Yuri Logatchov -Pianist
Yuri Logatchov was born in Russia. He began studying the piano at the age of five; graduated from Sobinov Conservatoire in Saratov and continued his training in a post-graduate course.
His principal teachers were Mrs. Zilya Baich and Professor Valentin Khanetzki; each of them represents a significant Russian piano school (of Samuil Feinberg and Konstantin Igumnov).
In 1991 he moved to Israel and studied at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance with Professor Isser Slonim.
Among the most important events in Yuri Logatchov's career was an opportunity to take part in many joint projects with Oxana Yablonskaya, which included master classes and performances.
Yuri Logatchov is the winner of the first Tel-Aviv Chopin Competition (1996), the 7th European Music Competition in Turin, Italy (1992) and was awarded with a Diploma of The Masterplayers Competition in Lugano (1995).
He performed in Israel, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico and Russia. In Poland he gave special Chopin Recital in Zelazova Wolya - the birthplace of Frederic Chopin.
Yuri Logatchov has a rich repertoire of solo, chamber and piano duet music, which contains all styles, including chamber works by Paul Hindemith and Pierre Boulez. His recordings include a release of works by Nikolai Medtner for The Israeli radio station “Voice of Music”.
Currently Yuri Logatchov teaches at Raanana Music Center (Israel), he is a member of a jury of several piano competitions in Israel and Russia, teaches at international summer music courses.
“Mr. Yuri Logatchov is an excellent pianist. His playing is very brilliant and quite musical. He is a real virtuose and his tone is beautiful.”