NIKITA MNDOYANTS, concert pianist & composer

NIKITA MNDOYANTS, concert pianist & composer

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The Drozdoff Society presents a recital by the 2016 winner of the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition, Russian concert pianist and composer, Nikita Mndoyants.

The Program

Joseph Haydn: Klaviersonate E-Dur Hob. XVI:31
Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr. 32 c-Moll op. 111
Nikita Mndoyants: Intermezzo
Johannes Brahms: Klaviersonate Nr. 3 f-Moll op. 5


Coming from a family of professional musicians, Nikita Mndoyants began to play piano and compose music a very young age. He entered the Central Music School in Moscow, where he studied piano with Tamara Koloss. He gave his first public recital at age eight, and recorded his first CD (of a live performance in Helsinki) at age ten.

Nikita Mndoyants received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where he studied composition with Professor Alexander Tchaikovsky and piano with Professor Nikolay Petrov and Professor Alexander Mndoyants.

Since 2013 he has taught orchestration, also at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory.

Mr. Mndoyants won first prize at the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, first prize at the 2007 Paderewsky International Piano Competition, and was a finalist at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

As a composer, Mr. Mndoyants received first prize at the 2014 Myaskovsky International Competition of Composers (Moscow, Russia) and 2016 Prokofiev International Competition of Composers (Sochi, Russia)

Most recently Mr. Mndoyants has performed with Saint Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra under the baton of maestro Charles Dutoit .

He also made his debut recital in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and performed in Salle Cortot and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels) and Luxembourg Philharmonie, . He appeared as a guest artist with the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra at the new Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, Korea.
Mr. Mndoyants made his Carnegie Hall debut in June of 2017.

Mr. Mndoyants has toured in Asia, Europe, Russia, and the U.S. and appeared in major concert halls in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Paris, and Seoul. He has worked with renowned conductors including Charles Dutoit, Bramwell Tovey, Leonard Slatkin, Eri Klas, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Charles Ansbacher, and Alexander Sladkovsky, and performed with the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and more. He has performed in major festivals, including the Klavier-Ruhr Festival (Germany), Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj (Poland), Mariinsky International Piano Festival (St. Petersburg) and International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York). Mr. Mndoyants also has been artist in residence at the International Music Festival in Wissembourg (France) since 2012, where he has overseen the performance of his own compositions and performed solo works, chamber music, and concerti.

Giving his first chamber performance with the Borodin Quartet in 2004, he has continued to cultivate his passion for chamber music, working with such ensembles as the Brentano, Eben, Zemlinsky, and Szymanowsky Quartets. Among his chamber music partners are pianists Alexander Ghindin and Vyacheslav Gryaznov, violinists Andrej Bielow and Valeriy Sokolov, cellists Lev Sivkov, Evgeny Rumyantsev and clarinetist Patrick Messina.

His piano and chamber works are made available by publishing houses Composers, Muzyka, and Jurgenson, and have been performed by Alexander Vinnitsky, Alexander Rudin, Daniel Hope, Nicolas Stavy, the Szymanowski and Zemlinsky Quartets, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and others.

Mr. Mndoyants has released solo and chamber recordings on the Classical Records, Melodiya and Praga Digitals labels. A new recording on the Steinway & Sons label, featuring works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Schumann, has been released in June 2017.

Tags: arts and entertainment, classical music, piano, piano recital

Posted By: The Drozdoff Society

Event Details

Date: January 16, 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

First Presbyterian Church of Stamford
1101 Bedford Street
Stamford CT 06905

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The Drozdoff Society's Impromptu! Classical Music Recital Series is a new kind of series. Some engagements will be pre-announced, but most will be -- you guessed it -- IMPROMPTU!!

In STAMFORD, Connecticut, our venue is the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford (a/k/a "Fish" Church), Fellowship Hall, 1101 Bedford Street, Stamford 06905
In NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, our venue is the Lyric Hall Theater at 827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven 06515
In RED BANK, New Jersey, our venue is St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 26 Sunset Ave. E., Red Bank 07701
In NEW YORK CITY, our venues vary from event to event ... look for us on our website.

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