23 Feb 2019
Scarlatti: Sonata in E major K. 135
Prokofiev: Sonata 6 1st movement - Allegro Moderato
Schumann: Carnaval op. 9: Valse Allemande-Davidsbündler
S. Rachmaninov: Etude
L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.18. Op 31 (3)
Nikita Khnykin was born in 2003 in Norway. He is currently enrolled in the Young Talents program at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.
Despite his young age he has a remarkable list of achievements, including numerous Honors, First Prizes and Grand Prix on the national contests: Ungdommens musikkmesterskap, Midgård konkurranse, Nordstrand musikk konkurranse, Fjord Cadenza musikk konkurranse, Virtuos 2018 and on the international contests: Youth Music Contests (Norway, 2013, 2015, 2016), Airola City Music Contest (Italy, 2014), Young Musician (Estonia, 2015), Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition (Austria, 2016), Steinway Piano Competition (Norway-Germany, 2016) and The Young Piano (Chesh Republic, Prague Conservatoire, 2016), International Television Contest for Young Musicians “The Nutcracker” (Russia 2015).
Nikita has received several prestigious scholarships. He is also actively involved in concert activity in Oslo, in other cities in Norway and in other countries. He participated in music festivals in Norway, Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Greece. He was a soloist with several orchestras (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra and others) with concerts of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Grieg.
The integral part of his musical activity is the participation in the Chamber Music classes (trio/duets with clarinet and violoncello). The Trio was involved in Norwegian-international mentor-talent program “Crescendo” in classical music in 2016. In 2016 Nikita was also selected to the three-year mentoring program targeting especially talented Norwegian piano students in 2017-2019 (Prof. Hlinka Piano Academy).