is one of the few pianists around with the technical resources, musical grasp and conviction to recreate this legacy persuasively"
Patrick Rucker, Gramophone about Beethoven-Liszt project
Graduated from the Central School of Music at the Moscow Conservatory with a degree in piano (class of Prof. S. L. Dizhur) and "theory of music" (class of Prof. Yu. N. Kholopov), then the Moscow State Conservatory. PI Tchaikovsky in piano classes prof. MS Voskresensky and the organ of prof. A. A. Parshin, as well as an assistant-internship under the guidance of M. S. Voskresensky. In 1993-1994 he worked on probation in France with Professor I. Vyunisky at the Higher School of Music in Bobigny and at the Conservatory named after C. Debussy in Paris, specializing in harpsichord and basso-continuo.
Since 1989, the musician has been actively touring, performing with various programs as a soloist and chamber ensemble in the best concert halls in Russia, the CIS countries, in many European countries, in Japan, China and the USA.
Among his stage partners are N. Gutman, A. Lyubimov, S. Sondeckis, P. Schreier, S. Keiken, B. Tevlin, A. Rudin, V. Jurowski, A. Sladkovsky, D. Liss, M. Brunello, M Inoue, B. Kelemen and many other outstanding performers and conductors.
Yu. Martynov - laureate of international competitions: Maria Canals (Barcelona, 1st prize), Ennio Porrino (Cagliari, 1st prize), Ville d'Epinal (2nd prize), W.A. Mozart (Salzburg, 1st prize). The musician has taken part in many prestigious festivals both in Russia and abroad. Among them are Svyatoslav Richter's December Evenings, La Roque d'Antheron, Rheingau-festival, York Christmas festival, Earlymusic in St-Petersburg, Moscow Autumn, White Lilac, Vantaa-baroc, etc.
Since 1994, Yu. Martynov has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatory, from 2006 to 2010 he headed the Department of Keyboards and Chamber Ensemble of the Faculty of Historical and Contemporary Performing Arts. Currently - Professor of the Department of Special Piano under the leadership of Professor M.S. Voskresensky and the department of keyboard instruments of FHCPA
He has held master classes in Russia and abroad many times: in the USA, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Croatia, Turkey and Kazakhstan.
For the first time in Russia he performed a number of works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classicism on original instruments, carried out the Russian premiere of the entire cycle "The Well-Tempered Clavier" by I.S. Bach on the clavichord.
The artist's discography includes over 20 CDs. The musician's recordings were awarded the most prestigious international awards of music criticism: BBC Monthly choice, Choc de la Musique of the French magazine "Classics", 5 diapasons and Diapason d'or, 5 stars of the British magazine The Guardian and others. He also made a number of fund recordings for radio "Orpheus", BBC, Radio-France, ORT 1, WDR, etc.
Today, he is the first and only musician to have recorded a complete collection of Beethoven's symphonies transcribed by F. Liszt for piano solo on instruments of the time (Erard 1837 and Blutnher 1867). His recording of Beethoven-Liszt's Ninth Symphony is included in The Guardian's Top 10 CDs of 2016.
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