Grand Piano Series: Slava Gryaznow Dec. 14

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Ever since Vyacheslav Gryaznov (affectionately known as Slava) played in the Grand Piano Series in 2019, the GPS audience has eagerly yearned for his return. Slava takes the stage Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Leo Auditorium in Bonita Springs, replacing Eric Lu (who was originally scheduled to perform).

Vyacheslav Gryaznov is an internationally celebrated pianist/composer, known and lauded for his over 40 arrangements, 15 of which are published by the prestigious Schott Music, which signed him in 2014 as their youngest composer. A winner of multiple international awards, Vyacheslav is a victor of top piano competitions in Italy, Ukraine, Denmark, Georgia, Japan, Russia, and the United States. The latter, the 2016 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Audition, where Vyacheslav won the 1st Prize, led to the release of his “Russian Transcriptions” album on the Steinway & Sons label. The album is available worldwide on all major streaming platforms. His most recent 2021 album, “Western Transcriptions,” is available on the Master Performers label.

In 2022, Vyacheslav launched his piano festival at Vashon Center for The Arts, WA, with great acclaim and has also made his conducting debut at the inaugural edition. Having graduated with honors from the Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory under Professor Manana Kandelaki’s tutelage, he graduated with honors from the Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Yuri Slesarev. He joined the faculty during his post-graduate studies there. In 2016, Vyacheslav moved to the United States and completed Yale School of Music’s Artist Diploma program with Professor Boris Berman.

Vyacheslav resides in New York and New Haven, tours nationally and in Europe, Africa, and Japan, and is an Artist-in-Residence with The Drozdoff Society in the United States.

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