Mikhail Voskresensky commands an international reputation as a pianist in the great  Romantic tradition. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied under Ilia  Klyachko, Boris Zemliansky, Yakob Milstein, Lev Oborin (piano) and Leonid Roizman (organ). As  student of the famous Lev Oborin, the winner of the First Chopin Competition in 1927,  Voskresensky adopted his teacher's refined romanticism and perfect taste in harmony with the  piano's splendid sound. The images evoked by his playing suggest contrasting musical colors,  never out of harmony, and a charming legato inducing the instrument to sing. 'His playing  fascinates audiences with its artistry, cordiality and ingeniousness. Mikhail Voskresensky is a very  talented and intelligent musician', wrote Oborin about his pupil.   Mikhail Voskresensky is Prize-winner of the Schumann International Competition in Berlin, the  International Competition in Rio de Janeiro, the George Enescu International Competition in  Bucarest and the Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth.  In 1957 the young pianist took part in the Prague Spring Festival where he performed European  premiere of Shostakovich Second Piano concerto with the presence of Shostakovich himself. In  1966 he was honored with the Merited Artist of Russia award and in 1989 the People's Artist of  Russia.  Mikhail Voskresensky's concert geography is very large. He performed with more than 150  conductors in almost all countries of Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, USA, Mexico, Cuba,  Kenia, Zimbabwe and Peru. He had wonderful critics in international festivals in Tours, Colmar and  Aix-en-Provence: “Voskresensky is not only an outstanding virtuoso, he lives in music and plunges  into its depths…” Semaines Musicales, Tours. During his New York debut his performance of Liszt  Sonata and 5-th Scriabin sonata was highly estimated. His colleagues in chamber music were  Borodin quartet, Shostakovich quartet, Tokyo quartet in New York, violinists M.Yashvili (all violin  sonatas of Beethoven in 2004-05 season), R.Nodel and P.Berman, cellists E.Altman and A.Kniazev.  Voskresensky's large repertoire includes all Beethoven sonatas, all works of Chopin, 64 piano  concertos with orchestra, played with John Pritchard, Franz Konwitschny, Kurt Mazur, Stanislav  Scrowachewsky, Eugeny Svetlanov, Charles Dutoit etc. He recorded more than 50 CD's. Among  them all 27 concertos by Mozart, Liszt's sonata b minor, all nocturnes, preludes and sonatas by  Chopin, all sonatas and etudes by Scriabin, Schumann's carnivals op.9 and op.26, Beethoven  concerto No.3 in c minor, Brahms second concerto B flat major, etc …  Mikhail Voskresensky is a distinguished professor at the Moscow Conservatory, the chair of the  professorship of piano faculty. His pupils have won 126 international prizes including 55 gold  medals. Between them Stanislav Igolinsky, Amir Tebenihin, Temirzhan Erzhanov, Yakov Kasman,  Alexander Ghindin, Sergej Koudriakov, Sergei Kuznezov, Evelina Vorontsova, Elena Kuznetsova,  Mikhail Yanovitsky, Kooryeong Park, Oleg Marshev, Yury Favorin, Varvara Nepomnyaschaya, Sergey  Neller, Galina Chistyakova and Nikolay Khozyainov etc …    In 2001-2004 professor Voskresensky taught in Toho Gakuen University in Tokyo where his pupils  had won 12 different prizes including Akiko Yamamoto's triumph at Schumann International  competition in Zwickau in 2004. As a competition jurist Mikhail Voskresensky was in Sydney,  London, Leeds, Geneva, Hamamatsu, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and many others. He was jury member  of the XIII (2007) and XIV (2011) Tchaikovsky competitions and constantly is the chairman of  Scriabin International Competition in Moscow.   Not so long ago he played the first concerto by Shostakovich in Beijing and the first concerto by  Tchaikovsky in Shanghai under the button of Charles Dutoit. In the fall of 2007 during the  celebration of the 100 anniversary of his teacher Lev Oborin, Voskresensky played in the Great Hall  of Moscow Conservatory the Forth Concerto by Beethoven under the button of Vladimir Ashkenazi  and The Second concerto by Brahms with Leonid Nikolaev.  On June 2nd 2010 Mikhail Voskresensky completed his Mozart Piano Concertos Series; during 3  years all 27 Mozart piano concertos were performed and recorded live in the Maly (Small) Hall of  Moscow Conservatory  under the direction of maestro Leonid Nikolaev (1940-2009) - 16 concertos  and under the direction of maestro Konstantin Masluk (11 concertos). Now all 10 CD's are  released. In september 2011 Mikhail Voskresensky received ‘Prize of Moscow City’ for the  performance and recording of all concertos of Mozart. In september 2014 Mikhail Voskresensky  was elected as the Preseident of the Chopin Society in Moscow. 2015 season only. Please contact Mikhail Voskresensky if you wish to edit this biography  
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