CIPC WINNER TO MAKE NEW YORK DEBUT AT CARNEGIE HALL
Cleveland, Ohio – Nikita Mndoyants, the electrifying first prize winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) will make his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm. He will perform one of his own compositions, plus works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Prokofiev.
At age 29, Mr. Mndoyants has established a worldwide reputation as a composer and pianist. He has toured throughout China, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S., appearing in major concert halls in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Paris. He has worked with renowned conductors including Bramwell Tovey, Leonard Slatkin, Eri Klas, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Charles Ansbacher, and Alexander Sladkovsky. He also has performed in many festivals in Europe and U.S. and has been pianist and composer in residence at the International Music Festival in Wissembourg (France) since 2012. Mr. Mndoyants has a strong affinity for chamber music, and has been performing steadily since 2004 with ensembles such as the Borodin, Brentano, Eben, Zemlinsky, and Szymanowsky Quartets.
At the CIPC, Mr. Mndoyants’ performances were described as “superb, poetic and relaxed” (Stephen Wigler, International Piano Magazine) and “pure elegance...technically flawless, and deeply insightful” (Zachary Lewis, the Plain Dealer).
His piano and chamber works are made available by publishing houses Composers, Muzyka, and Jurgenson, and have been performed by 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 and Praga Digitals labels. A new recording on the Steinway & Sons label will be released at New York debut.
Mr. 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.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 Lebhaft
Nikita Mndoyants (1989-)
Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2007)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84
ABOUT THE CIPC
The Cleveland International Piano Competition is an organization dedicated to supporting the young artists who have made our musical heritage their life’s work. This is accomplished through four major programs and events, including the Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival, the CIPC Young Artists Competition and Institute, the CIPC Concert Series, and ArtsConnect, a music-based community outreach program.
Within this framework, the organization presents two major international competitions: First is the Cleveland International Piano Competition for artists ages 18 to 30, which was founded in 1974. It attracts the best young piano talent from around the world to compete for top prizes; engages an audience of 10 to 15,000 over a period of 15 days; and culminates in two sold-out performances at Severance Hall that feature the four finalists performing with The Cleveland Orchestra. Second is CIPC Young Artists, for artists ages 12 to 17. CIPC Young Artists is an international competition designed to provide a top-level competition and learning experience for very young pianists who have the talent and potential to engage in successful performance careers.