Tamila Salimdjanova
Supported by an Anonymous Club 32 donor


9 November 1991


Second Prize (equal): Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition (Lagny-sur-Marne, France)
Third Prize: Campillos International Piano Competition (Málaga, Spain)
Second Prize and Audience Prize: Birmingham International Piano Competition (Birmingham, UK)
First Prize (equal): Massarosa International Piano Competition (Lucca, Italy)
First Prize, Audience Prize: BNDES International Piano Competition (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Tamila Salimdjanova began her studies at the Uspensky Music School in Tashkent with Tamara Popovich. She went on to study at the Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Irina Plotnikova. She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Performance in the UK at the Royal College of Music, studying piano with DmitrI Alexeev and Vanessa Latarche. Currently, she is at the Bern University of the Arts in Switzerland, studying under Tomasz Herbut.

Tamila has performed with the Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Thames Chamber Orchestra in venues including Sala São Paulo and Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Castro Alves in Salvador and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. She has appeared as a guest artist at the Radio France Festival in Montpellier.

Tamila’s recent performances include the Festival Les Pianos-Folies du Touquet-Paris-Plage in France and Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordão in Brazil.


2021 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round
Webcast: Online Concert
Monday 5 July 2021, 2.00pm

2021 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in D major BWV 912

V. F♯ minor

I. Allegro inquieto 
II. Andante caloroso 
III. Precipitato


I. Darkly
II. Leggiero e legato
III. Gentle

Semi Final Round

I. Andante 

from Játékok Book 6 
Al-ModozVa (Day dreaming) 
from Játékok Book 5 
from Játékok Book 6 
from Játékok Book 5 
Hommage tardif à Karskaya 
from Játékok Book 6 
Marina Tsvetayeva: It’s Time 
from Játékok Book 1 
Hommage à Tchaikovsky 
from Játékok Book 3 
Hommage à Schubert 

I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton
II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch
III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten

Final Round

I. Pagodes

II. La soirée dans Grenade

III. Jardins sous la pluie

I. Allegro non tanto

II. Vivace

III. Moderato

I. Moderato   
II. Andante con moto  
III. Finale. Allegro 

Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S.178
Frédéric Chopin: Prélude in C# minor Op.45 
Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D minor K.213