Michael Davidov

Michael Davidov

Piano Professor

10 - 16 of July

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Michael Davidov was born in a family of professional musicians and showed a very particular understanding of the musical ideas since the earliest childhood.

He entered the Barcelona Conservatory (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) in the class of the world's renowned Catalan pianist Prof. Ramon Coll being just 16 years old.
He finished his studies obtaining a total amount of nine honors, and was given the University Director’s personal recommendation. His constant will of refining his knowledge and his artistic development, pulled him to study at European most prestigious music centers with world famous professors such as the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Postgraduate) under Prof. Mikhail Petukhov, the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany, under Prof. Grigory Gruzman (Concert Diploma) and the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria (Master degree and Postgraduate) under Prof. Pavel Gililov.

Michael Davidov performed as soloist with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the Symphony Orchestra of Rostov, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Granada, the Orquestra J. Strauss of Roma, under the conductors Enrique García Asensio, Paul Mann, Salvador Mas, Valery Khlebnikov, Dariusz Mikulski, Rastislav Stur, David Albet, Nicola Samale, Haris Iliadis, to name a few.

M. Davidov is a prizewinner of many international piano competitions: he won the 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition Delia Steinberg in Madrid, the 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the International Piano Competition A. Skavronsky–Inspiration in Volgodonsk, the 1st Prize at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale G. Pecar in Gorizia, the 2nd Prize at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale F. Chopin in Roma, the 2nd Prize at the International Piano Competition G. Thymis in Thessaloniki, the 2nd Prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Pianoforte M. P. Monopoli in Barletta, the 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Città di Massarosa, the 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition J. N. Hummel in Bratislava, the 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition Cidade de Ferrol, the 3rd Prize and the Prize for the best performance of Contemporary Music at the International Piano Competition in Jaén and four special prizes at the International Maria Canals Music Competition in Barcelona.

His wide artistic activity made him win other prizes and scholarships. He won four consecutive times the Catalonian’s State Council Scholarship for the Culture and the Arts (2008-12), the Prize of the Foundation R. Parramon (2009), a Medal given by the Town hall of Palau Solità i Plegamans (Barcelona, 2011) and two scholarships given by the Association of Interpreters and Performers of Spain (2013 and 2014).

Besides his concert career, Davidov is also a pedagogue and a composer. In 2010, Michael Davidov became Germany’s youngest piano dozent, after winning an Associate Professor position at the Hochschule für Musik F. Liszt in Weimar. During the academic year 2011-2012 M. Davidov headed the piano class at the University of Augsburg in Germany. Michael Davidov has been invited as a juror at international piano competitions and has headed piano masterclasses in different countries. In 2013 Michael Davidov has founded the Arthur Rubinstein Institute in Marbella and became its Artistic Director. At the present moment, M. Davidov is professor for piano at the Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona.