“Nuron Mukumi combines empathetic, perfect technique with a sure eye for the dramaturgy of piano compositions: a talent that combines rigour and playfulness.” – Werner Theurich, Spiegel Online
His second Album „Tchaikovsky – 18 Pieces for Piano“ was released in October 2022 (Prospero Classical). The Album has been nominated for the Opus Klassik 2023 Awards, and for the Preis der deutschen Schallplatten Kritik 1/2023
Last fall, Nuron Mukumi was on tour with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and made his debut at the Kölner Philharmonie with Ludwig van Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto ‘Kaiserkonzert’.
Nuron already went on a successful 4-country tour with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in autumn 2022. In the upcoming 2024/25 season, Nuron will go on tour with them again and perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.
This season includes recitals at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Frauenkirche in Dresden, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and at the Blüthner-Meisterkonzerte in Leipzig.
Following his début album “Summit” with Genuin Classics, released in 2018, Werner Theurich of Spiegel Online wrote: “Nuron Mukumi combines empathetic, perfect technique with a sure eye for the dramaturgy of piano compositions: a talent that combines rigour and playfulness.” The album has been nominated for the Opus Klassik 2019 and the International Classical Music Awards 2020. The music magazine Pizzicato awarded him the Supersonic Award for his album.
In 2022 Nuron Mukumi released his second CD “Tchaikovsky – 18 Pieces for Piano” on Prospero Classical, which he recorded at the Teldex Studio in Berlin with the Tonmeister Martin Sauer . The CD was nominated for the Preis der deutschen Schallplatten Kritik 1/2023 and for the Opus Klassik 2023 in two categories – “Young Artist of the Year” & “Solo Instrument”.
The German-Uzbek Pianist Nuron Mukumi was born in 1996 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He began playing the piano at the age of six in the class of Prof. Tamara Popovich in Tashkent. A year later, he began conducting lessons with Prof. Vladimir Neymer.
Nuron’s “take-off” from Uzbekistan to Europe was made possibly by a video of a concert in which, as an 8 year old boy, he conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan whilst also playing the piano part of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor. As a result of the video, Nuron was offered a scholarship at the Purcell School of Music in London, which he accepted at age eleven.
Three years later at age 14, Nuron was invited to the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main as a junior student to study with Prof. Lev Natochenny and ultimately stayed with him for twelve years. Nuron finished his Bachelor of Music degree with honours with Prof. Natochenny at the Kalaidos Hochschule für Musik in Zurich. In the spring of 2021, he received the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste at the École Normale de Musique de Paris in the class of Marian Rybicki. Furthermore, the young pianist was a scholarship holder of the Bad Homburg Schlosskonzerte Foundation between 2017 and 2022. Since 2022, Nuron is studying for his Konzertexam with Prof. Hubert Rutkowski at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
Nuron Mukumi has performed in the following concert venues in recent years: Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Salle Cortot in Paris, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Bozen. He also performed at several international festivals such as the Biarritz Piano Festival, Oxford Piano Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, Mozartfest in Würzburg, Mosel Music Festival and at the Rheingau Music Festival.