Sergei Nakariakov
Specialist InB-trumpet, flugelhorn


The Paganini of the Trumpet "," An Extraordinary Talent "," The Young Wizard of Russia "- are just some of the attributes that Sergei Nakariakov adorns in the music world.

Sergei Nakariakov 1977 was born in Gorky. His musical career, however, he first began with the piano. After a back injury in the year 1986, Nakariakov, who was nine years old at the time, had to give it up and henceforth devoted himself to an intensive trumpet study. Until the year 1995 it was exclusively his father Mikhail Nakariakov, who promoted the exceptional musical sense of the young trumpeter and also gave him the technical skills of a virtuoso. First concerts in Russia were soon followed by invitations to Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands and New York. Everywhere the young Nakariakov astonished the audience with an incomparable virtuosity and profound musicality. Nakariakov made his debut at the Salzburg Festival at the beginning of the 90, and performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, where he was awarded the Davidoff Prix. Since then he has appeared in many music cities and at numerous festivals, including the Royal Festival Hall, Cannes Music Festival, Menton, Strasbourg, Verbier, Montreux, Hollywood Bowl Festival in Los Angeles, Mostly Mozart in New York and the Proms in London. He also regularly tours Japan. Numerous encounters with renowned soloists drew Sergei Nakariakov's way. Among others he played with Evgeni Kissin Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 in Finland, with Tatjana Nikolaeva at the Salzburg Festival and with Martha Argerich at the Festival in Montreux. Conductors he has worked with include: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yuri Bashmet, Jiri Be'lohlavek, Andrey Boreyko, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Christoph Eschenbach, Dmitri Kitaenko, Emmanuel Krivine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Saulius Sondeckis, Vladimir Spivakov, Xian Zhang and Jaap van Zweden.

2002 he was awarded the "Echo" Klassik Prize as Instrumentalist of the Year. In Germany, Sergei Nakariakov recorded his recent successes, including guest appearances at the Hamburger Musikhalle and the Alte Oper Frankfurt, at the Kissinger Sommer, at the Rheingau and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. The exceptional trumpeter regularly tours extensively and plays concerts in all major cities in the country. He has performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the St. Martin in the Fields, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Moscow Soloists and Moscow Virtuosi, the Württembergischer and Münchner Kammerorchester, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, RSO Stuttgart, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Saarbrücken, the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the Cologne and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. The German composer Jörg Widmann composed the trumpet concerto "Ad Absurdum" specially for Sergei Nakariakov, which the trumpeter 2006 premiered with the Munich Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Poppen.

Furthermore, Sergei Nakariakov is currently represented in many other major cities worldwide, including in Berlin, Vienna, London, Tokyo, Prague, Munich and Moscow. A close and fruitful artist friendship connects him with the jazz trumpeter Till Brönner. At the end of July 2013, the premiere of the project "Brönner und Nakariakov" at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival was a great success. Subsequently, this extraordinary summit of the two different trumpet stars took place in December 2013 in Hamburg, Munich, Baden-Baden, Berlin and Dortmund. Other dates in 2015 have already been announced.

Sergei Nakariakov had a long-term exclusive contract with Teldec Classics International. His discography includes the most famous trumpet concerts and solo works as well as breathtaking arrangements of highly virtuosic instrumental concertos, which he recorded with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy. Warner Classics re-released all Teldec recordings in two collection boxes at the beginning of 2012. 2012 also released a new recital CD entitled "Dedication" by Warner, recorded by Sergei Nakariakov and his longtime piano partner Maria Meerovitch.

Sergei Nakariakov plays on instruments by Antoine Courtois, Paris.