Yury Favorin

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Yury Favorin

Yury Favorin (Russian: Ю́рий Влади́мирович Фаво́рин; born December 17, 1986 in Moscow) is a Russian pianist.

Life and career[edit]

Yury Favorin studied in Moscow at the Gnesins High School of Music under the supervision of Lidiya Grigorieva (piano), Ivan Mozgovenko (clarinet), and Vladimir Dovgan (composition) (1995—2004) and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Mikhail Voskresensky (piano) (2004—2009). Since 2009 he is a postgraduate student at the same Conservatory.

He has taken part in a number of music festivals, such as the 18th Festival “La Folle Journée” in Nantes (France) and in Tokyo (Japan) (2012), Art-November (Moscow, Russia) (2011), “Musique en Vallée du Tarn” (France) (2011), “L'esprit du piano” in Bordeaux (France) (2011), the 40th International Festival of Saint-Lizier (France) (2011), 12th International Festival of Modern Music Moscow Forum: Francophony (2010), Steinway Parade in Moscow (2009), International Festival dedicated to the 100th birthday of Olivier Messiaen (2008), 12th Piano Festival Gradus ad Parnassum (2008), the 3rd International Festival of Classical Music Primavera Classica (2007), the International Baltic Festival (2006), and others.

Yury Favorin appears in great concert halls in Moscow and other Russian cities, as well as in Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Norway, Italy, Japan, and France. He performs works of classical and modern composers as Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Medtner, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ferruccio Busoni, Leoš Janáček, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, György Ligeti, Marc-André Hamelin, Alexey Sysoev, Georg Friedrich Haas, Peter Ablinger, Philippe Leroux, Richard Barrett, Salvatore Sciarrino, Hugues Dufourt. In 2007 he performed Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques with the Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Boulez and, in December 2008, Béla Bartók's Scherzo (op. 2) for piano and orchestra.

He took part at the Academy of the Festival Verbier (Switzerland, 2011), and the International Holland Music Sessions (TIHMS) (The Netherlands, 2011).

Together with the composer Alexey Sysoev (electronics) and Dmitriy Schielkin (percussion) Yury Favorin has built the ensemble of free improvisatory music “ERROR 404”.



  • Queen Elisabeth Competition of Belgium. Piano 2010. 3 CDs + Encore:
CD 1 — F. Liszt. Concerto n. 1 in E flat major
CD 2 — J.-L. Fafchamps. Back to the Sound
Encore — F. Schubert. Sonata in E flat major D 568
  • Anthology of the Russian Piano Music. Vol. 1 (1917–1991)
CD 1: Nikolay Myaskovsky. Sonata no. 3, op. 19 (1920) ("Kapellmeister", studio-recording 2010)
  • Nikolay Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas. In 4 CDs
CD 4: Sonata e-moll "Night Wind", op. 25 no. 2 (Moscow State Conservatory, live 2009)


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