Born 1995 in Siberia/Yakutia, the young Russian pianist Sergey Tanin was awarded the 3rd prize and the Audience Prize for his interpretation of Brahms’ piano concerto no.1 at the prestigious Concours Géza Anda 2018 in Zurich. Furthermore, he was a laureate of several competitions in Russia (St Petersburg), Finland and Germany (Bremen Piano Competition).
Sergey started to play piano at the age of 5. At the age of 11, he had performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in the main hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in the Kiev Philharmonic. In 2011, he was admitted to Moscow Conservatory’s Central Music School. Since 2014, he has been a student of Prof. Irina Plotnikova at the Moscow State Conservatory.
Tanin gave recitals in renowned Russian concert halls, including the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Moscow International House of Music, the St Petersburg Philharmonia, as well as in Germany, Spain, Kazakhstan, Finland, France, and Switzerland. He has performed as a soloist with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Bremer Philharmoniker, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Russian National Young Orchestra and the Yakutian Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Géza Anda Foundation was set up by the pianist's widow, Hortense Anda-Bührle, in 1978, two years after his untimely death.
Its objective is to promote the development of pianists of the younger generation and to help them develop in the spirit of Géza Anda. The main focus of the foundation’s work is an international piano competition, held every three years in Zürich. There is no shortage of such competitions, but the Concours Géza Anda is unique. And it's not just a question of the high-profile names from the world of music who sit on the jury. What sets it apart is the special way the prize is formulated. The competition does not wash its hands off of the prizewinners as soon as the final concert is over and the prize money collected. The Géza Anda Foundation guarantees the prizewinners a certain number of solo engagements in international music centres and provides free concert management for three years.