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Alexis Miroshnikov

Professor of Piano and Harpsichord, Doctor of Music, the author of two monographs and a number of educational articles, concert pianist and a devoted chamber musician, Music director of the baroque and contemporary music ensemble, founder and president of the international association of art, Alexis Miroshnikov’s versatile career has been vibrant since the very beginning.

As a child prodigy he gave his first public piano recital at the age of 6 and was brought to attention of the Piano faculty of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory while still in his teens. Upon his graduation from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, where he studied piano with Abraham Schatzkes, harpsichord with Leonid Roizman, methods and history of the piano technique with Alexander Nikolaev, Alexis Miroshnikov was appointed as a Professor of Piano at the Novosibirsk Conservatory in 1963. Several years later he joined the Piano department of the National Conservatory in Moldova. His scientific and pedagogic work in the music field had been truly appreciated and in 1974 Mr. Miroshnikov was honored with a Doctor of Music title.

While teaching piano and harpsichord in the conservatories, Alexis Miroshnikov was heavily involved in performing activities throughout the Soviet Union and abroad. He has collaborated with such well-known musicians as B. Dobrokhotov, A. Korneev, V. Dulova, A. Riz, A. Hoffmann, and others. In the 80s he founded and directed the baroque and contemporary music ensemble, organized a highly popular and TV-broadcasted series of concerts “Masterpieces of Harpsichord Music”, resulting in performing more than 100 works with various ensembles and orchestras.

Alexis Miroshnikov and his wife Natalia have been living in Greece since 1991. Their previously formed piano duo has been successful and critically acclaimed, letting them to release 3 CDs for two pianos and piano 4 hands, consisted of works by Schubert, Moszkowski,  Greek composers of the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. They have also released the “Dictionary of Music Terms” and the educational book “Pianist’s Technique” in Greek language.

In 2002 Alexis Miroshnikov founded and became President of the International Association of Art “The Muse”, which activities are to find, support and promote young musicians around the world.