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“…a display of dazzling technical fireworks, sumptuous tone, broad dramatic range, and elegant phrasing that places him among the great keyboard players of today.”

— Fanfare Magazine

“The Russian pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov proved to be the newest addition to the top ranks of this season’s artists,” said The New York Observer, citing his Carnegie Hall debut as one of the top six concerts of the season. Fanfare Magazine writes “Arsentiy Kharitonov’s sumptuous tone, technical mastery, broad dramatic range, and elegant phrasing place him in the top ranks of keyboard players today. Above this, and trumping most of the musical gymnasts of the day, there is genuine poetry here, the ring of truth, and, it seems to me, a rare sincerity issuing from a deep place in the pianist’s heart.” This remarkable artist, a graduate of St. Petersburg’s Rimsky-Korsakoff Conservatory of Music, is first prizewinner of the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition (US), and the Rachmaninoff Competition (Russian Federation). After winning the Rachmaninoff Competition, he began his concert career with engagements throughout Europe, including appearances at the Philharmonic Hall and Marinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, the Royal Conservatory, Stockholm, and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, followed by an Asian tour with performances in the major halls of Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul. In the West he has appeared recently at Catholic University in Washington, St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles, Steinway Hall, Dallas, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. The Observer wrote of this concert “…his style is unlike any of his contemporaries, and harkens back to earlier times. The dynamic range had an astonishing breadth and the lyric passages were especially captivating. Rachmaninoff ’s structurally awkward variations on a theme of Chopin became a gracefully proportioned whole unlike this reviewer has heard before. This was a performance to remember.” His recordings include the complete piano works of Leo Orenstein as well as the complete chamber works of Robert Kahn for Toccata Classics. This company will also release an album of the artist’s own compositions later this year. Masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin can be heard on Hartshorn Classical label, which will soon release an album of the pianist performing pieces by Chopin, Haydn, and Rameau. Kharitonov currently teaches at the University of North Texas while maintaining a busy schedule of recordings and concert appearances worldwide



 last updated 01/08/2017




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