Vyacheslav Gryaznov

Vyacheslav G.

New York, NY
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Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
If you want to know how to understand music, how to understand its form and sense, how to translate music language into a clear and confident interpretation - welcome to my studio.

I am a concert pianist and a composer. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, DMA; Yale School Of Music, Artist Diploma. Soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic, member of the piano faculty at the Moscow Conservatory. 20+ years of a concert experience, performed at the best halls such as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Grand Hall of The Moscow Conservatory, etc.

As an actively performing musician myself, I would love to share my experience not only in general teaching but also how to develop a confidence to perform on a real concert stage, also with a quite specific information how to play with an orchestra. I have a deep knowledge and understanding of Russian music and culture, so those who are interested in such a subject - you are most welcome.
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Vyacheslav delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a professional concert pianist, composer and transcriber.

Graduated from Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory with Doctor of Music Arts equivalent degree; Yale School of Music with Artist Diploma.

I am a member of the piano faculty at the Moscow Conservatory, soloist of Moscow Philharmonic. Performed at major concerts halls such as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic and many others.

My teaching experience is about 10 years, at the piano department of the Moscow Conservatory. My concert stage experience is more 20 years.

My skills are not limited to any specific epoch or style. But I am deeply in love with Russian music and I would love to share with my students my knowledge and understanding of such a rich cultural layer of 19-20 centuries.

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Piano Department, assistant
Sep 2008 - May 2018
Moscow Conservatory

Professor of piano
May 2012 - Jun 2016
Kurashiki Sakuyo University of Science and Arts


Artist Diploma, Piano
Sep 2016 - May 2018
Yale School Of Music
Doctor of Music Arts, Piano
Sep 2000 - Nov 2009
Moscow Conservatory


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Rachmaninoff - Gryaznov. Italian Polka
My own playing of my own transcription which got over 2 million views.
At Carnegie Hall

Photo by Vyacheslav G.

Photo by Vyacheslav G.

Chopin. Etudes op. 10
Piazzolla. Oblivion, arr. V. Gryaznov
My arrangement of Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring.
With my dear friend Nikita Mndoyants, winner of the last Cleveland piano competition.
Ravel. Concerto for the left hand
Performed at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow
My own Variations on a Polish folk song.
With my 7 years old son Alexander
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12 Reviews

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Liz Jun 1, 2019
Piano · In studio

Fantastic teacher! Looking forward to learning a great deal about performance, great practice tips and performing challenging repertoire! Highly recommend !

Robert G. Feb 1, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

Vyacheslav is the complete music teacher. He is a deeply analytical artist and is extremely perceptive and helpful. His style is at once humanistic and disciplined - he is a master artist AND technician. He goes out of his way to help you beyond the duration of your lessons and encourages you to think and explore. Seize the opportunity to work with him if you get it. I guarantee it will be time well-spent.

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Nenad Nov 21, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Having opportunity to work with Mr. Gryaznov, who is a top class performer, is such a privilege. His tremendous experience, both as concert pianist and pedagogue, makes him quite unique. I believe that every student can benefit working with Mr Gryaznov, as he shares his knowledge, talent and advices in a such sincere way.
Having recording sessions in Gryaznoff studio was for me, equally enjoyable process. Relaxed and warm atmosphere, professional equipment, together with the brilliant Hamburg D Steinway makes this studio one of the best of its kind in the heart of New York.

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Jung Nov 18, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

He is not only an amazing pianist, but also very touching teacher for me. He believes my ability and musical potentiality even when I could not trust myself. He waits for me to find my music myself. That really encourages me a lot. Also, I can take a look the way he makes his music. He is such a inspiration!

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Tony Nov 18, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Slava is more than a great pianist - he is a versatile musician and lovely human being. You will learn a great deal not only about technique but also about the composer's background and the piece's historical context.

Bill Glazier Nov 18, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Besides being a thrilling and inspirational performer, Vyacheslav is an innately gifted teacher who becomes absorbed in the student and their personal approach.
Easily able to communicate his ideas and concepts as well as drawing out from the student their ideas and thoughts. He is a treasure and recommended without reservation

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Julia T. Nov 17, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

It has been my great privilege and luck to have a musician of this caliber as a teacher. Vyacheslav's highly individualized approach to the needs of his students, and his remarkable ability to put any student at ease and at the same time give corrective feedback is something that is extremely valuable in the learning process and quite rare. His immense talent, his mastery of the instrument, and his unique approach to interpreting the composer's ideas focusing on the inner structure of the piece and its content really take the piano lessons to a new level and make the music come alive. I can not imagine a better teacher!

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Junghoon Nov 17, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Vyacheslav, or Slava for those who are fortunate and privileged enough to be his acquaintance, is perhaps one of the most compassionate, ingenious, and masterful musician who has an immense gift of music with a rich and thorough tradition as his educational upbringing. Anyone who takes a lesson with him should consider oneself lucky. His mastery of technical ability and teaching skills, as well as his ability to invoke the entire orchestra out of the piano, is second to none.

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Julia Nov 17, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Absolutely unique teacher. Very inspiring and mind changing. Opened a new world for me and many others. Highly recommended.

Leo Nov 17, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

The best teacher I have ever had.

Sean Kennard Nov 17, 2018

Vyacheslav gave an amazing piano recital and master class at Stetson University, where I am the head of the piano department. He is an insightful teacher, unbelievable musician, and humble and kind person. Anyone who studies with him is receiving a rare and valuable opportunity.

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Angie Nov 17, 2018
Piano · In studio

I'm lucky to have him as my piano teacher and mentor for 3+ years.
His teaching style is so unique and inspiring, he guides me to discover my own style of playing rather than telling me what to do. I always enjoy our discussion during class about how to interpret music as my own and how to express myself through it. It's truly an honor to learn from someone of such high caliber in both piano playing and composing.

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