I was very fortunate to study with wonderful Deniz Gelenbe and to complete my Master degree. I then had a fantastic opportunity to stay at Trinity Laban as a Junior Fellow in Accompaniment for two years. That gave me an enormous pleasure to contribute to Conservatoire's learning process and to work with students and teachers from Vocal, String and Piano departments.Mikhail Shilyaev
Mikhail Shilyaev completed his MMus in piano in 2012 and the following year was Trinity Laban’s Junior Fellow in Accompaniment. Mikhail has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, performing at venues including the Wigmore Hall (London) Steinway Hall (Munich), St John's Smith Square (London) and the Salle Molière (Lyon). As a soloist with orchestras, he has performed with the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Trinity Laban Orchestra and the Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra. Mikhail has won many prizes, including the Third Prize at the Vianna da Motta Piano Competition, the Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition and the Gold Beethoven Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Whilst at Trinity Laban, Mikhail received a Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, Golubovich Scholarship and was the Leverhulme Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment.