Dip (Moscow Conservatory), MPerf (RCM), ArtDip (RCM)
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 zu Leipzig, New York 92Y, Cleveland Severance Hall, Tokyo Sumida Triphony Hall, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. In concerto engagements, Klinton has worked with The Philharmonia, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Svetlanov State Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a recording artist, Dinara has received widespread critical acclaim for her interpretations. Among many dazzling reviews, her album Liszt: Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139, released by the German label GENUIN classics, 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 an American label DELOS. Her third CD is a part of renowned recording series Chopin. Complete Works on contemporary instruments, released by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Poland. The latest release with PianoClassic is featuring Prokofiev Complete Sonatas.
Dinara’s music education started in the age of five in her native Kharkiv, Ukraine. She graduated with highest honours from Moscow Central Music School, where she studied with Valery Piassetski, and the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she worked with Eliso Virsaladze. Dinara completed her Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Dina Parakhina and became the inaugural recipient of highly prestigious RCM Benjamin Britten fellowship during her Artist Diploma course. After that, Dinara attended masterclasses at the Lake Como Piano Academy and worked with Boris Petrushansky in Imola Piano Academy.
'Klinton generally highlights the lyrical side of Prokofiev, though she doesn't play down the sonatas' sardonic, motoric and percussive elements, which are essential characteristics in most of the composer's piano works. She also tends to impart an epic sense to the music… Nothing in the set is less than compelling.' MusicWeb International (Prokofiev Complete Piano Sonatas)
'This account by Dinara Klinton holds its own against all comers.' Gramophone (Liszt 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139)
'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)
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Faculties / departments: Keyboard