A native of Balashov, Russia, pianist Artem Kuznetsov has been hailed for his artistry, virtuosity, lyricism and exciting energy (Laura Vernaci of KC Metropolis). Continuous success at more than 10 International Piano Competitions launched his global career, allowing Mr. Kuznetsov to present solo recitals and concerto performances as well as chamber music performances across Europe, Russia and the United States.
Mr. Kuznetsov on First Prize in the Ivanovka International Piano Competition, the International Music Fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, the Naftzger Young Artist Competition, the Seattle International Piano Competition and the Grand Prize at the eMuse International Music Competition and Young Texas Artists Music Competition.
He has also earned top prizes from the San Jose International Piano Competition, the Crescendo Music Awards Competition, the Wideman International Piano Competition, the San Antonio Young Artist Competition, the Dallas International Piano Competition, American International Competition and the Bendizky International Piano Competition in Russia.
Artem Kuznetsov has performed in venues including Muziekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands; Schloss Ettlingen, Asamsaal, Germany; Associazione Giosuè Carducci, Como, Italy; Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City; Kennedy Center, Washington DC; Benaroya Hall, Seattle.
During the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Kuznetsov gave solo recitals at the Kimmel Center, (Philadelphia), Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall (Ashland, Oregon) and Soma Resonance Hall (Seattle). He also featured as soloist with the TMC orchestra at Zilkha Hall (Houston). In the fall of 2018 he went on tour and performed a series of four recitals in Washington state. He gave an interview and a brief recital which was broadcast live on King FM Seattle. He made his debut appearance at Orcas Chamber Music Festival in August 2019. He will be releasing his debut album in fall 2019.
Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include a collaborative recital with Desmond Hoebig, in Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University; a solo recital at Russian Cultural Center, Houston, with personal lecture provided by award-winning conductor Hans Graf. Solo recitals at Kawai Piano Gallery, Houston; in Shreveport, Louisiana; Duncan Recital Hall, among others. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, he will perform Concerto No. 5 with the TMC orchestra, and the Choral Fantasy with the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Kuznetsov is actively involved in musical outreach for under-served communities, as well as educational events for young musicians. Throughout 2017-2019 he participated in more than 10 outreach recitals in Texas and Washington state, and gave more than 35 presentations and masterclasses for elementary, middle and high school students. His biography is published in the book, “Gifted Children of Russia” 2004.
His major teachers include Stanislav Ioudenitch (Park University, Missouri) and currently, Dr. Jon Kimura Parker (Shepherd School of Music, Rice University).