People's Artist of Russia, Professor
He was born in 1947, Evpatoria, the Republic of Crimea. In 1971 he graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (Class of the People's Artist of the USSR, Professor Viktor Merzhanov), where he subsequently completed assistant internship.
The Diploma holder of International Pianist Competition in Leeds (Great Britain, 1969) and IV International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1970). The Winner of All-Union Piano Competition in Tallinn (1969) and International Competition in Montevideo (Uruguay, 1972).
He regularly gives concerts since 1969. He performs in major cities of Russia, near and far abroad. Reviewers consider lyrical romanticism, understanding of compositional meaning, professional perfection as the main qualities of this pianist. The repertoire includes pieces by Western European, Russian classics and contemporary composers. He performed with orchestras under the baton of Veronika Dudarova, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Evgeny Kolobov and others, and also performed in ensembles. He made radio and television records (pieces by Martin, Schubert, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Ravel, Hindemith, etc.), Melodia, Russkie Sezony, MSI (USA), VistaVera.
Since 1973 Yuri Slesarev has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatory. He gives master classes in Russia, Germany, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Britain, France, the countries of the former Yugoslavia. The repeated Chairman of State Examination Committes in Conservatories of Nizhny Novgorod, Alma-Ata, Kazan, Saratov, Ufa, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and others. He was the Member of the Graduate examination committee at the Paris Conservatoire.
He participated in the jury procedures of All-Russian Competitions (1993, 2010), International Rachmaninoff Competitions in Moscow, Tambov, Istanbul, Sofia, International Competitions in London, Beijing, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Havana, etc. The board member of Chopin Society and Rachmaninoff Society.