Mikhail Kandinsky, Piano
Mikhail Kandinsky was born in 1973 in Moscow into a family of musicians. He is also a relative of painter Wassily Kandinsky.
In 1996 he graduated with honors and was awarded a diploma from the Moscow Conservatoire where he studied pianoforte with Elisso Virsaladze. In 1998 he completed the two year advanced post-graduate course at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Hamish Milne. In 2000 he completed post-graduate course at the Russian Academy of Music with Vladimir Tropp.
Mikhail has traveled and performed widely in Russia, Japan and western Europe. He has a large and diverse repertoire which includes all the piano works of Rachmaninov.
Critics pointed out that his performance “marked with spirituality, nobility, virtuosic technique”, “I could feel the Russian cold and at the same time a kind tone”, “In Rachmaninov`s complex textures the difficulty is not felt and all the melodic lines are transparently heard, subtly performed in his own way” .
From 2001 he has lived in Japan. Together with well-known great compositions, as a life work he performs and records lesser known masterpieces of Russian music to show them to the world. His 7 CDs include piano works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Chopin, Liszt, Glinka, Balakirev, Borodin, Liadov, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.