Michael Davidov Outstanding Educator Awards Piano

Michael Davidov was born in a family of professional musicians and showed a very particular
understanding of musical ideas since the earliest childhood.
He finished his studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain)
under Prof. Ramon Coll, obtaining a total amount of nine honours, and was given the
University Director’s personal recommendation. Further studies at the Moscow State
Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Prof. Mikhail Petukhov, the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt
in Weimar, under Prof. Grigory Gruzman and the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria
under Prof. Pavel Gililov.
Michael Davidov performed as soloist with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony
Orchestra of Galicia, the Symphony Orchestra of Rostov, the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra,
City of Granada Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra J. Strauss of Roma, under the conductors
Enrique García Asensio, Paul Mann, Salvador Mas, Valery Khlebnikov, Dariusz Mikulski,
Rastislav Stur, Haris Iliadis, Nicola Samale, to name a few.
M. Davidov is a prizewinner of many international piano competitions, such as the
International Piano Competition Delia Steinberg in Madrid, International Piano Competition A.
Skavronsky–Inspiration in Volgodonsk, G. Pecar International Piano Competition in Gorizia,
Concorso Pianistico Internazionale F. Chopin in Roma, International Piano Competition G.
Thymis in Thessaloniki, Concorso Internazionale di Pianoforte M. P. Monopoli in Barletta,
International Piano Competition City of Massarosa, International Piano Competition J. N.
Hummel in Bratislava, International Piano Competition Cidade de Ferrol, International Piano
Competition in Jaen and International Maria Canals Music Competition in Barcelona.
Besides his concert career, Michael Davidov is also a pedagogue and a composer. In 2010, he
became Germany’s youngest piano dozent, after winning an Associate Professor position at
the Hochschule für Musik F. Liszt in Weimar. During the academic year 2011-2012 he headed
the piano class at the University of Augsburg in Germany. He has been invited as a juror at
international piano competitions and has headed piano masterclasses in several countries. In
2013 he founded the Marbella International Music Festival and became its Artistic Director. At
present, Michael Davidov is a professor for piano and chamber music at the Conservatori
Superior del Liceu in Barcelona.

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