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Rachmaninoff 150: Osip Nikiforov in Concert
Saturday, August 19 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$25 – $30
Join us in the Main Gallery of The Museum of Russian Art for an entire evening of Rachmaninoff featuring award-winning pianist Osip Nikiforov, who studied under the tutelage of world-renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman at the Manhattan School of Music and is a Third prize-winner of the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition.
For over 12 years, the Museum has offered the best in classical music. Please join us for what will certainly be a memorable evening!
Thank you to our generous sponsor, Schmitt Music
Special thanks to TMORA’s Curator of Classical Music Programs, Denis Evstuhin.
Saturday, August 19 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Doors open at 6:00 PM
All galleries and TMORA Shop will be open prior to the performance.
Tickets: Reserved Seating $30 | TMORA Members $25 (Use discount code CELEBRATE150 at checkout to access discount)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Two Etudes-tableaux, op. 33 and op. 39
Two Moments musical, op. 16 (No. 3 and No.6)
Five Preludes op. 3, 23, 32
Elegie in E Minor, op. 3, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 36 (1st version)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Osip Nikiforov is a Russian pianist, who studied under the tutelage of world-renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman at the Manhattan School of Music and is a Third prize-winner of the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition.
Born in the city of Abakan in Siberia to a family of musicians, Osip started studying piano with his father at age 6. Since 2010, Osip Nikiforov has resided in the United States. In 2021, Osip was a finalist in the Jinji Lake International Piano Competition in Suzhou, China, and in 2020 he was awarded First prize at the San Antonio Young Artist Tuesday Musical Competition. In 2016, he became a recipient of the Adopt a Young Artist award, given to a young classical musician in Minnesota. He was also the Second prize winner of the 2014 Music Teacher National Association Competition in the Young Artist Division in Chicago.
Osip is also regularly invited to perform at concert series as well as festivals, such as the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, the Memorial Classical Music Series in Houston, the Mozart Festival Texas in San Antonio, and the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series in St. Paul, among others. Besides the United States, he has given solo recitals in Spain, Israel, South Africa, Russia, and Japan.
Osip has also frequently collaborated with national and international orchestras, including the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Khakass Philharmonic Orchestra, the Incarnate Word Symphony Orchestra, and the Golden Valley Symphony Orchestra. Osip graduated from Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Minnesota and the University of Minnesota, studying piano with professor Alexander Braginsky, who was the last student of Alexander Goldenweiser. Currently, he is a Malcolm W. Perkins Teaching Fellow in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Rice University, studying with internationally-renowned pianist Jon Kimura Parker. He has also appeared on Minnesota Public Radio, WFMT Radio, GetClassical, and Classical Connect, and was featured in an article in the Star Tribune. In the fall of 2021, Osip’s first piano solo album, Russian Elegie, was released by the Orpheus Classical Label on all major digital platforms.