Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Sergey Belyavsky began playing piano at age 5 and by 9 was accepted to the finest music school in Russia, “Central Music School” (CMS) at the Moscow State Conservatory. Sergey was only 11 when he won his first international competition and at 12 he performed his first recital. Since that his concert performances have spanned the globe. By age 24 Sergey has toured and performed in 27 different countries all over the world.
Sergey graduated from Central Music School, class Prof. Andrey Pisarev in 2011 and following the CMS he graduated with honors from the famed Moscow State “Tchaikovsky” Conservatory, class Prof. Elisso Virsaladze in 2016. For a year in 2016/17 Sergey traveled to Israel to study with Prof. Arie Vardi at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Tel Aviv University. Currently Sergey is honing the mastery of his art at the Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Switzerland in the “Meisterklasse” Prof. Lev Natochenny. Since 2005, Sergey became a multiple prize winner of more than 20 competitions and festivals including Bronze Medal at Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition, Salt Lake City, USA, Asia-Pacific International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, Daegu, South Korea, winner of 2 special prizes for best Polonaise and Sonata performances, (no first awarded).
Sergey is the winner of Second & Audience Prizes at Ferenc Liszt International Piano Competition, Budapest, Hungary as well as the winner of Second & Audience Prizes at Maria Canals International Piano Competition, Barcelona, Spain. Sergey Belyavsky has performed as a soloist as well as with internationally acclaimed symphony orchestras such as “Musica Viva” under the baton of A. Rudin, ‘Merit Artist of Russia’, Russian National Orchestra under the baton of A. Sladkovsky, ‘Merit Artist of Russia’, Chamber Orchestra «Kremlin”under M. Rakhlevsky ‘Merit Artist of Russia’; Georgian Chamber Orchestra, Ingolstadt, under L. Isakadze ‘Merit Artist of Georgia’, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under Chief Conductor P. Kogan, Szeged Symphony Orchestra (Hungary); Budapest Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio; Kazakhstan State Symphony Orchestra; Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine; “Lviv Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra, Ukraine; Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseev, ‘People’s Artist of the USSR’, Orquestra Simfonica del Valles, Eduardo Portal, conductor; “Philarmonie der Nationen” under the baton of Justus Frantz.
Sergey has released three solo CDs, most recently of Chopin’s 24 Etudes.
Since 2005, Sergey became a multi-prize winner of numerous competitions and festivals:
• 1st Prize, 3rd international “ROTARY Competition”, Moscow, 2005.
• 3rd Prize, 6th international “Nutcracker TV Competition”, Moscow, 2005.
• First solo concert at Center Hall in memory of Anton Chekhov , Moscow in 2005.
• 1st Prize, 8th international “Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition”, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2006.
• Preferred by Audience Prize” at “7th TV Competition”, Moscow, 2006.
• Winner of “Prize of the President of the Russian Federation” in support of talented youth, 2009.
• Recipient of “Special Prize of European Union of Music Competitions for Youth”,2010.
• 3rd Prize, “Second International Stanislav Neuhaus Piano Competition”, Chelyabinsk, 2010.
• 1st Prize, “7th International “Competition ‘Dedication to F. Liszt’ “, Moscow, 2010. • Holder of fellowship of Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation 2010-2011
• Diplomant and finalist of the Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition Budapest, Hungary, 2011
• Best Internet Performer Award of “American Protege Internet Competition”,2011
• 3rd Prize, 8th “International Piano Competition”, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2013
• 2nd Prize, Public Voting Prize of 60 Maria Canals International Piano Competition, Barcelona, Spain 2014
• Semi-finalist and Winner of the Henk de By Incentive Prize of the 10th Liszt International Piano Competition (Utrecht, Netherlands, 2014)
• Grand Prize and the overall winner of the “eMuse” Online Music Competition 2015 (Athens, Greece)
• Semi-finalist and winner of the The Chairman of the Board’s Prize for the best performance of F.Liszt works of one the most prestigious piano competitions in the world – 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia
• 2nd Prize, Public Voting Prize of Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition, Budapest,Hungary, 2016