Conductor & pianist
“Wonderfully delicate Mozart touch” – Herbert Blomstedt (Adventliche Concert at the Leipzig Gewandhaus)
"Extraordinary sound" - Pizzicato Luxembourg (Remy Franck)
"Astonishing conductor & pianist" - RG.ru (Maria Babalova)
"The real star of the evening was the conductor - brilliant and charismatic Mikhail Shekhtman, who brought the house down leading the Symphony Orchestra of India" – Khushroo N Suntook (Chairman and Founder, NCPA) 21/11/2019 - SOI, Mumbai - Opening of the Festival 50 Years NCPA during the Days of Moscow in Mumbai)
Israeli-Russian conductor & pianist Mikhail Shekhtman is one of the most sought-after musicians of his generation. He has been equally successful working in symphonic, operatic and chamber genres and has been awarded with German OPUS-Klassik and Bavarian radio prize.
Shekhtman collaborates with some of the leading concert venues - Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, Zurich Tonhalle, Paris Theatre des Champs Elysée, Hamburg Laeizhalle, Melbourne Recital Centre, Seattle Benaroya Hall, Seoul Lotte Concert Hall, The Mariinsky Theatre, Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Great Hall of St-Petersburg Philhamonie and festivals - The Lucerne Easter Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Verbier Festival, Bad Kissingen Festival.
Shekhtman was born in Moscow, graduated with distinction from Moscow Conservatory and subsequently studied in Berlin.
He attended masterclasses with Mikhail Yurowski, Teodor Currentzis, Bernard Haitink and assisted Daniel Harding, Sir Antonio Pappano and Danielle Gatti.
He performs with prominent soloists - Anna Netrebko, Augustin Hadelich, Behzod Abduraimov, Ilya Gringolts, Ildar Abdrazakov, Yusif Eyvazov, Olga Peretyatko, Aida Garifullina, Andrea Bocelli, Maria Guleghina, Maxim Vengerov, Jonathan Tetelman, Julia Lezhneva, Valentine Michaud, Luka Hauser, Helena Tarosian. He assisted Daniel Harding, Sir Antonio Pappano and Danielle Gatti.
Recently, the young Maestro led Concerto Köln, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, The Mariinsky Theatre, Russian National Orchestra and newly-based Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra. As pianist he performed under Herbert Blomstedt, Santtu-Mathias Ruvali and James Gaffigan. His concerts and recordings have been broadcast via national television and worldwide through Medici.tv, BBC Radio 3, France Musique and Bavarian Radio.
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