Ivan Bessonov

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Ivan Bessonov
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Bessonov in June 2019
Background information
Birth nameIvan Alekseevich Bessonov
Born (2002-07-24) 24 July 2002 (age 17)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Occupation(s)Classical pianist

Ivan Alekseevich Bessonov (Russian: Ива́н Алексе́евич Бессо́нов; born July 24, 2002, Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a Russian pianist and composer, winner of the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.[1][2]

He composes music and made his film debut as a composer in 2015. He gives solo concerts in Russia and abroad (Austria, Germany, Italy, etc.), collaborates with the world's leading conductors — Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky.[3] In 2016, he presented his solo programme at the Mariinsky Theatre and in 2019 at the great hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

In 2019 he was the spokesperson of the Russian jury's voting at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Ivan Bessonov from Russia wins Eurovision Young Musicians 2018". youngmusicians.tv. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Как 16-летний Иван Бессонов победил на классическом Евровидении". sobaka.ru. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Гергиев о победе Бессонова: мы с Мацуевым приметили его давно". Gazeta.ru. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Заменивший Алсу на Евровидении пианист Бессонов: Узнал только сегодня". Moskovskij Komsomolets. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Результаты Евровидения-2019 объявит в прямом эфире пианист Иван Бессонов". Komsomolskaya Pravda. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

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