Sofya Gulyak

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Sofya Gulyak
Born 1979
Nationality Russian
Occupation classical pianist

Sofya Gulyak (born in Kazan, 1979) is a Russian classical pianist.

Gulyak studied at the Kazan State Conservatoire, Piano Academy Incontri col Maestro, and the Royal College of Music.[1] In 2006 she won first prize in the Sigismund Thalberg International Piano Competition. In 2007 she won the William Kapell Competition[2][3] and shared the Concorso F. Busoni second prize with Dinara Nadzhafova.[4] Gulyak was the winner of the 2008 Washington International Competition of the Friday Morning Music Club,[5] and also won ISANGYUN Competition 2008.[6] In 2009, she won the 1st prize in the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition. She is the first female winner of the competition.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Sofya Gulyak". RCM. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sofya Gulyak - WINNER - 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition & Festival.". Claire Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland. 
  3. ^ "A Rach Star Is Born: Gulyak Wins Kapell Competition". The Washington Post. July 23, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Sofya Guliak e Dinara Nadzhafova, 2° premio ex aequo 56. edizione del Concorso Busoni". Fondazione Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ferruccio Busoni. 
  5. ^ "Piana Competition Results 2008". Alink-Argerich Foundation. 2008. 
  6. ^ "Sofya Guliak, 1st Prize Winner of Isang Yun Competition 2008". Tongyeong International Music Festival Foundation (재단법인 통영국제음악제). 

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