The winner of the ХIII Tchaikovsky International competition, Miroslav Kultyshev was born in 1985 in Leningrad. He finished a secondary special music school under the Conservatory (Zora Zuker’s class). In 2009 he graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory in the name of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov (class by Professor Alexander Sandler, the honored artist of the RF). He has won the Grand Prix at the 20th Monte Carlo Piano Masters.
Mr. Kultyshev started to play piano when he was 6 years old. At the age of 10 he made his debut in the Grand hall in the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall where he performed a concert re-minor by Mozart conducted by Yuriy Temirkanov. Miroslav Kultyshev gave numerous concerts at the international music festivals like “Kissinger Sommer” (Germany, 2002-2006) and “Elba – Music Island of Europe” (Italy, 1997, 2003, 2008). He also participated at the festivals such as “Mecklenburg Festspiele Vorpommern” (Germany, 2006) and “White Nights’ Stars” (2007), “International Week of Conservatories” (2007), “Music Kremlin”(2008), “Mikkeli Music Festival”(Finland, 2008-2009), “Klavier Festival Ruhr” (Germany, 2008), Festival in Duszhniki (Poland, 2008) and etc.
Miroslav Kultyshev performs at leading concert venues of Saint Petersburg and Moscow and also at the well-known halls such as Musikverein in Vienna, Salzburg Mozarteum, Lincoln Center “Avery Fisher Hall” (New-York), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Сoncertgebow (Amsterdam).
Pianist performs together with such conductors as Valeriy Georgiev, Vladimir Ashkenazi, Yuriy Bashmet, Sergey Roldugin, Mark Gernshtein, Vasiliy Sinayskiy, Nikolay Alexeevв, Alexander Dmitriev.
In 1998 he became a laureate of the Moscow International Festival of young pianists in the name of H. Neuhaus, and in 1999 a laureate of the International Music Festival “Virtuosos-2000 ”.
From 1995 till 2004 he was a grant holder of the International Charity Fund of Yuri Bashmet and of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Society. In 2001 he was awarded with a youth grant of the prestigious Russian National Independent Prize “Triumph”.