German Skripachev

German Skripachev

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1999. Since 2019, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Banco Santander Piano chair, first with professor Galina Eguiazarova and currently with professor Stanislav Ioudenitch. He has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

He started his music education in 2008 at St. Petersburg’s School of Music with M. Yakimchuk and furthered his studies at the Special Music School of the Rimsky Korsakov State Conservatory with Zora Zucker. He has also received classes from Miroslav Kultyshev and attended masterclasses by Rena Shereshevskaya, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Nikolai Demidenko, as well as Adrian Thompson (chamber duo).

He has been awarded first prize at the Young Pianists International Competition St Petersburg Assemblies and at Moscow’s Neuhaus Festival of Young Pianists, as well as the grand prize at the 13th International Piano Competition held at the Alexander Scriabin Conservatory in Paris. In 2018 he won the first prize at the 33rd Smetana International Piano Competition (Plzen, Czech Republic), in 2019 he won the Robert Schumann International Competition for Young Pianists in Düsseldorf (Germany), and in 2020 he was awarded third prize ex-aequo at the 14th International Piano Competition of Campillos (Spain).

He has performed as soloist at St Petersburg’s Philharmonic Society and at Kempten Buchenberg Lions Club (Germany). He performed at the Royal Academy of Music as part of the award he got at the Neuhaus Festival and has given recitals at St Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall and the Mariinsky Theatre’s concert hall.

As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Expresionista and the Areti duos and the Management Solutions Tchaikovsky and the Fundación Orange Voces Tempo trios. He is currently a member of the Austrias Piano Trio.