One of the world's Russian prominent pianists Arcadi Volodos plans to have a performance in Iran mid June. The concert is scheduled for June 13-14 in Mild Tower. His piano is going to be transferred to Iran from Dubai in coming days.
An official in charge of the concert said Volodos is one of piano geniuses who is going to visit Iran in coming days to play recital.
He expressed the hope that a master class would be held besides the concert, adding that the tickets are being sold fast and Volodos is much likely to come to Iran from Berlin on Wednesday night.
Born in Leningrad in 1972, he began his musical training studying voice, following the example of his parents, who were singers, and later shifted his emphasis to conducting while a student at the Glinka Chapel School and the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Though he had played the piano from the age of eight, he did not devote himself to serious study of the instrument until 1987. His formal piano training took place at the Moscow Conservatory with Galina Eguiazarova. Volodos also studied at the Paris Conservatory with Jacques Rouvier. In Madrid, he studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía with Dimitri Bashkirov.
Despite the relative brevity of his formal studies, Volodos has been naturally and rapidly propelled into the elite pantheon of the world's most important pianists. Thomas Frost, the producer of many of Horowitz's recordings, and producer of Volodos' recordings for Sony Classical, has said that Volodos "has everything: imagination, colour, passion and a phenomenal technique to carry out his ideas."
Volodos received the German award Echo Klassik as the best instrumentalist of 2003; he received the Gramophone Award for best instrumental recording in 1999 for Arcadi Volodos Live at Carnegie Hall and in 2010 for Volodos in Vienna.
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