Thursday 25 May 2017
Dmitry Bashkirov in residence at the RCM
Piano maestro Dmitry Bashkirov took up residency at the Royal College of Music this May, working with students from the Keyboard Faculty in lessons and masterclasses. This was Mr Bashkirov’s first visit to the Royal College of Music and he expressed his ‘heartfelt thanks’ to the College for inviting him to London.
He said, ‘The special atmosphere, beautiful building, gifted students and friendly attitude of colleagues and staff will stay in my memory and I will always be glad to visit again and support the students.’
Mr Bashkirov trained at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he is now a professor and received international acclaim after winning the 1956 Marguerite London Competition in Paris. He has performed with major orchestras and conductors around the world and his taught many of today’s renowned pianists including RCM Chair of Advanced Piano, Professor Dmitri Alexeev.
The RCM’s Keyboard Faculty regularly welcomes acclaimed international pianists to work with RCM students; recent visitors include Sir András Schiff, Peter Donohoe and Howard Shelley.