Described by the Gramophone Magazine as "virtuoso of power and poetry", Eldar Nebolsin is considered one of the most versatile and interesting musicians from his generation.
A former student of renowned Russian pianist and teacher Dmitri Bashkirov, Eldar currently records for the Naxos label. Earlier recordings include two albums for Decca: a solo CD with works by Chopin and Liszt, and Chopin’s Piano Concerto with the Deutsches Symphony Orchester Berlin and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
In 1992, with only 17 years old, he won Grand Prize and Gold Medal of the XI Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition.
In 2005, Eldar Nebolsin was unanimously awarded the Sviatoslav Richter Prize, in the 1st edition of the International Piano Competition in Moscow, where he was also honoured with the special Award for the best Classical Concert performance.
In chamber music, Eldar collaborates with some of the most renowned musicians, such as Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Maxim Rysanov, Alexey Ogrintchouk, Ilya Grintgolts or Gustav Rivinius. Recent chamber music engagements include performances with the Leipziger Streichquartett, Barnabas Kelemen, Miklos Perennyi, Alexander Melnikov and Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt.
Eldar’s international performances have taken him to the stages with some of the most famous orchestras in the world - New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sankt Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - with outstanding conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Riccardo Chailly, Yuri Temirkanov, Leonard Slatkin, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vasili Petrenko, Nikolaj Alexeev, Vladimir Spivakov or Lawrence Foster, amongst many others.
Eldar Nebolsin is Piano Professor at the Music University Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where he now lives.Official page