Andrei Iliushkin (piano)

Since giving his first concerto performance at the age of ten, Andrei Iliushkin has been performing as a soloist in renowned concert halls throughout the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Japan, Norway and the UK, as well as collaborating with orchestras of Moscow, Rostov, Yaroslavl and Shenzhen.

An artist of Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, Andrei has taken part in the Peter de Grote Festival, ClaviCologne Piano Festival, and the Baikal Christmas Festival.

In recognition of his achievements, at the age of sixteen he gave a recital at Tchaikovsky's House playing the piano of one of the greatest Russian composers.

After graduating with Honours from the Central Music School at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Andrei received an ABRSM Scholarship for his Bachelor's degree at the Royal Academy of Music where he is studying for a Master of Arts with Christopher Elton.

Following his London debut at Wigmore hall in October 2015 as a finalist of Jaques Samuel Piano Competition, Andrei has won several internal Academy prizes (Lillian Davis Beethoven Sonata Prize; Sterndale Bennett Romantic Prize), as well as the Inter-collegiate Beethoven Competition organised by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, giving a recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

In June 2018 Andrei performed Beethoven's Third piano concerto at St John’s Smith Square in a fundraising concert for Parkinson's UK.

He is the recipient of a Beethoven Silver Medal and Carnwath Piano Scholarship awarded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Philharmonia Orchestra Fellowship, and the Hattori Foundation Award.

Showing a great interest in chamber music, Andrei performed Brahms's Piano Quintet with Maxim Vengerov at Duke's Hall at the RAM, and was invited to perform in the Encuentro de Santander chamber music festival (Santander, Spain).

He reached the semifinal of the 10th Hamamatsu Piano Competition receiving an award of Outstanding Merit.