• “…Nikolai Demidenko is a musician who continues to astonish each time he appears on stage. His programs, carefully selected and often offering a delight of contrasts, always seek to display not only the wealth of repertoire available to pianists today, but also to make connections, linking composers and styles and periods with an unerring sense of insight and integrity…”

    Marshall McGuire, Director of Artistic Planning.

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Göttinger Tageblatt, 10 February 2018

Russian sound magic with the Göttinger Symphony Orchestra by Michael Schäfer

“The Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko was a brilliant interpreter for Scriabin’s emotional piano concerto. He offered many gradations between powerful, downright steel chords and filigree delicate, glittering drive, could seductively create lovely moods as well as power-driven outbursts. He has a surprising virtuosity in piano technique, but he does not produce it vainly anywhere but places it at the service of the musical statement.” Read full review (in German).

The Sunday Morning Herald, 30 May 2017

Pianist lives up to billing in Great Performers by Clive O’Connell

Demidenko’s previous visits have been red-letter days in Melbourne’s serious music calendar, the most memorable being his solo recitals which have offered a heady mixture of technical bravura and emotional poise. Certain readings of Rachmaninov, for example, remain lodged in the memory as ideals of interpretation, some of the Preludes comparable with legendary recordings but enjoying extra impact in a live-performance format. Read full review.