Following his triumphant debut at Carnegie Hall, pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov has been placed “in the top ranks of keyboard players today.” (New York Observer) While “fully in command of the technical and emotional demands of the music," he is described as a pianist of “sumptuous tone, technical mastery, broad dramatic range of an astonishing breadth, and elegant phrasing.” (Fanfare Magazine)
A prizewinner of national and international competitions, pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov has been heard in solo recitals and with orchestras in Russia, Europe, Asia, and the USA. “His style is unlike any of his contemporaries, and harkens back to earlier times...trumping some of the more prominent musical gymnasts, there is genuine poetry here and a rare sincerity issuing, it seems, from the deeper reaches of the human heart.” (New York Observer)
Kharitonov began playing piano at the unusually late age of sixteen, in the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music of the famed St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, where his musical progress was immediate and astounding. Within three years, he was giving solo recitals, which featured his own compositions and improvisations in a variety of musical styles in addition to the standard piano repertoire. Kharitonov’s first orchestral appearances included solo performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Theatre Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
Arsentiy Kharitonov recorded a multi-CD series of piano music by Leo Ornstein, as well as the chamber music by Robert Kahn, all of which have been released internationally by Toccata Classics (London, UK).