, Gut Hornegg), USA (Phoenix, Arizona) and others.
Plays often as soloist and a member of chamber ensembles (piano duo, piano trio and many other).