Mikhail Lidsky (piano) is a professor of the Special Piano Department at P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow State Conservatory.
Mikhail Lidsky graduated from the music school and the State Music Pedagogical Institute (now – Gnessins State Music College) (class of professors M.Marshak and V.Tropp).
At the 8th All-Russian Piano Competition (Kislovodsk, 1989) he was awarded the first prize, prize of Russian Musical Union and the special prize for the performance of Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto. Since then, he has never taken part in competitions.
Since 1992 Mikhail Lidsky has been involved in a wide-scale concert activity in Russia and the ex-USSR countries as well as in other foreign countries (Great Britain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Turkey). Since 2000 Mikhail Lidsky is a soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic.
He has performed with Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, Novosibirsk Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”, Quartet named after Shostakovich, Mozart Quartet and others.
In 1995 – 1998 he collaborated with the “DENON” label that resulted in the release of the 6 CDs. In the recent years he has recorded the whole of the violin and viola sonatas together with an Italian musician Domenico Nordio (DECCA), Chopin program and Liszt’s Etudes d’execution transcendante (produced by Wakabayashi-kobou, Japan).
In 1996-2003 Mikhail Lidsky worked as an assistant of Elisso Virsaladze at the Moscow State Conservatory. Since 2003 he has his own class. Since 2007 he has worked under the guidance of Professor V.Merzhanov. He regularly conducts master classes in the cities of Russia and abroad.
The music "academies" of Mikhail Lidsky always surprise and captivate the audience by the unique talent of the artist, his deep insight into the composer's works. And no matter what era is considered by the master, any score in his reading becomes a discovery.Olga Kurganskaya, “Istoki”