In May of last year, nearly one year ago, a young piano player called Nikolay Khozaniov took to the stage of the National Concert Hall in Dublin. He was about to play one of the most daunting pieces of music in the classical repertoire, the infamous Concerto number three, by Rachmaninov.
Nikolay was one of the contestants in the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition. And his performance stunned not just the audience, but the competitions judges as well.
Aged only 19, he walked off the stage having secured first place in this incredibly prestigious competition. Since then, he has simply gone from strength to strength: touring the world, displaying his talent in some of the most legendary venues on the classical music circuit.
Nikolay is now back in Dublin. And this weekend, on Saturday night, he will give his solo debut performance in the venue where he triumphed last year. The National Concert Hall.
He has a busy schedule, so we are delighted he has dropped into us today for a chat, and to play Chopin's Berceuse Opus 57 ('Berceuse' literally means "cradle song").
The solo début recital of Nikolay Khozyainov is taking place in association with Friends of the National Concert Hall on Saturday, April 20th at 8pm in the National Concert Hall, Dublin 2. This will be a great opportunity to see a young pianist at the start of his career, as he embarks on what promises to be a glittering career!
- National Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
- Saturday 20th April, 2013
- Time: 8pm | Prices €40, €30 and €10.
Tickets can be purchased at the National Concert Hall Box Office by telephoning 01 417-0000 or online at www.nch.ie. For further information please see www.dipc.ie.