Valentin Malinin currently is sophomore (10th grade student) at the Central Music School of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His tutor is Mira Marchenko, head of the piano department in Central Music School. Valentin holds a scholarship of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation and the New Names International. Valentin is prize winner of many international competitions and festivals, including 11th International Competition of Young Pianists ‘A Step towards Mastery’ (St. Petersburg), 2nd International Competition of Young Pianists ‘Grand Piano Competition-2018’, “Sterne Von morgen” (Austria), Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany). The young pianist also combines his performing and composing activities, creating piano, chamber and orchestra works, which have repeatedly won recognition from the public.