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Demidenko, Nikolai (piano)

Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

"His extraordinary intimacy with the piano, which withholds no secrets of keyboard brilliance or expressive colouring from him, maximises the potential in the scoring, however modest or extravagant, of whatever he chooses to play." Gerald Larner, The Times

Nikolai Demidenko’s passionate pianism is in demand worldwide. In summer 2007 he tours of Australia and New Zealand, while in Europe he has performed in most European capitals as well as throughout Britain. Russian born and trained, he was granted British Citizenship in 1995.

Frequent London recitals include the Great Performers series at the Barbican Concert Hall, the International Piano Series at South Bank Centre, and in 2008 he returns to the London Pianoforte Series at Wigmore Hall. He plays annually at the Herkulessaal in Munich.

He has performed the Rachmaninov concertos with many of the world’s leading orchestras. With the Hallé Orchestra he has played the Brahms Piano Concerto No 2. As a solo pianist his repertoire includes Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Clementi and Scarlatti.

Nikolai Demidenko has a flourishing relationship with the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov. He also enjoys a fruitful collaboration with several Russian artists; a cello and piano duo with Leonid Gorokhov; piano quartets with the exciting new Hermitage String Trio; and a two piano partnership with Dmitri Alexeev.

Roderick Thomson, Senior Manager : Artists & Projects, Van Walsum Management Ltd, The Tower Building, 11 York Road, London SE1 7NX, UK Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7902 0520 Fax : + 44 (0) 20 7902 0530 Roderick Thomson Van Walsum

Albums
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 1 – Ferruccio Busoni' (CDA66566)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 1 – Ferruccio Busoni
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 – Ferruccio Busoni' (CDA67324)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 – Ferruccio Busoni
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'Chopin: Ballades & Sonata No 3' (CDH55182)
Chopin: Ballades & Sonata No 3
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'Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin' (CDA66597)
Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin
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'Chopin: Piano Concertos' (CDH55180)
Chopin: Piano Concertos
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'Chopin: The Four Scherzi' (CDH55181)
Chopin: The Four Scherzi
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'Clementi: Piano Sonatas' (CDA66808)
Clementi: Piano Sonatas
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'Liszt: Nikolai Demidenko plays Liszt' (CDH55184)
Liszt: Nikolai Demidenko plays Liszt
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'Medtner: Demidenko plays Medtner' (CDH55315)
Medtner: Demidenko plays Medtner
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'Medtner: Music for two pianos' (CDH55337)
Medtner: Music for two pianos
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'Medtner: Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3' (CDA66580)
Medtner: Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3
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'Musorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet' (CDH55306)
Musorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
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'Musorgsky: Song Cycles' (CDA66775)
Musorgsky: Song Cycles
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'Nikolai Demidenko live at Wigmore Hall' (CDD22024)
Nikolai Demidenko live at Wigmore Hall
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'Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 4 & 5' (CDA67029)
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 4 & 5
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'Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3' (CDA66858)
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3
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'Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Musorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition' (CDH55306)
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Musorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition
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'Rachmaninov: Demidenko plays Rachmaninov' (CDH55239)
Rachmaninov: Demidenko plays Rachmaninov
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'Schubert: Impromptus & other piano music' (CDA67091/2)
Schubert: Impromptus & other piano music
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'Schumann: Piano Sonatas' (CDH55300)
Schumann: Piano Sonatas
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'Scriabin & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos' (CDH55304)
Scriabin & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos
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'Weber: Piano Concertos' (CDA66729)
Weber: Piano Concertos
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
HYP12  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Adagio in G major, BWV968 (Bach/Busoni)
Akh ty, prokaznik! 'Really, how naughty!'  First line to V uglu 'In the corner', No 2 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Alla Reminiscenza: Quasi coda  No 8 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Allegro de concert in A major, Op 46 (Chopin)
An die ferne Geliebte – Liederkreis von Beethoven, S469 (Beethoven/Liszt)
Andantino de Clara Wieck: Quasi Variazioni  Movement 3 of Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 14 (Schumann)
Auf dem Hügel sitz' ich, spähend  No 1 of An die ferne Geliebte – Liederkreis von Beethoven, S469 (Beethoven/Liszt)
Ave Maria  No 2 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Ay, ay, ay, ay, mama, milaya mama! 'Mummy, mummy, listen to my story!'  First line to Kot Matros 'Sailor the cat', No 7 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 (Chopin)
Ballade No 2 in A minor, Op 38 (Chopin)
Ballade No 3 in A flat major, Op 47 (Chopin)
Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 (Chopin)
Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude  No 3 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Berceuse in D flat major, Op 57 (Chopin)
Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
Campanella: Pesante, minaccioso  No 2 of Skazki, Op 20 (Medtner)
Cantique d'amour  No 10 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Canzona fluviala: Allegretto con moto  No 4 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Canzona matinata in G major: Allegretto cantando, ma sempre con moto  No 4 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 39 (Medtner)
Canzona serenata in F minor: Moderato  No 6 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Capriccio in B flat major 'on the Departure of his Beloved Brother', BWV992 (Bach/Busoni)
Ciaccona  Movement 5 of Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004 (Bach/Busoni)
Ciacona (Gubaidulina)
Danza festiva: Presto  No 3 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Danza graziosa: Con moto leggiero  No 2 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Danza rustica: Allegro commodo  No 5 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Danza silvestra  No 7 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Diese Wolken in den Höhen  No 4 of An die ferne Geliebte – Liederkreis von Beethoven, S469 (Beethoven/Liszt)
Drei Dithyramben, Op 10 (Medtner)
Drei Klavierstücke, D946 (Schubert)
Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV637/705 (Bach/Busoni)
Élégie  No 1 in E flat minor of Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3 (Rachmaninov)
Elegiya 'Elegy'  No 5 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
Es kehret der Maien, es blühet die Au  No 5 of An die ferne Geliebte – Liederkreis von Beethoven, S469 (Beethoven/Liszt)
Études-tableaux, Op 33 (Rachmaninov)
Études-tableaux, Op 39 (Rachmaninov)
Ey, pochtenny gospoda 'Come honourable gentlemen'  First line to Rayok 'The peepshow' (Musorgsky)
Fantasia in C major, Op 12 (Voříšek)
Fantasia in C minor, BWV906 (Bach/Busoni)
Fantasia in F sharp minor 'Sonate écossaise', Op 28 (Mendelssohn)
Four Impromptus, D899 Op 90 (Schubert)
Four Impromptus, D935 Op 142 (Schubert)
Fugue  Movement 2 of Fantasia in C minor, BWV906 (Bach/Busoni)
Funérailles  No 7 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Gospodi pomiluy papu i mamu 'Gentle God, watch over father and mother'  First line to Na son gryadushchiy 'Evening Prayer', No 5 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Grokhochet bitva, bleshchut broni 'The battle rages, swords are flashing'  First line to Polkovodets 'The field-marshal', No 4 of Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Grosse Fantasie 'Wanderer', D760 Op 15 (Schubert)
Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV617 (Bach/Busoni)
Hey! Hop, hop! Hop! 'Hi! Trot! Trot, trot! get along!'  First line to Poyekhal na palochke 'On the hobby-horse', No 6 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Hymne de l'Enfant à son réveil  No 6 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV639 (Bach/Busoni)
In dir ist Freude, BWV615 (Bach/Busoni)
Introduction and Bolero in A minor, Op 19 (Chopin)
Introduction and Variations on a German national air in E major 'Der Schweizerbub', KkIVa/4 (Chopin)
Invocation  No 1 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV665 (Bach/Busoni)
Knight Errant  No 2 of Two Pieces, Op 58 (Medtner)
Kolïbel'naya 'Lullaby'  No 1 of Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV667 (Bach/Busoni)
Komnatka tesnaya, tichayam ilaya 'I lie here in my room, silently, sleeplessly'  First line to V chetïryokh stenakh 'Within four walls', No 1 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
Konzertstück in F minor, J282 Op 79 (Weber)
Kot Matros 'Sailor the cat'  No 7 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Légendes, S175 (Liszt)
Leichte Segler in den Höhen  No 3 of An die ferne Geliebte – Liederkreis von Beethoven, S469 (Beethoven/Liszt)
Les da polyany, bezlyud'e krugom 'Still in the forest, no soul is in sight'  First line to Trepak, No 3 of Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Little Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV533 (Bach/Busoni)
Meditazione: Introduzione, quasi Cadenza – Meno mosso – Meditamente  No 1 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 39 (Medtner)
Mélodie  No 3 in E major of Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3 (Rachmaninov)
Menya tï v tolpe ne uznala 'You did not know me in the crowd'  No 2 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
Miserere d'après Palestrina  No 8 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Moments musicaux, D780 Op 94 (Schubert)
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3 (Rachmaninov)
Myesyat zadumchivyy, zvyozdy dalokie 'Moonlight so tranquil and starlight so far away'  First line to Nad rekoy 'On the river', No 6 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
Na son gryadushchiy 'Evening Prayer'  No 5 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Nad rekoy 'On the river'  No 6 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
Nega vol'shebnaya, noch golubaya 'Magical, tender night, veiled in blue shadow'  First line to Serenada 'Serenade', No 2 of Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder  No 6 of An die ferne Geliebte – Liederkreis von Beethoven, S469 (Beethoven/Liszt)
Nocturne in A flat major, Op 129 (Kalkbrenner)
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gemein, BWV734 (Bach/Busoni)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV659 (Bach/Busoni)
Nyanya, nyanyushka! 'Nanny, dear nanny!'  First line to Zhuk 'The beetle', No 3 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Okonchen prazdnïy, shumnïy den' 'The idle, noisy day is over'  No 3 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004 (Bach/Busoni)
Pater noster  No 5 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Pensée des morts  No 4 of Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Liszt)
Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Pesnya Mefistofelya o blokhe 'Mephistopheles' song of the flea' (Musorgsky)
Piano Concerto for the left hand No 4 in B flat major, Op 53 (Prokofiev)
Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op 20 (Scriabin)
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23 (Tchaikovsky)
Piano Concerto No 1 in C major, J98 Op 11 (Weber)
Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat major, Op 10 (Prokofiev)
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11 (Chopin)
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 50 (Medtner)
Piano Concerto No 2 in E flat, J155 Op 32 (Weber)
Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21 (Chopin)
Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 16 (Prokofiev)
Piano Concerto No 3 in C major, Op 26 (Prokofiev)
Piano Concerto No 3 in E minor, Op 60 (Medtner)
Piano Concerto No 5 in G major, Op 55 (Prokofiev)
Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 24 No 2 Op 41 No 2 Op 47 No 2 (Clementi)
Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 40 No 2 (Clementi)
Piano Sonata in D major, Op 40 No 3 (Clementi)
Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 25 No 5 (Clementi)
Piano Sonata No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 11 (Schumann)
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 (Chopin)
Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 14 (Schumann)
Piano Sonata, Op 1 (Berg)
Pictures from an Exhibition (Musorgsky)
Polichinelle  No 4 in F sharp minor of Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3 (Rachmaninov)
Polkovodets 'The field-marshal'  No 4 of Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Polonaise in A flat major, KKIVa/2 (Chopin)
Polonaise in B flat major, KKIVa/1 (Chopin)
Polonaise in B flat minor, KKIVa/5 (Chopin)
Polonaise in G flat major, KkIVa/8 (Chopin)
Polonaise in G minor, KKIIa/1 (Chopin)
Polonaise in G sharp minor, KKIVa/3 (Chopin)
Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat major, Op 61 (Chopin)
Poyekhal na palochke 'On the hobby-horse'  No 6 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Praeludium in D minor, BuxWV140 (Buxtehude/Prokofiev)
Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV532 (Bach/Busoni)
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major 'St Anne', BWV552 (Bach/Busoni)
Prelude: Lento  No 2 in C sharp minor of Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3 (Rachmaninov)
Preludes, Op 23 (Rachmaninov)
Preludes, Op 32 (Rachmaninov)
Primavera: Vivace  No 3 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 39 (Medtner)
Rasskazki mne, nyanyushka 'Come and tell me, nanny dear'  First line to S nyaney 'With nanny', No 1 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Rayok 'The peepshow' (Musorgsky)
Romanza: Meditamente  No 2 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 39 (Medtner)
Russian Rhapsody, Op posth. (Rachmaninov)
Russian Round-Dance 'A Tale'  No 1 of Two Pieces, Op 58 (Medtner)
S kukloy 'With the doll'  No 4 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
S nyaney 'With nanny'  No 1 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20 (Chopin)
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 (Chopin)
Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 (Chopin)
Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54 (Chopin)
Scherzo und Marsch, S177 (Liszt)
Serenada 'Serenade'  No 2 of Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Sérénade  No 5 in B flat minor of Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3 (Rachmaninov)
Skazki, Op 20 (Medtner)
Skuchay 'Boredom'  No 4 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
Sonata in A flat major  No 1 of Sonaten-Triade, Op 11 (Medtner)
Sonata in B minor, Kk377 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in C major  No 3 of Sonaten-Triade, Op 11 (Medtner)
Sonata in C minor, Kk11 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in D minor 'Sonata-Elegy'  No 2 of Sonaten-Triade, Op 11 (Medtner)
Sonata in F minor 'Un piccolo divertimento, Variations', Hob XVII:6 (Haydn)
Sonata tragica in C minor: Allegro risoluto  No 5 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 39 (Medtner)
Sonata-Reminiscenza in A minor: Allegretto tranquillo  No 1 of Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Sonate 'Piano Sonata in B minor', S178 (Liszt)
Sonaten-Triade, Op 11 (Medtner)
St François d'Assise – La prédication aux oiseaux  No 1 of Légendes, S175 (Liszt)
St François d'Assise – La prédication aux oiseaux: Allegretto  No 1a of Légendes, S175 (Liszt)
St François de Paule marchant sur les flots  No 2 of Légendes, S175 (Liszt)
St François de Paule marchant sur les flots: Andante maestoso  No 2a of Légendes, S175 (Liszt)
Stonet rebyonok, svecha, nagoraya 'Faint sounds of moaning!'  First line to Kolïbel'naya 'Lullaby', No 1 of Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Suite No 2, Op 17 (Rachmaninov)
Symphonic Dances, Op 45 (Rachmaninov)
Tarantelle in A flat major, Op 43 (Chopin)
Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op 75 (Prokofiev)
Theme and variations in C sharp minor, Op 55 (Medtner)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 (Bach/Busoni)
Toccata in D minor, Op 11 (Prokofiev)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV564 (Bach/Busoni)
Trepak  No 3 of Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and dances of death' (Musorgsky)
Two Pieces, Op 58 (Medtner)
Tyapa, bay, bay, Tyapa, spi, usni 'Hush-a-by, dolly, go to sleep'  First line to S kukloy 'With the doll', No 4 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
V chetïryokh stenakh 'Within four walls'  No 1 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
V tumane dremlyet noch 'Night dreams are lost in shade'  First line to Elegiya 'Elegy', No 5 of Bez solntsa 'Sunless' (Musorgsky)
V uglu 'In the corner'  No 2 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
Variations on 'Là ci darem la mano' from Mozart's Don Giovanni in B flat major, Op 2 (Chopin)
Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 38 (Medtner)
Vergessene Weisen 'Forgotten Melodies', Op 39 (Medtner)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV645 (Bach/Busoni)
Wo die Berge so blau  No 2 of An die ferne Geliebte – Liederkreis von Beethoven, S469 (Beethoven/Liszt)
Zhil byl korol' kogda-to 'Once upon a time a king'  First line to Pesnya Mefistofelya o blokhe 'Mephistopheles' song of the flea' (Musorgsky)
Zhuk 'The beetle'  No 3 of Detskaya 'The nursery' (Musorgsky)
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