Yakov Katznelson (piano, chamber ensemble)

Associate professor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.

Graduated from the Moscow conservatoire in 1998 having studied with USSR People’s Artist Eliso Virsaladze, he is now teaching the art of accompaniment class and is an assistant of the conservatoire class of Eliso Virsaladze. He is a winner of a number of international competitions including the Second prize in Richter international Piano Competition 2005.
Along with solo career he performs in ensembles including Academ-Trio (1996-2005 together with a violinist Irina Petukhova and a cellist Boris Lifanovsky) Within the ensemble he got the 2nd prize and 6 special prizes in the International Taneev Chamber Ensemble competition in Kaluga (1999) and the 2nd prize in XX International Chamber Ensemble competition in Trapani (2000)


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