Mikhail Korzhev

Mikhail Korzhev, a Russian-born pianist, began his professional studies at the Moscow Conservatory College under the guidance of Vera Khoroshina. He pursued his graduate studies first at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow with Alexander Sats and later at the University of Suthern California with Daniel Pollack.

Korzhev, a pianist that “projects strength, atmosphere and the ability to tangle even the knottiest passages…” (International Record Review) is equally active as a solo recitalist, a performer with various chamber groups as well and a soloist with orchestras. Korzhev collaborated with several distinguished conductors: Sergiu Commissiona, Carlo Ponti Jr. and others, his chamber music collaborations include performing with Mladi Chamber Orchestra, Lyris String Quartet and members of St. Petersburbg String Quartet.

In 2005 Korzhev won the first prize at the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition in Palm Springs, California.