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 at seven 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 Philharmonia, 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 (2011): «Khozyainov clearly is an extraordinary artist. He has everything: a big sound, splendid technique, and a musicality far beyond his years. […] The fact that, at his age, his talent only can grow is intimidating. The possibilities for his artistry seem almost limitless».
During Spring 2021 Nikolay Khozyainov will be in Italy performing this program:
Chopin Ballade n. 2 in F major op. 38 / Nocturne in C sharp minor op. 27 n. 1 / Nocturne in C minor op. 48 n. 1 / Mazurka in A minor op. 59 n. 1 / Ballade n. 4 in F minor op. 52
Beethoven Sonata in F minor op. 57 “Appassionata”
Anyway other thematic programs are available too:
Program 1: “Hommages a Beethoven”
Beethoven-Liszt Allegretto from Seventh Symphony
Schumann Etudes in variation form on a theme by Beethoven WoO 31
Chopin Prelude op. 45
Mendelssohn Variations sérieuses op. 54
Beethoven-Liszt “Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder”, from An die ferne Geliebte
Schumann Fantasia in C major op. 17
Program 2: “2021: anniversaries”
Sweelinck (400 years since Death) Paduana Lachrymae (from Dowland) / 6 Variations on “Mein junges Leben hat ein End”
Beethoven-Liszt (Napoleone, 200 years since Death) Marcia funebre from Third Symphony
Saint-Saëns-Liszt (Saint-Saëns, 100 years since Death) Danse macabre
Séverac (100 years since Death) Invocation à Schumann / Stances à Madame de Pompadour / Où l’on entend une vieille boîte à musique / Baigneuses au soleil
Stravinskij (50 years since Death) Trois mouvements de Petrouchka
Stravinskij-Khozyainov Danse sacrale from Le Sacre du Printemps