Dinara Klinton
Supported by Club 32 donor Helen Meddings


6 July 1989


Third Prize: Cleveland International Piano Competition (Cleveland, USA)
Third Prize: BNDES International Piano Competition in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Second Prize: International Paderewski Competition (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Second Prize: Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano, Italy)

Dinara Klinton studied with Valery Piassetski at the Moscow Central Music School, before joining the class of Eliso Virsaladze at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. She subsequently earned her Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London, studying piano under Dina Parakhina.

Currently, Dinara is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music.Her orchestral engagements have included the Philharmonia in London, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and the St Petersburg Philharmonic.

She has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Leipzig Gewandhaus, New York’s 92nd Street Y, and in Cleveland’s Severance Hall. Festival appearances have included Lugano’s Progetto Martha Argerich, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh Proms and France’s La Roque d’Anthéron.

An experienced recording artist, Dinara has released Chopin: Works on contemporary instruments (2017), the complete Études d’exécution transcendante by Liszt in 2016 (voted BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month) and Music of Chopin and Liszt in 2007. In March 2021, she released her latest album of Prokofiev’s nine piano sonatas.


2021 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round
Webcast: Online Concert
Tuesday 6 July 2021, 2.00pm

2021 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

Sergei Taneyev: Prelude and Fugue in G# minor Op.29 

I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung. Allegretto ma non troppo 
II. Lebhaft, Marschmäßig. Vivace alla marcia 
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto  
IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro 

Percy Grainger: A Bridal Lullaby
Franz Liszt /Vladimir Horowitz: Wedding March and Variations from ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Earl Wild: Etude No.3 based on George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love”

Semi Final Round

Prelude and Fugue in C# minor BWV 849

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.3 in C# minor Op.39
Robert Schumann: Symphonic Études Op.13

Final Round

I. Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegro vivace


I. Preludio

II. Molto vivace

III. Paysage

IV. Mazeppa

V. Feux follets

VI. Vision

VII. Eroica

VIII. Wilde Jagd

IX. Ricordanza

X. Allegro agitato molto

XI. Harmonies du soir

XII. Chasse-neige


I. Elégie

III. Oh lieb, so lang du lieben kannst