“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 Début-Album “Summit” was releasedin November 2018 (Genuin Classics) and quickly received the Pizzicato Supersonic Award. The Album has been nominated for the Opus Klassik 2019 Awards and for the International Classical Music Awards 2020.
Nuron Mukumi is considered a Wunderkind.
Nuron Mukumi was born in 1996 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as the child of two musicians. He started playing the piano at the age of 6. As a pupil of the “Uspenskij Music School for Musically Highly Gifted Children” in the class of Prof. Tamara Popovich he won the 1st prize at the International „Russian Music“ Piano Competition in California at the age of 7 and the 1st prize at the Youth National Piano Competition of Uzbekistan in Tashkent. In the same year he received his first conducting lessons from Vladimir Neymer. At the age of 8, Nuron Mukumi finally made his conducting debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor, in which he also played the piano part.
At the age of nine Nuron Mukumi won a special prize at the „ Citta di Cantú“ International Piano Competition in Italy. This enabled him to conduct Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor once again with the Romanian Filarmonica Bacau at a concert in Milan in the “Sala Verdi” and to play the piano part at the same time.
Education in London
At the age of 11, Nuron Mukumi was offered full scholarships by three established music schools for young artists in London. He accepted the offer from the Purcell School and was invited several times during his studies there from 2007 to 2010 to give concerts in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Wales Millennium Center, Steinway Hall and the Royal Academy Hall in London. In 2007 he won 1st prize at the International Mozart Competition in Rome and conducted the “Moscow Virtuosi” at the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation’s International Festival. In 2008 Nuron Mukumi won the first prize at the Competition for Contemporary Music in Switzerland and at the London Festival for Music and Performing Arts.
Master Student and Mentor Scholar
In 2010 Nuron Mukumi was accepted into the master class of Prof. Lev Natochenny and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main until 2015. Since 2015 Mukumi has been studying with Prof. Natochenny at the Kalaidos Hochschule für Musik in Zürich and started in December 2019 his Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. The young pianist Nuron Mukumi has been a mentor of the Bad Homburg Schlosskonzerte Foundation since 2017.
Concert Venues as Soloist (selection)
Nuron Mukumi has given concerts among others in the following venues: Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Salle Cortot Paris, Konzerthaus Berlin, Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Martinskirche Basel, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, Bad Homburger Schlosskonzerte.
Nuron Mukumi played at several international festivals such as the International Piano Festival St. Petersburg, Oxford Piano Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, Mozartfest Würzburg and Piano Loop Festival in Split.
Master Classes and Orchestra
The young pianist has already taken master classes with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dimitri Bashkirov, Yefim Bronfman, Kemal Gekic, Gary Graffman, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Stephen Kovacevich, Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados and András Schiff.
Mukumi played with the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, the Romanian Filarmonica Bacau and the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim. In February 2019, Nuron Mukumi was Artist in Residence at the VP Bank Classic Festival in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, and performed several times with the Opus Klassik winner Esperanza Ensemble.
“Out of the most technically fine young artists, Mukumi already stands out as an interpreter of class”, with these words Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung characterizes this young artist. And it continues to rave: “The audience, whose hearts he had already won, rewarded his astonishing artistic maturity with a standing ovation.”