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Konstantin Semilakovs

Lecturer in Piano

  • Mirabellplatz 1/I (Room: A01022)
  • 5020 Salzburg
The pianist Konstantin Semilakovs was born in 1984 in Riga (Latvia).
 
He is laureate of the First Prize of the International Piano Competition in Porto (Portugal), prizewinner of the Competition for Young Pianists Ettlingen (Germany) and First Prize winner of the national music competition "Jugend musiziert".
 
Konstantin Semilakovs has performed in recital and chamber music concerts at the International Beethoven Festival Bonn, the Frankfurt Musikmesse, the Braunschweig Classix Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festivals. In 2010 he debuted with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy at the Meistersingerhalle.
 
Konstantin Semilakovs was awarded the Klassikpreis of West German Broadcasting (WDR) and City of Münster, the Hans Sikorski Memorial Award, and the Prize of Ingolstadt Concert Association.
 
In 2004 he began his piano studies with Wolfgang Manz at the Nuremberg University of Music and graduated 2008 with a diploma in music pedagogy and 2009 with artist's diploma. In 2011 he received his Meisterklasse diploma with distinction. 2011-2012 Konstantin Semilakovs continued his piano studies with Michael Wladkowski at École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris (France) and graduated with the Diplôme Supérieur d'Exécution.
 
Since 2011 he has been teaching piano at the Nuremberg University of Music and since 2013 at the College of Catholic Church Music and Music Education Regensburg. Since 2016 Konstantin Semilakovs has been teaching as lecturer in piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria).
 
In addition to his artistic and pedagogical activities Konstantin Semilakovs is researching the phenomenon of synaesthesia and "color" in classical music of the late 19th and 20th century (especially in the compositions of Alexander Scriabin and Olivier Messiaen). The main focus of his work is the relation of partial tone harmony and acoustic tonality to neurophysiological foundations of consonance and harmony perception.