PIANO PROFESSORS

ALEXANDER MNDOYANTS
Laureate of the 5th International Van Cliburn competition in Fort Worth (USA, 1977)

A. Mndoyants was born in Yerevan (Armenia). He began to study music at the age of 6 at Tchaikovsky music school, affiliated to Yerevan Conservatory. In 1960 he enrolled in the Central music school affiliated to the Moscow Conservatory where he completed the course in 1968 (class of E. Hoven, honored teacher of the Russian Federation). He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1973 (B. Davidovich’s class).

In Y. Flier’s opinion, A. Mndoyants is “an exclusively gifted pianist and musician. His performing is characterized by genuine depth, highest consideration and brilliant mastering of the instrument, free from far-fetched or artificial strokes. A. Mndoyants successfully manages to play both large monumental pieces and piano miniatures. His big advantage is his high cultural level and irreproachable taste” (The Moscow Conservatory Archive).

From 1973 to 1976 he was working at the Moscow Conservatory as an accompanist.

In 1976 he entered the assistant-lectures’ course affiliated to Gnesins Pedagogical Higher Musical School (now renamed into the Russian Music Academy). He completed it in 1978 (his tutor was A. Joheles).

TEACHING:
A. Mndoyans began teaching in 1979 at the Central Music school affiliated to the Moscow Conservatory.

He has worked as the Moscow Conservatory teacher from 1991, firstly he was professor V. Merzhanov’s assistant, in 1998 he was entitled associate professor and in 2004 a full professor.

In 2007 he became a professor at the Special Piano department under prof. M. Voskresensky.

From 2002 he has also been teaching at the Classical Maymonid Academy.

From 1989 A. Mndoyants has been participating in different seminars, he gave master-classes in Russia, in the near-abroad, as well as in Brazil, Portugal, Finland, France, Japan, Israel and in Taiwan.

ALUMNI:
Among his former students are more than 30 winners at local, national and international competitions, many of whom have become performing concert pianists. At the beginning of 1990’s A. Tchaikovsky said about him that A.Mndoyants rightfully held one of the most prominent positions in Russian piano teaching. He received a reputation of a perfectionist, and it was hard to find another one among a younger generation piano teachers who could be his peer in ability to bring up an individual talent of the youth’ (The Moscow Conservatory Archive).

To call just some graduates from his class’s: Y. Didenko, V. Egorova, D. Titerin, Y. Bogdanov, G. Ermakov, I. Koval, T. Petukhova, N. Tcherkes, A. Korshunova and many others.

PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITION'S JURY:
He has repeatedly been invited to be a judge or the president at various international and local competitions.

BASIC REPERTOIRE. RECITALS:
The same year when A. Mndoyants completed the course for assistant- lectures he began to play on stage extensively.
In recent period he has toured, giving concerts and master-classes in every corner of our country, performing in almost all the capitals of the former Soviet republics and also in Poland, Finland, Japan, France, Portugal and Israel. His performances were often broadcast in different cities of our country.

The critics hailed his versatility and colorful sound layers as well as his vigorous temperament while playing the piano.

BASIC REPERTOIRE. RECITALS:
The same year when A. Mndoyants completed the course for assistant- lectures he began to play on stage extensively.
In recent period he has toured, giving concerts and master-classes in every corner of our country, performing in almost all the capitals of the former Soviet republics and also in Poland, Finland, Japan, France, Portugal and Israel. His performances were often broadcast in different cities of our country.

The critics hailed his versatility and colorful sound layers as well as his vigorous temperament while playing the piano.
The pianist’s repertoire is broad and stylistically varied. It includes the works of D. Scarlatti, J. S. Bach, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven, F. Schubert, R. Schuman, F. Menselssohn, F. Chopin, F. Liszt, J. Brahms, C. Debussy, M. Ravel, M. Mussorgsky, P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov, A. Skryabin, S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovitch, B. Bartok, A. Khachaturyan, V. Ryabov, V. Poltoratsky, etc.
A. Mndoyants appears with the leading Russian orchestras under direction of such conductors as D. Kakhidze, V. Gergiev, F. Mansurov, V. Zhordania. They all have appreciated his professional skills as a pianist  and an ensemble player.
A. Mndoyants enjoys chamber music playing. He played together with the outstanding musicians like A. Korsakov, M. Tolpygo, I. Gavrysh, D. Sitkovetsky, V. Yarling, A. Vinnitsky, K. Rodin, Tchaikovsky Quartet, the quartet of the “Virtuosi of Moscow” orchestra.

A. Mndoyants is an artist who harmoniously combines romantic feeling and the world of a powerful composer. He has a gift of thinking in musical categories (E. Dolinskaya, doctor of art criticism. The CD annotation.)
Laureate of the 5th International Van Cliburn competition in Fort Worth (USA, 1977). Professor at Moscow Conservatory, among his former students are more than 30 winners at local, national and international competitions, many of whom have become performing concert pianists. To call just some graduates from his class’s: Y. Didenko, V. Egorova, D. Titerin, Y. Bogdanov, G. Ermakov, I. Koval, T. Petukhova, N. Tcherkes, A. Korshunova and many others. He has repeatedly been invited to be a judge or the president at various international and local competitions.

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