Andrey Gugnin was born in 1987. He graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied under Professor Vera Gornostayeva. Almost immediately after his graduation from the conservatory, he was invited to be a regular participant of the Moscow Philharmonic Society program for promising young artists “The 21st century stars”.
Mr. Gugnin is the prize-winner at the Allegro vivo international competition in San Marino (Italy, 2008), the International Competition in Cantù (1st prize, 2009), the International Stančić Competition in Zagreb (2nd prize and two special prizes, Croatia, 2011), the Ludwig van Beethoven Competition in Vienna (Austria, 2013) and the Valsesia musica international competition in Italy (1st prize, 2014). In June 2014 he won the Gold Medal and the Audience Award at the XVI International Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Salt Lake City (USA).
The young artist regularly has toured as a recitalist, a chamber music partner and a soloist with orchestras at more than twenty countries performing at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, the Eastman School of Music, the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Moscow International House of Music, the Louvre, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Zagreb Opera and Vienna’s Musikverein.
Andrey’s artistic activity has marked with collaboration with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Symphony Orchestra of the Saint-Petersburg Cappella, The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Asko Schönberg ensemble and the Camerata Salzburg and Raanana Symphonette among other.
Mr. Gugnin has been welcomed as a guest artist at the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Musical Olympus festival, the Art-November International Festival of Arts, Vivacello, Ars-longa, the Ohrid Summer Festival, the Shanghai Festival, the Summer Evenings in Zagreb festival, the Youth Festival in Aberdeen and the Bermuda Islands Performing Arts Festival and many others.
During the season 2016-2017 the pianist is expected to give premiere concerts as a recitalist at the Carnegie Hall at the USA as well as his first concerts with the Utah Symphony Orchestra in the USA, the Israel Camerata in Israel and the Tokyo New City Orchestra in Japan. Mr. Gugnin also has become a one of young artists selected for the first edition of the project “Key to the Future” organized by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in August 2016.
The artist’s discography includes records of piano concerts by Shostakovich together with the State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia (Delos International, 2007), music for piano duo “iDuo” (together with Vadim Kholodenko, Delos International, 2010) and a recital (Steinway & Sons). Andrey Gugnin also has recorded for TV and radio in Russia, The Netherlands, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland and the USA.