Igor Parfenov was born in 1990 in Saint-Petersburg. He began playing the piano at the age of six in musical children school named after Glasunov, and studied there up to 2006. Since 16 he studied in musical college of the St Petersburg State Conservatoire. In 2009 entered Saint-Petersburg State Musical Conservatoire, piano department. During the studying took part and become a prize- winner in the following musical competitions and festivals: Chopin Competition in Estonia, festival “Russian piano music at Neva River” in Saint-Petersburg, “XXI Century Art” in Finland and Ukraine, “Rachmaninov Competition” in Darmstadt, Germany. Has taken part in master-classes given by Dmitry Bashkirov, Zontruad Shpeidel, Jose Ribera, Pavel Yegorov, Vladimir Mischuk.
In July of 2011 got stipendium of Richard - Dr. Carl Dorken –Stiftung and as a result gave recitals and concerts with orchestra Sinfonietta Köln.
Since October 2012 he is studying in Cologne High School of Music and Dance in the class of professor Josef Anton Scherrer.
In May 2012 got the first prize at the Steinway Competition in Düsseldorf.
Last update on 01/19/2013