1st Prize Winner GUSEV Arseniy

Mr | GUSEV Arseniy | 22 | Russia

Schools: 2018-Present: Cleveland Institute of Music
2017-2018: St. Petersburg State Conservatory
2014-2017: Special School of St. Petersburg Conservatory
2005-2014: City Music School of St. Petersburg
2018-Present: Sergei Babayan
2017-2018: Alexander Sandler
2014-2017: Olga Kurnavina, Mikhail Benediktov
2005-2014: Vera Ovcharova
2020: 2nd Prize - Virtu(al)oso Global Piano Competition (Cleveland, USA)
2018: Winner - Another Space Composition Competition (Moscow, Russia)
2016: Winner - Dorothy McKenzie Award (New York, USA)
2020: Recording contract with Steinway & Sons (USA)
2019 and 2020: Vitya Vronsky Babin Memorial Scholarship and Gogolick Memorial Scholarship (Cleveland, USA)
2019: The Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity (Cleveland, USA)
2019: The Music and Drama Club Award (Cleveland, USA)
2018-2019: Three Arts Club Scholarship (Cleveland, USA)
2017: Presidential Scholarship (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2016: Andrei Petrov Award (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2016-Present: Soloist of St. Petersburg House of Music
2016-Present: Member of All-Russian Authors’ Society
Arseny Gusev, a young pianist and composer, was born in St. Petersburg in 1998 and have been studying music since the age of five. In 2017 he graduated with honors from the Specialized Music School of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory (studied piano with O.A. Kurnavina and composition with E.A. Rushansky); in 2015 he studied at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute as a pianist (Boaz Sharon’s studio). In 2017-2018 he studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Professor A.M. Sandler as a pianist and with S.V. Nesterova as a composer. Since 2018 he is a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music - class of Sergei Babayan (piano) and Keith Fitch (composition). He actively performs in Russia and abroad, has given solo concerts in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, USA and Germany. His compositions were performed in Mariinsky Theater, Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and other major venues. He collaborated with such conductors as Arkady Steinluht, Dmitry Singapore International Piano Competition Vasiliev, Alexander Titov, Ilya Derbilov, Mikhail Golikov, Mikhail Mosenkov. He participated in the master classes of Garrick Ohlsson, Samuel Adler, Andrew Norman, Dmitry Bashkirov, Grigory Gruzman, Jerome Rose, Alexander Mndoyants, Nina Lelchuk, and others. Arseniy is a laureate of many International and all-Russian competitions, such as the Dorothy McKenzie Artist Award, Cleveland Piano Virtu(al)oso Competition, Three Arts Piano Competition, Cleveland Composers Guild Contest, “Another Space” Composition Competition, International Youth Gavrilin Competition, the International Youth Competition "Performer-Composer", the All-Russian Open Andrei Petrov Composition Competition. In August 2013 he participated in concerts of the International Music Festival "Allegro Vivo" (Austria). In January 2014, the Omsk Philharmonic premiered his symphonic suite "Teryoshechka" (Siberian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Dmitry Vasilyev). In October 2014, he gave several recitals at the International Festival Educational Bridge Project (Boston, USA). In December 2014, his Orchestral Rhapsody "Rus’. In anticipation of Petersburg" was premiered in the St. Petersburg State Chapel. (conducted by Arkady Steinluht). In January 2015 he received Grand Prix at the International Competition "Artist-Composer" (St. Petersburg). In July-August 2015, he studied at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (participated in the master classes of G. Ohlsson, F. Chiu, I. Poletayev and others) and gave solo concerts in Boston (including Boston Athenaeum). In 2016, he became a Fellow of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival (New York) and the Government of St. Petersburg, the winner of the Andrei Petrov Prize, the soloist of the St. Petersburg House of Music. In March 2016, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall for Children and Youth premiered the music from the ballet “The Swinherd” (conducted by Mikhail Golikov), which was awarded the prize of the All-Russian Theatrical Society in the festival "St. Petersburg theaters for children". In December 2016, he gave a solo recital at the XI Mariinsky International Festival. In the 2016-2017 season he performed in Russian cities with such orchestras as the Tatar State Symphony Orchestra (conductor Mikhail Mosenkov) and the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra (conductor Alexander Titov). In the 2017-2018 season he gave concerts in Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Italy and USA. In April 2018, Gusev’s cycle “24 Postludes” was published in the “Kompozitor”; In June, Arseny became a winner of Three Arts Piano Competition (USA), and in October 2018, his orchestra piece “Contour of Silence” was premiered by the Ulyanovsk State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Governor (conductor — Ilya Derbilov) and now is a part of its repertoire. In March 2019, his piece for viola and piano, “Temptation of St. Anthony”, was premiered in Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall). In November 2019, his Mysterium “Angels and Mannequins” was premiered in Mixon Hall (Cleveland). In March 2020, his Toccatas were published in the “Kompozitor” and were awarded 2nd prize at Cleveland Composers Guild Contest. "Newburyport current" characterizes the Gusev’s playing: "His performances have been described as a blend of superb technical proficiency and lyrical romanticism seldom found in equal measure, especially in one so young." "Petersburg Gazette" describes Arseny's music as "melodic and cantabile", "continuing the Russian composer school". Among his works (many of them got the highest awards at international competitions) are Mysterium “Angels and Mannequins” (2019), “Mnemosyne’s Garden” for orchestra” (2019), Concerto for two pianos (2009), Scherzo for two violins and cello (2009), String quartet (2011), "Teryoshechka" (children's opera and orchestral suite, 2011 -2012), two piano trios (2013, 2015), Five Still Lifes for ensemble and electronics (2018-2019), Orchestral Rhapsody "Rus. In anticipation of St. Petersburg" (2013), two Sonatas for piano (2014, 2015), Ballet "The Swineherd" (2015, the prize of the All-Russian Theatrical Society), Sonata for violin and piano (2016), poem for organ (2016), Sonata for cello and piano (2017), Variations or viola and piano (2017), “Temptation of St. Anthony” for viola and piano (2019), “Songs of Mad Columbina” for flute and piano (2019), “Laudarium” for piano (2017), Orchestral suite “Rus’ Begirt” (2012-2017), Singapore International Piano Competition a series of piano cycles (including "The Adult Album" (2009), "The Mirror of the White Nights" (2014), 24 Postludes (2016), Three Movements in Twilight (2017), Six Lullabies (2018), Three Toccatas (2018), Three Bagatelles (2020), etc.).