Dinara Klinton is an active concert performer and prize-winner of over 15 international competitions, including 3rd Prize at the BNDES International Piano Competition in Brazil (2014), 2nd Prize at the 9th International Paderewski Competition in Poland (2013), 2nd Prize at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy (2007). She has appeared at many prestigious festivals including the Rheingau Music Festival, International Festival of Piano “La Roque d’Antheron”, Cheltenham Music Festival, Aldeburgh Proms, Arthur Rubinstein Festival. Dinara has performed at such venues as Royal Festival Hall in London, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Tokyo Sumida Triphony Hall, and has worked with such orchestras as The Philharmonia Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under such conductors as Martyn Brabbins, Christian Arming and Alexander Dmitriev. Dinara made her debut recording Music of Chopin and Liszt at the age of sixteen.
Born in 1989 the city of Kharkov, Ukraine, into a family of music lovers, Dinara started piano lessons in the age of five. A year later, she entered Kharkov Special Secondary Music School to study with Svetlana Zakharova. At the age of eight Dinara won First Prize in two international junior piano competitions; one in the Czech Republic, the other, the Vladimir Krainev Piano Competition, in her hometown.
On graduating from the Moscow Central Music School, where she studied from 2001 - 2007 with Valery Pyasetsky, she went on to take her Graduate Diploma with Honours at the Moscow State Conservatory, where she worked with Eliso Virsaladze. Dinara has been awarded a Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music, London and has recently completed her Artist Diploma in Performance, under the tutelage of Dina Parakhina.
Dinara is the first recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship at the Royal College of Music supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation.
Photography: Emil Matveev
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.dinaraklinton.com
Études d´exécution transcendante
Dinara Klinton, Piano