Born in Lipetsk, Russia, Sergei Basukinsky started playing the piano at the age of 6. By the age of 12 he had won several international competitions, including the Tchaikovsky Junior International Piano Competition, the Igumnov Piano Competition and the Safonov Russian Piano Competition. He was also awarded a Special Prize at the Vladimir Krainev International Competition in Kharkov.
Sergei made his debut in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory at the age of 13, where he performed at the opening ceremony of the Tchaikovsky International Competition and later the same year appeared as soloist with the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev playing Grieg’s Concerto.
Sergei continued his studies at the Central Music School, Moscow and at the Moscow Conservatory. In 2009 Sergei moved to London where he completed a Masters of Music degree at the Royal College of Music with distinction and was a recipient of a Martin Music Scholarship Fund Award and the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Full Scholarship. Sergei has given concerts and recitals at major venues worldwide including the Salle Gaveau in Paris, NHK Hall in Osaka, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Kyoto Concert Hall and the Great Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia.
Sergei has taken part in numerous festivals such as ‘The New Century of Russian Piano’, ‘Japan-Russia Concert Project’, ‘Pianos Enghiens’, ‘Shostakovich project’, ‘Mon Repos Nights’ and others in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Russia, Japan and America.