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Nikolay Khozyainov

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Born in 1992 in Blagoveshchensk, in the Russian Far East, Nikolay Khozyainov is one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. He began to play the piano at the age of five and in 1999 he continued his studies at the Central Musical School by the Moscow Conservatory and made his debut at the Great Hall of the Conservatory. He continued his Graduate Studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory until 2015. At the present time he is pursuing an Advanced Degree at the Hannover Hochschule für Music under the guidance of Professor Arie Vardi.

Khozyainov’s musicality and formidable technique have thrilled audiences around the world with sold out performances at: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center in Washington, London’s Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Theatre de Champs-Elysees and The Louvre in Paris, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.

He has performed with such orchestras as Tokyo Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Czech National Symphony, Russian State Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, RTE National Symphony of Ireland and many others.

His list of awards include being youngest finalist of the XVI International Chopin Competition in Warsaw (2010), 1st  prize at the Dublin International Competition 2012 and 2nd prize at the Sydney International Competition 2012 where he also got five special prizes.

In 2011 Accord released Khozyainov first CD (worldwide distributed by Naxos) with works by Chopin and Liszt. In 2012 he recorded a Chopin CD for Chopin Institute in Warsaw and a CD for JVC Victor in Japan (Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt) which in January 2014 issued a new CD with Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte and Gaspard de la nuit, Chopin Barcarolle and Berceuse and Liszt Sonata in b minor.

Dave Saemann, on «Fanfare», wrote about Khozyainov’s first CD: «Khozyainov recorded this recital in 2011. He thus was about the same age as Evgeny Kissin was when that pianist made his Carnegie Hall debut. I make the comparison with Kissin because Khozyainov clearly is an extraordinary artist. He has everything: a big sound, splendid technique, and a musicality far beyond his years. This CD would do credit to any pianist, let alone one not yet 20 years old. Every time I listened to this CD, my impression of Khozyainov’s artistry grew richer and fuller. In a time of glitzy young pianists typified by Lang Lang, the appearance of a talent like Khozyainov’s is all the more refreshing. […] In today’s cavalcade of young pianists he clearly is a special artist. The fact that, at his age, his talent only can grow is intimidating. The possibilities for his artistry seem almost limitless».

Rachmaninov: Concerto n. 3, Finale

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Chopin: Studio in C Major op.10 n.1

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Chopin: Ballata n.2 in F Major op.38

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Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole

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Chopin: Concerto n.1 in E Minor op.11

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