Konstantin Bashikov

Participant No. 1. Professional category
Konstantin Bashikov. Sofia, Bulgaria

Konstantin Bashikov was born on 12.05.2008 in Sofia. Started studying piano at the age of six . Since 2019 he has been studying at the National Music School «Lyubomir Pipkov» in Sofia in the class of Ilya Ovchinnikov.

He is the winner of a number of international competitions, including:

  • I prize—  XXVIII  International competition  for instrumentalist and composers “Music and Earth”,Sofia ,1-3.-7.2020
  • I prize — International Music Competition «Paris «Grand prize Virtuozo 2020. He has been selested to perform at the Amphitheatre,Philharmonie (Paris) at the Awards Ceremony
  • II prize of the VII International Competition for Young Pianists and Teachers «Bartolomeo Christofoli» — St. Petersburg, May 2019.
  • III prize — 5th “Stella Oslekova” National Competition — Plovdiv, December 2019.
  • I prize (Prelude and Fugue Section) — XII International Competition J.S. Bach — Kurume, Japan, December 2018. In addition, Konstantin received a special award in the name of Yuko Yamaoka.
  • II prize (Debussy section) — XII International competition J.S.Bach — Kurume, Japan, December 2018.
  • I prize — 5th National Academic Competition «J.S .Bach and his Contemporaries» (appeared in category A — 5-7 grade, although he is in 4th grade) — Plovdiv, December 2019.
  • I prize — International Internet Music Competition «IMKA» Sarajevo, August 2018.
  • II prize — 5th ENKOR International Music Competition, July 2018.
  • I prize (highest score in the group /96.33/ born 2008) — IX International Internet Competition, Belgrade, March 2018.
  • I prize (Junior Category) — III International competition “Music and Earth” — Paris, December 2017.
  • Winner — XVII Munchner Klavierpodium — Munich (Germany), July 2017; In addition, Konstantin received two special awards, including participation in a festival and master classes at the Steinway House in Munich in May 2018.
  • II Prize — eMuse 2017 International Music Competition, Athens, May 2017.

He has many first prizes from national and several online competitions.

At the invitation of Prof. Chantal Stiliani (piano, Philomuses Association), Konstantin participated in a concert at the Municipality of Paris in January 2019.In October 2019, Konstantin participated in a chamber concert at the National Art Gallery Sofia «Children’s Room — children Play for children», where he plays pieces of four and six hands. He made his debut as an accompanist with the famous soprano Ina Kancheva.On November 1, 2019, Konstantin made his debut as a soloist, performing a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major by Haydn with the Sofia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Svilen Simeonov.On June 8, 2019, at the invitation of Prof. Minko Balkanski, Konstantin participated in a concert at the annual meeting of the Committee for the Development of Culture, Science and Art in Bulgaria, held in Paris. Two days earlier, he gave a concert at the Bulgarian Embassy in Paris.

In September 2019, he participated in the XIV edition of the Days of Russian Music in Burgas with famous pianists such as Rada Chomakova, Krasimira Chervenkova and Dimitar Kanchev, where he performed plays by Shostakovich.

In June 2019, after a preliminary exam, Konstantin  was invited to study at one of the most prestigious music schools with a very rich history — Schola Cantorum in Paris (France)under the supervision of prof.Jenny Zaharieva.. It is one of the most respected and oldest private music institutions in the world. Among the graduates of the educational institution are the famous composers, conductors and performers such as Olivier Messian, Darius Miyo, Isaac Albenitz, Albert Roussel, etc. And by the Bulgarian composers — Lyubomir Pipkov and Marin Goleminov.

He has attended master classes with Prof. Jenny Zaharieva (National Academy of Music «Prof. Pancho Vladigerov», Prof. Lyudmil Angelov (NBU, Sofia) Assoc. Prof. Ivan Donchev — pianist (Italy / Bulgaria), Prof. Krasimir Taskov (National Academy of Music «Prof. Pancho Vladigerov) «) and Georgi Cherkin.


Fr. Liszt, P.I.Tschaikowsky , E.Grieg , B.Bartok

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Konstantin Bashikov 5 comments

  1. Volodymyr Slakva: Very good performance. High technical level. GrandPiano sounds like an orchestra. And timing is really good. In my opinion sometimes you have too much power on the downbeats in Listz. But all in all a very strong empression.

  2. Stavros Dritsas: A natural player, with maturity well above his age. A particularly fine sense of style in Bartok and gusto in Tchaikovsky. Grieg can be explored further in terms of dynamics. Liszt can be explored further in terms of imitating the sounds of hunting horns, and the mood contrast between sections. References to the original Paganini score should be more apparent. An overall highly satisfying performance.

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