Pianist Yury Favorin completed his piano training with Mikhail Voskresensky at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory magna cum laude. He also studied composition with Karen Khachaturian and chamber music with Alexander Rudin, and continued his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Jacques Rouvier. He has won prizes at the Queen Elizabeth Competition and the Olivier Messiaen International Piano Competition, among others. Yury Favorin has participated in renowned festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron and the Piano Festival ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’ in Moscow. Aside from numerous European countries, he has performed in China and Japan, not only as a soloist but also with orchestras under the direction of conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Dmitry Bashkirov, Marin Alsop and Paul Goodwin. He has released several albums, including the highly acclaimed 2013 recording of Liszt’s ‘Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses’.