“Everybody creates their own world, their own universe; my world is a world of classical music, where harmony and beauty reign.”
- Nikolay Khozyainov
“The Music World is taking note of Nikolay Khozyainov’s stunning virtuosity and prodigious technique.” - The New York Times
Nikolay Khozyainov is one of the most remarkable pianists of the world. His musicality and formidable technique have thrilled audiences across the planet, his recitals and concerto engagements include sold out performances on all continents at the world’s foremost stages such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Wigmore Hall in London, The Louvre and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tonhalle in Zurich, Palazzo Quirinale in Rome, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the United Nations and many others.
“21-year-old Russian Nikolay Khozyainov, opened his recital with a meltingly
beautiful Pavane by Ravel in which the piano seemed to have acquired a bow to draw out the melody with seamless legato while the accompaniment floated around it like incense. This young man is a master of romantic tone, amply displayed in Rachmaninoff’s First Sonataas well. “
- Timothy Gilligan, The New York Concert Review
Maestro Khozyainov has been honored by numerous presidents and heads of state, great cultural and political figures. In January 2018, the Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan celebrated Nikolay at his concert in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.
In 2022 Nikolay Khozyainov was knighted by the Spanish Royal Family as Knight Commander.
In November 2022 Maestro Khozyainov was awarded the Gold Medal of Peace from the United Nations Peacekeeping Force - the Blue Helmets.
Khozyainov has performed with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, The Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland among many others.
Born in Blagoveshchensk in 1992, a city in the Russian Far East, Khozyainov began to play the piano at the age of five and his musical talent was discovered immediately. He moved to the capital to continue his studies at the Central Musical School, and at the age of seven he made his public debut with the Handel Piano Concerto at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. He graduated from the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the Gold Medal and “The Best Student of the Year” award.
At the present time he lives in Germany, where he has received an Advanced Degree at the Hannover Hochschule fur Music under the guidance of Professor Arie Vardi.
In 2012 he won the 1st prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition and at the Sydney International Piano Competition. He additionally received the following special prizes: “Best performance of both Concertos voted by members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra”, “Best performance of a work by Liszt”, “Best performance of a work by Schubert”, “Best performance of a virtuoso study” and “Youngest finalist”.
“He has everything: a big sound, splendid technique, and a musicality far beyond his years. This CD would do credit to any pianist...” - Dave Saemann, Fanfare
In 2020-2021 Nikolay Khozyainov recorded the Complete Works of Frederic Chopin.
He released 4 CDs on CD Accord, Naxos, JVC Victor with works of Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Ravel, Schubert.
“The last piece left the audience clamoring for more” - Andrew Larkin, Dublin Review