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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.
14 Sep 2012
Nikolai Demidenko kicks off his 2012-13 season returning to Brisbane to perform Rachmaninov's unique Fourth Piano Concerto with the Queensland Symphony...
15 Mar 2012
Nikolai Demidenko in a piano recital given at Queen's University, Belfast. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 14 (Moonlight). Brahms: Piano Sonata No 3,...
13 Mar 2012
Nikolai Demidenko joins Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra and their principal conductor, Ernesto Martínez Izquierdo to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No1 on 22 and 23 March.
23 Jan 2012
As part of London Pianoforte Series, Nikolai Demidenko performs an all-Schubert programme consisting of works from the last year of composer's life.
16 Dec 2011
Nikolai Demidenko performs Chopin's Piano Concerto No2 in F minor with Kirill Karabits conducting Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.
31 Oct 2011
Nikolai Demidenko makes a welcome return to...
29 Jun 2011
Nikolai Demidenko stepped in at two day's notice to replace Denis Matsuev on 30 June, performing...
16 Jun 2011
Nikolai Demidenko joins the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and their Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko to perform Prokoviev's Piano Concerto No3 on 17 June.
17 May 2011
Nikolai Demidenko will perform Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 on 27, 28 and 29 May with Jiri Belohlavek conducting the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España.
17 Mar 2011
On 25 March Nikolai Demidenko performs Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No3 with Lukasz Borowicz conducting the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra.
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.