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about me

Welcome to my Piano blog, I try to write my blog whenever I get the time, but sometimes I forget... If you are also interested in playing piano you might like to visit my YouTube site.

I study with Professor Vanessa Latarche in London.

Professor Vanessa Latarche is Chair of International Keyboard Studies Professor and Head of Keyboard at The Royal College of Music in London, she sits on the juries of many of the most prestigious piano competitions worldwide.


British pianist George Harliono was invited to make his first one hour long, solo recital at the age of nine and since then has performed in numerous locations both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia, appearing at venues such as Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and Chicago Symphony Centre.

In 2013 he was invited to record Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op.2 No.1 at the Southbank Centre in London. In 2016 his performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 at the Great Hall of The Moscow Conservatory was broadcast live on Russian national TV and streamed live on Medici TV.

Since his concerto debut at the age of 12 he has been a regular performer with orchestras including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago, Tyumen Philharmonic Orchestra and Ealing Symphony Orchestra George has also performed alongside eminent artists such as Lang Lang and Denis Matsuev. He has worked with many renowned conductors including Valery Gergiev, Alexander Sladkovsky, Evgeny Shestakov and Francesco Milioto.

George has been awarded prizes in numerous competitions throughout the world including The Grand Piano Competition in Moscow, Royal Overseas League Music Competition in London, Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Utah and Dinu Lipatti Piano Competition in Bucharest.

Most recently he performed with The Mariinsky Orchestra in Vladivostok, Russia under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

He studies with Professor Vanessa Latarche (Chair of International Keyboard Studies and Head of Keyboard, Royal College of Music in London) and travels to Switzerland to work with his mentor, renowned pianist Professor Vovka Ashkenazy and also his father Vladimir Ashkenazy. He has taken masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Lang Lang and Vladimir Ovchinikov among others.

“George Harliono is very talented, he’s got a phenomenal career ahead of him.” Says the acclaimed Russian pianist Denis Matsuev.

George has been accepted to enter The Royal College of Music for a BMUS Degree on a full four year scholarship commencing September 2017. He will be one of the youngest students to be accepted onto this course.

Upcoming engagements include performances with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, North Carolina Philharmonic conducted by David Wolff and Orquesta Provincial de Santa Fe in Argentina conducted by Walter Hilgers.


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