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Nikita Mndoyants: Past, Present, and Future

December 06th 2017
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Nikita Mndoyants had a year of exciting debuts, important milestones, and more than a few “homecomings” that kept the 2016 Mixon First Prize winner traveling almost constantly.

Among the highlights was a June debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, which Pianist magazine called “a stunning start for Mndoyants.”  He also made his solo debut in the famed Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, performed at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Germany, and appeared as a guest artist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, conducted by the great Charles Dutoit.

He returned to Cleveland to perform as part of the 2017 Concert Series, the Salle Cortot for a recital in Paris, and also to both the Chopin Festival in Poland and the International Music Festival in Wissembourg, France, where he serves as Artist-in-Residence.

Looking ahead, Mr. Mndoyants has numerous concert engagements in Europe, Russia, and the U.S., plus a tour of the U.K. with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” and a solo tour of South Africa.


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