Place of birth:
St. Petersburg
Educated in:
New York
Current place of residence:
New York

“Arsenii Moon is an enchanter, communicating ‘a sincere and unique sense of the poetry in the music'” © Dallas magazine

“Arsenii’s greatest strength… is his brilliant and fine technique, full of nuances, combined with an aristocratic elegance. The young musician already has a very personal style and knows how to charm and captivate the audience.” © Muzlife Magazine

“Arsenii Moon is highly gifted. He is an extraordinary virtuoso capable of capturing the listener’s attention with a fascinating and breathtaking story. He is equally at home with the deepest pages of Bach as well the transcendental etudes of Liszt and mazurkas of Chopin.” Sergei Babayan

Winner of the 64th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, Arsenii Moon, 24-year-old pianist, also won the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Award, awarded only in case of unanimous verdict of the jury, a rather rare case since this recognition had not been awarded for almost three decades! Not enough, he won the Audience Award, which the Busoni Competition opens online to all listeners from around the world. Arsenii Moon was born in St Petersburg in 1999. At the age of six he began to study the piano under Elena Zyabreva. In 2010–2017 he studied under Alexander Sandler, initially at the Secondary Special Music School of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory and subsequently at the conservatory itself. He is currently a student of Sergei Babayan at the Juilliard School in New York. In 2009 he made his debut with a symphony orchestra at the St Petersburg Philharmonia, and in 2014 he gave his first recital at the Mozarthaus Vienna. Recipient of the St. Petersburg City Government Prize. In 2010–2016 he was a recipient of the Sviatoslav Richter Grant from the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation. In 2016 he was awarded the Yuri Temirkanov Prize. He has won prizes in many major competitions, such as first prize at the Horowitz Competition in Ukraine, second prize at the Cliburn Junior Competition in the USA, first prize at the Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam competition in Poland, and first prize in the St. Priest competition in France. He also received the “Verbier Festival” Tabor piano award. He appeared at the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival in Minsk, the Mariinsky International Piano Festival and the festivals Larisa Gergieva and Friends (Vladikavkaz) and Moscow Greets its Friends. Within 2015-2022 he regularly featured in programs of the St. Petersburg Music House. Arsenii appeared with such ensembles as the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the State Hermitage Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Northern Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with conductors including Valerij Gergiev, Alexander Titov, Dmitry Liss, Alexander Skulsky, Fabio Mastrangelo, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Mei-Ann Chen, Mark Russell Smith, Ian Hobson, Zaurbek Gugkaev and Yaroslav Zaboyarkin among others. Arsenii performed together with orchestras and played recitals at major venues throughout Russia, the USA and Europe (Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, Illinois) and the Salle Cortot in Paris among others). In the autumn of 2019, he undertook a tour of cities in Europe (Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Paris and Brussels), in addition to performing a concert on Radio France. Next season he will be touring Italy, Austria, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.

On its 125th anniversary the legendary record label, Deutsche Grammophon launched its new service STAGE+. Arsenii will be featured in the “Rising Stars”, comprising an audiovisual concert portrait and digital audio releases on STAGE+.

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Concerts of the Busoni Prize Winner 2023:

September 2023
5, Asolo, Asolo Musica, Italy  INFO
10, Trieste, Mattinate e Serate Musicali Internazionali, Orchestra Ferruccio Busoni, Italy  INFO

October 2023
9, Hong Kong, The Chopin Society, The Hong Kong Joy of Music Festival  INFO

November 2023
3, Bari, Auditorium Nino Rota, Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari, Italy

December 2023
1, Foligno, Amici della Musica di Foligno, Italy  INFO
13, Treviso, Teatro Comunale Mario Del Monaco, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Italy  INFO
14, Rovigo, Teatro Sociale, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Italy  INFO
19, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Alexander Girardi Hall, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Italy

February 2024
3 & 4, Nantes, La Folle Journée, Arte Concert, France  INFO
23, Arezzo, Museo Ivan Bruschi, Italy
, Trento, Società Filarmonica Trento, Italy
28, Teramo, Società della Musica e del Teatro “Primo Riccitelli”, Italy  INFO

March 2024
3, Fribourg, International Piano Series, Switzerland  INFO
5, Rovereto, Associazione Filarmonica, Italy  INFO
8, Wels, Welser Abonnementkonzerte, Austria  INFO
11, Bergamo, Società del Quartetto, Italy  INFO
12, Torino, Lingotto Musica, Italy  INFO
14, Palmi, AMA Calabria, Italy
 Catanzaro, Palazzo dei Nobili, AMA Calabria, Italy  INFO
16, Messina, Palacultura Antonello, Accademia Filarmonica di Messina, Italy  INFO
17, Lamezia Terme, Teatro Grandinetti, AMA Calabria, Italy  INFO
20, Empoli, Centro Studi Musicali Ferruccio Busoni, Italy  INFO
23, Senigallia, Teatro La Fenice, Italy
24, Fermo, Italy

May 2024
9, Firenze, Teatro Verdi, Orchestra della Toscana, Italy  INFO
10, Livorno, Teatro Verdi, Orchestra della Toscana, Italy  INFO
30, Daegu Concert House, South Korea

June 2024
1, Ulsan Hyundai Arts Center, South Korea
2, Tongyeong Concert Hall, TIMF Tongyeong, South Korea
4, Daejeon KAIST, South Korea
5, Sejong Arts Center, South Korea
8, IBK Chamber Hall, Seoul Arts Center, South Korea
23, Donaueschingen, Öschberghof Klassik, Germany  INFO
26, London, Steinway Hall, UK
27, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

July 2024
1, Festival Chopin, France
10, Festival di Noto, Italy

August 2024
1, Bolzano Festival Bozen, Italy
10, Chopin Piano Festival, Poland
13, Todi, Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, Italy
16, Arona, Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, Italy
17, Peio, Festival Michelangeli, Italy
21, Nova Ponente, Orchestra Haydn, Italy
22, Arco, Orchestra Haydn, Italy
23, Ledro, Festival Kawaii, Orchestra Haydn, Italy
24, Gardone, Orchestra Haydn, Italy
26, Grottamare, Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, Italy
28, Split, Croatia

September 2024
28, Leipzig, Gewandhaus, Germany

November 2024
10-30, Tour in Italy

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