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Name: Denis Vladimirovich Plutalov
Skills: Accompanist, Soloist, Teacher, Writer
Phone: 1-336-765-6302
Fax: 1-336-765-6302
Address: 2291 Brecknock Dr., Winston-Salem, NC, , United States
Links: E-mail
Born on May 17, 1976, Denis Plutalov started playing piano at the age of six. After graduating from Tambov Music School no. 1, he continued his education at the rachmaninov College in Tambov. An alumni of the Russian Gnessins Academy of Music in Moscow, Denis Plutalov inheroted the best traditions of the old Russian piano school. He was the best pupil of Prof. Maria Gambaryan (1995-1999), whose school in turn was going back to Franz Liszt through Constantin Igumnov, and Prof. Igor Nikonovich (2000-2001), pupil and son in law of legendary Vladimir Sofrnitsky. In 2002 Plutalov received an invitation to continue his graduate studies in the United States with the renowned pianist and pedagogue Prof. Eric Larsen. In 2004 Denis Plutalov received his Master of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and now receives his Professional Artist Certificate before getting into doctorate

Prizes and Diplomas: 1st Prize, All-Russian Piano Competition in Togliatti, Russia(1993); 2nd prize, International Piano Competition in Ostuni, Italy (1993) Diploma. 1st international Rachmaninov youth Competition, Tambov (1994), Rachmaninov Prize of tambov (1993, 1994) Diploma, 1st International Franz Liszt Competition, Wrozlaw, Poland (1999) Winner, Concerto Competition of NCSA, Winston-Salem, NC, USA (2003)

Festivals and appearances include: International Rachmaninoff festival in Tambov and Ivanovka, Russia; Keyboard festival at Lander University, SC, USA Plutalov performed at the Grand and Small Halls of the Gnessins Academy and at the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. In addition to his achievemnets as a pianist, Plutalov is also a skilled musicologist and a great specialist on Mahler, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. He's an honorary member of the Dutch Willem mengelberg Society and the International Shostakovich Asoociation. He wrote several significant works on Rachmaninov and Shostakovich's music.

His piano repertoire embraces all styles of piano music: Bach, Scarlatti Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, debussy, ravel, Prokofiev, Scriabin and many others. Plutalov one of the rare pianists who performs all the piano works of Dmitry Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninov. His performances gained him worldwide recognition as a versatile and charismatic personality.



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