Philip Karmanov

(Conservatorium van Amsterdam, free entrance)

3 February at 14:00 hrs (selection round Junior, Haitinkzaal)


Philip Karmanov (Utrecht, 2004) saw his big brother playing the piano at the age of six and was so fascinated that he also started piano lessons with Sander Knuiman. Since then, playing piano has become an indispensable part of his life. In 2015 (during his summer vacation to St. Petersburg, Russia) he took lessons from Alexander Pashkov. A year later he performed there during a summer festival. In 2017 Philip took part in the Prinses Christina Concours where he received an honourable mention. In the same year he was accepted at the Academie Muzikaal Talent in Utrecht where he receives lessons from Marjès Benoist who is his great source of inspiration. At the AMT, Philip can also enjoy the theory and solfège lessons, the ensembles and the concerts. His last performances were with the piano quartet in A minor by Mahler with members of the RFO at the MCO Hilversum, with French Suite No 5 by Bach and Sonate Pathétique by Beethoven in St. Petersburg and in De Parade in Den Bosch with Carnaval der Dierenfrom Saint-Saëns. Philip is now in the third class of the Christelijk Gymnasium in Utrecht.


Selection round

• J.S. Bach Sinfonia nr. 2 in C, BWV 788 • C. Czerny Op. 740, Boek VI nr. 50
• C. Debussy Preludes, Boek I nr. 4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
• F. Chopin Scherzo nr. 2, op. 31
• M. Glinka / M. Balakirev The Lark