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СD review in Gramophone: BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, PROKOFIEV

Winner of the 2016 Cleveland and 2007 Paderewski Competitions, as well as a finalist in the 2013 Cliburn, the Russian pianist Nikita Mndoyants would seem to be well on his way to an international career. He is also an accomplished composer who, at the age of 27, teaches orchestration at the Moscow Conservatory. His new release on the Steinway label shows him to be an excellent pianist as well as a wise and thoughtful musician. Beethoven’s Op 126 Bagatelles seem not so much interpreted as r...
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CONCERT REVIEW: Nikita Mndoyants, Winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition 2016

The Russian pianist offered up works by Beethoven, Schumann, Prokofiev & Mndoyants at New York's Carnegie Hall on 7 June. Nikita Mndoyants Carnegie Hall, New York City. 7 June 2017 By Donald Hunt for Pianist magazine. There comes a time when a rising talent comes onto the scene so polished that there isn’t much to say other than to simply applaud it. Such is the case in the Carnegie Hall debut of Nikita Mndoyants, the winner of last year’s Cleveland Interna...
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A felicitous debut at Carnegie Hall under the double sign of Florestan and Eusebius: Nikita Mndoyants

Over the last couple of decades, the public has somehow lost confidence in the ability of piano competitions – with their eager hopefuls spending months refining mandatory entries and the same jurors moving from one location to the next, carrying their prejudices with them – to really churn out the most thoughtful and innovative interprets of a generation. It used to be that winning an important competition would almost guarantee a successful career. Not any more, but laureates are still offe...
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