Viktor Lyadov (born in Engels, 1966) is a Russian pianist. Still a student at the Moscow Conservatory, he won prizes at Zwickau's Robert Schumann and Santander's Paloma O'Shea competitions. In 1994 he won the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. A 6th prize at the 1995 Queen Elisabeth closes his competition record.
Anne Macgregor and Silviya Mihaylova first met in September 2007 when Silviya started her undergraduate course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where Anne was a third year pianist studying with the same teacher, Fali Pavri.