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Mikhail Mordvinov is one of the most important Russian pianists of his generation. After numerous successes in international competitions, he now performs worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and song pianist. Radio and CD recordings document his virtuosity and musical maturity. Mordvinov began playing the piano at the age of six and was taught in Tatjana Zelikman's piano class at the Moscow Gnessin Music School from the age of seven.



In 1994 he began studying at the Russian Gnessin Academy under Professor Vladimir Tropp. There he was named “Best Student of the Year” in 1997. This was followed by postgraduate studies at the Hanover University of Music and Theater with Prof. Bernd Goetzke. Since receiving the Scriabin Scholarship from the Moscow Scriabin Museum in 1994, he has been a constant guest at the Scriabin Music Festival. In 1997/98 Mikhail Mordvinov was also a Heinrich Neuhaus scholarship holder.


Between 2004 and 2006 he was supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust London. Mikhail Mordvinov is a winner of numerous competitions and won, among other things, the first prize at the XII. International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1996), first prize and special prize of the VI. International Schubert Competition in Dortmund (1997), first prize and special prize of the XII. International competition in Andorra (2006). These successes led to numerous concert appearances worldwide as a solo pianist and chamber musician as well as participation in important festivals as well as radio and CD productions. Mordvinov has performed, among others, in the Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin, the Gasteig in Munich, the Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Minneapolis Orchestra Hall, Minato Mirai Hall Yokohama, the Sejong Art Center Seoul, the Conservatory and the Philharmonic in Moscow as well as in the philharmonic halls of most major cities in Russia on. The Russian pianist's repertoire ranges from baroque music to music of the 20th century. He premiered and recorded several works by the Berlin-based composer Chris Newman. Mordvinov also devotes himself intensively to chamber music. In 2013 he became a member of the Arteunita ensemble in Valencia and in 2014 of the Weinberg Trio in Berlin. In addition, Mikhail Mordvinov performed all of the works for violin and piano by Bach and Mozart together with Kirill Kravtsov in Moscow in 2014 and 2015. Mordvinov has recorded works by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin and Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition” for the labels Thorofon, Oclassica, Genuin, Toccata Classics and Sony Classical, among others, and has received the highest praise for his recordings.


Teaching is another facet in Mordvinov's musical biography: from 2004 to 2010 he taught at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music, and he currently teaches at the Hanns Eisler University of Music and at the International Rubinstein Academy in Berlin. He often passes on his knowledge in master classes. Mikhail Mordvinov currently lives in Berlin.


Program:


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata KV 331


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy


- Six songs without words op. 67


Robert Schumann


- from Album for Youth op. 68


- from Eight Fantasy Pieces op. 12


Peter Tchaikovsky - from Seasons op. 37b


Franz Liszt - from Études d'exécution


Claude Debussy - from Suite Bergamasque


George Gerschwin - 3 Preludes

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