Courtroom Concert Program Details

March 23, 2017, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Osip Nikiforov, piano

Sonata No. 3 in F minor—Johannes Brahms
    Allegro maestoso
    Andante espressivo
    Scherzo. Allegro energico
    Intermezzo: Andante molto
    Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato

osip_webBorn in the city of Abakan in Siberia to the family of musicians, Osip Nikiforov started studying piano with his father. While still in Russia, Osip has participated and won numerous awards in national and international competition.

In 2008 1st International e-Piano Junior Competition in Minnesota Osip Nikiforov at the age of fourteen shared Third prize with Jan Lisiecki. Few weeks later, he was the winner of Dorothy McKenzie Award in New York City at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival Competition. He is also the First prize winner of 2011 Music Teacher National Association Competition in Senior Division and the Second prize winner in Young Artist Division in 2014. In the same year of 2014, he was awarded First prize at the Schubert Club National Piano Competition. In the year of 2015, Osip was invited to perform at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago and became the recipient of the Adopt a Young Artist award. In 2016 he was awarded Third prize at the San Antonio International Piano Competition and received the Best Performance Award for the commissioned piece written by the composer Matthew Mason.   
Since 2010 Osip Nikiforov resides in the United States, where he has graduated from Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Minnesota and is now attending the University of Minnesota studying piano with Alexander Braginsky. He regularly visits his homeland to perform solo, as well as with national orchestras, including recent performance of Prokofiev Concerto #2. In the United States Osip performed Beethoven Concerto #3 with Minnesota Orchestra. He also appeared on Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, and the University of Minnesota web pages. Besides performing, Osip also enjoys making his own transcriptions for piano.



Concert Info

October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center


Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.

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