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Nikolai Demidenko

Soloist-in-Residence 2016

Nikolai Demidenko’s passionate virtuosity and musicianship has brought him worldwide recognition.

Frequent London recitals have included the Great Performers series at the Barbican, the International Piano Series at Southbank Centre, and recently in the London Pianoforte Series at the Wigmore Hall.

His recital repertoire is wide-ranging, including Bach, Chopin, Clementi, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert and Scarlatti.

He is renowned for his authoritative performances of the Russian concerto repertoire and has worked with many conductors and orchestras throughout the world. Concerto engagements in recent and upcoming seasons include appearances with the symphony orchestras of Adelaide, Barcelona, Melbourne, Queensland, Singapore, St Gallen and Yomiuri Nippon, the national orchestras of France and Spain, NCPA Orchestra Beijing, St Petersburg and Poznan Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Ulster and Hallé orchestras and London Mozart Players.

Nikolai Demidenko has recorded extensively, including award winning CDs of Chopin, Medtner and Scarlatti.

In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Music and the University.


The Soloist-in-Residence program is supported by the T & J St Baker Charitable Trust.

The University of Queensland is a major sponsor of the QSO Soloist-in-Residence program. Through this sponsorship UQ students participate in masterclasses with the Soloist-in-Residence and have internship opportunities within the Orchestra.