COUNTRY – Russia
AGE – 29
HOST FAMILY – Maggy-Pierre Pelissier

Daria Kiseleva debuted as a soloist with orchestra at age ten. In 2014 she won first prize at the prestigious IV BNDES International Piano Competition in Brazil. Appearances with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra de Experimental de Repertório, and a recital series in Sala Sao Paolo and Theatre Municipal of Rio de Janeiro followed. The prize led to performances at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall as a Golden Key Music Festival Guest Artist and at the Salle Cortot in Paris.

In 2015 Daria became laureate of the Marguerite Long International Piano Competition, performing with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Other honors include first prize at the Rotary Club International Piano Competition in Mallorca (concert series in Spain, Germany and France), and performances in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Salle Gauveau (Paris), 35 Londrina Festival and Festival VII Virtuosi Gravata (Brazil), Schlern Festival (Italy), Museum of Modern Art and Foundation Oscar Americano (Sao Paolo), and Aptos Keyboard Series (Monterey Bay, California). Other achievements in 2014 include second prize at the International Rubinstein Chamber Competition and the Jean Francaix International Piano Competition (2014).

Daria graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in the studio of Andrei Diev and from TCU’s School of Music studying under Támas Ungár. She is a guest artist of the International Keyboard Odyssiad® and Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado and artist-in-residence of the Drozdoff Society in New York City.

Professional training

Texas Christian University School of Music (United States)
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russia)

Recent awards

2018  Los Angeles International Piano Competition (4th prize)
2017  Impromptu! Drozdoff Audition (Grand Prize)
2016  International Keyboard Odyssiad® Competition (Gold Medal)

Round I

Mozart                                                       Sonata No. 9 in D major, K. 311
Liszt                                                           Étude d’exécution transcendante No. 5 in B-flat major, S. 139
Shostakovich                                            Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in D-flat major, Op. 87

Round II
Medtner                                                     Fairy Tales, Op. 34, I. Magic Violin, III. Wood Spirit
Ravel                                                          Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55

Round III
Brahms                                                      Variations on the Original Theme, No. 1 in D major, Op. 21
Prokofiev                                                   Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82

Round IV
Prokofiev                                                   Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26