The pianist Siavush Gadjiev completed his musical education at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow as a student of famous teachers such as Bella Davidovich and Boris Zemliansky. At the Moscow Conservatory he also obtained the Master of Music degree (“Course of Interpretation”) and was invited to teach in the prestigious Central Special Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, intended to train the most musically gifted pupils from the ex Soviet Union as well as from Japan, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Korea, United States. He taught many highly talented pupils, amongst whom there were winners of the Tchaikovsky competition, Axa Dublin, Schumann, Casagrande and other competitions. Gadjiev develops an educational activity running master classes, seminars and thematic lectures-concerts in Russia, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Italy, with particular emphasize on the interpretation of Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. He also leads special classes for future pedagogues. Siavush Gadjiev has held recitals in many cities of the ex Soviet Union, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Italy and the USA. He has also performed with major orchestras and in chamber music ensembles with distinguished European musicians. He is a member of the “Ljubljana Piano Trio”. He was jury member of many international piano competitions, amongst them: “Ferenc Liszt” in Budapest, “Hummel” in Bratislava, “Città di Cantù” and many others. Siavush Gadjiev has held many master classes and keeps having them all over Italy, Slovenia, Germany and the United States. He lives in Italy and teaches at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and in Gorizia, in a private school for young talents, in which he has many students from different parts of Italy and Slovenia, amongst them Giuseppe Guarrera (2nd Prize Winner at the Mottram Manchester International Piano Competition), Alexander Gadjiev (1st Prize Winner Hamamtsu piano competition 2015 and finalist of “Busoni” International Piano Competition in Bolzano) and many others. Currently he is also giving master classes and lectures for Master Degree students at the “Giuseppe Tartini” Conservatory in Triest. Gadjiev is the Artistic Director of the “Giuliano Pecar” International Piano Competition and the “Estate di Gorizia” summer festival. The reviewer and musicologist Renato della Torre defined him in “Messaggero Veneto” as an artist “of great talent, supported by the splendid pianistic technique.” “Gadjiev hypnotized the audience with the Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata in B flat Major” (“Corriere dell’ Arte”, Turin). “The interpretation of Brahms’ pieces was a musical event which will live in the memory for a long time… Gadjiev demonstrated the great rich traditions of the Russian piano school” (Olga Jovanović, “Promuzika”, Beograd). “The extraordinary pianist Gadjiev performed Schumann’s Quintet like it was sculptured in marble.” (J. Šetinc, “Večer”, Maribor). “The public was impressed by a most perceiving, delicate and philosophical performance. Moments of high intensity and of various sound colours were magically created by the musician.” (Rudolf van der Vecht, “Westfalische Post“, Wuppertal).