Monastyrski / piano
“Vadim Monastyrski is one of those rarely encountered pianists
who, though gifted with truly outstanding virtuosity, uses
his technical brilliance entirely in the service of the work
he performs.” Cape Town Herald, Cape town, South Africa
Vadim Monastyrski received his musical education from the
Moscow Gnesin Institute under the guidance of Theodor Gutman
( pupil of the legendary Henrich Neihaus).
He is a Bronze medallist of Liszt - Bartok International
Piano Competition in Budapest, Hungary in 1976, and a winner
of a Gold medal at the Haendel International Festival in Halle,
Germany in 1979.
“His performance of the Sonata in B - Minor by Liszt left
us astounded. We were as though hypnotized. This masterpiece
is the top of Liszt’s creative work. The canvas of music woven
by the pianist seemed to consist of many intermitted picturesque
images. His perfect technical skills allowed him to fulfill
all his intentions. “
Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel.
The extraordinary acclaim for Vadim Monastyrski’s recording
of Liszt’s transcriptions won him the “Grand Prix du Disque”
in 1980 at the International Competition of Recordings in
“… understandable, and interesting, without interpreting
Frankfurter Neue Press, Frankfurt, Germany.
A former professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory ( Russia),
Vadim Monastyrski is an Honoured Artist of Russian Federation.
He served as a member of many juries of national and international
Since 1991, Vadim Monastyrski has been a professor at the
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, and his students
are consistently winners of many international competitions.
He is performing widely and conducting master classes throughout
Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North America.
Monastyrski’s engagements with orchestras include performances
with such symphony orchestras as Budapest Philharmonic, Moscow
Philharmonic, Leningrad Symphony, Lugano Orchestra della Svizzera
Italiana, Jerusalem Symphony, Tel-Aviv Philharmonic, Johannesburg
National Symphony, Cape Town Symphony Orchestra.
He performed under the button of such renowned conductors
as Jan Ferencik, Veronika Dudarova, Sergei Provatorov, Dmitri
Serov, Dudu Shalon, Jose Serebrier, and Isaac Karabtchevsky.
“The combination of virtuoso accomplishment and an artistic
personality of remarkable stature is what places Monastyrski
in a class all by himself.”
Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel