Stanislav Gres

Stanislav Gres, born in Novosibirsk Siberia in 1980, begun his piano studies in Novosibirsk Glinka Conservatory with Mery Lebenzon, Natalia Melnikova and Elizaveta Romanovskaya. In 2004 his interest turned towards the performance of early music and he entered a postgraduate study in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied harpsichord, hammerklavier and basso continuo with Olga Martynova.

Since then he has continued his studies of the harpsichord, clavichord and baroque organ by participating in masterclasses and workshops given by many of the worlds leading early keyboard performers: Bob Van Asperen, Menno Van Delft, Peter Van Dijk, Jesper Christensen, Christoph Hammer, Ketil Haugsand, Gustav Leonhardt, Zvi Meniker, Davitt Moroney, Jurgen Schrape, Ella Sevskaya, Skip Sempé and Christopher Stembridge. Stanislav approaches music from XVI to XX centuries through historical styles of interpretation and pays attention in choosing proper kinds of instruments and tunings. He has a particular interest in early Italian music.

He devotes his time mainly to his activity as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles: The Pocket Symphony, Moscow Baroque, BaRockers, Pfeyffer, Hermitage, performing baroque music in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and in Novosibirsk. He also teaches the harpsichord in the Gnessin Special Music School and Rubinstein Music School.

In 2006 his ensemble BaRockers performed at Utrecht Early Music Festival. In 2010 he was awarded the third prize in the international harpsichord competition “Musica Antiqua” in Brugge and the Baerenreiter Urtext Prize in the Bach competition in Leipzig.