Russian concert pianist and composer Vyacheslav Gryaznov is in demand at international festivals and has toured in Europe, China, Africa, Japan, the United States, Australia, Mexico, CIS, and throughout Russia. His NHK video recordings are shown on Japanese TV on a regular basis. In Russia, the pianist’s recordings are often played on Orpheus classical radio. Gryaznov’s CD of his Russian Transcriptions on the Steinway & Sons label––which has aired in its entirety on radio stations from coast to coast in the U.S.––is joined now by his recording of Western Transcriptions on the Master Performers label.
One of the most well-known Russian pianists, Nikolai Petrov said of Rhapsody in Black, Gryaznov’s original composition on a theme by Gershwin, “it is no exaggeration to say that this is an absolutely magnificent piece of work. It quite simply does not get any better than this – a composition brimming with virtuosity and explosive creativity.” As the author of more than forty concert arrangements, Vyacheslav Gryaznov has gained a reputation as one of the most remarkable arrangers working today. In 2014, Gryaznov signed a publishing contract with Schott Music, the youngest Russian in their history to do so.
Gryaznov’s solo recitals have been heard at Berliner Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Ehrbar Hall in Vienna, National Center for the Arts, Mexico City. He performed recent concerto engagements with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic in Russia, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Ireland, and the Dnipro Philharmonic in Ukraine.
Vyacheslav Gryaznov graduated with honors from the Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Professor Manana Kandelaki. He proceeded with undergraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory (class of Professor Yuri Slesarev), once again completing his degree with honors. He continued at the Moscow Conservatory as a postgraduate student, and was on the teaching faculty of the Moscow Conservatory’s Piano Department. He completed Yale University’s Artist Diploma program under Professor Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music.
He is an Artist of the Moscow Philharmonic and is an Artist-in-Residence with The Drozdoff Society in the United States.