Piano recital by Nikolai Demidenko to be staged in Shenzhen

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Nikolai Demidenko

Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko will give a piano recital March 28.

Demidenko studied at the Moscow Gnessin School with Anna Kantor and at the Moscow Conservatoire under Dmitri Bashkirov. He was a finalist at the 1976 Montreal International Piano Competition and the 1978 Tchaikovsky International Competition.

He taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Britain, where he has been a resident since 1990. He was granted British citizenship in 1995 and currently holds a visiting professorship at the University of Surrey.

In addition to a vast amount of the standard Germanic and Russian repertory, he is a specialist of Frederic Chopin and a noted champion of the works of neglected composers such as Muzio Clementi, Carl Maria von Weber, Jan Vaclav Vorisek and Nikolai Medtner, as well as neglected works of well-known composers such as Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann, and transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni.

Demidenko won a Gramophone Award in 1992 in the concerto category for his recording of Medtner’s “Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3.”

Time: 8 p.m., March 28

Tickets: 100-380 yuan

Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, intersection of Hongli Road and Yitian Road, Futian District (福田区红荔路和益田路交汇处深圳音乐厅)

Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D

(SD News)

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