Dr Kirill Monorosi

Dr Kirill Monorosi is a pianist, musicologist, teacher and lecturer. He completed his B.Mus in piano performance with first class honours, after which followed a professional training course at the Moscow Conservatorium and studies at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany, where he received a Diplom and Aufbau A degrees in piano performance. He then went on to complete his PhD in musicology in 2013 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Kirill has been awarded numerous Awards, including the AustralianPostgraduate Award(APA), two Robert Hatherley Scholarships and a J. S. Bach Foundation Research Grant (Germany). In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship to continue his research into previously unpublished piano [...]

Dr Kirill Monorosi is a pianist, musicologist, teacher and lecturer. He completed his B.Mus in piano performance with first class honours, after which followed a professional training course at the Moscow Conservatorium and studies at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany, where he received a Diplom and Aufbau A degrees in piano performance. He then went on to complete his PhD in musicology in 2013 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Kirill has been awarded numerous Awards, including the AustralianPostgraduate Award(APA), two Robert Hatherley Scholarships and a J. S. Bach Foundation Research Grant (Germany). In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship to continue his research into previously unpublished piano works in various archives in Europe. He was also a Semi-finalist in the 2007 Vienna International Piano Competition; and a Finalist and Diploma Prize-Winner of the 2009 J. S. Bach International Piano Competition in Würzburg.

As a pianist, he has given recitals with solo, chamber music and song works in Europe, Australia and Russia. His repertoire ranges from the English Virginalists to works produced in collaboration with contemporary Australian composers, and includes the first book of J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier, the Goldberg and Diabelli Variations and numerous piano concertos. In 2009, he was invited to perform a solo recital on Liszt’s piano in the Liszt Museum, Weimar. In 2012 in a series of lecture-recitals, he performed the world premiere of César Cui’s Variations-Preludes Op. 104.

As a musicologist, Kirill has discovered numerous previously unpublished and uncatalogued works by a member of the ‘Mighty Handful’ César Cui, and has since edited these works for publication. He currently has 15 publications, including the first published piano reductions of three Mozart Piano Concertos K. 107 (with cadenzas composed for concertos 2 and 3), piano reductions of Six Keyboard Concertos Op. 1 by J. C. Bach as well as first publications of César Cui’s Variations-Preludes Op.104, 15 Miniatures Op. 105 and Petite Sonatine Op. 106. His current musicological work includes editing previously unpublished piano works by Alexander Glazunov.

From 2012 he has been working as a lecturer in Piano Performance, Academic Studies and Graduate Studies at the Australian Institute of Music, Sydney. He has examined and adjudicated for the AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) and various local competitions, including the Sydney Eisteddfod and is frequently invited to give masterclasses and lectures on his areas of expertise (Russian Romantic piano music; historical performance practice; and early keyboard concertos) in Europe, Australia and Russia.

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C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music