British pianist and conductor Petr Limonov was born on 16 June 1984 in Moscow, where he began playing the piano at the age of five then studied with Siavush Gadjiev, Valery Piasetsky and, later, Andrei Pisarev at the Central Music School.
Limonov won first prize at the 1998 Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris, then toured Europe and Russia, supported by the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation. He then studied in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne and Alexander Satz and at the Royal College of Music with Dimitry Alexeev.
He appears frequently across Europe and in the UK. On 6 March 2022 he conducted an open-air concert in London's Trafalgar Square in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Ensemble. Judiciously Balanced - Mike Wheeler listens to a recital by Petr Limonov
Ensemble. A Puzzle Without a Solution? - Mike Wheeler listens to Ravel and Chopin played by Russian-born British pianist Petr Limonov