Denis was born in 1995 in Maryina Horka, Belarus. He started his piano studies at the age of seven, in the local music school with Professor Valentina Shetsko. In 2004 he was accepted to the Republican Akhremchik Upper School-College of Arts, into the class of the eminent piano teacher, Tatiana Sergievskaya. There Denis’s accomplishments soon stepped beyond the school curriculum, as he succeeded in several junior piano competitions. Still at school, Denis got under the tutorship of Professor Vladimir Nekhaenko, who had been his professor till 2017, including his studies at Belarusian State Academy of Music.
Since September 2017, Denis Linnik has been studying in Hochschule für Musik Basel , under the tutorship of Professor Claudio Martínez Mehner.
His piano contest track record also includes the following achievements: Second Prize at the International ‘’Alemdar Karamanov Competition’’ (Simferopol, 2011), First Prize at the Seventh International Competition for Young Pianists in S. Prokofiev’s Native Land (Donetsk, 2013), Golden Medal in the senior age group at the eleventh Delphic Games of the CIS Member States (2016) and 1st Prize and Audience Prize on the Cittá du Cantú 28th International Piano and Orchestra Competition ( Italy,2018).
Besides playing as a solo performer, Denis has a significant part of his music career stand for being an accompanier and a chamber musician. In 2016 as a part of a trio, he won the First Prize at Stankovich International Competition in Kyiv.
Denis Linnik has a dynamic concert schedule that includes solo recitals, playing with symphonic and chamber orchestras, participation in festivals and master-classes in Belarus, France, Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Italy, Finland, Switzerland and the USA.
His orchestra biography includes performances with Crimea State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Brest Symphony Orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine etc.
Three times (2009, 2011, 2014) Denis was awarded the main scholarship of the Belarus President’s Special Fund for the Support of the Talented Youth.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on September 24, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than August 31, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.
Republic of Belarus
Scholarship holder Rahn Kulturfonds (2018)
Alle Künstler, Preisträger und Stipendiate, seit 1976.