Music Network Presents 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition Winner, Nikolay Khozyainov
14 October 2013
“So loud was the ovation [for Khozyainov] after his playing of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto that it must have been depressing for any other competitor within earshot.” The Irish Times
“Khozyainov proved himself master of the keyboard with playing that not only reached the heart of the score but also overcame its technical hurdles in a glittering display of virtuosity.” The Irish Independent
Prepare to be blown away by the scintillating talents of the current winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition, Nikolay Khozyainov, whose awesome technique and unique musicality made such a huge impression on critics and audiences alike. Don’t miss the chance to hear this young lion of the keyboard in full flow on a Music Network tour from 21 - 30 November as he performs works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Martin O'Leary. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 475 0224 or www.musicnetwork.ie.
Irish concert-goers are still talking about the spellbinding technique and supreme artistry displayed by Nikolay Khozyainov while winning last year’s Dublin International Piano Competition.
Hailing from Blagoveshchensk, in the Russian Far East, the 21-year old is one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. Winner of numerous awards, Khozyainov has already made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall and has appeared in concert with the Tokyo Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony Orchestras while touring Europe, Asia and the USA.
Don’t be fooled by the shock of blond curls, the boyish charm or the swarm of Facebook fans – here is a performer capable of great maturity and sensitivity, who can convey the freewheeling, rhapsodic intensity of the great Romantic composers to dazzling effect. Prepare to be wowed!
Joseph Haydn: Sonata in B minor Hob. XVI:32
Frédéric Chopin: 12 Etudes op.10
Sergei Rachmaninov: Sonata no.1 in D Minor op. 28
Martin O'Leary: Blue Toccata
Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no.1
Tour details here.