“Incredibly musical and sensitive, yet at the same time transparent and precise.” The Norderstedter Zeitung, Hamburg
May 11, 2017
Russian born pianist Misha Namirovsky has been called a “Master of his Art” (The Norderstedter Zeitung – Hamburg), and a “Lyrical Poet” (Die Rheinpfalz – Frankfurt). His playing was characterized as “incredibly musical and sensitive, yet at the same time transparent and precise.” (Klassik.TV) Prof. Namirovsky is a winner of several international competitions including the prestigious German Piano Award in Frankfurt and Chopin Koscuiszco Foundation Competition in New York. Further prizes include the Promusicis award in Paris, the Gran Prix at the Cantu competition in Italy and first prize at the Louisiana International Piano Competition among others. His vivid and sensitive performances are appreciated by critics and audiences alike. Following a performance of the Chopin Concerto No. 1 with the Springfield Orchestra in Massachusetts, Mark Baszak wrote in the Union – News: “Misha Namirovsky astounded the audience with his flawless technique and mesmerizing yet non – theatrical performance.” After a recent recital in Paris, the French pianist and musicologist Eric Heidsieck described Namirovsky’s playing as follows: “His Debussy was full of colors and clarity, and the Rachmaninoff’s Etudes-Tableaux showed extreme virtuosity and controlled passion.”
Namirovsky has performed as soloist in some of the world’s most renowned concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, Salle Cortot in Paris, Great Conservatory Hall in Moscow, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Shanghai Symphony Hall in Shanghai, and the Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama. Upcoming performances include recitals in Nanjing, Suzhou and Beijing in China, a solo debut concerts at the prestigious Miami International Piano Festival in the USA and the Steinway series in Germany, as well as recitals in Brussels and Santander.
A passionate chamber musician, Namirovsky participated in the celebrated Marlboro Festival in Vermont, and the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina. Namirovsky’s piano trio with violinist Tessa Lark and cellist Deborah Pae won the silver prize at the preeminent Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in Indiana and is scheduled to perform at the Perlman Music Series and Chamber Music Live concerts in New York as well as for the Music for Food Foundation in Boston. This season Namirovsky will be recording with cellist Deborah Pae for the Outhere Label, and for Musique Radio in Belgium.