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Kiron Tellian

Age 21, Austria

Austrian pianist and composer Kiron Atom Tellian currently pursues his bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School in New York, studying with Maestro Sergei Babayan. He is a proud recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship, which, among other things, covers all expenses for the entire duration of his studies.


Tellian won the first prize and Haydn prize at the prestigious 17th Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany, the grand prize and special prizes at the X. Savshinsky International Music Competition in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as well as the Grand Prize (Alexei Sultanov Memorial

Discovery Prize), with special prizes at the inaugural Nashville International Chopin Competition.


Tellian performs in renowned venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus Blaibach as well as at various festivals like Kultur im Schloss Walpersdorf, at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Viotti Festival and the Verbier Festival.




Preliminary Round:


•     Frédéric Chopin: Étude in C Major, Op. 10, No. 1

•     Frédéric Chopin: Étude in E-flat Minor, Op. 25, No. 6

•     Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1

•     Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit


Live Quarterfinal Round:


•    Frédéric Chopin: Étude in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 11

•    Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 4

•    Frédéric Chopin: Andante Spianato et Grand Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22

•    Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations on an Original Theme in C Minor, WoO 80


Live Semifinal Round:


•    Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54

•    Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in E-flat Major, Op. 18

•    Unsuk Chin: Piano Étude No. 5 “Toccata” from Twelve Piano Études

•    Adolf Schulz-Evler: Arabesken über Themen des Walzers “An der schönen blauen

Donau” von Johann Strauss

•    Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19

•    Alexander Scriabin: Étude Op. 65, No. 1 Allegro fantastico

•    Alexander Scriabin: Étude in G Major, Op. 65, No. 3 Molto vivace


Live Final Round:


•    Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

Kiron Tellian
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