Veniamin Blokh was born in 1993 in St. Petersburg (Russia) and has been playing piano since the age of four. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with honors from the prestigious St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2017. After graduation, Veniamin has continued his education in the United States, where he got his Master’s degree with honors and is currently in the artist diploma program. Throughout his musical career, he has pursued his passion for vocal and instrumental chamber music.
Veniamin is a laureate of many international piano competitions and festivals. He participated in numerous piano masterclasses with many great artists. He actively gives concerts as a soloist, and he also collaborates with renowned orchestras and smaller ensembles.
June 4-15, 2020
Registration - closed
August 16, 2020
Video recording submission deadline
September 1, 2020
No upper age limit
No additional costs
Video selection only (single round)
Contestants are not required to play from memory
Complete a registration form
Record a video: Julian Cochran - Prelude No. 12
Upload your video to YouTube (video should be available for watching online)
When you submit the video recording, please use the following format: Julian Cochran - Prelude No. 12, your name.
Send the link to the video to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1000 euro in Prizes
Piano bench with shipment
Online mentoring sessions (6 hours) with Anna Proszowska-Sala: “Key factors of creating artist’s brand”
Anna is a certified Performance Enhancement Coach who works with outstanding musicians, actors, young and talented professionals from the artistic and creative fields, as well as business representatives. Since 2017 she has held the position of the Creative Director of the only Centre of Musical Entrepreneurship in Poland at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Through her work she wants to highlight the importance of realising that the limits of both personal and professional fulfillment are determined by one’s imagination.