Chopin Herdenking: Evgeni Mikhailov – piano

18 oktober 2015 | 16.45 uur | Museum Geelvinck,

Het derde  Skrjabin concert van 2015  staat in het teken van Frédéric Chopin, die op 17 oktober 1849 in Parijs overleed.

In samenwerking met het Europees Skrjabin Genootschap, besteden wij traditioneel aandacht aan de sterfdag van Chopin. Immers, Skrjabin wordt wel een van de meest Chopineske componisten genoemd. Alle reden om ter gelegenheid van Chopin’s sterfdag, een Skrjabin programma te brengen, met Chopin, Skrjabin en andere Skrjabinisten.


Programma (voorlopig)

Frédéric Chopin

– Mazurka (f moll)
– Ballade 4 f moll

Alexander Skrjabin
– some miniatures (a.o. from opuses 11, 32 etc)
– Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

Nikolaj Medtner
– Sonata tragica, Op. 39 no. 5

Sergei Rachmaninoff
preludes en etudes-tableaux



Evgeni Mikhailov – piano

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

Evgeni Mikhailov has performed with orchestras and conductors such as Deutsche Symphonic Orchestra Berlin/director V. Ashkenazy, Russian National Orchestra/director M. Pletnev, St Petersburg Academic Philharmonic Orchestra/director R. Martynov, National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Montevideo/director K. Kalmar, Mexico city Philharmonic Orchestra/director J. Mester, etc.

Evgeni Mikhailov has performed over 300 concerts in many places of world – from South America and USA to China. He has appeared at prestigious venues such as Civic Auditorium in Los-Angeles, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Concert Hall ”G. Verdi” in Milan, Salle Cortot in Paris, City Hall in Hong Kong, CRR Concert Hall in Istambul etc.

He is also a regular guest at many international festivals in Germany (”Berlin-Moscow”), Switzerland (Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern), Norway (Bergen Festival), Russia (”Kremlin musical”/director N. Petrov), Austria, Sweden, USA and others.

Special field of Mikhailov his interests is concert tours for Russian audience. His performances in Great and Small Halls of Moscow conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Great Hall of St Petersburg Philharmonic have become a valuable tradition. These are not only successful recitals but also concerts with orchestras under baton of masters like M. Gorenstein, N.A lexeev, V. Ziva, S. Skripka and many others.

He received outstanding reviews in articles of newspapers ”Musical review”, ”Culture”, magazines ”Piano”, ”Musical Life”, ”Musical Academy”, and also in foreign press – ”Piano” (Great Britain), ”Los Angeles Times” (USA), ”Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (Germany), ”Kaertner Tageszeitung” (Austria), ”Observer” (Sweden) etc.

He has a wide range of activity: he conducted the seminars, masterclasses and opened lessons in many cities of Russia, in USA, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland too. E. Mikhailov is famous teacher name in Russia: many his students are laureates of Russian and international competitions and have a concert activity, and graduates are teaching in different places of Russia and abroad.

”Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (Germany):”The capital of Mikhailov is incontestable musical talent, musicality, which fills with intensity each instant, and it’s difficult to the audience to resist its charm”.

”Piano” (Great Britain):”As soon as he touched the keyboard one noticed how unusually fine the quality and refinement of his sound was”.

“Expressen” (Sweden):”The culmination point of festival became the fabulous performance of Schnittke’ Concert for piano and string orchestra by young pianist Evgeni Mikhailov”.

Paul Badura-Skoda:” E. Mikhailov is an excellent pianist demonstrating bright emotionality and depth of interpretation. He is a brilliant performer of Scriabin’s music, his recording of Scriabin’s sonatas is outstanding”.(“Il Cittadino”, Italy)