Aimo Pagin

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About

Anna Sheludko was born in Ufa in 1981. Her primary education was in the middle special music school at her mother’s, Alla Zueva, class. The she continued her education in Rimsky-Korsakov Music College (Oleg Koshelev class). She graduated with honors from St.Petersburg State Conservatory and later post graduate course of Honored Russian Artist professor Valery Vishnevsky.

Took active part in master-classes of professore D.Bashkirov (Russia), A.Vardy (Izrael), A.Diev (Russia), M.Crudelli (Italy), V, Rozenbaum (USA), L.Sims (USA), G.Able (USA), S.Boysten (Sweden), J.B. Pommier (France). From 2008 till 2011 she was invited professor of Special Piano Faculty in Silla University in Pusan South Korea. During this time she frequently performed with piano recital, with orchestra, in chamber music, piano duets in the best halls of Pusan.

Nowadays Anna Sheludko has been teaching  in St.Petersburg State Conservatory at Common Theory and Methods of Teaching department. She is winner of many international competitions. Among them are the following :

International Competition named after D.Shostakovich, St-Petersburg (1 prize),

Competition of Professional Skills “Muses of St.Petersburg” (1 prize),

III international pianist competition in Nagoya Japan (II prize, public award),

International E.Durleit, Antwerpen Belgium (II prize),

International Festival “Virtuosos of 2000” St.Petersburg (II prize),

International Competition “Coast of Hope” Dobrich Bulgary (Iprize),

International pianist contest Tomassoni Foundation, Cologne, Germany (diploma nad public award);

XXIII International Ettore Pozzoli  Pianist Competition, Seregno, Italy (diploma and special prize) and others.

She got grants of such funds as “Russian performing art”, Moscow; St.Petersburg Palaces; Gartow Stiftung; Academic Council of Conservatory, Cultural Committee within “Young Talents of St.Petersburg” programme.

Anna Sheludko performed with The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra,  Mariinsky Youth Orchestra,  Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Orchestra, Germany, Masan Philarmonic Orchestra, State Philarmonic Orchestra “Klassika”, St.Petersburg State Conservatory Theatre and Ballet Orchestra, St.Petersburg Chamber Philarmonia Orchestra. Among her partners are conductors Ivan Stolbov, Mikhail Golikov, Alexander Kantorov, Tugan Sohiev,  Ivan Demidov, Ilya Derbilov (SPb), Kazumaza Watanabe (Japan), Peter Gulke (Germany), Bak Jin Xoen (South Korea). 

In 2001 he came to the Conservatoire Superieur de musique de Genève, where he studied for three years with DOMINIQUE MERLET and graduated with a soloist diploma. He then went to the USA to work with the legendary pianist and piano pedagogue LEON FLEISHER.
He received further inspiration from RADU LUPU, MURRAY PERAHIA, ANDRAS SCHIFF, DAVID ZINMAN, DIMITRI BASHKIROV, MARIA TIPO, VLADIMIR FELTSMAN, PASCAL ROGE, and after graduating in 2004 began his continual rise to the world elite. At the age of 14 he won the 1st prize of the CONCOURS MUSICAL DE FRANCE. Since then he has won numerous prizes and awards in international piano competitions. Worthy of mention are the 3rd prize in the ENESCU international competition (Bucharest 2005), the 1st prize in the "Pemio pianistico PAUSILYPON" (Napoli 2006), the 3rd prize in the international competition "SULMONA" (2007), the 2nd prize in the " Concorso pianistico di Tolmezzo »(2009) 2nd prize in« FERROL »international competition (Spain 2007), 2nd prize in« Premio Fausto Zadra »(Abano Terme 2010), 1st prize in« PREMIO PALMA D'ORO »(2010) ..
His interpretations of the classical, romantic and repertoire of the 20th century are always well received by the press and the public. Since then, Aimo Pagin's career has been accelerating rapidly. 

He performs in New York's Carnegie Hall, the Asterdamer Concertgebouw, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, the Societa dei Concerti Milano, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles, the Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore) and plays numerous renowned festivals such as the Festival de Radio-France Montpellier, Nuits musicales en Armagnac, Chopin Paris Festival, Musicales du Lubéron, St-Jean Cap Ferrat Festival, Ushuaia International Music Festival, Chopin Society Hannover, Mendelssohn Music Week Wengen, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Tibor Varga Festival Sion.
He performs with internationally renowned orchestras such as the Bucharest Philharmonic, Orchester National de Montpellier, NSO (New Symphony Orchestra), Berliner Symphoniker. With his mother, the great violinist SILVIA MARCOVICI, he gives regular chamber music concerts. Aimo Pagin recently jumped for the sick RADU LUPU in a concert with the Bucharest Philharmonic.
He has also recently performed the Swiss premiere of the Liszt Piano Concerto n.3, with the Symphony Orchestra Biel / Solothurn under Kaspar Zehnder.
Radio recordings were made in collaboration with Südwestrundfunk and the BBC London.
In September 2011, his first CD appeared in the trade, and contains piano pieces by the Norwegian composer Martin ROMBERG.
He now lives in Vienna and has officially become a Bösendorfer artist since May 2019, and in collaboration with the renowned piano house, French label PARATY (Paris) publishes Aimo Pagin's second solo album with all the Valses by F. Chopin.