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Nikita Burzanitsa - Piano


Mykyta (Nikita) was born in a family of musicians in Donetsk, Ukraine.

He started playing the piano at the age of 7 with prof. Nataliya Chesnokova. Since 2008 he has studied in Special Music for Gifted Children in Donetsk in the class of the prof. N. Chesnokova (Donetsk, Ukraine).

In 2015 he acquired complete general secondary education at Comprehensive School of I-III stages No.9 of Toretsk Town Council of Donetsk Region and was awarded with the golden medal “For High Academic Success” (Toretsk, Ukraine).

In 2015 he received a Full Scholarship in Wells Cathedral School and studied with prof. John Byrne (Somerset, UK).

In 2017 he received a Full Scholarship in Donetsk State Conservatory (Donetsk, Ukraine) and until now is studying with prof. Nataliya Chesnokova.

In 2017 he received a Double Scholarship which includes the Milstein Medal Award Holder supported by International Students House at the Royal College of Music (London, UK).

In 2020 he started to be a student of Dmitrii Alexeev at the Royal College of Music.

In October 2021 was awarded to be a Talent Unlimited scholar (London, UK).

Throughout the time of education he has been participating in the International festivals and competitions.

While he was studying he has also taken part in masterclasses of: Professors Dmytro Suhovienko, Andrey Ivanovich, John Byrne, Ian Jones, Steven Hough, Vanessa Lotarche, Mitsuko Uchida, Barry Douglas, Boris Berman, Vovka Ashkenazy and Miguel Angel Shebba.

He has also been playing solo recitals in the cities of Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Kazakhstan, France, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain; also he played with symphonic orchestras under the management of conductors: Nikolay Dyadura, Vladimir Sirenko, Vyacheslav Redya, Natalia Ponomarchuk, Sergey Lihomanenko, Anatoliy Rybalko, Vadim Vilinov, Erzhan Dautov, Oleg Bahtiozin, Alexander Dolinskiy, Vladimir Zavodilenko and Roman Moiseev.

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submission November 2021