Konstantin Shamray was born in Novosibirsk and began piano studies at the age of six in the Kemerovo Music School with Natalia Knobloch. From 1996 he continued his studies in Moscow at the Gnessin Special Music School, in 2003 at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music with Tatiana Zelikman and more recently with Vladimir Tropp. Since winning the Concertino-Prague international competition in 2000, Konstantin Shamray has appeared throughout Russia, Europe and the United States, and in China, in recitals and as a soloist with leading orchestras. Overwhelming triumph in 2008 in the Sydney International Piano Competition, with six special prizes, brought three successful tours in all states of Australia, in New Zealand and Singapore. In 2009 he appeared at the Ruhr and Bochum Piano Festivals in Germany. In October 2011 he won first prize in the German Bad Kissingen Klavier Olympiade.