"This was a truly breathtaking performance in terms of tone, sonority, power and contrast of character... fabulous account of one of the most difficult works in the keyboard literature and one of the finest I have heard for many years... A true individualist of tremendous talent”
Micahel MoranNovember 8th, 2013
"If you havent' heard the young Russian artist living in Berlin, you really missed something. The pianist impressed the public straight away with a brilliance and intensity of his performance of Bartoks' Suite "Out of Doors". Different facets, either at the martial beginning of "With drums and pipes", or later in the mysterious "Sounds of the night", were interpreted by Taratushkin effortlessly."
Westdeutsche ZeitungOctober 19th, 2014
"The young Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin has a rare gift: a completely unobtrusive superior virtuosity that is totally at the service of musical expression. If you, for example, listen to his performance of the Paganini Variations of Johannes Brahms, you hear only a great music, but never the technical difficulties of this extraordinary challenging piece."
Gerrit ZitterbartApril 13th, 2015
New opening – studio for piano lessons, masterclasses and concerts. Now we have our own space in Berlin-Schöneberg with two gorgeous Kawai grand pianos. Further information available on www.klavierunterrichtinberlin.com or on Instagram @pianoinsel — PianoInsel Martin-Luther-Str. 78, 10825 Berlin Our profile on Google Maps: https://g.page/r/CQ21kAl-iOK-EBA// Watch video
Trailer for the new concert program scheduled for the season 2019/20. Further information on dates and concert venues are available at the concerts calendar section of the website. F. Schubert: Sonate No. 18, G dur, D. 894 4 Impromptus Op. 90, D.899 F. Schubert – F. Liszt: Auf dem Wasser zu singen Der Wanderer Erlkönig Programm […]// Watch video
The premiere of the piano cycle “Sarcasms” op. 17 took place on November 27, 1916 in the St. Petersburg Conservatory with the personal performance of the musician. G.G. Neuhaus recollected of one of the first performances of “Sarcasms”: “Pince-nez placed on his nose, F.M. Blumenfeld cast his glance over Prokofiev’s head at the score. Sergei […]// Watch video
“Taratushkin fills every single tone with life. Everything fits together in an organic and natural way … Brahms wrote his Paganini variations as exercise pieces for certain technical challenges, scales, thirds, sixths, octaves. In all this challenges Brahms went to the limits of performers capabilities. It seams that for Taratushkin this limits simply do not […]
This winter Mark participated at the master classes of Leif Ove Andsnes, Håvard Gimse and Marios Papadopoulos at the Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy in Bergen, Norway. It was a great experience to work with this outstanding musicians in such a beautiful environment!
The master classes took place at a beautiful Rekstensamlingene from 21st to 28th of January.
The Three Etudes Op. 18 are some of the most outstanding examples of the composer’s attempt to work out his own piano style which strictly rejected the standards of romantic and impressionistic doctrines. The world premier took place in 1918. Afterward the etudes were never again included in his concert program, admittedly because of rejection […]// Watch video
(Hungarian: Szabadban, German: Im Freien, French: En Plein Air) Hamamatsu, Japan November 2015 With Drums and Pipes – Síppal, dobbal – Mit Trommeln und Pfeifen Barcarolla Musettes Musiques nocturnes – Klänge der Nacht – Az éjszaka zenéje The Chase – Hetzjagd – Hajsza copyright Hamamatsu IPC// Watch video
On the 19th of December between 20:00 und 22:00 (UTC+01:00) WDR 3 will be broadcasting a concert given by Mark Taratushkin at the Langenberg Music Festival. The program will include suite “Le Tombeau de Couperin” by Maurice Ravel and three pieces from “Goyescas” by Enrique Granados. From the 20th of December the recordings will be […]
Mark Taratushkin is one of the eight Students of The University of Arts Berlin to receive a scholarship from “Ad Infinitum” Foundation this year. The Foundation supports German Musical Academies distributing scholarships to young, highly talented and indigent students. More information available on http://www.ad-infinitum-foundation.org
Mark Taratushkin will be giving master classes at the Academy of Arts Berlin. The master class will take place from 11th to 13th of August 2016 as a part of the First International Piano Competition of the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Application and further information is available at the official website of the Academy.
Educated at the Moscow Conservatory, Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris and The University of Arts in Berlin, Mark Taratushkin is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience. He works with professional pianists, students preparing for entrance examinations and auditions as well as with kids and music lovers of any age. Mark is teaching in Russian, German and English.Read more Book Online