Arsenii Mun


Date of birth: 15.03.1999
Instrument: piano
Nationality: Russian
Competition: International Competition for Young Pianists ‘A Step Towards Mastery’, 2013
Prize: 3rd Prize
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Arsenii was born in Saint-Petersburg (Russia). He began studying music at the age of six with Elena Ziabrevaat at the Children’s Music School № 11. In 2010 he entered the Special Musical School-Lyceum of the State Conservatory in the class of Prof. Alexander Sandler.

Arsenii has succeeded at diverse national and international piano contests, such as:

-  1st Prize, diploma for virtuosity, diploma for the best interpretation of a piece by Bach and conductors award at the International competition Young Musician in Tallin (Estonia) in 2009

- 3rd Prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists 'A Step Towards Mastery' in St. Petersburg (Russia) in 2009

- 1st Prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Kiev (Ukraine) in the category 'Horowitz-Debut' in 2011

- 3rd Prize and People Choice Award for the favourite pianist at the International TV Contest 'Nutcracker' in Moscow (Russia) in 2011

- 3rd Prize and special prize (solo concert at the Mozart Haus Vienna, Austria, in February 2014) at the International Competition for Young Pianists 'A Step Towards Mastery' in St. Petersburg (Russia) in 2013

Arsenii has already performed in several concert halls in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as in Sochi (Russia), Kiev and Kharkiv (Ukraine). He gave his first solo concert in Cherepovets (Russia) in 2012. Moreover, Arsenii has performed as a soloist with diverse orchestras including Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra 'New Russia', Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and many others. He had the opportunity to be conducted by T.Vavilov, N. Kornev, M. Golikov, A.Rybalko,  M. Barkauskas, D. Lyss, to name but a few.

Arsenii is also very interested in chamber music. In 2013 he participated in the chamber music festival Musica Muni in Brussels (Belgium). He has already received positive feedback by Rudolph Buchbinder, Itamar Golan, Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis, Vladimir Perlin, Leonid Kerbel and attended master classes with from Paul Komen, Igor Rome, Nata Tsveereli, IlonaTimchenko.

From 2009 to 2010 Arsenii was a scholarship-holder of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society and in 2010 received the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Award. Since 2010 he is holding a scholarship of the Rostropobich Foundation, S.T. Rihter personal grant.

According to Prof. Sandler 'Arsenii Mun is a very talented young musician, possessing excellent combination of abilities. Arsenii has a fine appreciation of music and natural virtuosity as well as artistism.'

Listen to Arsenii here.

Repertoire

Solo
J. S. Bach, French Suite No. 5 in G Major  
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in C minor (BWV 826)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in E minor (WTC 1)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor (WTC 1)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue  in C minor (WTC 2)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C Major (WTC  2)
L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Pathetique (Op. 13)
F.Chopin, Roundeau in C minor (Op. 1)    
F.Chopin, Bolero in A minor (Op. 19) 
F.Chopin, Scherzo No. 1 in B minor (Op. 20)
F.Chopin, Etude No. 2 in F minor (Op. 25) 
F.Chopin, Etude  No. 5 in G Major (Op. 10)
F.Chopin, Etude No. 24 in C minor (Op. 25)
F.Chopin, Etude  No. 1 in C Major (Op. 10)
F.Chopin, Fantaisie Impromptu (Op. 66)
F.Chopin, Mazurka No. 1 in F sharp minor (Op. 6)
F. Chopin, Mazurka No. 1 in B flat Major (Op. 7)
F.Chopin, Mazurka No. 2 in E minor (Op. 17)
F.Chopin, Mazurka No. 3 in A sharp Major (Op. 24)
F. Chopin, Nocturne No. 1 in B flat minor (Op. 9)
F. Chopin, Nocturne No. 1 in F Major (Op. 15)
F. Chopin, Polonaise No. 1 in C minor (Op. 26)
C. Debussy, Pour le piano (L. 95)
J. Haydn, Sonata in F Major (Hob. XVI: 23)
W.A. Mozart, Sonata in D Major (K. 311)
W.A. Mozart, Sonata in F Major (K. 332)
M. Moszkowski, Etude No.11 in A Major (Op. 11)
N. Paganini/F.Liszt, Etude No. 5 in E Major, La Chasse
S. Rachmaninov, Barkarolla (Op. 10)
D. Shostakovich, Preludes for Piano Nos. 2, 5, 6, 10, 16, 17, 24 (Op. 34)
R. Shchedrin, Humoresque
P. Tchaikovsky, Dumka (Op. 59)

Chamber music

L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Spring (Op. 24, 1st mov.)
F. Bridge, Sonata for Cello and Piano (H. 125, 1st mov.)
J. Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor
J. Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
E. Elgar, Sonata for Violin and Piano (Op. 82, 1st mov.)
I. Frolov, Spanish Fantasy
I. Frolov, Joke-Souvenir
E. Grieg, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F Major (Op. 3, 1st mov.)
W. Kroll, Banjo and Fiddle
W.A. Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major (K. 301, 1st mov.)
W.A. Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor (K. 304, 1st mov.)

With orchestra

J.S. Bach, Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor (BWV 1056, 1st mov.)
J. Haydn, Concerto for Violin, Harpsichord and Strings in F Major (Hob. XVIII: 6, 2nd mov.)
L. van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major (1st mov.)
W.A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major (K. 41)
W.A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat Major (K. 450, 3rd mov.)
E. Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor (Op. 16)


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