Russian pianist Daria Parkhomenko is winner of the 2018 George Enescu International Piano Competition in Bucharest. Daria was born in Rostov on Don, Russia. She began playing the piano when she was four years old. She studied at the Special Music College of the Rachmaninoff State Conservatoire with Prof. Sergei Osipenko and she currently continues her studies with Prof. Stepan Simonian at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and also at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Italy with Prof. Eliso Virsaladze.
Daria is laureate of many international piano competitions such as: Sendai Piano Competition in Japan (3rd Prize and the Audience Award, 2019), СlaviCologne Piano Competition (2nd Prize, 2019), In musica Piano Competition in Rome (2nd Prize, 2018), La Palma d’ Oro Piano Competition in San Benedetto del Tronto (3rd Prize, 2018), Pietro Iadeluca Piano Competition in Carsoli (1st Prize, 2017), Mendelssohn Competition with the Piano Trio HON in Berlin (2nd Prize, 2017), Tallinn Competition (3rd Prize, 2016), Nuova Coppa Pianisti Competition in Osimo (2nd Prize, 2016), International Competition Hamburg Composers (1st Prize, 2016), M.K. Čiurlionis Piano Competition in Vilnius (2nd Prize, 2015), Young Talents of Russia in Moscow (1st Prize, 2009), Blütner Piano Competition in Kaliningrad (3rd Prize, 2007).
Daria performs recitals and also concerts with orchestra in various halls of Russia, Europe, Taiwan, Japan, and the USA. She played at the Mariinsky Concert Hall (St. Petersburg), Laeiszhalle Hamburg and Sendesaal Bremen (Germany), the Vilnius National Philharmonic (Lithuania), the Romanian Athenaeum and others. Daria took part in International Festival Faces of modern pianism (St. Petersburg), Schleswig-Holstein Festival and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (Germany). As a soloist she played with numerous orchestras: Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra (Junichi Hirokami), Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock (Wojciech Rajski), the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest (Vassily Sinaisky), London Chamber Orchestra (Ignat Solzhenitsyn), Lithuanian National Philharmonic (Modestas Barkauskas), Tallinn National Orchestra (Arvo Volmer), Kaunas Orchestra (Jung Park), Tainan Artists Orchestra (Ching-Ming Lu), Roma Tre Orchestra (Mikhail Kirchhoff).
Her concerts have been broadcast by NDR and Deutschlandradio Kultur (Germany), LRT Klasika and Delfi (Lithuania), 2R Studio (Italy).
She participated in various masterclasses with Alfred Brendel, Dmitri Alexeev, Michel Béroff, Grigory Gruzman, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Anna Vinnitskaya, Lev Natochenny, Matthias Kirschnereit, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Hamish Milne, Balázs Szokolay, Pavel Nersessian, Severin von Eckardstein, Janina Fialkowska, Henri Sigfridsson.