© Emil Matveev
The pianist SERGEY TANIN, born in 1995 in Siberia / Yakutia, was awarded the 3rd prize at the Concours Géza Anda 2018 in Zurich. In addition, the concertgoers honored him in the Tonhalle Maag for his interpretation of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Audience Award donated by the private bank IHAG Zurich AG. The young Russian was also the winner of several piano competitions in Russia (St. Petersburg), in Finland and in Germany (Bremen Piano Competition 2016).
Sergey began playing the piano at the age of 5 and already performed at the age of 11 with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 2011 he was admitted to the class of Prof. Irina Plotnikova at the Central Music School in Moscow and continued his studies with his teacher from 2014 at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, which he graduated in the summer of 2019 with honors. In September 2019, he began his postgraduate studies with Prof. Claudio Martinez-Mehner at the Musikhochschule Basel with a federal scholarship.
With numerous piano recitals Tanin was in large Russian concert halls, such as Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow International House of Music, Philharmonic St. Petersburg and abroad (Germany, Kazakhstan, Finland, France (Salle Molière, Lyon) and in Switzerland, Salle Equilibre in Freiburg). As a soloist the artist has appeared with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Christian Zacharias), the Musikkollegium Winterthur (Theodor Guschlbauer), the Bremen Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Russian National Young Orchestra and the Yakutian Philharmonic Orchestra.
In conjunction with his 3rd Prize in Zurich, numerous concert appearances have been and are on the program in Switzerland, Germany, Greece, France and Russia. In June 2019 he interpreted Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in the Mariinsky Concert Hall and on 25/26. In March 2020 he will be performing with the European Philharmonic of Switzerland under the baton of Charles Dutoit with Mozart's Piano Concerto KV 466 in Basel.
The multiple award-winning Swiss filmmaker Helen Stehli Pfister will be filming a documentary film about Sergey's pianistic career with stops in Yakutia, Moscow, Basel and Zurich, which will be shown in 2021 by the SRF editorial team Music and Events as part of the Sternstunden Musik.