Sep 20, 2018
Hando Nahkur has won many top Prizes in international piano competitions in Italy, Greece, Russia, USA and Canada. He has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Golden Medal of Merit for promoting Estonian cultural life and music (Canada), Harold von Mickwitz Prize (USA) and the Diplomat of the Nation certificate of merit by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Estonia). He has performed in Italy, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Denmark, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Canada, Israel and Russia. In America, he has performed in more than twenty States. His CDs have won awards globally: “DeusExClavier” was named “Record of the Year” in Germany. He has appeared with many orchestras in Canada, USA, Costa Rica and Europe. He holds five degrees from four American universities: Yale University, New England Conservatory, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University. He is a frequent guest at international music festivals.