Roman Kosyakov is a Russian pianist, Ambassador for Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. He is a laureate of many international competitions: most recently he won the Third Prize and The Bridget Doolan Prize for the best performance of a piece by Mozart of The 12th Dublin International Piano Competition (Ireland, 2022); First Prize, Orchestra Prize and an Audience Prize of the XV Campillos International Piano Competition (Spain, 2021); as part of “Fitzroy Piano Quartet” Roman won the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition string ensembles section (UK, 2020); Second Prize of the UK Piano Open International Piano Competition (UK, 2020); First Prize and the Orchestra Prize of the 14th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (UK, 2018), performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Fourth Prize of the 1st Saint-Priest International Piano Competition (France, 2017); Gold Prize of the 3rd Manhattan International Music Competition (USA, 2018); First Prize and the audience prize of the 10th Sheepdrove Piano Competition (UK, 2018).
Roman was born in a musical family and made his debut with orchestra at the age of 12 with Mozart Concerto No.23 in A Major. In 2012, he graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow where he studied with Farida Nurizade and then in 2017 from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatoire with Vladimir Ovchinnikov. From 2017-2021, he studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on a full scholarship with Pascal Nemirovski.
Roman’s performance carrier includes engagements in the most important venues and festivals in the UK, the US and Europe such as Kings Place, St Mary’s Perivale, St. Piccadilly Church and Cadogan Hall in London, The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Sursa Performance Hall in Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana (US), St. Magnus Festival in Orkney, Brighton Festival, Battle Festival, North Norfolk Music Festival, European Chamber Music Academy Leipzig. He is regularly invited to perform with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Symphony Orchestra. In January 2019 Roman received “The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire- Silver Medal” by the Musician’s Company in the UK, became a member of Musician’s Company Yeomen Young Artists’ Programme and has been invited to represent and launch the 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition at House of Commons in London. Roman is a winner of Denis Matthews Memorial Trust award, Kirckman Concert Society Artist and a scholar of the Drake Calleja Trust.
Roman is regularly invited to join the piano faculty at the Berginos Summer Piano Scholl in Bergamo (Italy) giving masterclasses with esteemed artists including Pascal Nemirovski, Michel Beroff, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Boris Slutsky, Louis Schwizgebel and Norman Krieger.
In Summer 2019 Roman recorded a debut CD for “Naxos” with works by Liszt which was released in late 2020.