Nikolai Demidenko website
  • 1 “ Nikolai Demidenko’s account of the Con­certo in E minor is search­ing and expan­sive, livening up with dan­cing light­ness in the krakowiak-infused finale. ”

    BBC Music Magazine

  • 2 “ There was more to this performance than barn­stor­ming bravura. He made this vast, hour­long piece a study in musical contrasts, and revealed the asto­nishing fecun­dity of Beetho­ven's ima­gina­tion… ”

    The Guardian

  • 3 “Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto demands high-voltage virtuosity, which it got from the Russian-born Nikolai Demi­denko. From the haunting opening bars – darkly poised and pulsa­ting – Demi­denko put the Con­certo's range of tone ahead of any super­ficial pia­nistic fire­works. ”

    The Independent

  • 4 “…he is informed by Chopin’s contemporary practice and resources and he adapts the modern instrument to reveal an internal world of subtle introspection and dazzling virtuosity with captivating precision. ”

    Belfast Telegraph

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Welcome to my site !

Here you can find the relevant information about my profes­sional activities, as well as some articles, reviews and some related media. The com­plete list of my recor­dings as well as a con­certo reper­toire will give you an infor­mation you are loo­king for, pos­sibly answe­ring the ques­tions you might have.

For further profes­sional infor­mation you can con­tact my mana­ger Elena Kostova at the IMG Artists – her details are on the Contacts page. If you’ve got any questions to me please send a message through the contact form on this page.


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Latest recordings


Piano Concerto Op.11 E minor
Mazurka A minor Op.17 No.4
by Nikolai Demidenko

Piano Concerto Op.21 F minor
Etude in C minor Op.10 No.12
Waltz in E minor Op.Posth
by Evgeny Kissin

To mark the bicentenary of Chopins birth, two piano concertos were performed and filmed on 27 February in Warsaws Philharmonic Hall. Nikolai Demidenko performed the E minor Concerto op. 11, while Evgeny Kissin played the F minor Concerto op. 21, both accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic under the direction of Antoni Wit.

Available on DVD & Blue-ray.


24 Préludes op.28
Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58

Released on Onyx Classics,
January 2009

This recording has won special Chopin award at the MIDEM Classical Music Awards given in co-operation with the National Chopin Institute Warsaw in January 2010.

Available on CD

The Real Chopin series

Rondo in c minor, Op. 1
Rondo in E flat major, Op. 16
Berceuse, Op. 57
Variations Op. 2

The recording was made in the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw on 15th-17th December 2008 using historical instrument from Chopin's, Pleyel (Paris, 1848).

Read more about this CD.

Selected reviews

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 11 June 2015 by Martin Duffy
Nikolai Demidenko, Melbourne Recital Centre

“Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko was superb in a much anticipated recital that gave a contemporary account of Chopin interpretation filled with spontaneity, personality and moments of rare brilliance…

Demidenko's eloquent opening bracket interspersed the waltz and mazurka with clear exposition of the essential wit and charm of these beguiling dance forms. He breathes life into Chopin's degrees of freedom, unexpected little tricks and mercurial changes of mood.”

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EL PAÍS, Sunday 29 March 2015 by Julián Carrillo
Nikolai Demidenko with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra and Michail Jurowski, España, Galicia,

“...Nikolai Demidenko performed a version of Prokofiev's Concerto Nr.2 that should be considered as reference, from the beginning the sound of the notes from the piano came out like bright pearls on top of the bright velvet ropes of the strings of the orchestra. Then came all the high difficulty and powerful sound full of control, in the peculiar development that Prokofiev wrote for the first movement.

It is a huge cadenza not only for its duration: the brilliant arpeggios, the crossing of hands and other elements of brilliance that Prokofiev wrote on his own honor and glory were resolved with impeccable technique and profound musicality by Demidenko. Then, the playful irony of the Scherzo, the mock solemnity of the intermezzo and its virtuosic elements - those electrifying glissandi of the right hand with his left hand arpeggios- and the dense and growing intensity of the final Allegro tempestuoso, rounded a version of reference that will remain in the memory of the audience of A Coruña for a long time...”

Follow the link to read full review (in Spanish).