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02/09/2012

Big success of Eldar Nebolsin in Taiwan! Eldar Nebolsin makes his debut in Taipei National Concert Hall (Taiwan). LISTEN Eldar Nebolsin perform Liszt Totentanz live from Taiwán

Described by the Gramophone Magazine as "Virtuoso of power and poetry", Eldar Nebolsin is regularly invited by the most renowned orchestras and festivals worldwide.

Born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in 1974, Eldar Nebolsin began piano studies at the age of five with Natalia Wasinkina. He went on to win the Young Russian Pianists Competition in Tbilisi, aged 12, and the Radio Concertino Prague at the age of 14. In 2005 he was awarded the Sviatoslav Richter Prize in the 1st edition of the International Piano Competition in Moscow where he was also honored with the special Award for the best Classical Concerto performance. He commenced his early international career following his triumph at the 11th Santander International Piano Competition in 1992 where he won, in addition to the Grand Prix, the award for the best performance of a Mozart concerto.

A former student of renowned Russian pianist and teacher Dmitri Bashkirov, Eldar currently records for the Naxos label. His debut album, Rachmaninov's Preludes op 23 and 32 earned the Classicstoday.com praise "close to stunning … Nebolsin's is a truly exceptional excursion into the music of Rachmaninov ", while his second album released the following year, Liszt Piano Concertos No 1 and 2 and Totentanz with the Liverpool Philharmonic and Vassily Petrenko, earned top place on Naxos' Bestseller's Digital Platform for six consecutive months.

The next albums for Naxos were Ernst von Dohnanyi´s Variations of Nursery Theme, with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Jo-Ann Falletta released in May 2010, and Chopin's works for piano and orchestra with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Antoni Wit released in August 2010 followed by a solo album of works by Schubert released in the summer of 2011. The piano quartets by Brahms are soon to follow. Earlier recordings include two albums for Decca - a solo works by Chopin and Liszt, and Chopin's Piano Concerto with the Deutsches Symphony Orchester Berlin and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Eldar's international performances have taken him to the stages of some of the most famous orchestras of the world - New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestra of Spanish Radio and Television, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sankt Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with outstanding conductors such as Ricardo Chailly, Yuri Temirkanov, Leonard Slatkin, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yakov Kreizberg, Vasili Petrenko, Nikolaj Alexeev, Vladimir Spivakov, Lawrence Foster, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Bernhard Klee, amongst others.

Some of his more recent engagements include Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Mannheim National Theatre Orchestra and Ivan Fischer, with the Statskapelle Halle and Michail Jurowski, and with Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife and Pablo Gonzalez; Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a theme of Pagannini with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Nikolaj Alexeev and his Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vassily Petrenko and Alexander Shelley; Grieg's Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Owain Arwel Hughes; Beethoven's Violin Concerto ( piano version ) with the MDR Symphony Orchestra and Jun Markl at the Berlin Konzerthaus and in Leipzig Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 with Orquesta de Comunidad de Madrid and Helmut Rilling; Listz's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville and Pedro Halffter on tour throughout Spain; Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Polyanichko; and Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Nikolae Moldoveanu.

In addition to his solo piano career, Eldar collobarates with some of the world's most renowned musicians such as Julian Rachlin, Alexey Ogrintchouk, Ilya Grintgolts or Gustav Rivinius. Forthcoming chamber music events include performances with the Leipziger Streichquartett, Maxym Rysanov, Barnabas Kelemen, Miklos Perennyi, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Juanjo Guillem, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Alexander Melnikov and several concerts with his regular piano trio, Denis Goldfeld, violin and Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt, cello.

During this 09/010 season Eldar is enjoyed the honor of being Artist in Residence for Music Sacrum in Arnhem following his successful debut with Gelders Orkest and Nikolj Alexeev in 2008.

He holds a place on the faculty of the International Institute of Chamber Music in Madrid teaching alongside Ralf Gothoni, Menahem Pressler and Bruno Canino.

Eldar Nebolsin has performed the following program:

  • Bach Italian Concerto
  • Beethoven Sonata op 7, No 4
  • Rachmaninov 7 preludes
  • Liszt Totentanz piano solo version

After his successful debut Eldar Nebolsin was invited to return to Taiwán in the season 2014-15