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Nikolai Demidenko’s passionate virtuosity and musicianship has brought him worldwide recognition. His repertoire is wide-ranging including Bach, Clementi, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Scarlatti an Shostakovich.
Demidenko performs at the highest level with orchestras and conductors including St Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov, Accademia Nazionale de Santa Cecilia and Charles Dutoit, Philharmonia Orchestra with Tughan Sokhiev, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and Sylvain Cambreling and Orchestre National de France with Eivind Gullberg-Jensen.
Nikolai Demidenko has recorded extensively, including award winning CDs of Chopin, Medtner and Scarlatti.
27 Mar 2014
Nikolai Demidenko’s recital at LSO St Luke’s on 27 March forms part of the BBC’s Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert series. Nikolai will be performing works by Glinka, Medtner, Blumenfield and...
07 Nov 2013
Nikolai Demidenko returns to Stadttheater Aschaffenburg on 15 November to play a recital of works by Medtner, Rachmaninov and Schubert.
02 Oct 2013
Nikolai Demidenko travels the width and breadth of the United Kingdom performing a selection of varied works to much anticipated audiences.
29 Aug 2013
Nikolai performs Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 in Brussels, Warsaw and Helsinki with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington.
20 Jul 2013
Nikolai Demidenko embarks on a month long tour to Australia and New Zealand giving no fever than thirteen concert and recital performances to great critical acclaim. His concert performances...
30 May 2013
Nikolai Demidenko gives two concert performances of Prokofiev's Piano Conerto No 2 with the Orquesta Sinfònica de Bilbao with Austrian conductor Günter Neuhold.
02 May 2013
Nikolai performs in the BBC Radio 3 Rush hour recital, presents a master class with young talented students at the Ulster Hall and a concert performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto with the Ulster...
03 Apr 2013
Nikolai Demidenko performs Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasia with the Odense Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexandern Vedernikov.
29 Mar 2013
Nikolai performs Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4 at the Megaron Hall with fellow ICA artist, conductor Vassilis Christopoulos.
22 Feb 2013
Nikolai Demidenko makes a welcome return to the National Center of Performing Arts in Beijing with a programme including Medtner, Rachmaninov and Chopin.
Actualitatea muzicala - Nov 2013
The Guardian (Schubert, Wigmore Hall) - Jan 2012
The Independent (Schubert, Wigmore Hall) - Jan 2012
BBC Music Magazine - Mar 2011
The Guardian (Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, The Barbican) - Oct 2004
The Guardian (Chopin Preludes; Sonata No 3 (Onyx)) - Nov 2008
The Independent (The Halle Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester ) - Apr 2009
Belfast Telegraphn (Chopin recital at the Ulster Hall) - Feb 2010
The Independent (International Piano Series Chopin and Schumann recital at the Queen Elizabeth Hall) - Apr 2010
Nikolai Demidenko’s passionate pianism means that he is in demand worldwide.
Frequent London recitals have included the Great Performers series at the Barbican, the International Piano Series at Southbank Centre, and recently in the London Pianoforte Series at the Wigmore Hall – a Schubert recital performed to a great success and rave reviews in the national press.
He is renowned for his authoritative performances of the Russian concerto repertoire such as Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky and has worked with many conductors and orchestras throughout the world. He has a flourishing relationship with the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov, with whom he performs regularly. He also enjoys a fruitful collaboration with several Russian artists who have made their homes in London; a cello and piano duo with Leonid Gorokhov; piano quartets with the exciting new Hermitage String Trio; and a two-piano partnership with Dmitri Alexeev, who likewise studied at the Moscow Conservatoire under Dmitri Bashkirov.
His repertoire is wide-ranging, including Bach, Clementi, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky and Scarlatti. Festival appearances include venues in Aldeburgh, Beijing, Dubrovnik, Eilat, Glasgow, New York, Oslo, Singapore and Warsaw.
Concerto engagements in recent and upcoming seasons include appearances with the Adelaide Symphony, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, NCPA Orchestra Beijing, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Philharmonia, Queensland Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Orquesta Nacional de España, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Sinfonieorchester St Gallen, Poznan Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Ulster and Hallé orchestras and London Mozart Players.
For Hyperion Records Nikolai Demidenko has recorded albums of Bach–Busoni, Chopin, Clementi, Liszt, Medtner, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Schubert and Schumann and concertos by Chopin, Medtner (which won a Gramophone Award), Scriabin, Tchaikovsky and Weber as well as the complete Prokofiev Concertos with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alexander Lazarev. For the Munich-based AGPL label he has recorded Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata, a collection of Scarlatti sonatas and a Chopin CD which won the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Autumn 2008 saw the release of a new Chopin CD, including his first recording of the Twenty-four Preludes, for Onyx Classics. This CD won the MIDEM 2010 Special Chopin Award for a new recording.
Released on Onyx, January 2009
Released Nov 2010
For the series The Real Chopin he presents passionate, unique performance of Chopin's selected pieces: Rondo in c minor, Op. 1, Rondo in E flat major, Op. 16, Berceuse, Op. 57 and Variations on the theme "Là ci darem la mano" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni", Op. 2.
The recording was made in the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw on 15th-17th December 2008.