As a soloist Mikhail Nemtsov has performed all over the world. Recent highlights include performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Porto Symphony Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, the RNCM Chamber Orchestra, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra and London Festival Orchestra. Previous musical collaborations include Vassily Petrenko, Nicholas Collon, The Nash Ensemble, Razumovky Ensemble, Alexandre Zemtsov, Maxym Rysanov, Anna Kandinskaya, Leon McCawley and Me Kyong Lee.
Nemtsov was the recipient of the Pierre Fournier Award in 2011, Silver Medal winner at the Rostropovich Memorial International Competition, the Muriel Taylor Scholarship, Silver Medal of The Worshipful Company of Musicians, Gold Medal of the Royal Northern College of Music and twice recipient of MBF Guilhermina Suggia Gift.
Mikhail and his sister Elena form the Nemtsov duo, who are winners of Salieri-Zinetti and the Swedish Duo International Competitions as well as the 3rd prize winners of the Pinerolo International Chamber Music Contest and Lyon Int. Duo contest part of World Federation of Int. Music Competitions. They have performed at a number of venues including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and participated in music festivals in Chichester, Edinburgh Fringe, Buxton, Chester, Orlando and Salzburg, as well as played live on BBC Radio 3. Nemtsov Duo have recently released a CD on the Italian Azurro Records and their new CD on CMF label features Maxwell-Davies and Shostakovich sonatas for Cello and Piano and pieces by Shedrin, Grieg and Nemtsova.
Nemtsov grew up in St Petersburg and following his graduation from the Rimsky-Korsakov Special Music School, he moved to Manchester where he studied at Chetham’s School of Music and Royal Northern College of Music kindly supported by Dorothy Stone and Howarth Scholarships. He has studied with eminent professors including Nicolas Jones, Hannah Roberts, Ralph Kirshbaum and Gary Hoffman.
Nemtsov taught at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Northern College of Music and at the Altensteiger Sommermusik Akademie in Germany. He has held masterclasses throughout Europe as well as in Russia. Nemtsov is holder of an International Artist Diploma at the RNCM and was awarded the position as a CMF Artist in 2013, in the company’s inaugural year.
He’s appeared as principal cello in Bergen Symphony Orchestra and co-principal cello in BBC Philharmonic, Manchester.
Mikhail was recently appointed as a co-principal cello in Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg and was given a position of an Associate Honorary Artist at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.