International Piano-e-Competition
Tuomas Kyykhynen
Tuomas Kyykhynen

AGE: 27
Erik Tawaststjerna
About Tuomas:
Tuomas Kyyhkynen has performed throughout Finland and across the world, often with great critical acclaim.
He was born in 1987 in Finland and started playing piano at the age of 4, with instruction from his mother.
At 11, Kyyhkynen played as a soloist with an orchestra and recorded a professional CD.
Kyyhkynen has received numerous awards in international competitions, including first prize in the 2013 Nordic Piano Competition.
He has appeared many times on Finnish national radio and television, as well as in broadcasts on Belgian radio, BBC Radio 3 and China’s CCTV.
Since 1999, he has studied at the Sibelius Academy with Professor Erik T. Tawaststjerna. Other teachers include Dmitri Bashkirov, Bella Davidovich, Pavel Gililov, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Angela Hewitt, Leon Fleisher and András Schiff. He also has participated in a conducting master class by Professor Jorma Panula.
Johann Sebastian Bach Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
Frederic Chopin Etude in F Major, Op. 10 No. 8 and in A Minor, Op. 25 No. 11
Peter Tchaikovsky The Seasons, Op. 37a
  II. February: The Carnival
  VI. June: Barcarolle
Igor Stravinsky Trois mouvements de Petrouchka
Franz Schubert Sonata in B-flat Major, D960
Dmitri Schostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87 No. 24
Sergei Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)
Robert Schumann Die Dichterliebe Op. 48
Peter Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
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