Remember when your mother forced you to take piano lessons and you hated every moment, only wishing to be outside with your friends? While some quickly outgrow their lessons and never follow through as an adult, there are others who take the craft quite seriously, like solo pianist Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov.
“Although my father was an engineer, he knew how to play piano and was the first one to teach me the very basic principles of it,” he said.
In line with his performing as a soloist, he has not shied away from recording, recently releasing a new album, Classical Piano -The Essential Masterpieces, featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, Mussorgsky, and Chopin, and is available on all the major streaming services. He has previously made recordings of works by these composers and also by Bach and Debussy. His long study of the instrument, and his in-depth analysis of each musical piece reveal his ability to extract the essence and true meaning of it and his position as a ‘thinking’ pianist. He is widely known for being a versatile and unconventional performer, and has appeared as a soloist, accompanist to other soloists, and alongside orchestras, playing a wide repertoire of pieces and composers.
Short of being clairvoyant, many of us cannot predict what the future has in store for conventional music lovers. While skeptics reiterate their premonitions about the future of “conventional music industry,” a legion of artists is already redefining the notion.
Among them is 29-year-old Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov, a music laureate of numerous regional and national competitions.
Music is quite a lot more than what reaches your ears. Soulful music holds the potential to intrigue you enough to transport you beyond your immediate worlds, bridge the barriers between the past and the present and see beyond the lyrics. Meet Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov, a 29 year old pianist, who has perfected the art of piano playing in its ‘conventional’ and ‘modern’ forms.
The theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) proposes that human potential has a wider range than just IQ. As per Harvard psychologist, Dr. Howard Gardner, there are eight different intelligences, one of which is musical intelligence. However, very few children with the special gift of musical intelligence pursue their innate potential more than just a hobby. Internationally recognized and award-winning pianist Vladimir Tiagunov found his calling early on in life. Encouraged and taught the first lessons of piano by his father, Vladimir gave his first piano recital at his music school in Russia at the age of nine.
World-renowned pianist, Vladimir Tiagunov, has announced the release of his album, ‘Classical Piano: The Essential Masterpieces‘ which is currently available on all major digital music streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Itunes, Pandora, YouTube Music. it’s an album that would appeal to all classical music lovers.
It is fair to say that a lot of people who are at the top of their professions right now got their start at an early age. It was the support of their encouraging parents and constant guidance that led them to reach new heights and overcome challenging barriers at every point. Renowned Russian pianist, Vladimir Tiagunov is one of the many such artists who credit their success to their upbringing.
All maestros have one thing in common. They love their art above everything and practice it till they are near-perfect at it. Achieving a maestro status is no easy feat. You need to dedicate yourself to the art, train hard and have enough perseverance to ensure you are the best at it. The same was the case with Vladimir Tiagunov—acclaimed pianist, chamber musician, and piano professor.
Playing the piano, strumming a guitar, or beating a set of drums - whether you are 8 or 80 years old, it’s never too late to learn a musical instrument. So says a world-renowned solo pianist and ‘Music Without Borders’ winner who has been playing piano since he was a mere youngster growing up in Temirtau, Russia.
Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov, 30, who holds many certifications, titles, and degrees pertaining to music, has played solo and chamber music in concert halls in Germany, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, and throughout the United States..
The road to success is often paved with inspiration, hard work, and relentless dedication. This statement holds well for pretty much any professional, whether it is a doctor, sportsperson, or a musician. These are the factors that truly separate the best from the rest of the herd. World-renowned pianist, Vladimir Tiagunov, certainly falls in the bracket of these dedicated professionals who have reached the pinnacle of their career and conquered a lot along the way.
Children are usually encouraged to learn to play at least one musical instrument in their childhood. While most children pursue it briefly and move on to other interests, there are those who discover an innate passion for it. Passion paves the way for gifted youngsters, who continue to hone their skills, growing up to become legends in their own right. Vladimir Tiagunov is one of those rare exceptions, who continued to master his favorite most instrument- the piano, to become a truly
accomplished musician whose passion and inclination towards music is unparalleled.
I wanted to learn more about the man who has released four albums this year which are available on all major digital music streaming services. So, after a nice cup of tea, and a little bit extra in the tea, I'm not saying what it was, but let's just say I had a taste of Russia, I got the chance to ask Vladimir Tiagunov some questions.