Konstantin Manaev

Konstantin Manaev, born in Yekaterinburg, studied at Moscow Conservatory’s special music school with Kyrill Rodin, at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, and at the Music Academy in Basel with Ivan Monighetti. He has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions, including at the Wiłkomirski Competition in Poznań, the Adam Cello Competition in Christchurch, the Rahn Kulturfonds Competition in Zurich, and the Young Concert Artists European Audition in Leipzig.

Konstantin Manaev’s chamber music partners include Benjamin Kim, François Benda, Elisaveta Blumina, Julia Smirnova, Bruno Giuranna, Misha Maisky, Sol Gabetta, the Signum Saxophone Quartet, Tobias Feldmann, Yury Revich, Radovan Vlatković, as well as the composers Sofia Gubaidulina and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh.

Konstantin Manaev’s concert repertoire ranges from the early Baroque to contemporary music. Including works dedicated to him by Johanna Doderer, Aziza Sadikova, Alexandra Filonenko, Gordon Hamilton, Helmut Zapf and Alexey Sioumak.

Konstantin Manaev has performed at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Piatigorsky Festival (Los Angeles), the Viana do Castelo Music Festival (Porto), Viva Cello Festival (Basel), Kanonji Music Festival (Takamatsu), Beethoven Festival Bonn, at the ZDF New Year’s Eve Concert 2017 at Brandenburg Gate, at Semper Oper Dresden, Tonhalle Zurich, Berlin Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Gürzenich Theatre in Cologne, Gasteig Philharmonic Munich, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, and Auditorio Nacional de Madrid. He has appeared on TV and radio broadcasts for ZDF, BR-Klassik, ARD, Kulturradio, Klassikradio, WDR3, and rbb.

Manaev plays a cello by Johannes Theodorus Cuypers from 1762 and a modern instrument by Yury Pochekin, donated by the Pirolo Foundation Basel.