Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Nikita Fitenko has performed recitals and with orchestras in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, and South and North America. He has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as St. Petersburg Capella Symphony, Russian Chamber Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg State Conservatory Orchestra, Slovak National Philharmonic, Lewisville Symphony, Rapides Symphony, State Hermitage Orchestra, and Northwestern Symphony Orchestra among others. Native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Nikita Fitenko graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory with a citation for excellence given to only five other graduates in the last fifty years. After receiving the Anton Rubinstein Memorial Award he came to study to the US pursuing his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of North Texas. Nikita Fitenko is a prizewinner of several competitions including Belarusian International Piano Competition (Minsk, Belarus), Beethoven Piano Competition (Memphis, TN), and the Houston Symphony National Young Artist Competition (Houston, TX) among others. In 1999 and 2000, his three CDs of complete piano music by the Russian composers Georgy Sviridov and Sergey Slonimsky were released on the Altarus label. Currently, Dr. Fitenko holds a position of Associate Professor and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Since 2002, Nikita Fitenko has been the artistic director of the Louisiana Piano Series International. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Louisiana International Piano Competition.
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