Nikita Kaplunov


Date of birth: 23.04.1998
Instrument: piano
Nationality: Russian
Competition:

International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of 'Fryderyk Chopin'

2016

Prize:

Grand Prix, EMCY Prize

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Nikita was born in Moscow and started playing the piano at the age of 7. He quickly obtained success in many competitions such as the third edition of the Moscow Open Festival dedicated to Gretchaninov and the 10th edition of the Moscow Open Piano Children’s Competition named after Vlasenko. In the meantime he played with orchestras in different music halls in Moscow as well as in other Russian cities.

Since 2010 Nikita has been attending the Moscow State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky and since 2014 he has be studying with Tatyana Direktorenko. He also won several competitions such as the All-Russian Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to P. Tchaikovsky, the III Moscow International Competition ‘Musical Diamond’ and the V Open All-Russian Competition of Young Pianists ‘Merzlyakovka’.

In 2016 Nikita was awarded the Grand Prix at the XI International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of 'Fryderyk Chopin' as well as the EMCY prize.

You can listen to Nikita on his YouTube channel.

 

Repertoire

Solo

J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Major (WTC I)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in D minor (WTC II)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C Major (WTC II)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major (WTC I)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in F minor (WTC I)
L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 2 in A Major (Op. 2 No. 2)
L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 5 in C minor (Op. 10)
L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 8 in C minor, ‘Pathetique’ (Op. 13)
F. Chopin, Ballade No. 1 in G minor (Op. 23)
F. Chopin, Etude No. 1 in C Major (Op. 10)
F. Chopin, Etude No. 4 in C sharp minor (Op. 10)
F. Chopin, Etude No. 5 in G flat Major (Op. 10)
F. Chopin, Etude No. 7 in C sharp minor (Op. 25)
F. Chopin, Etude No. 10 in B minor (Op. 25)
F. Chopin, Etude No. 11 in A minor (Op. 25)
F. Chopin, Etude No. 12 in C minor (Op. 25)
F. Chopin, Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. posth.
F. Chopin, Nocturne in E flat Major Op. 9 No. 2
F. Chopin, Polonaise in C minor
F. Chopin, Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor (Op. 31)
F. Chopin, Waltz in B minor No. 10
E. Grieg, From Years of Youth in D minor
F. Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor
F. Liszt, Petrarch Sonnet 104
N. Medtner, Tragic Sonata in C minor Op. 39
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in D Major
S. Prokofiev, Toccata in D minor
S. Prokofiev, Sonata No. 3 in A minor
S. Rachmaninov, Etude-Tableau in G minor (Op. 33)
S. Rachmaninov, Etude-Tableau in A minor No. 2 (Op. 39)
S. Rachmaninov, Etude-Tableau in F sharp minor No. 3 (Op. 39)
S. Rachmaninov, Musical Moment in E minor No. 4 (Op. 16)
S. Rachmaninov, Prelude in G minor No. 5 (Op. 23)
D. Scarlatti, Sonata D minor K1 L366
D. Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in G Major
P. Tchaikovsky, Dumka in C minor Op. 59
P. Tchaikovsky, The Seasons
P. Tchaikovsky, Romance in F minor
P. Tchaikovsky, Nocturnes in F Major and C sharp minor

With piano

F. Chopin, Rondo for 2 pianos in C Major
D. Shostakovich, Concertino for 2 pianos

With orchestra

F. Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11
E. Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor

If you are interested in working with Nikita, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

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