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

Winner of the 64th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, Arsenii Mun is an enchanter, communicating “a sincere and unique sense of the poetry in the music” – ©Dallas magazine. The 24-year-old pianist also won the prestigious 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 Mun 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.
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 Valeri Gergien, 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.
Since 2019 he has been an official Yamaha artist.

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
13, Treviso, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Italy
16, Rovigo, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Italy
17, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Italy

March 2024
8, Welser Abonnementkonzerte, Austria  INFO
11, Bergamo, Società del Quartetto, Italy  INFO
12, Torino, Lingotto Musica, Italy  INFO

June 2024
23, Donaueschingen, Öschberghof Klassik, Germany  INFO

November 2024
10-30, Tour in Italy

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