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Artem Belogurov

Artem Belogurov 
Known equally for his “verve, wit, and delicatesse” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and his “infinite tenderness” (Vechernyaya Odessa), Artem Belogurov has an ex­tensive repertoire, ranging through three centuries of solo and chamber works. He has a particular affinity for the Viennese clas­sical style, in which he is distin­guished by his use of improvisatory orna­mentation. His interest in period pianos of all kinds extends through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is also a discern­ing ad­vocate of contem­porary music, and collaborates (both as a per­former and as an editor) with a number of com­posers. In 2009 he had the honor of performing the Boston premiere of Elliot Carter’s Catenaires for solo piano.

As a soloist and in chamber groups, Artem has performed in a wide variety of venues, among them Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory in Boston, North Texas University, the Odessa Philharmonic Hall in Ukraine, and the Rachmaninoff Society in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Artem received his early training at the Stolyarsky School of Music in Odessa, Ukraine, majoring in music theory, piano performance, and com­position. In 2009, he received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston, where his primary teachers were Gabriel Chodos, Patricia Zander, and Victor Rosenbaum. He has also studied with Peter Serkin.

In 2007, Artem attended the Aspen Music Festival, and in 2009 the Tanglewood Music Festival. In 2010, he studied with Robert Levin at the Sommerakademie of the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has participated in masterclasses with Christian Teztlaff, Emanuel Ax, Claude and Pamela Frank, Garrick Olssohn, Alexander Lonquich, James Levine, and Andras Schiff.

Artem’s projects this season include a cycle of the complete Mozart sonatas, performed on fortepiano, a program in honor of Liszt’s birthday year, com­prising many of Liszt’s own favorite pieces, and several programs of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American composers, as well as the recording of two CDs of music by the Boston composer Tony Schemmer, and a variety of programs with the violinist Emil Altschuler.