The Russian pianist, Igor Uryash, attended the special music school of the St. Petersburg (Leningrad) Academy of Music, where his teachers were Elena Hinitz and Asja Rubina. He continued his studies at the St. Petersburg Academy of Music, where Anatol (Anatoly) Ugorski was one of his teachers. After completing his studies in 1988, he perfected his pianistic education with the “Folk artist of Russia’s” Professor Tatjana (Tatiana) Kravchenko. In 1991, he won the first prize at the Vercelli Chamber Ensemble Viotti competition in Italy, in the chamber instrumentation Saint-Peters-Trio.
A brilliant solo performer with an extensive repertoire, Igor Uryash appears as a soloist, an accompanist, as well as in chamber orchestras and with renowned symphony orchestras throughout the world. He has given concerts in Russia, in most European countries, in the USA, Canada, Turkey and in the Far East. As a soloist he has played with such orchestras as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg National Cappella, Orchestra of the Maryinski Theater, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Dutch Royal-Marines-Cappella and Belgrade Philharmonic.
Over the years , Igor Uryash has collaborated with such world famous musicians as the conductors Valery Gergiev, P. Kogan, A. Dmitriev, Saulius Sondeckis, V. Tchernushenko, M. Inoue, H.D. Resch, U. Lajovic; the violinists Maxim Vengerov, Viktor Tretiakov, S. Stadler; the cellists Mstislav Rostropovich, B. Pergamenschikov; the composers A. Petrov, S. Slonymsky, G. Kortschmar, D. Tolstoi, B. Tischenko, among others. Igor Uryash is a member of the Nevà-Trio and the St. Petersburg Chamber Players.
Often the first interpreter of new music, Uryash has participated in numerous music festivals, including Dekabrskie Vechera (Russia), Mozart Week (Austria) and Musicalishe Sienergien (Italy).
Igor Uryash He maintains an active performing schedule while continuing his work as a teacher at the St. Petersburg Academy of Music, and by so doing he develops further prestigious traditions of the Russian piano school established in the 19th century by Conservatory founder Anton Rubinstein.