Sergey Tanin already ranks among the most promising pianists of his generation. He gained international recognition at the Géza Anda Competition in Zurich, 2018 (3rd Prize and Audience Award). In October 2020, he won the First Prize at the prestigious Kissinger KlavierOlymp.


Born in 1995 in Siberia/Yakutia, Sergey Tanin started to play the piano at the age of 5. At 11, he already performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. After his graduation in 2019 from Moscow Conservatory (class of prof. Irina Plotnikova), Sergey continued to study at Basel Musik Academie with Claudio Martinez-Mehner. He is holder of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship and in 2020, the Swiss Television (SRF) released a documentary about Sergey – “The Pianist Who Came In From the Cold”.


As a soloist, he performed with leading symphony orchestras, including the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zürich under Christian Zacharias, the Musikkollegium Winterthur under Theodor Guschlbauer, the Bremen Philharmonic under Adrian Prabava, the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic, the Vogtland Philharmony, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Russian National Youth Orchestra. Sergey has given recitals in renowned Russian concert halls, such as the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Moscow International House of Music, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Concert Hall. Sergey has been the guest of many international festivals, such as the Musical Olympus in St. Peterburg, Musikdorf Ernen, Samos Festival or the Swiss Alps Classics and his performances brought him to several countries, among these to the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Finland, France, Switzerland, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. In 2021, Sergey will perform e.g. at the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Kissinger Sommer (with the Bamberger Symphoniker under Jakub Hrůša) or the Cervo Music Festival.