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Artem Belogurov

Artem Belogurov, piano

Known equally for his “verve, wit, and délicatesse” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and his “infinite tenderness” (Evening Odessa), Artem Belogurov has an extensive repertoire, ranging through three centuries of solo and chamber works. He has a particular affinity for the Viennese classical style, in which he is distinguished by his use of improvisatory ornamentation. His interest in period performance leads him to historical keyboards, including clavichord, harpsichord, and fortepianos spanning the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His critically acclaimed album of solo piano works by the late nineteenth century American Romantic composers, recorded on a Chickering piano built in 1873, was released by the London-based label Piano Classics in 2015. He is also a discerning advocate of contemporary music, and collaborates with a number of composers. In 2009 he had the honor of performing the Boston premiere of Elliott Carter’s Caténaires for solo piano.

As a soloist and in chamber groups, Artem has performed in a wide variety of venues, including Jordan Hall, Harvard Musical Association, the Universität der Kunste in Berlin, the Musikhochschule in Hanover, St. Andrews University in Scotland, the Odessa Philharmonic Hall in Ukraine, Rachmaninoff Society in Saint Petersburg, Castello di Galeazza in Italy, Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.

Artem’s recent projects included a series of lectures, recitals, and masterclasses in Germany on the Chopin Préludes with the noted musicologist and historian Mark Lindley, US tours with the brilliant young Ukrainian violinist, Aleksey Semenenko, and performances at the Early Music Festival Fabulous Fringe in Utrecht. He has also been performing programs drawn from his solo CD in the US and Europe. His recording of a new arrangement of Prokofiev’s opera Fiery Angel for cello and piano with the Russian cellist Maya Fridman on the label TRPTK is scheduled to be released in Spring 2017. His next recording projects include Canadian cellist Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde, for the Italian label Gamma Musica and a CD of violin and piano music by composers from Boston with Aleksey Semenenko.

In the coming season, Artem will be touring Europe, the US, Canada and Japan. Artem won 1st and 2nd prizes at international competitions such as International Competition for Early Music in Yamanashi, Japan, Geelvinck Fortepiano Concours in Amsterdam, and Brothers Graun Award in Bad Liebenwerda.

Artem was born in Riga, Latvia and grew up in Odessa, Ukraine. At the age of 18 he moved to Boston and studied modern piano at the New England Conservatory with Gabriel Chodos, Patricia Zander, and Victor Rosenbaum. In 2014 Artem moved to Amsterdam where he studied fortepiano and clavichord at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Richard Egarr and Menno van Delft and graduated cum laude in 2016.

This is Artem Belogurov's third appearance in the Historical Piano Concert Series.

You can learn more about Artem on his web site, .