International Piano-e-Competition
Osip Nikiforov
DOB: 6/2/1994

Alexander Nikiforov
Osip Nikiforov hails from a family of musicians. Born in 1994, Osip began his musical training at seven years of age with his father at the Children’s Music School in Abakhan, Alexander Nikiforov. Just two years later, Osip won his first of many accolades to follow: the Grand Prize at Abakhan’s city-wide “Young Talents” Regional Competition “A. A. Kenel.” In 2005, Osip took second place at the International Competition “Najdal-2005” in Ulan-Ude. Osip also won first place at the Competition-Festival K.N.Igumnov in Lipetsk during the same year. In the spring of 2006, Osip won a gold medal at the Delphi Youth Games in Krasnoyarsk, and subsequently won a gold medal in the Fourth Delphi Youth Games of all former Soviet Republics in the fall. During April of last year, Osip received the first prize at the Third Governor’s International Competition “B. A. Gavrilin” in Vologda, he took second place at the 2007 International Piano Competition “Step to Mastery” held in St. Petersburg, as well as the special prize EMCY Art for Music. Osip has performed solo recitals in numerous Siberian cities, and has also collaborated with the Khakassian Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to studying piano performance, Osip also plays the clarinet and the cello. He is a voracious reader, and enjoys playing soccer in his spare time.
Disklavier Audition  
Franz Joseph Haydn Sonata in C Minor, First Movement
Serge Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 6 in A Minor
Sergey Slonimsky Intermezzo in memory of Brahms
First Round  
Franz Joseph Haydn Sonata in C Minor, First Movement
J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in G Major, WTC I
Serge Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux Op. 39 No. 6 in A Minor
Frederic Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61
Second Round  
J. S. Bach Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914
Franz Schubert Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2 in E-flat Major
Robert Schumann ABEGG Variations, Op. 1
Sergey Slonimsky Intermezzo in Memory of Brahms
Semi-Final Round  
Ludwig van Beethoven Thirty-Two Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
Serge Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E-flat Major
Sergey Prokofiev Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28
Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37, First Movement
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