Eli Karpinsky

Eli Karpinsky


Born in June 1996, Eli Karpinsky started learning piano at the age of five and immediately demonstrated exceptional musical talent.

Eli lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and takes piano lessons from Alexander Sokol - a well-known Russian pianist, an All-Russia Piano Competition laureate who studied with the renowned piano professors I.I.Naumova and L.N.Naumov in Moscow.

Eli enjoys playing classical and contemporary music. His favorite composers are Beethoven, Chopin and Prokofiev.

Eli participated in various Canadian music competitions: CMC, North York, Kiwanis, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Markham festivals, where he received numerous awards and scholarships.


January 13, 2007
Eli (11) plays Allegro Moderato from Piano Sonata in C KV330 by W.A.Mozart

In September 2005, Eli was invited to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, Russia, where he played a short recital.

In 2006, Eli received the "Most Promising Trophy" at the Euromusic MMF Festival and then became a National Finalist of the Canadian Music Competition (CMC).

In January 2007, Eli Karpinsky received the Rotary Club's "Most Well-rounded Musician" award.

In April 2007, Eli has attained a standing of First Place in the Markham Music Festival's Age Achievement competition (10 years and under). The adjudicator, Mr. John Graham gave Eli the Artistic Distinction mark and mentioned excellent technical command, tonal balance, melodic design and Eli's ability to capture the character and individuality of each piece.

In 2008, Eli successfully passed the Royal Conservatory of Music's Grade 10 piano examinations. In the same year, Eli was accepted to the International Academy of Music, (New York — Italy), where he was studying with Professor Oxana Yablonskaya.

Eli received three Gold Awards at the 2009 Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto and was awarded with the Kiwanis Club scholarship in the Intermediate piano category. Later in 2009, Eli won the Euromusic Festival's Piano Concerto Trophy and also became a winner of the Buono and Bradshaw International Piano Competition in New York.

In 2010, Eli won three first places at the North York Music Festival, including Gold standing at the Concerto Competition.


April 25, 2010
Eli (13) plays Allegro molto moderato from Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16 by Edvard Grieg

Together with the winners of the Violin Concerto competition, Nicole Li and Sarah Velasco, Eli performed with Kindred Spirits Orchestra at the North York Music Festival Winners' Concerto hosted by Alexa Petrenko (Classical 96.3FM).


June 19, 2010
Eli Karpinsky (14) and Kindred Spirits Orchestra play Grieg's Piano Concerto

Eli has graduated from the Gifted Children Program at Crosby Heights P.S. and continues his academic and music education at Unionville High School. Eli enjoys skiing, swimming, riding a bike and playing strategy games.


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