Authoritative interpretations of over 50 concerti, specifically those of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, have brought Nikolai Demidenko worldwide recognition and critical acclaim. His passionate, virtuosic performances and musical individuality marked him as one of the most extraordinary pianists of this century.
Nikolai has worked with many renowned conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Charles Dutoit, Sir Andrew Davis, among others. Orchestras with whom he has collaborated include the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orchestre National de France and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he became ‘Soloist-in-Residence’ with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
In 2019.20 he will open the ORTVE’s season with his principal conductor Pablo González and concerts with Fort Wayne Philharmonic under Andrew Constantine. He will play recitals in China, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey and Spain.