Kirill Mihanovsky, cellist, was born in 1973 into a family of musicians in St. Petersburg, where he studied at the music school of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory with Prof. E. Fishman and Prof.A Nikitin. With his family, he moved to Israel in 1990. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv University Academy of Music where he received his Bachelor’s degree with distinction, having studied with Prof. U. Wiesel. As a student of Prof. M. Khomitzer, he earned his Artists Diploma and Master’s degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Further studies were with Prof. D. Fershtman at the Hague Royal Conservatory (Holland). Mr. Mihanovsky has participated in many international master classes with prominent cellists including B.Greenhouse, F. Muller, A. Parisot, M. Strauss, T. Kirschbaum, W. Boetcher as well as in international festivals including the Schleswieg-Holstein Music Festival, the Israel Festival, the Kefar Blum Festival and the Nimes Festival in France.
He has recorded for Swedish, Russian, Italian, Polish, French, Dutch and Israeli television and radio and has recorded CDs of chamber music. Kirill Mihanovsky first appeared as a soloist at the age of fourteen with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Evgeny Mravinsky and subsequently has played concertos with symphony and chamber orchestras in Israel and abroad and given solo recitals for which he has been praised in the press.
He has also appeared with numerous chamber ensembles. He has been a recipient of the prestigious American-Israel Cultural Foundation’s scholarship and a winner of the National Competition in Netanya, Israel. He has also taken part in many international competitions and was a finalist in the International Vercelli Competition in Italy and Laureate of the International A.Tansman Competition in Poland.
Since 2002, Mr. Mihanovsky has been a member of the IPO, conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta.
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