Listed by International Piano Magazine among “their personal pick of the most exciting and accomplished pianists under the age of 30”, Dinara Klinton is an active concert performer, prize-winner of numerous competitions, including 3rd prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition in USA, BNDES International Piano Competition in Brazil, 2nd Prize at the International Paderewski Competition in Poland, 2nd Prize at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy.
“Dinara Klinton’s performance of Liszt’s Transcendental Études is astonishing. She is a real virtuoso, a born pianist, a very natural player.”
Sir András Schiff
Dinara has appeared at many festivals including the “Progetto Martha Argerich” Festival in Lugano, Cheltenham Music Festival, Aldeburgh Proms, “La Roque d’Antheron”, and performed at the top halls around the world, such as Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin Philharmonic and Konzerthaus, Elbphilharmonie, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, New York 92Y, Cleveland Severance Hall, Tokyo Sumida Triphony Hall, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Klinton worked with such orchestras as The Philharmonia Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Svetlanov State Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Dinara is also Assistant Piano Professor of Royal College of Music.
“Fantastic virtuosity, energy and power, combined with deepest comprehension into authors’ idea.”
As a recording artist, Dinara has received widespread critical acclaim for her interpretations. Among many dazzling reviews, her album Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante, S. 139, released by the German label GENUIN classics, was selected by BBC Music Magazine as Recording of the Month. Dinara’s debut album Music of Chopin and Liszt was made at the age of 16 with an American label DELOS, and the most recent CD is a part of renowned recording series Chopin. Complete Works on contemporary instruments, released by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute.
“Brilliant pianist, uniting exceptional performing qualities and deep artistic potential.”
Dinara’s music education started in the age of five in her native Kharkiv, Ukraine. She graduated with highest honours from Moscow Central Music School, where she studied with Valery Piassetski, and the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she worked with Eliso Virsaladze. Dinara completed her Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Dina Parakhina.
“Amazing naturalness and complete union with the instrument, combined with virtuosity of the highest calibre.”