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The piano masterclass given by Michail Markov focuses on in-depth interpretation. Therefore it focuses on the development of various technical aspects in order to achieve the desired musical expressions.

Michail Markov

Born in Moscow, Michail Markov began studying piano

at the age of 7. Three years later, he performed his first

solo concert in his hometown with an orchestra in the

Concert Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in

Moscow, where he later continued his musical education

with Professor Victor Merzjanov.

In 1975 M. Markov graduated with honours at the

Conservatory, including an honorablemention for

concert and chamber piano, accompaniment, as well as

for professorship. In the following years, Michail Markov

successfully performed in the Eastern countries of the

former Soviet bloc.

In the years just before leaving Russia, he was a deputy

director and piano teacher at the famous Moscow

Gnessin Special Music School for musically gifted

children. Since 1991, the musician has been living in the

Netherlands where he has continued his successful combination of teaching and musical performances. M. Markov has made CD recordings in France and Germany with works of D. Schostakovtch, Y. Galperine, R. Shchedrin and others. Since mid-nineties he is working as professor at the piano department of the Conservatory in Enschede, the Netherlands.

M. Markov is also the co-founder of the special Young Talents piano department of this Conservatory. M. Markov has been invited to give Master Classes at many International Music Festivals and Summer Schools in the Netherlands, USA, Mexico, Austria, Greece, Italy, Poland and Ukraine. He has also been invited as a jury member in different national and international piano competitions in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Indonesia and others.

M. Markov has been appointed Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau in 2022 for his services as an initiator and artistic leader of the 'International Piano Competition for Young Musicians’ in Enschede, the Netherlands.

The masterclass consists of 1 lesson of 60 minutes.

There are no repertoire requirements.

There are no age restrictions.

Language English / Dutch / Russian

The masterclass is intended for the following:

     Bachelor and master students

     Pianists with a conservatory degree.

Participation costs € 100,-

Application deadline 31th of July 2024

MICHAIL MARKOV - Pianofestival Twente 2024
De Masterclass van het Pianofestival Twente vindt dit jaar plaats in de Theaterzaal die deel uitmaakt van het Oyfo Techniekmuseum, gevestigd in de oude fabriek van Hazemeijer in Hengelo.

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