Mikhail Voskresensky on CIF 2012

Mikhail Voskresensky is a distinguished professor at the Moscow Conservatory, the chair of the professorship of the piano faculty. His pupils have won 111 international prizes including 49 gold medals.

He is prizewinner of four international piano competitions (Schumann in Berlin, in Rio de Janeiro, George Enescu in Bucharest, and Van Cliburn in Fort Worth, Texas). In 1966 he was honoured with the Merited Artist of Russia award and in 1989, the People’s Artist of Russia.

Mikhail Voskresensky has extensive concert experience. He is the only pianist in Russia to perform all of Chopin’s piano compositions during one concert season; this in 1982-83, in nine recitals in the Maly Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. In 1957 he took part in the Prague Spring Festival as a young pianistwhere he performed European premiere of Shostakovich Second Piano concerto with the presence of Shostakovich himself.