Elizaveta Kliuchereva

Russia  I  Age 23

When she was 6, Elizaveta Kliuchereva—who was born in Moscow into a family of visual artists—was walking in the corridors of her art school and found a very old piano standing in the corner. She says: “From the moment I saw the piano and opened the keyboard, I realized that it is going to be my life, and I would not be able to live without music.”

She has since studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, and the Accademia Internazionale di Imola “Incontri col Maestro” with Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Arie Vardi, and Boris Petrushansky, respectively. Elizaveta is a prizewinner of more than 30 international piano competitions in the United Kingdom, China, Kazakhstan, Italy, Estonia, Russia, and France, and was a semifinalist at last year’s Leeds Competition.

Among her performance highlights are the Ukrainian Kharkiv Philharmonic, Central Music School at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Hilton Head Symphony, National Philharmonic of Russia, St. Petersburg State Symphony, Prague Radio Symphony, Karaganda Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and New Mexico Philharmonic. She now comes to the Cliburn to realize a “real dream—to play in this hall and on this stage, where many genius pianists have played before.”


Preliminary Round

HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
FRANCK Prélude, Choral et Fugue
LISZT Rhapsodie espagnole

Quarterfinal Round

BACH–SILOTI Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855a
CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, op. 61
DEBUSSY La plus que lente
DEBUSSY “Feux d’artifice” from Preludes, Book II
STRAUSS–GODOWSKY Symphonic Metamorphosis on Die Fledermaus

Semifinal Round – Recital

SCHUBERT Impromptus, D. 935, nos. 1 and 2
SCHUMANN Carnaval, op. 9
RACHMANINOV Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1931)

Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467

Final Round – Concerto I

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, S. 124

Final Round – Concerto II

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30