Biography

The American musician hailing from Kazakhstan launched his international career by winning the Gold Medal at the International Robert Schumann Piano Competition in Zwickau, Germany, and now continues also as an emerging conductor.

Temirzhan Yerzhanov has toured in Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, USA, United Kingdom, China and India. He has soloed with many orchestras including Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony, Zwickau Philharmonishes Orchester, Sacramento Philharmonic, Vogtland Philharmonie, and The Symphony Orchestra of India, working with such conductors as Vladimir Fedoseev, Lothar Seyfart, Johannes Wildner, Michael Morgan and Jiří Malát.

He has appeared in prestigious venues such as London Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Dresden Sempergalerie, Paris Salle Gaveau, New York Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Moscow Conservatory and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Grand Halls.

Mr. Yerzhanov has been featured on live broadcasts, in studio recordings and talk shows of Deutsche Radio Berlin, Hong Kong Radio, BBC Radio, Radio Free Europe, Radio Russia and Orpheus Radio; recorded CDs of Schumann (RCD label) and Prokofiev works including World premiere of Classical Symphony (Con Brio Recordings).

A diverse musician, Mr. Yerzhanov has collaborated on concert stage with many opera singers and instrumentalists including such artists of international acclaim as Elena Kelessidi, Melody Moore (sopranos), Catherine Cook (mezzo-soprano), Ao Li (bass), Michael Collins (clarinet), Vasko Vassilev, Marat Bisengaliev (violins).

He is a frequent piano duo player with his wife Klara Frei. Awarded “Best Accompanist Prize” at the Tchaikovsky Vocal and Elena Obraztsova Opera Singers International Competitions, he had an experience as a concert accompanist and coach, working at the Opera San Jose, New Opera New York City, Opera Academy of California and Telegraph Hill Festival in London.

Mr. Yerzhanov got much of experience in productions of La Boheme, Pagliacci, Les Voix Humaines, Idomeneo, La Traviata, Faust, Iolanta, Il Giasone and Sweeney Todd.

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