Vladimir Odinokikh, Concert Pianist
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About Vladimir Odinokikh

Vladimir Odinokikh began playing the piano at the age of four and received his training at some of Russia’s finest music institutes, including the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessin Institute of Moscow. 

Competitions and festivals included the First Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, the Russia National Competition (Prize), Chamber Music Competition of Soviet Compozers (First Prize), International Ponce-Scriabin Festival, First Bach Festival in Peru, and the Isadora Duncan Festival in England. 

His reputation as a soloist and chamber musician developed as he performed with leading Soviet artists and presitgious organizations such as the Rosconcert and Moscow Philharmonic.

Mr. Odinokikh has performed in the concert halls of Europe, South America, and the United States and with symphony orchestras in Russia and Mexico. 
About Schnittke
Resume & Repertoire

Read about Alfred Schnittke, one of the world's foremost 20th Century composers, for whom Vladimir premiered a number of compositions, at this link:
From Mr. Schnittke to Vladimir: 
"Thank you for the splendid performance of my compositions"
1983, Moscow
From famed Russian
Valentina Levko:

"Vladimir was my accompanist at the recitals in Moscow from 1989-91.  Also, we toured a lot through throughout the country.
"While working with me, Vladimir proved he is a high class pianist, a brilliant and talented musician.  He demonstrated erudition and a deep knowledge of different musical styles...
Vladimir's sight-reading is breathtaking!"

Valentina Levko
People's Artist of Russia; International  Recording Artist (Eurodisc; Philips); 
Professor & Vocal Department Head of the Gnessin Institute of Music
1992, Moscow
Vladimir during his Army years, following completion of his music studies in Moscow.  Early 1980's.
"How I Came to the Piano"

Read about the "real" Vladimir: His unique childhood; how he came to the United States via Mexico and other interesting tid bits.
Career Highlights:

  • Concert Pianist / Solo & Collaborative Artist:  
Rosconcert and National Philharmonic of Moscow, 1986-1993
Russia’s premiere performance organization providing solo, symphonic and chamber music concerts nationally and internationally

  • First Prize: Chamber Music Competition of Soviet Composers, 1983
  • Prize Winner: Russia National Competition, Vologda, 1993
  • Competitor: Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, Moscow1993

International Collaborative Competitions:
  • Henry Schering International Competition, Mexico1998
  • Tchaikovsky International Competition, Russia1990

Premiered performances of works by composer Alfred Schnittke 1980-84

Professor of Piano 1995-1998; 2000
Alicia Urreta Center for the Arts, Mexico City, Mexico

Instructor of Piano and Chamber Music 1984-1993
Ippolitov-Ivanov College of Music, Moscow, Russia 

Brattleboro, VT Review
In the News: 
Vladimir as Chamber Musician
What Other's Say About Vladimir

Read additional quotes from colleagues and students about what makes Vladimir such a special pianist and teacher.

He has also recorded extensively for radio and television in the USSR, Mexico, and the United States. He has received international acclaim and numerous awards for both his solo and collaborative performances, and his interpretation of works by world-famous composer Alfred Schnittke was greatly admired by the composer. 

Mr. Odinokikh has taught at the Ippolitov-Ivanov College of Music in Moscow, was professor at the Alicia Urreta Center for the Arts in Mexico City, and professor and Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatorio de las Rosas, in Moreolios, Mexico. He has taught at the Keene Institute of Music and Related Arts.  

In addition to maintaining a private piano studio ,Mr. Odinokikh currently serves as collaboarative pianist at Keene State College and teaches piano at Franklin Pierce University.

In 2009, Vladimir was the featured pianist at the Keene Chorale’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at which he played Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.  He was again featured at  the Keene Chorale’s Spring 2011 concert in which he performed two Rachmaninoff compositions.
  • First Place,  2012 Stony Brook International Competition
  • A First Prize  at the 2012 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition 
  • A First Prize at the 2012 Williams Chorale Bacardi Fallon National competition
  • Accepted as one of 20 international participants in the Eastman Young Artist's International Piano Competition (2012), one of only eight American pianists accepted to compete.

News & Reviews:   
Vladimir with Award Winning Student  Miles, Age 17.
A Winning Combination
Spring/Summer 2012
Miles Walter, age 17, of Keene, New Hampshire, 7 Year Student of Vladimir, wins not one but THREE!  major competitions 
Interesting Side Note:
Below:  Schnittke Piano Sonata:
Movements 1 and 2:  Lento; Allegretto
Movements 3 and 4:  Lento; Allegro
Recorded live in recital at Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (just a few days following Schnittke's death in Augut 1998).