|Sergei Sergeievitch Prokofiev|
Sarcasms (5), Op. 17
|Ludwig van Beethoven|
Bagatelles (6), Op. 126
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
Nikita Mndoyants (1989-*) (Piano)
Winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Nikita Mndoyants debuts here on the Steinway Label with an electric program. His performances are “flawlessly paced, beautifully detailed and emotionally powerful” (Dallas Morning News). Coming from a family of professional musicians, Nikita Mndoyants began to play piano and compose music at a very young age. He entered Central Music School in Moscow, where he studied piano with Tamara Koloss. He gave his first public recital at age eight, and recorded his first album at age ten. Since 2013 he has been a professor of orchestration at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. As a composer, he received first prize at the 2014 Myaskovsky International Competition of Composers and the 2016 Prokofiev International Competition of Composers. Mndoyants has toured in Asia, Europe, Russia, and the United States, and has appeared in major concert halls in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Paris, and Seoul. He has worked with renowned conductors including Leonard Slatkin and Alexander Sladkovsky, and performed with the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.