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Daria Kiseleva

Daria Kiseleva debuted as a soloist with orchestra at age 10, performing the Mozart Concerto No. 8. Winning First Prize of the prestigious IV BNDES International Piano Competition in 2014 brought her appearances with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra de Experimental de Repertório, and a recital series in Sala Sao Paolo and Theatre Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the prize also led to performances in the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York as a Golden Key Music Festival Guest Artist, and in the Salle Cortot in Paris. In October 2015, she became Laureate of the Marguerite Long International Piano Competition, performing with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at Theatre of Champs Élysées. Honors include First Prize of Rotary Club International Piano Competition in Mallorca (concert series in Spain, Germany and France), performances in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Salle Gauveau (Paris), 35 Londrina Festival and Festival VII Virtuosi Gravata (Brazil), Schlern Festival (Italy), Museum of Modern Art and Foundation Oscar Americano (Sao Paolo), and Aptos Keyboard Series (Monterey Bay, California).

Daria graduated from Moscow State Gnessin College in 2010, studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Andrei Diev, and since 2014 at the TCU School of Music with Dr. Ungar. Other achievements include the 2009 National Competition “Young talents,” Moscow, Laureate; 2011 M. Yudina International Competition, Saint Petersburg, Third Prize; 2012 Shabyt International Competition, Astana, Grand Prix; 2013 International Rubinstein Chamber Competition, Moscow, Second Prize; 2014 Jean Francaix International Piano Competition, Moscow, Second Prize. She performed in the 53th Weimar Piano Festival (2011), Oxford Philomusica Festival (2013), and PianoTexas 2014 and 2016. In recognition of her endeavors in music, Daria was awarded with the Sviatoslav Richter (2005) and the Henrich Neuhauz (2010) Premias of the Rostropovich Foundation. Daria is the Gold Medalist in Solo and Concerto Division of the 2016 International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival (IKOF).

On May 1, 2017, Daria Kiseleva became the first Grand Prize Laureate of the Impromptu! Drozdoff Audition, and will be featured in a 3-city recital tour in the 2017-2018 Impromptu! Classical Music Recital Series season.


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Gaspard de la nuit
I. Ondine
II. Gibet
III. Scarbo

Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951) Three Fairy Tales “Skazki” from Op. 34
I. The Magic Violin. Tempo cangiando, abbandonamente
II. Allegro cantabile e leggiero
III. Allegretto tenebroso (The Wood Spirit)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Preluce No. 6, Book I, “Des pas sur la neige”

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Sonata No. 6 Op. 82
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Tempo di valser, lentissimo
IV. Vivace

Franz Schubert (1797–1828) Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Minuetto. Allegro – Trio
IV. Allegro

Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Sonata in D-flat Major, R. 110
Sonata in C-sharp Minor, R. 21

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Transcendental Etude No. 5 “Feux follets”

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Variations on the Theme by Corelli, Op. 42

Anton Arensky (1861-1906) Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo. Allegro molto
III. Elegia. Adagio
IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo

Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
I. Andante – Allegro
II. Tema con variazioni
III. Allegro, ma non troppo