Andrey Gugnin was born in 1987. He graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied under Professor Vera Gornostayeva. Upon his graduation from the conservatory, he was invited to be a regular participant of the Moscow Philharmonic Society programme for promising young artists, ‘The 21st century stars’. Since 2016, he has been studying at the International Piano Academy Lake Como with Stanislav Ioudenitch and William Naboré.
Andrey was the prize-winner at the Allegro Vivo International Competition in San Marino (Italy, 2008), the International Competition in Cantù (1st prize, 2009), the International Stančić Competition in Zagreb (2nd prize and two special prizes, Croatia, 2011), the Ludwig van Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna (Austria, 2013) and the Valsesia Musica International Competition in Italy (1st prize, 2014), Cidade de Ferrol competition in Spain (1st prize, 2015). In June 2014, he won the Gold Medal and the Audience Award at the XVI International Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Salt Lake City (USA).
In 2016, Andrey won the first prize in the Sydney International Piano Competition, also taking the accolades for best overall concerto, best 19th or 20th century concerto, best violin and piano sonata, and best preliminaries round one recital. Subsequently, he received a number of concert engagements, including concerts with Valery Gergiev, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and was invited to record with Hyperion.

Andrey will play:

Bach Adagio in G Major BWV 968
Franz Liszt From Transcendental Études S.139 No.9 ‘Ricordanza’, No.4 ‘Mazeppa’
Alexey Kurbatov Poem (2015)
Michael Kieran Harvey 48 Fugues for Frank Zappa No.6: G-Spot Tornado (2009)
Stravinsky Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka

Friday 7 July | 6:30pm
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street | Byron Bay

$35 | $30 Members & Seniors