Pianist Yury Shadrin, a member of the Heifetz International Music Institute faculty during the summers of 2012 and 2013, is an internationally acclaimed soloist and recitalist, and has appeared in major venues from Geneva to Caracas, including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. In recent seasons he has performed in concerts at the Central Conservatory in China and the Chicago Cultural Center. In May 2016, he and his wife Tian Lu will make their duo-recital debut at the Kennedy Center, in a concert presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS).
As a soloist, Mr. Shadrin has performed concertos with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica of Venezuela, the Salta Symphony Orchestra (Argentina), the Caracas Municipal Symphony, and the Vietnam National Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Peabody and Oberlin orchestras. He has been featured in radio and TV broadcasts in Vietnam, Venezuela, China, Japan, and the US.
Mr. Shadrin gained international recognition as a first prize winner of the Rome International Piano Competition and grand prize winner at the Siberian Piano Competition. In recent years, he has taken top honors at the World Piano Competition, the Maracaibo International Piano Competition, and the Yale Gordon Competition.
A Moscow Conservatory graduate, Mr. Shadrin studied with world-renowned pianists Lev Naumov and Eliso Virsaladze. Moving to the United States, he studied at the Oberlin Conservatory with Monique Duphil, at Yale with Peter Frankl, and most recently at the Peabody Institute with the great American master Leon Fleisher.
In addition to performing, Mr. Shadrin is the Artistic Director of the Peabody Piano Institute and teaches as a member of the piano faculty. In addition to the Heifetz Institute, he previously taught and performed as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Oberlin Conservatory.