Slava Guerchovitch Piano


Slava Guerchovitch was born into a family of musicians, originally migrants from the Soviet Union, in Monaco in 1999. Although preceded by three generations of violinists, he decided against following the family tradition, and began his studies at the Prince Rainier III Academy of Music in Monaco in a different instrument: the piano.
In 2015, following a glittering period of study in the Principality, Slava entered the Conservatoire de Paris, where he was taught by such distinguished figures as Michel Béroff, Laurent Cabasso, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Prisca Benoît, Hortense Cartier-Bresson and Fernando Rossano. He received his piano diploma with the unanimous congratulations of the jury.

He is currently studying with the renowned Russian teacher Rena Shereshevskaya at the École Normale Cortot in Paris.

In March 2022, he became the third French pianist to win first prize at the prestigious Épinal International Competition. He also won the special prize for best French performer and the SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) prize for the best performance of a contemporary work by Guillaume Connesson, as well as the Shigeru Kawai prize. A few months previously, in November 2021, he won first prize at the Roma International Piano Competition in Rome, featuring in particular a remarkable performance in the final of Mozart’s Piano Copncerto no.23 in A major with the Roma Tre Orchestra conducted by Pawel Gorajski. He also performed the concerto in Épinal with the Orchestre national de Metz conducted by Lucie Leguay. Over the course of 2021, he was also awarded first prize, with a unanimous vote from the jury, at the Concours Internationale Bellan in Paris, at the first Swiss International Music Competition and at the fourth International Moscow Music Competition.

He is also a regular guest, both in France and abroad, at many festivals, including the Saint-Ursanne piano festival, Artenetra, the Festival de Menton, the Festival Chopin in Paris, the Festival Bach in Toul, Musicorum, Les Nuits d’Eté in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, Les Rendez-Vous du Piano in Falicon, Piano à Levens and the Festival Max Van der Linden.

Since June 2022, Slava has been an ambassador for the Sancta Devota humanitarian foundation in Monaco. In partnership with the foundation, Slava will be releasing two CDs in late 2023 and early 2024 [ou: released a CD in late 2023 with another to follow in early 2024?], the first a solo recital and the second an album of works for piano and violin by Maurice Ravel, with his older brother David on the violin.

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Saturday, 27 January 2024

16:00 Chapelle de Gstaad

J.S. Bach, M. Ravel, K. Beffa, F. Liszt