July 15 - 19
"An astonishing achievement...Dinara Klinton's interpretative gift gives her a wonderful instinct...and her response to the Byronic sweep of Liszt's imagination enthrals at every point...Klinton can find a complete world in a single quiet chord." -- BBC Music (Liszt 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139)
After sharing the top prize at the 2006 Busoni Piano Competition age 18, Dinara took up 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 and others.
Dinara combines her performing career with piano professor positions at the Royal College of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School.
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 other albums include a CD of Chopin’s music by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Poland and the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas released by Piano Classics. Dinara’s first commercial recording with orchestra has been released this year by Dabringhaus und Grimm, featuring Balakirev’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
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. Dinara also attended masterclasses at the Lake Como Piano Academy and worked with Boris Petrushansky in the Imola Piano Academy.