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Soloist-in-Residence, Queensland Symphony Orchestra
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. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Music and the University.
06 Feb 2016
Nikolai Demidenko embarks on a UK tour with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra. The tour features two different programmes, led by chief-conductor Jan Latham-Koenig. Nikolai will play Chopin’s Piano...
21 Jan 2016
Following a very successful recital debut appearance at Kolarac Hall at the end of last year, Nikolai will appear in front of Belgrade audiences once again interpreting Rachmaninov’s Piano...
27 Oct 2015
The 2015/16 Southbank Centre International Piano Series will see Nikolai Demidenko make a welcome return on 3 November at St John’s Smith Square, London. He devotes this recital to the works...
08 Sep 2015
Building on a longstanding fruitful collaboration, Queensland Symphony Orchestra have announced Nikolai Demidenko as their ‘Soloist-in-Residence’ for the 2016 season. As part of his...
16 Jul 2015
A regular visitor to the...
30 May 2015
Embarking on a month long tour, Nikolai will perform a triple-set Chopin programme at Adelaide's Elder...
03 Jul 2014
A regular at Wigmore Hall, Nikolai Demidenko makes his next recital appearance on 5 July. The programme features works by Chopin, Rachmaninov and Medtner – Demidenko’s performances and recordings...
29 May 2014
Demidenko returns to Milton Court on 29 May sharing the stage with fellow Russian pianist Dmitri Alexeev to perform an exciting programme of piano duos including an arrangement by Alexeev of...
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.
Danas (Kolarac Hall, Belgrade) - Nov 2015
Evening Standard (International Piano Series, St John's Smith Square, London) - Nov 2015
Classical Source (International Piano Series, St John's Smith Square, London) - Nov 2015
San Francisco Classical Voice (California Theater, San Jose) - Oct 2015
Daily Democrat (California Theater, San Jose) - Oct 2015
Sydney Morning Herald (Melbourne Recital Centre) - Jun 2015
EL PAÍS (Palacio de la Opera, Coruna) - Mar 2015
Seen and Heard International (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff) - Feb 2015
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 virtuosity and musicianship has brought him worldwide recognition.
He is renowned for his authoritative concerto performances of over fifty concerti specificly those of Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky. Nikolai has worked with many renowned conductors and orchestras throughout the world including Yuri Temirkanov with the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Sir Roger Norrington with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment amongst others. His recital repertoire is wide-ranging, including Bach, Chopin, Clementi, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert and Scarlatti.
Nikolai Demidenko is currently ‘Soloist-in-Residence’ at Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2016. As part of his residency he will perform the complete Beethoven Piano Concerti, a chambermusic recital and conduct a masterclass.
Upcoming recital highlights in the 2015/16 season include a return performance at the International Piano Series in London, Belgrade’s Kolarac Concert Hall, The Philharmonic Society in Las Palmas, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Berliner Klavierfestival at Konzerthaus Berlin and recitals across Australia including Hobart, Lauceston and Adelaide. Frequent recitals at major London based venues have included the Great Performers series at the Barbican and recently in the London Pianoforte Series at Wigmore Hall. In addition, Nikolai also appears at distinguished festivals around the world including Aldeburgh, Beijing, Dubrovnik, Eilat, Glasgow, New York, Oslo, Singapore and Warsaw. Last summer Nikolai undertook a four week long tour to Australia and New Zealand performing a cycle of five different recital programmes and two concerto programmes to high acclaim from both critics and audiences alike.
Concerto highlights in recent and upcoming seasons include appearances across the globe, most notably with the Queensland Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, NCPA Orchestra Beijing, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Singapore Symphony, Orquesta Nacional de España, Sinfonieorchester St Gallen, Poznan Philharmonic, 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.
In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Music and the University.
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.