Nikita Khnykin

12, Oslo, Norway

Nikita studies at the Barratt Due Institute of Music with Marina Pliassova.

Laureate of many international contests, among them are: National Contest for Children and Youth (Horten, Norway, 2012, 2014 - I prize; 2015, I prize and Grand Prix), Norwegian Music Competition for Youth (Oslo, Norway, 2013, I prize), Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale (Airola, Italy, 2014, I prize), Young Musician International Contest for Pianists,Violinists and Cellists (Tallinn, Estonia, 2015, I prize), International Piano Festival (Poros, Greece, 2015, I prize).

Nikita has given concerts and recital performances at some prestigious European music halls: at the Oslo Opera House and City Hall, the Prague Conservatory and the Antonín Dvořák Museum, the Edvard Grieg Museum and Villa Troldhaugen (Bergen, Norway), at the Autumn Classical Music Festival (Sandefjord, Norway), at the concert halls of Estonia, Great Britain and many others.

Nikita’s hobbies are football and photography. He enjoys reading and is enthusiastic about mathematics and astrophysics. Has won awards at chess tournaments. Used to attend ballet classes of the Oslo Opera House and even participated as a dancer in the ballet The Nutcracker and some other performances.

Performance program at the 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker':

Round I

A. Scriabin. Prelude, Op. 11, No. 9

D. Rossini – G. Ginzburg. Concert Fantasy on Figaro's Cavatina from the opera The Barber of Seville 

Round II

G. Verdi – F. Lizst. Concert Paraphrase on Themes from the opera Rigoletto

Round III

P. Tchaikovsky. Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-moll, Op. 23, 3rd movement

16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker' laureate (eliminated in Round II).