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Kirill Monorosi

PhD (Syd), BMus Hons (AIM)

Examiner Number: 1207

Dr Kirill Monorosi is a pianist, musicologist, teacher and lecturer.
He completed his BMus in piano performance with first class honours at the Australian Institute of Music, after which followed a professional training course at the Moscow Conservatorium and studies at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany, where he received a Diplom and Aufbau A degrees in piano performance. He completed his PhD in musicology in 2013 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Kirill has been awarded numerous scholarships and awards, including the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), a Robert Hatherley Scholarship and the Bach Foundation Research Grant (2012, Germany). He was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Vienna International Piano Competition; and a Finalist and Diploma Prize-Winner of the 2009 J. S. Bach International Piano Competition in Würzburg. In 2014, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to continue his research into previously unpublished piano works in various archives in Europe.

As a pianist, he has performed concerts and recitals with solo, chamber music and song works in Australia, Russia, Germany, Switzerland and France. His repertoire ranges from the English Virginalists to works produced in collaboration with contemporary Australian composers, and includes the complete first book of JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, the Goldberg and Diabelli Variations and numerous piano concertos. In 2009, he was invited to perform a solo recital on Liszt's piano in the Liszt Museum, Weimar. In 2012 in a series of lecture-recitals, he performed the world premiere of César Cui's Variations-Preludes Op104.

As a musicologist, Kirill has discovered numerous previously unpublished and uncatalogued works by a member of the 'Mighty Handful' César Cui, and has since edited these works for publication in five volumes. He currently has 15 publications, including the first published piano reductions of three Mozart Piano Concertos K107, piano reductions of Six Keyboard Concertos Op1 by JC Bach as well as first publications of César Cui's Variations-Preludes Op104, 15 Miniatures Op105 and Petite Sonatine Op106 and is currently working on a series of early piano concerto reductions–editions that will encompass all 26 keyboard concertos of JC Bach, a project that includes the composition of numerous cadenzas.

Kirill has taught in Russia, Germany and Australia and is frequently invited to lecture internationally on his areas of expertise: Russian Romantic piano music; historical performance practice; and early keyboard concertos. In 2012 he was appointed as a lecturer in Piano Performance, Academic Studies and Graduate Studies at the Australian Institute of Music, Sydney. In 2015, Kirrill was appointed a lecturer in Piano Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has also been an adjudicator for various competitions, including the Sydney Eisteddfod.

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