A native of Balashov, Russia, pianist Artem Kuznetsov has been hailed for his artistry, virtuosity, lyricism and exciting energy (Laura Vernaci of KC Metropolis, David Dow Bentley III, “The People’s Critic”). Continuous success at more than 10 International Piano Competitions launched his global career, allowing Mr. Kuznetsov to present solo recitals and concerto performances as well as chamber music performances across Europe, Russia and the United States.
Mr. Kuznetsov won First Prize in the Ivanovka International Piano Competition, the International Music Fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, the Naftzger Young Artist Competition, the Seattle International Piano Competition and the Grand Prize at the eMuse International Music Competition and Young Texas Artists Music Competition.
Additional performances have earned him top prizes from the San Jose International Piano Competition, the Crescendo Music Awards Competition, the Wideman International Piano Competition, the San Antonio Young Artist Competition, the Dallas International Piano Competition and the Bendizky International Piano Competition in Russia.
Artem Kuznetsov has performed in venues including Muziekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands; Schloss Ettlingen, Asamsaal, Germany; Associazione Giosuè Carducci, Como, Italy; Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City; Kennedy Center, Washington DC; Benaroya Hall, Seattle.
During the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Kuznetsov gave solo recitals at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall, and Soma Resonance Hall in Seattle. He also featured as soloist with the TMC orchestra at Zilkha Hall in Houston. In the fall of 2018 he performed a series of four recitals during a tour of Washington state, and gave an interview and a brief recital which was broadcast live on King FM Seattle. In the summer of 2019 he will be making his debut appearance at Orcas Chamber Music Festival. He will also be releasing a solo CD featuring the music of Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Saint-Säens.
Mr. Kuznetsov is actively involved in musical outreach for under-served communities, as well as educational events for young musicians. Throughout 2017-2019 Artem participated in more than 10 outreach recitals in Texas and Washington State, and gave more than 35 presentations and masterclasses for elementary, middle and high school students. His biography is published in the book, “Gifted Children of Russia” 2004.
His major teachers include Stanislav Ioudenitch, and Dr. Jon Kimura Parker.