Pianist, Composer, Laureate of International Competitions, Member of the Union of Composers of Russian Federation, Soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society
First Prize Winner – 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition (USA)
Finalist – ХIV Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Fort Worth, USA, 2013)
First Prize Winner – VII International Paderewski Piano Competition (Poland, 2007)
“Nikita Mndoyants is a real brilliant among contemporary talented young musicians that I know well. He has a rare combination of creative and performer’s gifts. His present achievements give us the hope that in the course of time he will become an eminent figure who would represent with honor all our composers and performers culture for the whole world.”
Tikhon Khrennikov, composer, People’s Artist of USSR
“I heard Nikita’s playing in February 2005 in Moscow for the first time. And the next time was in Paris a year later. His artistic gift and virtuosity made a great impression on me. Whatever he played – Bach, Prokofiev or his own works, – the clarity of the musical idea became clear and bright because of his mastery in control of sound. You could feel that it was not just a performer who was playing, but an outstanding musician.”
Bruno Monsaingeon, filmmaker, writer, violinist
Coming from a family of professional musicians, Nikita Mndoyants began to play piano and compose music at a very young age. He entered Central Music School in Moscow, where he studied piano with Tamara Koloss. He gave his first public recital at age eight, and recorded his first CD (of a live performance in Helsinki) at age ten.
Nikita Mndoyants received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where he studied composition with Professor Alexander Tchaikovsky and piano with Professor Nikolay Petrov and Professor Alexander Mndoyants.
Since 2013, he has taught orchestration, also at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory.
Mr. Mndoyants won first prize at the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, first prize at the 2007 Paderewsky International Piano Competition, and was a finalist at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
As a composer, Mr. Mndoyants received first prize at the 2014 Myaskovsky International Competition of Composers (Moscow, Russia) and 2016 Prokofiev International Competition of Composers (Sochi, Russia).
Most recently, Mr. Mndoyants has performed with Saint Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra under the baton of maestro Charles Dutoit.
He also made his debut recital in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and performed in Salle Cortot and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels) and Luxembourg Philharmonie. He appeared as a guest artist with the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra at the new Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, Korea.
Mr. Mndoyants made his Carnegie Hall debut in June of 2017.
Mr. Mndoyants has toured in Asia, Europe, Russia, and the U.S. and appeared in major concert halls in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Paris, and Seoul.
He has worked with renowned conductors including Charles Dutoit, Bramwell Tovey, Leonard Slatkin, Eri Klas, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Charles Ansbacher, and Alexander Sladkovsky, and performed with the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and more.
He has performed in major festivals, including the Klavier-Ruhr Festival (Germany), Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj (Poland), Mariinsky International Piano Festival (St. Petersburg), and International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York). Mr. Mndoyants also has been artist in residence at the International Music Festival in Wissembourg (France) since 2012, where he has overseen the performance of his own compositions and performed solo works, chamber music, and concerti.
Giving his first chamber performance with the Borodin Quartet in 2004, he has continued to cultivate his passion for chamber music, working with such ensembles as the Brentano, Eben, Zemlinsky, and Szymanowsky Quartets.
Among his chamber music partners are pianists Alexander Ghindin and Vyacheslav Gryaznov, violinists Andrej Bielow and Valeriy Sokolov, cellists Lev Sivkov, Evgeny Rumyantsev and clarinetist Patrick Messina.
His piano and chamber works are made available by publishing houses Composers, Muzyka, and Jurgenson, and have been performed by Alexander Vinnitsky, Alexander Rudin, Daniel Hope, Nicolas Stavy, the Szymanowski and Zemlinsky Quartets, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and others.
Mr. Mndoyants has released solo and chamber recordings on the Classical Records, Melodiya and Praga Digitals labels. A new recording on the Steinway & Sons label, featuring works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Schumann, has been released in June 2017.
Scarlatti. Sonata G-dur
Chopin. 3 mazurkas
Nikita Mndoyants. Concerto for piano and ensemble
Debussy. Preludes: The Sunken Cathedral, Gates Alhambra, Fireworks