107. Mikhail Voskresenskii (2), piano

Sunday, April 7th, 2024 @2pm | “Salon Concerts 2nd Anniversary”

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Salon Concerts at Klavierhaus
Jed Distler, artistic director


“Salon Concerts 2nd Anniversary”

Mikhail Voskresenskii 2, piano
National artist of Russia, visiting professor of the Julliard school

Sunday, April 7th, 2024 @2pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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Robert Schumann

Waldszenen, Op. 82
7. Vogel als Prophet (Bird as Prophet)

Kreisleriana, Op.16

~ Intermission ~

Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84


“Mikhail Voskresensky proved an imposing, magnetic presence… passion, impétuosité, spontaneity and articulation marked this recital” - Los Angeles Times.

Famous Russian pianist, Mikhail Voskresensky for more than 60 years intensively continues to give concerts around the world. The top prize winner of Schumann international piano competition, Rio de Janeiro, Enescu in Bucharest and The First Van Cliburn competition, Voskresensky has captivated audience with his electrifying interpretations of the great piano literature of all styles.

Born in the city Berdyansk (Ukraine ), Voskresensky graduated from Moscow conservatory. His teachers were famous Lev Oborin (first prize winner of First Chopin Competition in Warsaw), Ilia Klyachko, Jacob Milstein, Boris Zemliansky and Leonid Roizman (organ).Voskresensky’s career began from performance of Chopin’s 2nd piano concerto in Warsaw with the Bolshoi theatre orchestra under the baton of Eugeny Svetlanov. In 1957 he played European premiere of Shostakovich Second concerto in Prague Spring Festival at the presence of composer himself, who gave him before several lessons personally.

In his YouTube channel “Mikhail Voskresensky - pianist” there are more than 100 video and records of his recitals and concertos with orchestra. The last live recordings: 27 piano concertos of Mozart and all his sonatas, all Beethoven’s concertos with the Choral Fantasy and many recitals.

Voskresensky is the distinguished professor of Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory, head of chair of the piano faculty. Since 1992 his is also guest professor of Toho Gakuen School in Tokyo.

His pupils won more than 120 international prizes, including 61 gold medals. Between them Varvara Nepomniatschaya, Stanislav Igolinsky, Temirzhan Erzhanov, Yury Favorin, Alexander Guindin, Amir Tebenikhin, Sergei Koudriakov, Alexey Nabiulin, Evelina Vorontsova, Mikhail Yanovitsky, Oleg Marshev, Sergey Neller, Alexey Kurbatov, Yuri Martynov and many others…

He has adjudicated in many international competitions as well as Tchaikovsky and Scriabin (chairmen of jury) competitions in Moscow.

Voskresensky was awarded the highest artistic title in Russia - People Artist of Russia (1989), the Japanese Medal of “the Rising Sun and Gold Rays”, awarded him by the Emperor of Japan.

In June of 2022 Voskresensky with his family left Russia as a protest against the war in Ukraine and immigrated in USA.

He immediately became in demand in the USA. He is invited to be visiting professor in Juilliard School. His recitals in “Lilac Series of concerts” in Manhattan, at Piano Texas Festival, at Northern Light Minnesota Festival, at Rowan University, at Eastman School etc. had brilliant success.

In July 2023 he gave masterclasses and a recital at the Aspen Festival in Colorado.

In the coming season he gives masterclasses at Yale University 9/28, at Curtis Institute 11/8, in Manhattan School in Boston Berkeley conservatory, at Indiana University etc.

He was invited to be a member of jury at several American competitions.

After his recital in Fort Worth 6/27 2023, one critic wrote: “Apotheosis of superiority!”