Mikhail Voskresensky commands an international reputation as a pianist in the great Romantic tradition. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied under Ilia Klyachko, Boris Zemliansky, Yakob Milstein, Lev Oborin (piano) and Leonid Roizman (organ). As student of the famous Lev Oborin, the winner of the First Chopin Competition in 1927, Voskresensky adopted his teacher's refined romanticism and perfect taste in harmony with the piano's splendid sound. The images evoked by his playing suggest contrasting musical colors, never out of harmony, and a charming legato inducing the instrument to sing. 'His playing fascinates audiences with its artistry, cordiality and ingeniousness. Mikhail Voskresensky is a very talented and intelligent musician', wrote Oborin about his pupil. Mikhail Voskresensky is Prize-winner of the Schumann International Competition in Berlin, the International Competition in Rio de Janeiro, the George Enescu International Competition in Bucarest and the Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth.

In 1957 the young pianist took part in the Prague Spring Festival where he performed European premiere of Shostakovich Second Piano concerto with the presence of Shostakovich himself. In 1966 he was honored with the Merited Artist of Russia award and in 1989 the People's Artist of Russia.

Mikhail Voskresensky's concert geography is very large. He performed with more than 150 conductors in almost all countries of Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Kenia, Zimbabwe and Peru. He had wonderful critics in international festivals in Tours, Colmar and Aix-en-Provence: “Voskresensky is not only an outstanding virtuoso, he lives in music and plunges into its depths…” Semaines Musicales, Tours. During his New York debut his performance of Liszt Sonata and 5-th Scriabin sonata was highly estimated. His colleagues in chamber music were Borodin quartet, Shostakovich quartet, Tokyo quartet in New York, violinists M.Yashvili (all violin sonatas of Beethoven in 2004-05 season), R.Nodel and P.Berman, cellists E.Altman and A.Kniazev. Voskresensky's large repertoire includes all Beethoven sonatas, all works of Chopin, 64 piano concertos with orchestra, played with John Pritchard, Franz Konwitschny, Kurt Mazur, Stanislav Scrowachewsky, Eugeny Svetlanov, Charles Dutoit etc. He recorded more than 50 CD's. Among them all 27 concertos by Mozart, Liszt's sonata b minor, all nocturnes, preludes and sonatas by Chopin, all sonatas and etudes by Scriabin, Schumann's carnivals op.9 and op.26, Beethoven concerto No.3 in c minor, Brahms second concerto B flat major, etc …

Mikhail Voskresensky is a distinguished professor at the Moscow Conservatory, the chair of the professorship of piano faculty. His pupils have won 126 international prizes including 55 gold medals. Between them Stanislav Igolinsky, Amir Tebenihin, Temirzhan Erzhanov, Yakov Kasman, Alexander Ghindin, Sergej Koudriakov, Sergei Kuznezov, Evelina Vorontsova, Elena Kuznetsova, Mikhail Yanovitsky, Kooryeong Park, Oleg Marshev, Yury Favorin, Varvara Nepomnyaschaya, Sergey Neller, Galina Chistyakova and Nikolay Khozyainov etc … In 2001-2004 professor Voskresensky taught in Toho Gakuen University in Tokyo where his pupils had won 12 different prizes including Akiko Yamamoto's triumph at Schumann International competition in Zwickau in 2004. As a competition jurist Mikhail Voskresensky was in Sydney, London, Leeds, Geneva, Hamamatsu, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and many others. He was jury member of the XIII (2007) and XIV (2011) Tchaikovsky competitions and constantly is the chairman of Scriabin International Competition in Moscow.

Not so long ago he played the first concerto by Shostakovich in Beijing and the first concerto by Tchaikovsky in Shanghai under the button of Charles Dutoit. In the fall of 2007 during the celebration of the 100 anniversary of his teacher Lev Oborin, Voskresensky played in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory the Forth Concerto by Beethoven under the button of Vladimir Ashkenazi and The Second concerto by Brahms with Leonid Nikolaev.

On June 2nd 2010 Mikhail Voskresensky completed his Mozart Piano Concertos Series; during 3 years all 27 Mozart piano concertos were performed and recorded live in the Maly (Small) Hall of Moscow Conservatory under the direction of maestro Leonid Nikolaev (1940-2009) - 16 concertos and under the direction of maestro Konstantin Masluk (11 concertos). Now all 10 CD's are released. In september 2011 Mikhail Voskresensky received ‘Prize of Moscow City’ for the performance and recording of all concertos of Mozart. In september 2014 Mikhail Voskresensky was elected as the Preseident of the Chopin Society in Moscow.


"...Erstaunlich flexible Technik und restlose emotionale Kommunikation" - Rezension von "San Diego Story", USA, März 2015

Irina Chistiakova ist in Russland geborene Pianistin, die in der musikalischen Familie aufwuchs.

Als 6-jährige wurde sie in die Zentrale Musikschule aufgenommen (Professor Anatoly Rjabov). Schon 3 Jahre später, inzwischen als Wunderkind bekannt, spielte sie Chopin-Kompositionen im großen Saal des Konservatoriums. Als 11-jährige trat sie in verschiedenen Konzertsälen Russlands, Deutschlands und Frankreichs auf und gewann Preise als Solistin und im Duett mit Ihrer Schwester Galina.

Irina war der Star des Films "Russlands Wunderkinder" und des Folgefilms "Die Konkurrenten" in denen Irene Langemann Regie führte.

2008 wurde Irina ins staatliche Tschaikovsky Konservatorium Moskau aufgenommen, wo sie 5 Jahre bei Professor Mikhail Voskresensky studierte. Ihren Abschluß als Solo-Konzertpianistin machte Irina 2013 am Staatlichen Konservatorium in Moskau mit Auszeichnung.

Im April 2014 gab Irina ihr Solodebut im Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Dort spielte sie Werke von Scriabin, Schubert und Schumann.

Unter den Wettbewerben, wo Irina die Preise bekam, sind A. Rubinstein internationaler Wettbewerb in Polen; C. Arrau internationaler Wettbewerb in Chile, M. Ponce internationaler Wettbewerb in Mexiko, E. Pozzoli internationaler Wettbewerb in Italien, der Europäische Klavierwettbewerb in Deutschland und viele andere.

Der bekannte Dirigent Enrique Batiz (Mexiko) lud Irina ein, mit dem Staatlichen Sinfonieorchester Mexiko zu konzertieren. Sie wurde als Solo-Gastpianistin verpflichtet, spielte inzwischen mehrere Konzerte in Mexiko, und machte 2015 mit diesem Orchester eine Tournee durch die USA mit 23 Konzerten.

2014 fing Irina an, an der Universität der Künste in Berlin bei Prof. Jacques Rouvier und Prof. Markus Groh zu studieren. 2017 machte sie ihren Abschluss (Master of Performance) mit Auszeichnung.

2017 nahm Irina eine CD mit „Kawai Edition“ an.

Irinas Konzerte wurden live übertragen von ARTE, vom Russischen Kultursender und vom staatlichen Rundfunk- und Fernsehsender Mexikos.

Als Preisträgerin des Europäischen Wettbewerbs in Bremen (2018) spielte Irina Mozarts Konzert K488 mit Bremer Philharmoniker in Die Glocke (Dirigent – Benjamin Bayl).

Im September 2017 fing Irina an, an der Hochschule der Künste in Bern Gesang bei Frau Malin Hartelius zu studieren. Irina verbindet das Studium in Bern mit ihrer Tätigkeit als Pianistin.


Mikhail Voskresensky & Irina Chistiakova

02.11.19 – 10.11.19

9 days


4 individual lessons (open to the public)
Public perfomance
Career counseling

We offer comfortable accommodation at Musitektur Academy at an affordable price for students participating in the masterclass and their attendants. During their stay at Majorenhaus, students will be involved in the educational process throughout the course, having the opportunity to passively attend all the lessons and practice in all their free time both in lecture rooms and in their rooms. More info

Concert engagements in Sankt Blasien, Zurich, Liechtenstein, Leipzig or Hamburg for the best participants

Course location: Musitektur Academy
Brünigstrasse 1, 6053 Alpnachstad, Switzerland

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