Mikhail Berestnev will be performing works by works by Franck, Ravel, Rodríguez and Prokofiev.
Pianist Mikhail Berestnev has been described as having “...flawless technique and constant inspiration...superb sonority...” (Belgian La Libre Magazine) and “... an astonishingly gifted pianist…equally at home as a soloist and collaborative pianist” (Theater Jones, U.S.).
He has been featured as a soloist with the Sydney Symphony, Brazilian Symphony, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, Fort Worth Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Meadows Symphony, and The Greater North Texas Youth Orchestra. Mikhail has performed with orchestras and as a recitalist at the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and International Music House in Moscow, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Flagey Theater in Brussels, Sydney Opera House, Palau de la Musica Recital Hall in Barcelona, “English Hall” at the Saint-Petersburg Music House, The Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, and more.
Mikhail’s recent collaborations include work with Grammy Award winning violinist Matt Albert, Avery Fisher Grant recipient violinist Aaron Boyd, concert pianist Andrei Ponochevny, Dallas Symphony violinists Eunice Keem and Lydia Umlauf, French Hornist David Cooper, concert violinist Hubert, Pralitz, “Seraphim Piano Trio” (Melbourne, Australia), Sao Paulo City String Quartet (Brazil), Julius String Quartet (U.S.), and Distinguished Artist-in-Residence violinist Emanuel Borok.
His list of awards include prizes at some of the most prestigious international piano competitions such as Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia (Fourth Prize and Special Prize), BNDES International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro (Silver Medal and Special Prize), National MTNA Competition in New York (Third Prize), Eric Sorantin Young Artist Award, Judith Solomon Piano Award in Chamber Music, Harold von Mickwitz piano award, Dmitri Shostakovich National Junior Competition, Voronezh Central Music School National Competition, Stanislav Neuhaus International Piano Competition, and The International “Delphic Games” Competition (Gold Medal).
Mikhail holds degrees from The Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, where he studied with Irina Grebenkina, Andrei Khitruk, Alexei Skavronsky and Vladimir Tropp; Texas Christian University, with Dr. Tamas Ungar; and Southern Methodist University, with Joaquin Achucarro.