Mikhail Voskresensky

Mikhail Voskresensky

“Mikhail Voskresensky proved an imposing, magnetic presence… passion, impetuosity, spontaneity and articulateness marked this recital”                                                      Los Angeles Times

Famous Russian pianist, Mikhaïl Voskresensky for more than 60 years intensively continues to give concerts around the world. The top prizewinner of many international piano competitions, including The First Van Cliburn competition, Voskresensky has captivated audience with his electrifying interpretations of the great piano literature of all styles.

Born in the city Berdyansk (Ukraine), Voskresensky graduated from Moscow conservatory. His teachers were famous Lev Oborin (first prize winner of First Chopin Competition in Warsaw), Ilia Klyachko,Jacob Milstein,Boris Zemliansky and Leonid Roizman(organ).Voskresensky’s career began from performance of Chopin’s 2nd piano concerto in Warsaw with the Bolshoi theatre orchestra under the button of Eugeny Svetlanov. In 1957 he played Européenne premiere of Shostakovich Second concerto in Prague Spring Festival at the presence of composer himself, who highly estimated his performance 

In his YouTube channel “Mikhail Voskresensky - pianist” there are more than 100 video and records of his recitals and concertos with orchestra. The last live recordings: 27 piano concertos of Mozart, all Beethoven’s concertos with the Choral Fantasy and many recitals.

Voskresensky is the distinguished professor of Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory, head of chair of the piano faculty. Since 1992, his is also guest professor of Toho Gakuen School in Tokyo

His pupils won more than 120 international prizes, including 61 gold medals. He has adjudicated in many international competitions as well as Tchaikovsky and Scriabin (chairman of jury) competitions in Moscow.

Voskresensky was awarded the highest artistic title in Russia - People Artist of Russia (1989), the Japanese Order “the Rising Sun”, which was awarded him by Emperor of Japan;  the Russian Imperial House medal of Saint Anne,the Nicolai Rubinstein gold medal of Moscow conservatory etc…

In June of 2022, Voskresensky with his family left Russia as a protest against the war in Ukraine and in August immigrated in USA.