Ksenia Nosikova (Russia/USA)
KSENIA NOSIKOVA, praised for“impressive musicianship, musically very poetic, full of light, warmth, and joy” and “brilliant, full of grace and the most astonishing precision, refined sensibility and exquisite pianism” by theBoston Globe, New York Concert Reviews,and other press, has performed extensively in Europe, Asia, Russia, USA, and South America.The scope of herconcert engagements expands from prestigious professional concert venues, such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, City Hall Theatre in Hong Kong, Chetham’s International Piano Series in England, and Dame Myra Hess concert series in Chicago, to major academic institutions, including National University of Singapore, Federal Universities of San Paolo and Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), University of Glasgow(Scotland), and over 70 American universities’ guest artist series.She performed in various music festivals including those in Rimini (Italy), Amalfi Coast (Italy), Munster (France), Rovin (Yugoslavia),Gabrovo (Bulgaria),and Novi Sad (Serbia), as well as the Aspen and Sarasota Music Festivals in the United States.
Among her recordings are the complete Years of Pilgrimage by Franz Liszt, released by Centaur Recordsto critical acclaim. Her recording of the Italie volume was called a ‘super disc’ and chosen as one of six recommendable recordings, along with recordings of Brendel, Berman, and Bolet by International Piano magazine (London, UK). Ksenia Nosikova’s collaboration with an American composer, Lera Auerbach, led to her release of Flight and Fire (2007) by ProfilMedien GmbH, which has been enthusiastically reviewed by numerous critics.Her latest CD recording Music for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, including Liszt’s Malédiction, was released in 2009 by ProfilMedien GmbH. Ms. Nosikova has been featured on several live radio and television programs, including WQXR in New York City, WFMT in Chicago, WGBH in Boston, KMZT in Los Angeles, and Zagreb TV.
Ksenia Nosikova is a graduate of Moscow Conservatory, where she received her Undergraduate and Masters’ (with highest honors) degrees. She earned her Doctoral degree from the University of Colorado. Presently, Dr. Ksenia Nosikova is a Professor of Piano at the University of Iowa, where she devotedly teaches an international studio of graduate and undergraduate students.Her students won prizes at international, national, regional, and state piano competitions, including Eastman Young Artist International Piano Competition, New York International Piano Competition, Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, andnational MTNA auditions. They performed as soloists with professional symphony orchestras, including Fort Worth Symphony (TX) and Des Moines Symphony (IA), and were featured on national concert series and radio broadcasts, such as the Dame Myra Hess and Phillips Collection Concert Series, andFrom the Top radio program. Many of her students have been successful in obtaining and maintaining college teaching jobs, as well as being accepted to leading graduate music programs and festivals. Since joining the University of Iowa faculty in 1998, Dr. Nosikova has presented over 80 master classes in the US and abroad. In 2008 she was named an Honorable Professor of Music at the Shenyang Normal University, China.
The prize-winner of three international competitions, she has been invited to serve the Liszt-Garrison International Competition (USA), Los Angeles International Liszt Competition (USA), Ibla Grand Prize (Italy), Schmidbauer International Competition (USA), several American young artists’ competitions, and MTNA auditions as a jury member.She is a member of the American Liszt Society’s Board of Directors and is the President of the American Liszt Society Iowa Chapter. She is also one of the founders and is the Artistic Director of Piano Sundays at Old Capitol Concert Series (IA).Ksenia Nosikova is a Steinway Artist.