Pianist Ilya Kondratiev is the prize winner of such renowned competitions as the International F.Chopin Piano Competition (Hannover 2011), International F.Liszt Piano Competition (Budapest 2011), International F.Liszt Piano Competition (Weimar 2011) and 5th Tbilisi International Piano Competition (Tbilisi 2013).
Ilya performs extensively as a soloist and as a chamber music player. The venues he has performed at include Great Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Gasteig Munich, Weimarhalle, Palace of Arts Budapest and the Great Hall of The Tbilisi Conservatoire.
In 2009 he founded a chamber music ensemble ‘Robert-Quintet’, which successfully performed at the 6th Stasys Vainunas Chamber Music Competition (Vilnus 2009, 2nd prize, 1st was not awarded) and at the ‘Premio Vittorio Gui’ Chamber Music Competition (Firenze 2011 – 3rd prize).
Currently, he is on the Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music. Ilya studies with Vanessa Latarche, having previously studied with People’s Artist of Russia, Zinaida Ignatieva, at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and Victoria Soifer at Samara College of Music.
Ilya is supported by Henry Wood Trust Foundation, Future of Russia Foundation and The Zetland Foundation. In 2010 he won DAAD scholarship to study in Germany in 2011.
His repertoire is mostly based on classical and romantic music, but also includes many contemporary pieces. Ilya received an excellent review after his performance of an obligatory piece ‘Reflections on love’ written specially for the A.Rubinstein Piano Competition 2014 by Ella Milch-Sheriff.
In 2011 Ilya was invited to take part in the Franz Liszt Piano Academy in Schillingfurst (Germany) with E.Leonskaya and in the Eppan Piano Academy (Italy) with P.Gililov. He frequently takes part in master classes with Rolf-Dieter Arens, Dina Yoffe, Konstantin Shcherbakov, Willem Brons, Paul Gulda, Dmitry Bashkirov, Jerome Rose, Leslie Howard, Vanessa Latarshe, Lang Lang and Arie Vardi.