The Russian-born British pianist Nikolai Demidenko started playing before the age of five, learning on his grandfather's old, beaten-up piano. By the age of six, he was a student of Anna Kantor’s (Evgeny Kissin's teacher) at the Gnessin School of Music. He then entered the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied under Dmitri Bashkirov. He has established himself as a celebrated piano virtuoso and is considered a leading exponent of the Russian school of playing. His blend of technical brilliance and musical vision have earned him consistent critical acclaim.
Dear Paolo, every day I sit at my Fazioli 183 I discover new worlds of colours and exciting possibilities. Never ending surprises - like living in a wonderland! Thank you for enhancing my life!