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Nikolay Khozyainov is one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. His musicality and formidable technique have thrilled audiences around the world. Still in his early twenties, his featured recitals and concerto engagements have already included sold out performances at some of the world’s foremost stages such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Wigmore Hall in London, the Louvre and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Khozyainov has performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, The Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, among many others.
Born in Blagoveshchensk, a city in eastern Russian, Khozyainov began to play the piano at age five, and his musical talent was discovered immediately. He moved to the capital to continue his studies at the Central Musical School, and at age seven, he made his public debut with the Handel Piano Concerto at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. He continued his graduate studies at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory until May 2015. At the present time, he splits his time between Moscow and Germany, where he is pursuing an Advanced Degree studying at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik under the guidance of Professor Arie Vardi.
In 2012, he was awarded first prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition and second prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition. He additionally received the following special prizes: “Best performance of both concertos voted by members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra,” “Best performance of a work by Liszt,” “Best performance of a work by Schubert,” “Best performance of a virtuoso study,” and “Youngest Finalist.”