Nikolai Demidenko

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Nikolai Anatolievich Demidenko (born July 1, 1955, Aniskino) is a Soviet-Russian-born classical pianist.

Demidenko studied at the Moscow Gnessin School with Anna Kantor and at the Moscow Conservatoire under Dmitri Bashkirov.[1] He was a medallist at the 1976 Montreal International Piano Competition[2] and the 1978 Tchaikovsky International Competition.[3] He taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK, where he has been a resident since 1990. He was granted British citizenship in 1995 and currently holds a visiting professorship at the University of Surrey.[4] In addition to a vast amount of the standard Germanic and Russian repertory, he is a specialist of Frédéric Chopin and a noted champion of the works of neglected composers such as Muzio Clementi, Carl Maria von Weber, Jan Václav Voříšek, and Nikolai Medtner, as well as neglected works of well-known composers such as Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, and Robert Schumann, and transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni. Demidenko won a Gramophone Award in 1992 in the concerto category for his recording of the Medtner Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schrott, Allen. "Biography: Nikolai Demidenko". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Magnificent Medtner". The Malay Mail. 2004-11-02. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  3. ^ Scott, Sandy (2002-05-08). "Reviews: Nikolai Demidenko: Demidenko strikes chord with classic performance". Edinburgh Evening News. p. 18. 
  4. ^ "Classical performance". Yeovil Express. 2008-03-13. Retrieved 2010-08-02.