Stanislav Bunin

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Stanislav Stanislavovich Bunin (Russian: Станислав Станиславович Бунин; born September 25, 1966) is a Russian-born pianist.

He was born in Moscow in 1966 into an established European musical family which included his grandfather Heinrich Neuhaus, his grandmother Zinaida (Boris Pasternak's wife), and his father, Stanislav Neuhaus.

In 1985, after a series of prizes, he won first prize and the gold medal in the 11th International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.[1] He spent much of the next decade in Japan, teaching for six years at Senzoku Gakuen Music College in the city of Kawasaki; his wife is Japanese.[2] Having obtained German citizenship, in 2012 he was a resident in Japan.[3]

He recorded a few of Chopin's works for the soundtrack to the 2007 video game Eternal Sonata.[4]


  1. ^ "11TH FRYDERYK CHOPIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION". International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Finding Joy", NHK website , accessed 6 August 2015.
  3. ^ Hiroko Aikawa, "Musical Journeys: Bunin finds success and support in 2 homes", Asahi Shimbun website, March 2012, accessed 6 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Eternal Sonata", IMDb website, accessed 6 August 2015.