Prizewinner of many international piano competitions – including Scriabin International Piano Competition (Moscow, Russia), Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition (Los Angeles, USA), Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Milan, Italy), and Erikson International Piano Competition (Jönköping, Sweden) – he has then been on the jury of many national and international piano competitions. He has also conducted several seminars and master classes: many of his students are laureates of Russian national and international competitions and have active concert and teaching careers in Russia and abroad.
He holds his degree in piano performance from the Kazan State Conservatoire and his post-graduate degree from the Moscow State Conservatoire. He has been a professor at the Kazan State Conservatoire since 1996. In 2010 in recognition of his achievements, he has been awarded the title of “Honored Artist of Russian Federation”.
As pianist, is an acknowledged master of so-called “Silver Age” of Russian music – the works of Medtner, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin – and has performed over seven hundred concerts around the worldin many prestigious venues, also as a soloist with many important orchestras and is a regular guest at many international festivals.
Qualcosa su Kawai
In 2002 I became a prizewinner of Rachmaninoff piano competition in Los-Angeles (USA) where the main prize was a KAWAI grand piano. It was for me a first close acquaintance with this brand, and I have shortly «fallen in love». The quality and perfection of everything have surprised me also when I was a guest of KAWAI Liaison Office in Krefeld, Germany performing a concert tour organized by KAWAI. I still enjoy a wonderful sound and feel a pure pleasure by touch of keyboard – my piano maintains highest standards after 15 years of use by me as concert pianist.Evgeni Mikhailov