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Konstantin Bogino

Bogino belongs to the fourth generation of a renowned family of Muscovite musicians with bonds of deep friendship with such figures as Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Anton Rubinstein and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, who have without doubt helped influence his development as a young pianist. His first teacher was his father, Georgy Bogino, pianist and pedagogue, the inventor of a special method for piano and author of numerous texts on music.

From 1957 to 1966, Konstantin was a pupil at the Central School of Music in Moscow, recognized throughout the world for having trained the finest talents in the USSR. At the age of 11, he held his first concert with an orchestra and his first recital dedicated exclusively to J.S. Bach. Subsequently, he gained his diploma with top votes at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in the class of Vera Gornostaeva. From 1973 to 1978, he was professor at the Gnessinih Conservatoire of Moscow. At the same time, he held more than 300 concerts, as a soloist, and in a duo with celebrated violinist Marina Kozolupova, and with the historic Tchaikovsky Trio. In 1979, he won the International Munich Contest and the Grand Prix in Florence. In 1978 he left Russia for Yugoslavia and since 1984 has resided in Paris.

Konstantin Bogino has performed in the most prestigious halls of the word including Teatro alla Scala and the Conservatorio di Milano, the Auditorium Santa Cecilia di Roma, the Théâtre du Châtelet and l’Hotel de Ville of Paris, the Wigmore Hall of London, Lincoln Center in New York, The Herculessaal in Munich, The Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Bunka Hall in Tokyo. As a soloist, with orchestras and chamber music Bogino has played with artists such as Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Miomira Vitas, Oleg Kagan, Patrick Gallois, Emmanuel Pahud, Eduard Brunner, Boris Belkin, and Victoria Mullova. He has played in numerous festivals such as Le Settimane musicali dell’Accademia Chigiana of Siena, the Festival Michelangeli of Brescia and Bergamo, the Festival Nantaalie and Kuhmo in Finlandia, the Bad Kissingen in Germany, the Evian Rostropovic Festival and that of Mentone in France, the Festival Richter a Mosca and Dubrovnik, l’Oleg Kagan Musikfest of Kreuth (Munich).
Since 1980, he has dedicated much of his time to teaching and holding master-classes in the leading conservatoires of Italy, Germany, Finland, USA, Japan and South Korea. For many years, moreover, he was professor of the Music faculty in Belgrade, and of the Academies of Novi Sad and Titograd. He is currently professor at the International Academies of Chioggia, Helsinki and Rome, for which he also fills the role of artistic director. He has founded numerous chamber music festivals such as, those of Portogruaro, Mestre, Chioggia and Dubrovnik.

He is frequently invited as a member of the jury for the most prestigious international contests, such as the Gui of Florence, ARD in Munich, the concorso Internazionale di Trieste, that of Trani, etc.

He has recorded with Dynamic, RCA, Ondine, ADDA, Conifer, Musica Imagine and P.G.P.