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Dr. Kirill Monorosi

Kirill Monorosi is an Australian pianist, musicologist, composer and teacher. 
Prior to completing his PhD in 2014 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, he completed a professional training course at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatorium and studied at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany, where he received Diplom and Aufbau A degrees in piano performance.
Kirill was a Finalist and Diploma Prize-Winner of the 2009 J. S. Bach International Piano Competition in Würzburg, and has been awarded numerous other awards, including the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), two Robert Hatherley Scholarships and a J. S. Bach Foundation Research Grant (Germany). In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship to continue his research in European archives. This resulted in the discovery of numerous previously unpublished and uncatalogued works by a member of the ‘Mighty Handful’ - César Cui, and unpublished works by other composers, including J. C. Bach, Nikolai Medtner, Alexander Glazunov. Works Kirill has since edited for publication and is in the process of recording. 
As a performer, Kirill has given recitals with solo, chamber music and concertos in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Russia, with repertoire ranging from the English virginalists to works produced in collaboration with contemporary Australian composers. In 2009, he was invited to perform a solo recital on Liszt’s piano in the Liszt Museum, Weimar. In 2012, in a series of lecture-recitals he performed the world premiere of César Cui’s Variations-Preludes Op. 104. 
Kirill recorded the first book of J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, and released a live recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. Recently released recordings include his own arrangements of J. S. Bach's 6 Trio sonatas for ogran - recorded together with Mark Walton on clarinet / soprano saxophone, and the premiere recording of Nikolai Medtner's 6 Preludes. 
Kirill is passionate about music education, and participates in and organises numerous events, including masterclasses and festivals. He maintains a busy teaching schedule at his studio in Sydney. A number of his students have won full music scholarships at leading schools in Sydney, and have achieved success in local, national and international competitions, performing in venues such Carnegie Hall (New York), the Mozarteum (Salzburg), and the Sydney Opera House. 
From 2017, Kirill is the Artistic director and Co-chair of the Jury of the J. S. Bach International Piano Competition in Würzburg, Germany. 
In 2021, he published his Op. 1 - 24 Etudes for piano, one of the first collections of piano work in all 24 keys by an Australian composer. In 2022, he completed his Op. 2 - Clavier-Büchlein (Little piano book) with numerous solo and duo works composed specifically for children, and in 2023, a set of Arabesques for piano. 

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