Dr Kirill Monorosi


Biographical details

Dr Kirill Monorosi is a pianist, musicologist, teacher and lecturer. He completed his B.Mus in piano performance with first class honours, after which followed a professional training course at the Moscow Conservatorium and studies at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany, where he received Diplom und Aufbau A degrees in piano performance. He then went on to complete his PhD in musicology in 2014 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Kirill has given recitals with solo, chamber music and song works in Europe, Australia and Russia, with repertoire ranging from the English virginalists to works produced in collaboration with contemporary Australian composers. In 2009, he was invited to perform a solo recital on Liszt’s piano in the Liszt Museum, Weimar. In 2012, in a series of lecture-recitals he performed the world premiere of César Cui’s Variations-Preludes Op. 104. In 2016 he recorded the first book of J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in Germany.

Kirill has been awarded numerous Awards, including the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), two Robert Hatherley Scholarships and a J. S. Bach Foundation Research Grant (Germany). In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship to continue his research into previously unpublished piano works in various archives in Europe. He was also a Semi-finalist in the 2007 Vienna International Piano Competition; and a Finalist and Diploma Prize-Winner of the 2009 J. S. Bach International Piano Competition in Würzburg.

As a musicologist, Kirill has discovered numerous previously unpublished and uncatalogued works by a member of the ‘Mighty Handful’ César Cui, and Alexander Glazunov and has since edited these works for publication. He currently has 15 publications, including the first published piano reductions of three Mozart Piano Concertos K. 107 (with cadenzas composed for concertos 2 and 3), as well as first publications of César Cui’s Variations-Preludes Op.104, 15 Miniatures Op. 105 and Petite Sonatine Op. 106.

Kirill maintains a busy teaching schedule, which includes regular invitations to lecture and give masterclasses in Europe, Russia, and Latin America. He has adjudicated for various eisteddfods and competitions, including the Sydney Eisteddfod, and most recently the 2016 J. S. Bach International Piano Competition in Würzburg, Germany. In 2017 he was appointed co-artistic director of this competition.

Current projects

Conferences

Monorosi, K. (2015). Discovering the unknown: in search of unpublished works in European archives. International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Annual Conference 2015, Sydney: Australian Institute of Music.

Monorosi, K. (2014). Early Keyboard Concertos as Pedagogical Repertoire. Piano Pedagogy Conference, Annual Conference 2014, Moscow: Beethoven Music School.

Monorosi, K. (2013). Text and Urtext: The making of a Critical Edition. Piano Pedagogy Conference, Annual Conference 2013, Moscow: Beethoven Music School.

Monorosi, K. (2013).Editorial Aspects of César Cui’s last piano works. International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Annual Conference 2013, Perth: University of Western Australia.

Other Works
(Editions)

Monorosi, K. (2017).C. Cui:César Cui Petite Sonatine Op. 106, Critical Edition, (pp. 1 – 10). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2017).C. Cui:15 Miniatures Op. 105, Critical Edition, (pp. 1 – 40). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Major K.107 No. 1, First piano reduction, (pp. 1 – 27). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto in G Major K.107 No. 2, First piano reduction, (pp. 1 – 21). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto in E-flat Major K.107 No. 3, First piano reduction, (pp. 1 – 25). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).C. Cui:Variations-Preludes Op. 104, Critical Edition , (pp. 1 – 42). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).J. C. Bach: Keyboard Concerto Op. 1 No. 1, LFMP 003, (pp. 1 – 20). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).J. C. Bach: Keyboard Concerto Op. 1 No. 2, LFMP 003, (pp. 1 – 19). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.


Monorosi, K. (2012).J. C. Bach: Keyboard Concerto Op. 1 No. 3, LFMP 003, (pp. 1 – 22). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).J. C. Bach: Keyboard Concerto Op. 1 No. 4, LFMP 003, (pp. 1 – 23). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).J. C. Bach: Keyboard Concerto Op. 1 No. 5, LFMP 003, (pp. 1 – 20). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Monorosi, K. (2012).J. C. Bach: Keyboard Concerto Op. 1 No. 6, LFMP 003, (pp. 1 – 21). Sydney, Australia: La Folia Music Publications.

Performance

Monorosi, K., Blickling, C. (2017) Three Big Bs. 1. J. S. Bach Sonata in G major for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsichord BWV 1027 2.J. S. Bach Sonata in D major for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsichord BWV 1028 3. L. Beethoven Sonata Op. 5 No. 2 4. J. Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38. Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts, Tenterfield, Australia.

Rosar I., Monorosi, K., Gromov., I., Chamber orchestra of the Moscow State Institute of Music named A. G. Schnittke.(2016). J. S. Bach Concerto for two keyboards and string orchestra BWV 1062. Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatorium of Music, Moscow, Russia: Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Rickard-Ford, P., Monorosi, K. (2016). Bach Doubles.1. J. S. Bach Concerto for two keyboards and string orchestra BWV 1060, 2. J. S. Bach Concerto for two keyboards and string orchestra BWV 1061, 3. J. S. Bach Concerto for two keyboards and string orchestra BWV 1062. Chamber Works Concert Series – Bach Doubles. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Monorosi, K. (2012). Lecture Recital: World premiere of César Cui Variations-Preludes Op. 104. Encore Concerts, Queensland: The Gallery, Nature’s Powerhouse, Botanic Gardens, Cooktown, Australia.

Monorosi, K. (2011). Lecture Recital: Beethoven Diabelli Variations Op. 120. Encore Concerts, Queensland: Cairns, Australia.

Monorosi, K. (2010). German Romanticism. Works by F. Liszt and J. Brahms. Liszt-Haus Museum, Weimar, Germany: Klassik Stiftung Weimar.

Monorosi, K., Mai, S., Chamber Orchestra of the Weimar HfM (2010).Baroque Concertos A. Vivaldi, J. S. Bach. Jakobskirche, Weimar, Germany: Seitensprünge.
Monorosi, K. (2010).1. C. P. E. Bach Sonata A minor Wq. 49/1, 2. R. Schumann Symphonic Etudes Op. 13. Kleiner Saal des Theater Itzehoe, Itzehoe, Germany.

Monorosi, K. (2010).1. J. S. Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988, 2. W. A. Mozart Piano Sonata No. 18 in D Major K.576, 3. J. Brahms Paganini Variations Op. 35 book I, 4. S. RachmaninovEtudes Tableaux in E-flat major Op. 33 No. 6 and E-flat minor Op.33 No. 5, 5. A. ScriabinDésir and Caresse dansée Op. 57. Fürstenhaus, Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar, Germany.


Monorosi, K., Streller, J. (2009).1. Lecture Recital: Romantic Chamber Music. R. Schumann, F. Schubert. Encore Concerts, Queensland: Cairns, Australia.

Monorosi, K. (2009).1. J. S. Bach French Suite No. 6 BWV 817, 2. English Suite No. 3 BWV 808, 3. Partita No. 5 BWV 829. Haus Blankenheim, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Monorosi, K. (2009).J. S. Bach Well-Tempered Clavier book 1 BWV 846-893. Saal am Palais, Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar, Germany.

Monorosi, K. (2009).J. S. Bach Well-Tempered Clavier book 1 BWV 846-893. Haus Blankenheim, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Monorosi, K. (2008).O. Messiaen Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jésus Nos. I, V, XV. Liszt House Altenburg, Weimar, Germany.

Monorosi, K. (2008).J. S. Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988. Liszt House Altenburg, Weimar, Germany.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

Monorosi, K. (2016). Well-Tempered Clavier book 1, BWV 846-893 On The Well-Tempered Clavier book 1, 2CDs and iTunes, Saarbrücken, Germany: IPCJSB.

Report

Monorosi, K. (2014).The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia Report (pp. 1–19). Sydney, Australia: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Other

Monorosi, K. (2016).Study Guide: S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30. Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Meet the Music Concert Series, Sydney Opera House, Sydney.

Monorosi, K. (2016).Study Guide: S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 40. Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Meet the Music Concert Series, Sydney Opera House, Sydney.

Related work

Seminars/ Lectures

Monorosi, K. (2016).Seminar presentation: 1. Concerto form and the conventions developed in Rachmaninoff’s Concerti 2. The Development of the Symphony. Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Meet the Music Concert Series. Sydney: Seymour Centre, University of Sydney.

Rosar, I., Monorosi, K. (2014) Lecture and Seminar: Bach Interpretation on the Modern Piano
Brno Conservatorium, Brno, Czech Republic.
Featured as the cover article of the Czech Pedagogy journal Pianissimo:
http://zusklavir.jamu.cz/upload/Pianissimo/Pianissimo_leden_2015.pdf

Selected publications & creative works

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Music

  • Rickard-Ford, P., Rosar, I., Monorosi, K., Bohn, O., Chamber Orchestra, C. (2017). Concerto for Three Keyboards in C major BWV 1064. Chamber Works: Bach Triples. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Rickard-Ford, P., Andreeva, N., Monorosi, K., Bohn, O., Chamber Orchestra, C. (2017). Concerto for Three Keyboards in D minor BWV 1063. Chamber Works: Bach Triples. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Rickard-Ford, P., Monorosi, K., Sydney Conservatorium String Orchestra. (2016). 1. Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra, BWV 1060, 2. Concerto No. 2 in C major for Two Pianos and String Orchestra, BWV 1061, 3. Concerto No. 3 in C minor for Two Pianos and String Orchestra, BWV 1062. Chamber Works Concert Series - Bach Doubles. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

2017

  • Rickard-Ford, P., Rosar, I., Monorosi, K., Bohn, O., Chamber Orchestra, C. (2017). Concerto for Three Keyboards in C major BWV 1064. Chamber Works: Bach Triples. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Rickard-Ford, P., Andreeva, N., Monorosi, K., Bohn, O., Chamber Orchestra, C. (2017). Concerto for Three Keyboards in D minor BWV 1063. Chamber Works: Bach Triples. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

2016

  • Rickard-Ford, P., Monorosi, K., Sydney Conservatorium String Orchestra. (2016). 1. Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra, BWV 1060, 2. Concerto No. 2 in C major for Two Pianos and String Orchestra, BWV 1061, 3. Concerto No. 3 in C minor for Two Pianos and String Orchestra, BWV 1062. Chamber Works Concert Series - Bach Doubles. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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