2013 Joshua Wright & Timur Mustakimov (piano)
Josh Wright topped the Billboard Classical Traditional Chart with his self-titled album Josh Wright, just 3 weeks after its release in April 2011. Josh has appeared numerous times with symphony orchestras, including the Utah Symphony, the Temple Square Orchestra, the Salt Lake Symphony, the Summer Arts Orchestra, and the University of Utah Student Chamber Orchestra. He was the winner of the 2013 Rosamond P. Haeberle Piano Award, the gold medalist of the 2010 Seattle International Piano Competition, and the first prize winner of the 2010 American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music. At present he is pursuing his DMA degree as a pupil of Dr. Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan.
Russian pianist Timur Mustakimov began studying piano at age nine with Tatyana Kiseleva. At age 12, he won the regional piano competition in Tatarstan. He entered the Special Music School for Gifted Children in Kazan and won the top prize in the Bach competition. Mr. Mustakimov was a prizewinner at the Russian Piano Competition (Ufa, Bashkiriya), the International Piano Competition in Kiev, and the Jacob Flier Competition. In 2006 he entered the Kazan State Conservatory and was their representative at the Conservatory Week Festival in St. Petersburg. He has performed with the Symphonic Orchestra of Tatarstan and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. He was awarded a Master of Music at Mannes School of Music. In 2013 While there, Timur Mustakimov won the Concerto Competition and performed Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto with Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral Degree at Temple University.