- From Russia to America: A Pianist, Composer, and Transcriber who delights in musical storytelling
"From Russia to America: Pianist, Composer, and Transcriber Vyacheslav Gryaznov Delights in Musical Storytelling" - Ilona Oltuski, Get Classical Blog
Vyacheslav Gryaznov is the author of more than 30 concert arrangements and transcriptions and has gained a reputation as one of the most remarkable young arrangers working today.He has just this Spring released a CD of his Russian Transcriptions on the Steinway & Sons label. In 2014 Gryaznov signed a publishing contract with Schott Music (Germany).
A prize-winner of international competitions in Italy, Ukraine, Denmark, Georgia, Japan, and Russia (including six first and Grand prizes) and a frequent guest at international festivals, the pianist has toured in many countries of Europe, CIS, Africa, Japan, the United States, and throughout Russia. His NHK video recordings are shown on Japanese TV on a regular basis. In Russia, the pianist's recordings are often played on Orpheus classical radio.
Vyacheslav Gryaznov is a member of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, which represents him in Russia, and is an Artist-in-Residence with The Drozdoff Society in the United States.
Gryaznov’s recent and upcoming performances include solo recitals at Berliner Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall as winner of the 2016 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Audition; the Bay Area Steinway Society of San Jose, California; as soloist with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in a multi-city Florida tour, with the Moscow Philharmonic in Russia, with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Ireland; and solo recitals in the United States, Lithuania, Netherlands, Austria, Bulgaria, France, and Mexico.
Vyacheslav Gryaznov graduated with honors from the Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Professor Manana Kandelaki. He proceeded with undergraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory (class of Professor Yuri Slesarev), once again completing his degree with honors. He continued at the Moscow Conservatory as a post-graduate student, and is on the teaching faculty of the Moscow Conservatory’s Piano Department. In 2016 he accepted Yale University’s invitation to fulfill the Artist Diploma program under the Yale School of Music’s Professor Boris Berman.