Anton Lyakhovsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied at the Special Music High School for Gifted Children (affiliated to the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory), and then at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, studying piano with Alexander Sandler. In 2001 Anton moved to London, UK, where he continued his education as a postgraduate student, studying piano with John Bingham at Trinity College of Music, and then at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he obtained his Masters degree.
Anton has won many prizes at international piano competitions, including the Emmanuel Durlet International Competition (Antwerp, Belgium, 1996), the Young Concert Artist International Audition (New York, 1999), the “Virtuosi of the year 2000” Festival (St. Petersburg, 1999), the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition (London, 2001), the 4th International Prokofiev Competition (St. Petersburg, 2001). In 2008 he won a Grand Prix at the 5th Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition (Riga, Latvia) and a special prize “The Favourite Pianist of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra”. He has won many prestigious scholarships including the Tillet Trust, Myra Hess Trust, and Leverhulme Trust.
Anton is regularly invited to be a member of the Jury for International Piano Competitions. Past events include the International Piano Competition in Jurmala, Latvia in April 2016, and the 62nd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy in August 2018.
The European Piano Teachers Association regularly invites Anton to read lectures on piano performance and to lead masterclasses.
He has performed extensively across Europe and America and has a number of Piano Concertos in his repertoire including those by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. He has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras, including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Latvian National Opera Orchestra, Liepaje Symphony Orchestra, Belarussian Philharmonic Orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra “Klassika”, Mariinsky Young Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Radio and Television Orchestra and many others.
Anton has performed together with such world-famous conductors as Vladimir Fedoseev, Alexander Dmitriev, Ola Rudner, Rossen Milanov, Nikolaj Alexeev, Alexander Anissimov, Dmitry Liss, Andris Poga, Modestas Pitrenas, Imants Resnis, Alexander Kantorov, Pavel Bubelnikov, Peter Gribanov, Aleksei Ludevig, Ravil Martynov, Sabrie Bekerova, Algirdas Paulavichus, Stanislav Gorkovenko, Vladimir Rylov, Atvars Lakstigala, Anthony Weeden, and Peter Stark.