Hando Nahkur is a winner of many top prizes at international piano competitions in Canada, USA, Estonia, Italy, Russia and Greece. Numerous prestigious awards, including the Golden Medal of Merit (Canada), Harold von Mickwitz Prize (USA) and Diplomat of the Nation certificate of merit by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Estonia). Besides America he has toured in Italy, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Denmark, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Israel, Canada and other countries. In America he has performed in more than 20 States. His CDs have won awards globally: “DeusExClavier” was named “Record of the Year” in Germany. “Waltzing Mephisto by the Danube” was awarded with Silver Medals both in Instrumentalist and Classical Music categories at Global Music Awards (USA). Nahkur holds 5 degrees from 4 American universities: Yale University School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Texas Christian University School of Music and SMU Meadows School of the Arts. He is a frequent guest at international piano festivals (for full Bio go to “About Hando”).