Professorial Staff - Piano
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Born in Gorky (Russia), Mikhail Kazakevich made his western debut at the International Schubert Competition in Dortmund, Germany, in 1991. As a result of his success there, he was engaged to play with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and also gave numerous solo recitals in Germany and France, where he was awarded a Special Prize of SACEM (France) for the performance of 20th-century music. In 1992, he came to London, where he made his debut at Wigmore Hall. Soon afterwards, Kazakevich was signed exclusively by the BMG/Conifer recording label, for which he has made numerous recordings. He has played solo and with orchestras at prestigious venues and festivals in Austria, Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, South Korea and the Middle East.
In the United Kingdom, he has given numerous recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, the Southbank Centre, and has made many live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. He regularly performs at the Brighton Festival and the Newbury Spring Festival. Other projects include a performance and recording of Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues (The Well Tempered Klavier) at St George’s, Bristol. He played with the European Chamber Orchestra and made his return concert tours to Denmark and Russia, where he performed Mozart Concertos No. 20 and No. 25 with the Philharmonic Orchestras.
For more information, visit Mikhail Kazakevich's website.
Qualifications/ Educational Background
Mikhail Kazakevich studied at the Gorky State Conservatoire, opened as a division of Moscow Conservatoire, from 1980-86, with the well-known pianist and teacher Isaak Katz, who was a pupil of the legendary professor Alexander Goldenweiser. After graduating with highest honours, he taught as a Professor at the conservatoire until 1992.
Mikhail has combined his intensive concert activity with teaching, which he enjoyed doing since after his graduation when he was appointed Professor at the Gorky State Conservatoire. In the UK, he taught at the Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff) from 1994-96.
Currently, he is a Professor of Piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He frequently gives Master Classes and adjudicates at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Atlantic College of Wales. His Master Classes at St George's Brandon Hill (Bristol) is an annual event. He also gave Masterclasses in Jordan National Conservatoire, University of Aberdeen, Art Centre in Newport, where he was a member of a jury panel at the Newport International Piano Competition.
BMG/Conifer label of music by Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Mahler (pianist's own arrangements) and Beethoven (the world premiere recording of Beethoven's final versions of his second and fourth concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras)
1992 - Special Award from the Schubert Society (Germany)
Rachmaninoff - Sonata Op. 36