Kirill Gliadkovsky was born in Moscow and has studied music since the age of 5. He attended the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow – the most prestigious music institution in Russia – where his teachers included renowned musicians Lev Vlasenko, Mikhail Pletniev (piano) and Leonid Royzman (organ).
Mr. Gliadkovsky earned both his Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Southern California with Professors Daniel Pollack (piano), Cherry Rhodes (organ), and William Schaefer (conducting). Mr. Gliadkovsky is an orchestra and choral conductor, as well. He composes for piano and organ and has premiered his works in Russia and in the USA. He also performs in a duo piano team with his wife Anna Gliadkovskaya and his sister, Ekaterina.
Currently, Mr. Gliadkovsky combines his busy concert schedule with teaching at the University of Southern California and Santa Monica College, where he is on the piano faculty. In addition, he is the music director and organist at Westwood Hills Christian Church in Westwood, California.
Instrument: Kawai EX Concert Piano