Dinara Klinton Biography

After sharing the top prize at the 2006 Busoni Piano Competition at age 18, Dinara embarked on a busy international concert schedule, appearing at many festivals including the “Progetto Martha Argerich” in Lugano, the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Aldeburgh Proms and “La Roque d’Antheron”.  She has performed at many of the world’s major concert venues, including the Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Berliner Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, New York 92Y, Cleveland Severance Hall, Tokyo Sumida Triphony Hall, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.  Her concerto engagements include The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Svetlanov State Orchestra and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

“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 combines her performing career with piano professor positions at the Royal College of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School.

“Fantastic virtuosity, energy and power, combined with deepest comprehension into authors’ idea.”

Vladimir Krainev

As a recording artist, she has received widespread critical acclaim. Her album of Liszt’s Études d’exécution transcendante, released by the German label GENUIN classics, resulted in dazzling reviews and 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 the American label DELOS. Her third CD forms part of the renowned recording series of Chopin’s complete works on contemporary instruments released by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Poland. Her latest CD is ‘Prokofiev Complete Piano Sonatas’ released by Piano Classics.

“Brilliant pianist, uniting exceptional performing qualities and deep artistic potential.”

Eliso Virsaladze

Dinara’s music education started in the age of five in her native Kharkiv, Ukraine. She graduated with highest honours from the Moscow Central Music School under Valery Piassetski, and the Moscow State Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky under Eliso Virsaladze. She went on to complete her Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music under Dina Parakhina and was the inaugural recipient of the highly prestigious RCM Benjamin Britten Fellowship during her Artist Diploma course and supported by the City Music Foundation. Dinara also attended masterclasses at the Lake Como Piano Academy and worked with Boris Petrushansky in the Imola Piano Academy.

“Amazing naturalness and complete union with the instrument, combined with virtuosity of the highest calibre.”

Nikolay Lugansky