A native of Balashov, Russia, pianist Artem Kuznetsov has been hailed for his artistry, virtuosity, lyricism and exciting energy (Laura Vernaci of KC Metropolis). 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.
He has also earned 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, American International 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, at the Kimmel Center, (Philadelphia) and others.
He has performed and collaborated with renowned artists such as Desmond Hoebig, Jon Kimura Parker, Hans Graf, Lilit Gampel, David Radzynski, Chee-Yun, Julian Schwarz, Behzod Abduraimov, among others. His major teachers include Stanislav Ioudenitch (Park University, Missouri) and currently, Dr. Jon Kimura Parker (Shepherd School of Music, Rice University).