Denis Linnik

All prize winners
EMCY Prize
Nationality: Belarusian
Instrument: Piano/keyboard
Date of birth 1995/11/17

Denis was born in 1995 in Maryina Horka, Belarus. He started his piano studies at the age of seven, in the local music school with Professor Valentina Shetsko. In 2004 he was accepted to the Republican Akhremchik Upper School-College of Arts, into the class of the eminent piano teacher, Honoured Teacher of Belarus, Tatiana Sergievskaya.

There Denis’s accomplishments soon stepped beyond the school curriculum, as he succeeded in several junior piano competitions, among which is the Fifth Youth Delphic Games of the CIS Member States (Minsk, 2008), where he won the Silver Medal; and International competition Music of Hope (Gomel, 2009), where he got the First Prize. Still at school, Denis got under the tutorship of the Honoured Man of Art of Belarus Professor Vladimir Nekhaenko, who had been his professor till 2017, including his studies at Belarusian State Academy of Music.

Since September 2017, Denis Linnik has been studying in Hochschule für Musik Basel , Switzerland, under the tutorship of Professor Claudio Martínez Mehner

His piano contest track record also includes the following achievements: Second Prize at the International ‘’Alemdar Karamanov Competition’’ (Simferopol, 2011), First Prize at the Seventh International Competition for Young Pianists in S. Prokofiev’s Native Land (Donetsk, 2013), Golden Medal (First Prize) in the senior age group at the eleventh Delphic Games of the CIS Member States (2016), Fifth Prize in the Senior group at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Kiev, 2017) and 1st Prize and Audience Prize on the Cittá du Cantú 28th International Piano and Orchestra Competition ( Italy,2018).

Besides playing as a solo performer, Denis has a significant part of his music career stand for being an accompanier and a chamber musician. In 2016 as a part of a trio, he won the First Prize at Stankovich International Competition in Kyiv.

Denis Linnik has a dynamic concert schedule that includes solo recitals, playing with symphonic and chamber orchestras, participation in festivals and master-classes in Belarus, France, Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Italy, Finland, Switzerland and the USA.

His orchestra biography includes performances with Crimea State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Brest Symphony Orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine etc

He also performed on Belarusian and Ukrainian radio and television and became the title character of one of the episodes of the documentary series about talented youth ‘We are tomorrow’ by Belarusian national TV network.

Three times (2009, 2011, 2014) Denis was awarded the main scholarship of the Belarus President’s Special Fund for the Support of the Talented Youth.

You can hear Denis on his YouTube channel.

If you are interested in working with Denis, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J. S. Bach – English Suite No.6 in D minor B.W.V.811
J. S. Bach and F. Busoni – Chaconne in D minor B.W.V.1004
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata No.7 in D Major (Op.10, No.3)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata  No.18, in E flat Major (Op.31, No.3)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata No.3 in C Major (Op.2, No.3)
L. Van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor (Op.57)
L. Van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor I mov (Op.90)
J. Brahms – Four Ballades (Op.10)
J. Brahms – Six Pieces for Piano (Op.118)
F. Chopin – Polonaise in C sharp minor (Op.26, No.1)
F. Chopin – Nocturne in F Major (Op.15, No.1)
F. Chopin – Nocturne in E flat Major (Op.9, No.2)
F. Chopin – Nocturne in B Major (Op.32, No.1)
C. Debussy – Estampes L.100
C. Debussy – Préludes, Livre 1
C. Debussy – Suite bergamasque L.75
E. Glebov and I. Olovnikov – “Adagio” from the balet “The Little Prince”
E. Glebov and I. Olovnikov – “Samba” from the balet “The Dream”
J. Haydn – Sonata in D Major Hob.XVI/14
J. Haydn – Piano Sonata in F Major Hob. XVI/23
A. Karamanov – Variations for Piano
V. Korolchuk – Piano Sonata “Cronos”
F. Liszt – Spanish Rhapsody S.254
F. Liszt – Sonata in H minor S.178
F. Liszt – Grandes études de Paganini S.141 No.6
F. Liszt – Transcendental Étude No.10 in F minor S.139
F. Liszt – Dante Sonata S.161 No.7
F. Mendelssohn – Rondo Capriccioso (Op.14)
W. A. Mozart – Fantasy and Sonata in C minor K.475/K.457
S. Prokofiev – Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor (Op.28)
S. Prokofiev – “Scene”, “Young Juliet”, “Masks”, “Montagues and Capulets”, “Mercutio”, and “Romeo and Juliet Before Parting” from the piano suite “Romeo and Juliet” (Op.75)’
S. Rachmaninov – Musical moments No.4 in E minor, No.5 in D flat Major, No.6 in C Major (Op.16)
S. Rachmaninov – Preludes No.3 in D minor, No.4 in D Major, No.5 in G minor, No.6 in E flat Major, No.10 in G flat Major (Op.23)
S. Rachmaninov – Preludes No.2 in B flat minor, No.4 in E minor, No.8 in A minor, No.10 in H minor (Op.32)
S. Rachmaninov – Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor (Op.36)
S. Rachmaninov – Elegie in E flat minor (Op.3, No.1)
M. Ravel – Sonatine for Piano in F sharp minor M.40
G. Rossini and F. Liszt – Tarantella Napoletana in A minor S.424
G. Rossini and F. Liszt – La Regata Veneziana in C Major S.424
F. Schubert – Piano Sonata No.17 in D Major D.850
R. Schumann – The Symphonic Etudes (Op.13)
A. Scriabin – Piano Sonata No.3 in F sharp minor (Op.23)
A. Scriabin – Etude in G sharp minor (Op.8, No.9)
A. Scriabin – Preludes (Op.11)
P. Tchaikovsky – Theme and Variations in F Major (Op.19, No.6)
P. Tchaikovsky – Sentimental Waltz (Op.51, No.6)
P. Tchaikovsky and S. Rachmaninov – Lullaby (Op.16)

With orchestra

L. Van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor (Op.37)
A. Berg – Chamber Concerti for Piano, Violin and 13 Winds
J. Brahms – Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor (Op.15)
F. Chopin – Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor (Op.21)
W. A. Mozart – Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat Major K. 595
S. Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor (Op.16)
S. Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor (Op.1)
S. Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor (Op.30)
S. Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Op.43)
R. Schumann – Piano Concert in A minor (Op.54)

Chamber Music

B. Bartok – Rhapsody No.1 for Violin and Piano Sz 87
L. Van Beethoven – 12 Variations for Cello and Piano (Op.66, No.3)
L. Van Beethoven – Piano Trio in E flat Major (Op.1, No.1) I mov
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat Major (Op.12, No.3)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A major (Op.30, No.1)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G Major (Op.96)
J. Brahms – Piano Trio No.3 in C minor (Op.101)
J. Brahms – Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No.1 in F minor (Op.120, No.1)
J. Brahms – Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G major (Op.78)
F. Chopin – Piano Trio in G minor (Op.8) I mov
C. Debussy – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor L. 148
C. Franck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major M.8
F. Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No 2 in C minor (Op.66)
W. A. Mozart – Piano Trio in B flat Major K.502
C. Saint-Saents – Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D minor (Op.75)
F. Schubert – Introduction and Variations for Piano and Flute (Op.160)
R. Schumann – Piano Quintet in E flat Major (Op.44) I mov
D. Shostakovich – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major (Op.134)
C. M. Von Weber – Trio for Piano, Flute and Cello in G minor (Op.63)



Schubert: Variations on "Trockne Blumen" D 802 - Denis Linnik, piano; Tomasz Sierant, flute
Scriabin: Sonata No 3 in F-sharp minor, op.23 - Denis Linnik, piano