Arkadiev’s titles are many: pianist, conductor, musicologist, composer,
soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonics, member of the International
Society for Study of Time (ISST, USA). Honoured Artist of Russia,
Doctor of Science (musicology).
Mikhail Arkadiev started his musical training at the
age of 13 being completely self-taught. In just 3 years he achieved
significant results as a multifaceted musician, pianist and composer.
Having had no formal primary music education, he entered the Musical
College of the Moscow Conservatoire in 1974. In the same year, he
joined the Russian Academy of Music (Gnessin Institute) in Moscow,
where he studied piano with Professor A. Aleksandrov, including
postgraduate studies. He also studied composition, conducting and
Currently he is Assistant Professor of piano at the Russian
Academy of Music (Gnessin), Moscow.
Since 1990 M. Arkadiev has been collaborating with world-acclaimed
baritone Dmitry Hvorostovsky. In 1994 Philips Classics issued the
first album of Hvorostovsky and Arkadiev.
Since 1989 M. Arkadiev has been Music Director of (and
a constant performer at) the annual chamber music festival «Russische
Abende» (The Sylt Isle, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). In 1995, the
world premiere and record ing of Arkadiev`s Mass for Choir and Organ
was performed in Lionne, France.
Since 1998 M. Arkadiev has been guest conductor with
various opera houses and symphony orchestras: Orquestra Sinfonica
Brasileira, Rio de Janeiro; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Tchaikovsky
Radio-Symphony; Saratov Philharmonic, etc. He is Chief Conductor
and Musical Director of the Volgograd Opera.
Engagements in the near future include concerts in Russia,
Germany, Austria and USA.