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Evgeni Mikhailov


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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


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), Mr. Mikhailov has performed over four hundred concerts around the world. He has appeared at such prestigious venues as the Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, Steinway Hall in New York, St. Martin in the Fields in London, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Concert hall “G. Verdi'' in Milan, Salle Cortot in Paris, and City Hall in Hong Kong. He is also a regular guest at many international festivals including Berlin- Moskau, the Lucerne International Music Festival, and the Bergen (Norway) International Festival.
Mr. Mikhailov has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic, National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Montevideo (Uruguay), Mexico City Philharmonic, and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic.
Evgeni Mikhailov is a prizewinner of many international piano competitions including Scriabin International Piano Competition (Moscow, Russia), Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition (Los Angeles, USA), Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Milan, Italy), and Eriksson International Piano Competition (Sweden) among others.
Evgeni Mikhailov is an acknowledged master of the so-called “Silver Age” of Russian music – the works of Medtner, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin. His performances in the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and Great Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic have become a valuable tradition, and his creation has garnered rave reviews from the international music press including Musical Review and Culture (Russia), Los Angeles Times (USA), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Kärntner Tageszeitung (Austria), Musical Life (Russia), Piano (Great Britain), Observer (Sweden), La Nation (Argentina) 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, the United States, South Korea, Sweden, and Switzerland. In 2006 he was invited to give masterclasses and lectures at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in the USA. Many of his students are laureates of Russian national and international competitions and have active concert and teaching careers in Russia and abroad.


This young man has a rare characteristic for today: he is intelligent and refined in his treatment of piano.
— Nikolai Petrov
He is a very talented person. He was best of all in the competition, played excellently, and had very good training.
— Vladimir Ashkenazy

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.
— Mikhail Voskressensky


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



• Bach English suite e-moll, Selected Preludes and fugues
• Bach-Busoni Chaconne
• Beethoven Sonatas No.3 Op.2 No.3, No.4 Op.7, No.21 Op.53 “Waldstein”, No.24 Op.78, No.27 Op.90, 28 Op.101, 29 Op.106 “Hammerklavier”, 31 Op.110;
• Beethoven-Liszt cycle "An die ferne Geliebte"
• Brahms Variations on a theme by Paganini Op.35 (Book I & II); Variations on theme by Schumann Op.23; Fantasies op.116; other pieces
• Chopin 4 Ballades; Sonata No.3 h-moll Op.58; 4 Scherzos, 24 Preludes op.28, Etudes, Mazurkas
• Dandrieu Suite D-dur
• Debussy "Suite Bergamasque", Preludes
• Franck Prelude, choral and fugue; Prelude, fugue and variation
• Grieg "Holberg suite"
• Grieg -Ginzburg "Peer Gynt" suite
• Goubaidullina "Chaconne"
• Haydn Selected sonatas
• Liszt Sonata h-moll; Mephisto-waltz No.1; Etudes d’execution transcendante
• Medtner Tragic Sonata c-moll; Sonata-elegy d-moll; selected Fairy tales
• Mozart Selected sonatas; Fantasy c-moll
• Mendelsohn Selected songs without words
• Mussorgsky Pictures at an exhibition
• Prokofiev Sonata No.7 Op.83; "Sarcasms"; Visions fugitives; Etudes
• Rachmaninoff Sonata No.2 b-moll; Variations on theme by Chopin; 6 Moments musicaux op.16; 9 Etudes-tableaux op.39; selected Preludes
• Ravel "Gaspard de la nuit"; "Tombeau de Couperin"
• Schubert Fantasy "Wanderer" D.760; 6 Moments musicaux D.780; Impromptus
• Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16; Fantasy C-dur Op.17; Novellette Op.21, No.8; Kinderszenen Op.15
• Scriabin Complete sonatas; Fantasy Op.28 h-moll; 24 Preludes Op.11; Etudes, Poems, other pieces
• Shostakovich Sonata No.2 h-moll
• Taneev Variations c-moll; prelude and fugue gis-moll
• Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Concert suite from the ballet "A sleeping beauty"
• Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Concert suite from the ballet "Nutcracker"

"History of piano transcription"

Bach-Busoni ''Chaconne''
Beethoven-Liszt ''An die ferne Geliebte''
Grieg-Ginzburg Suite ''Peer Gynt''
Frank Prelude, fugue and variation
Wagner-Liszt ''Spinnerinlied'' from opera ''Flying Dutchman''
Saint-Saens-Godowsky ''Swan''
Schutt Fantasy on the themes of Strauss waltz

"History of French clavier music"

Dandrieu Suite D-dur
Duphly Allemande, Courante, Lanza
Couperin Suite h-moll
Rameau-Godowsky Sarabande
Lully-Godowsky Gigue
Frank Prelude, fugue and variation
Poulenc piece from "French suite"
Messiaen 2 pieces from ''Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jesus''
Ravel Suite ''Gaspard de la nuit''

"History of suite: from baroque to impressionism"

Couperin Suite h-moll
Bach Partita e-moll
Grieg ''Holberg-suite''
Ravel Suite ''Tombeau de Couperin''

"A Fairy tale in Russian music"

Glinka-Liszt "March of Chernomor" from oper "Ruslan and Ludmila"
Lyadov "A music box"
Medtner 4 fairy tales op.26
Prokofiev Scherzo from opera "Love for 3 oranges"
Prokofiev "A fairy tales of old grandmother" op.31
Mussorgsky-Rachmaninoff Gopak from oper "Sorochinskaya
Fair (Yarmarka)"
Rimsky-Korsakov-Rachmaninoff "Flying of bumblebee" from oper
"Fairy tale of Tsar Saltan"
Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Concert suite on the music from ballet
"Sleeping beauty"


• Arensky Fantasy on themes of Ryabinin, op.48
• Bach Concert d-moll BWV 1052
• Bartok Concert No.3
• Beethoven Concerts No.2 B-dur Op.19, No.3 c-moll Op.37, "Fantasie" C-dur Op.77 for choir, piano and orchestra
• Brahms Concerts No.1 d-moll Op.15, No.2 B-dur Op.83
• Chopin Concerts No.1 e-moll Op.11, No.2 f-moll Op.21
• Gershwin Concert F-dur
• Grieg Concert a-moll Op.16
• Liszt Concert No.1 Es-dur
• Mendelssohn Concert No.2 d-moll Op.40
• Mozart Concerts No.12 (KV 414) A-dur, No.17 (KV 453) G-dur, No.18 (KV 456) B-dur, No.20 (KV 466) d-moll, No.22 (KV 482) Es-dur, No.23 (KV 488) A-dur, No.26 (KV 537) D-dur
• Paderewski Concert a-moll Op.17
• Prokofiev Concerts No.1 Des-dur Op.10, No.2 g-moll Op.16, No.3 C-dur Op.26
• Ravel Concert No.1 G-dur
• Rachmaninoff Concerts No.1 f-moll Op.1, No.2 c-moll Op.18, No.3 d-moll Op.30, No.4 g-moll Op.43, "Paganini-Rhapsody" Op.45
• Saint-Saens Concert No.2 g-moll Op.22
• Schumann Concert a-moll Op.54
• Schnittke Concert for piano and string orchestra Op.136
• Scriabin Concert f-moll Op.20, poem "Prometheus" Op.60
• Shostakovich Concert No.1 c-moll Op.35
• Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 b-moll Op.23



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