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''E.Mikhailov is an excellent pianist demonstrating bright emotionality and depth of interpretation. He is a brilliant performer of Scriabin's and Rachmaninoff's music, his recording of Scriabin's sonatas is outstanding" (Paul Badura-Skoda)

Evgeni Mikhailov – pianist of outstanding personality. The winnings at prestigious competitions such as I Scriabin International piano competition in Russia, I G.Erikson International piano competition in Sweden have amazed with unanimity of jury and audience. After it E.Mikhailov became a prizewinner of competitions in Italy and Switzerland but he had got sensational success in 2002 at I Rachmaninoff International piano competition in Los-Angeles, USA where he became a laureate of I prize.


1991-1996 Kazan State conservatoire (prof. E.Bournasheva).
  1996-1998 post-graduate course of Moscow State conservatoire (prof. M.Voskressensky).
  since 1996
Professor of Kazan State conservatoire.
  1997-2007 Soloist of Moscow State academic philharmonic society.
AWARDS and PRIZES
  1993 Prizewinner of IXth All-Russian Vassily Safonov piano competition in Kislovodsk.
  1995 1st Prize: Scriabin International piano competition in Nizhny Novgorod;
received 3 special awards including S. Richter Prize and V. Sofronitzky Prize.
  1996 1st Prize: G. Eriksson International piano competition (Sweden).
  1999 Prizewinner at the XXIst Pozzoli International piano competition (Italy).
  2002 1st Prize: Rachmaninoff International piano competition (USA).
  2004 Titles ''People’s artist of Tatarstan Republic'',
''Honored artist of Udmurt Republic''.
  2010 Title ''Honored artist of Russian Federation''
Hailed by critics for his “incontestable musical talent and musicality” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany), “refinement of his sound” (Piano, Great Britain) as well as “passion, sincerity and lyricism” (Culture, Russia), Russian pianist Evgeni Mikhailov has performed over five hundred concerts around the world – from South America and USA to China and Africa. He has appeared at such prestigious venues as Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Concert hall “G.Verdi” in Milan, Salle Cortot in Paris, St.-Martin-in-the-fields in London, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, Steinway Hall in New York, City Hall in Hong Kong and CRR Concert Hall in Istanbul. He is also a regular guest at many international festivals, a.o. in Germany (“Berlin - Moskau”), Switzerland (Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern), Norway (Bergen International festival), USA (Bellingham music festival), Russia (“Kremlin Musical”), Austria, and Sweden.
Evgeni Mikhailov has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Bydgoszcz Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Belgique, Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, National Philharmonic of Montevideo (Uruguay), Mexico City Philharmonic collaborating with such prominent conductors as V.Ashkenazy, M.Pletnev, S.Sondeckis, J.Caballe-Domenech, J.Mester, M.Palmer, D.Raiskin, M.Gorenstein, N.Alexeev, and others.


Mr. Mikhailov has been on the jury of many national and international piano competitions. He has also conducted seminars and master classes in many cities of Russia, USA, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway. In recognition of his merits he was invited to give lectures and master classes at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in USA. Many of his students are laureates of Russian national and international competitions and have active concert and teaching careers in Russia and abroad.


Nikolai Petrov: "This young man has rare characteristic for today: he is intelligent and refined in his treatment of piano".

Vladimir Ashkenazy: "He is very talented person. He was best of all on the competition, played excellent, and had a very well training".

Mikhail Voskressensky: "E.Mikhailov has a sensitive lyric talent. He has a wide sound range, especially in "piano"; his sense of musical structure is perfect and his interpretation always unexpected".


"Dear Mr. Mikhailov,
Thank you very much for sending me your recording of the complete Skrjabin sonatas. It is a great achievement. You are equally good in the early as well as the late sonatas. Beautiful sound, sensitive playing, precision and poetry. I like particularly NN 4, 6, 8, 9, 10. You are a great artist. Is this recording available in the West Europe and USA?
With my warmest thanks and wishes for a Merry Christmas, yours
P.Badura-Skoda "

"Dear Zhenya!
I wish you success you played Scriabin wonderful!
Your
V.Ashkenazy"





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