Vitaly Starikov was born in 1995.
From 2002 till 2013 he was a pupil at the Ural Music College in Yekaterinburg. He studied with Prof. Sergey Beloglazov. From 2013 till 2018 he went to the Moscow State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory. From 2013 till 2015 he was a student of Prof. Vera Gornostayeva. From 2015 till 2019 he studied with Prof. Eliso Virsaladze. In 2018 he graduated from Moscow Conservatory. In September 2019 Vitaly has become a student at the Accademia Internazionale di Imola “Incontri col Maestro” and now he studies with Prof. Boris Petrushansky.
Vitaly is laureate of International Competitions.
2008 – VII Igumnov International Piano Competition (Lipetsk, Russia) – 2nd Prize and Special Prize
2011 – 22 International Music Competition “Citta di-Barlletta” (Barlletta, Italy) – 1st Prize
2014 – V International Piano Competition “Minsk-2014” (Minsk, Belarus) – Prize Winner
2017 – 26th The Epinal Piano Competition (Epinal, France) – 1st Prize and the Audience Prize
2017 – VI Taneyev International Competition of Chamber Ensembles (Kaluga, Russia) – 2nd Prize and Special Prize(Piano trio))
2019 – V International Piano Competition “Premio Roberto Melini” (Trento, Italy) – 1st Prize
Also Vitaly was participant of the Solo Final Round at the 62nd Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition in 2019 (Bolzano, Italy)
Vitaly is a soloist of the Saint-Petersburg Music House. Vitaly has performed his solo recitals, chamber concerts and concertos with orchestra in Russia, Austria, Slovakia, Israel, Cyprus, Italy, France, Belgium, Malaysia and in other countries. His chamber partners were such musicians as Yuna Ha, Leonid Zhelezny, Saverio Gabrielli, Ravil Islyamov, Oleg Gusev, Rustem Khamidullin, Roman Fillipov, Stefano Guarino, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Yevgeny Novikov and other. Vitaly has collaborated with many conductors including Alexander Titov (St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra),Piotr Nikiforov (Kislovodsk State Symphony Orchestra) , Andrey Galanov (Minsk State Symphony Orchestra), Runi Calderon (Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy), David Reiland (Orchestre national de Metz). Also Vitaly has participated at masterclasses of Professor Dmitry Bashkirov and Professor Dmitry Alexeev.