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Nikolai Demidenko

CHOPIN Selection of Waltzes und Mazurkas
PROKOFJEW Visions Fugitives
PROKOFJEW Sonata No. 2

Konzerthaus Berlin, Kleiner Saal | Thursday, 2 June, 8pm
Nikolai Demidenko

“Indeed, so inward and intimate was his playing at times that it felt as if we were eavesdropping on some private communion between performer and composer; yet the result never felt in any way short-changed. Often regarded as charming but small, the works in the first half seemed far more substantial than usual, Demidenko revealing their essential character in playing that was focused in execution and subtly gradated in colouring.” The Guardian

“Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko was superb in a much anticipated recital that gave a contemporary account of Chopin interpretation filled with spontaneity, personality and moments of rare brilliance… Demidenko's eloquent opening bracket interspersed the waltz and mazurka with clear exposition of the essential wit and charm of these beguiling dance forms. He breathes life into Chopin's degrees of freedom, unexpected little tricks and mercurial changes of mood.” Sydney Morning Herald
Nikolai Demidenko

Nikolai Demidenko’s passionate virtuosity and musicianship has brought him worldwide recognition.

He is renowned for his authoritative concerto performances of over fifty concerti specificly those of Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky. Nikolai has worked with many renowned conductors and orchestras throughout the world including Yuri Temirkanov with the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Sir Roger Norrington with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment amongst others. His recital repertoire is wide-ranging, including Bach, Chopin, Clementi, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert and Scarlatti.

Nikolai Demidenko is currently ‘Soloist-in-Residence’ at Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2016. As part of his residency he will perform the complete Beethoven Piano Concerti, a chambermusic recital and conduct a masterclass.

In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Music and the University.

Nikolai Demidenko
Nikolai Demidenko